Luxury cocktail bars in London

From The Savoy's glamorous Beaufort Bar to underground speakeasies in East London, some of the world's best cocktail bars reside in this big city.

At these luxurious London cocktail bars you can sip quality cocktails in sumptuous surroundings. Will you opt for a classic martini or the mixologist's latest secret concoction?

1. Radio

Lounging in Central London has never felt so decadent as when sat with a cocktail in hand, reclined on the cushioned roof terrace seating at Radio, gazing out at the view of The Shard, St Paul's Cathedral and Somerset House.

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Prices from £41.00 (USD 54.09)

2. The May Fair Bar

Enjoy refined cocktails conjured up by expert mixologists using innovative herbs and home-made ingredients at The May Fair Bar. This glamorous venue within The May Fair Hotel will seduce you with its luxurious decor and stylish ambience.

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Prices from £26.00 (USD 34.30)

3. Green Bar at Café Royal

The Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal serves an unique selection of cocktails and wines. Unique to this venue, an absinthe fountain celebrates the absinthe-drinking tradition of the bohemian guests that have frequented Café Royal over the years.

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4. Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows is a Michelin-starred restaurant and bar in Mayfair, up on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel, boasting the most spectacular views of London's Hyde Park. A great bar for those with romance on the mind.

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Prices from £18.00 (USD 23.75) Book now

5. Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Hawksmoor is known across London for its top quality steaks, and the Spitalfields branch is no exception. For a relaxed luxury experience, the cocktail bar offers a variety of long-forgotten cocktail recipes.

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Prices from £25.00 (USD 32.98) Book now

6. NY-LON Lounge Bar at The O2

Experience cloud nine without leaving London. Featuring a menu inspired from both sides of the Atlantic and stylish cocktails enjoyed by the high-fliers of New York and London, NY-LON Bar at The O2 is the place to kick-back and raise a glass sky-high.

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Prices from £50.00 (USD 65.97) Book now

7. Beaufort Bar

The Savoy's Beaufort Bar is one of London's most glamorous drinking spots. The plush black and gold Art Deco bar stands on a former cabaret stage where George Gershwin once performed. Unique and thrilling nightly entertainment is still on offer to this day, including retro cabaret and burlesque.

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8. Wyld

Disco meets London's rock'n'roll heritage at Wyld at the W London-Leicester Square hotel, the place to be for electric club nights, and a celebrity hot spot in London's thriving West End. Live music and DJs play almost every night of the week so expect to wear your dancing shoes.

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9. Good Godfrey's

Good Godfrey's at The Waldorf Hilton is inspired by the glamour of the 1920s, and its central location on The Strand makes it perfect for pre or post-theatre drinks. Choose from a large selection of cocktails created by the bar's award-winning mixologist. For a taste of luxury, how about the Waldorf-Tini martini, garnished with edible gold?

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10. Artesian

Award-winning Artesian at The Langham hotel boasts one of London's largest collections of rums and was winner of the ‘World’s Best Bar 2015′ awarded by Drinks International. The inventive cocktail menu features the classic Langham Martini, alongside some more unusual blends such as the Death of the Hipster.

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11. The Nightjar

With nightly entertainment in the form of live swing, jazz and blues music, and a robust cocktail menu that is split into Pre-Prohibition, Prohibition, and Post-War categories, this East London basement speakeasy evokes a bygone era of razzle dazzle and good times.

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