5 Best Kensington Bars

If you want to party in one of the most prestigious and classy areas of London then these five bars should be on your list! Cocktails with London's elite has never looked so good...


Famous for it's clientele as well as it's astounding cocktail menu, there aren't many people that haven't heard of Mahiki. Tiki themed, the décor is fabulously over the top and you'll feel as if you've been whisked away to a Polynesian island. Their award-winning cocktail menu features concoctions with names like "Bikini Blast" and "Papa Nui Nui" in keeping with the tiki theme, with rum, coconut and exotic fruits all featuring heavily. The Pieces of Eight treasure chest is a must-order if you're in a group! Mahiki also have a restaurant, Pufferfish, that serves stunningly presented Pan Asian dishes crafted by Head Chef Sakorn Somboon, previously of Aqua Kyoto. Whether you're a Londoner or from out of town, Mahiki is definitely a must visit.

Balans Soho Society

Soho's ever popular Balans branched out into Kensington and we couldn't be happier. An extensive cocktail list, featuring such gems as the "Black Cherry Bourbon Smash", plus a dinner menu that serves good, classic dishes until 12am and you'll see why this Kensington High St bar is on our list. The vibe is chilled, casual and fun and still retains an air of Soho, and whether you're meeting for brunch, early evening cocktails or a dinner date you'll find yourself at home at Balans.


Opposite Kensington Palace you'll find Hyde. This stylish and sophisticated venue is a cocktail lounge, contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant and home to a host of events all in one. One of Kensington's most popular venues, their Pan Asian gastronomy is exquisite and the bespoke signature cocktails created by a world-renowned mixologist will excite and delight you. The interiors are enriched throughout with artwork by critically acclaimed artist JJ Adams, in a cool eclectic style that will make you feel like royalty.


If you're looking for a late night drink in Kensington then Blagclub on Russell Gardens is the hidden gem you've been looking for. It might be down in the basement but the décor makes it light and airy and the perfect place for cocktails after dark. Serving until 2am, you can relax on the leather sofas or dance to the DJ and there's also a bar food menu of delicious morsels if you fancy a midnight bite.


This firmly established bar on the corner of Old Brompton Street doesn't only have a beautifully decorated bar area, serving fresh, exciting cocktails, and a gorgeous outside terrace for the warmer months but also features The BALLR. Room, an adult sized ball pit where you can let out your inner child and have some fun! Bar snacks to share and great music makes Eclipse a must visit.

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Last updated on 9/12/19, 2:23 AM

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