Guide to... Bars in London

If you are visiting London and looking to enjoy the London nightlife you will definitely want to visit some of the outstanding bars. Our guide to bars in London includes the best bars for cocktails, champagne, and all types of celebrations.

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The Friendly Society
The Friendly Society

79 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QB

Friendly Society Bar is a hidden gem in the heart of Soho, serving cocktails and fine drinks.Read more

Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Soho Wardour Street

The Fumoir Bar (at Claridge's Hotel)
The Fumoir Bar (at Claridge's Hotel)

49 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HW

Secreted inside the timeless glamour of Claridge's art deco interior, The Fumoir bar is the quintessential hidden...Read more

Nightlife Bars Brook Street Mayfair

Part of Claridge's Hotel

The Hamptons Bar (St. James’ Court Hotel)
The Hamptons Bar (St. James’ Court Hotel)

45 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS

With an air of sophistication, large elegant gilt mirrors and high-backed chairs, the décor creates a sense of...Read more

Nightlife Bars Accommodation Hotels

Part of St. James Court Hotel

The Library Bar (at The Lanesborough)
The Library Bar (at The Lanesborough)

Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7TA

A destination in itself, The Library bar attracts guests in residence and locals alike. Retaining an intimate,...Read more

Nightlife Bars Belgravia Hotels Hyde Park Corner

Part of The Lanesborough

The Light Lounge
The Light Lounge

1 Newport Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7JR

Relax with friends in our stylish lounge setting and enjoy our bespoke cocktails (or your favourite classic), premium...Read more

Nightlife Bars Newport Place Covent Garden

The London Gin Club
The London Gin Club

22 Great Chapel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8FR

The Star, home of The London Gin Club, is family run (one of the oldest family businesses in Soho) and was first...Read more

Great Chapel Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

The Luggage Room
The Luggage Room

On the Corner, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JP

On a quiet corner of Grosvenor Square in the heart of historic Mayfair, lies the Capital’s newest drinking spot – The...Read more

Nightlife Bars Grosvenor Square Explore Mayfair

The O Bar
The O Bar

83-85 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QE

The O Bar has been a Soho landmark for many years. Its central location makes it the perfect venue for after-work...Read more

Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Soho Wardour Street

The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar

16 Carlisle Street, Soho, London, W1D 3BT

The Piano Bar is a members only cocktail lounge in the heart of Soho. Members enjoy guaranteed entry when listed on...Read more

Carlisle Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

The Red Bar
The Red Bar

86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7TL

With its exclusive Park Lane entrance, Red Bar overlooks Hyde Park and is one of Mayfair’s most iconic destinations....Read more

Nightlife Bars Park Lane Explore Mayfair

The Rivoli Bar (at The Ritz Hotel)
The Rivoli Bar (at The Ritz Hotel)

150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

Stylishly designed to create the impression of walking into a glittering jewellery box, The Rivoli Bar is an intimate...Read more

Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants Mayfair Piccadilly St James's

Part of The Ritz Hotel

The Spice Of Life
The Spice Of Life

6 Moor Street, Soho, London, W1D 5NA

A pub that has truly stood the test of time… surviving two world wars and retaining its traditional charm.It is...Read more

Nightlife Bars Moor Street Soho

The Tale Bar
The Tale Bar

14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1ND

Discover a world of sophistication and elegance in this vintage-feel cocktail lounge with a truly unique...Read more

Nightlife Bars Park Lane Old Park Lane Explore Mayfair

The Whip
The Whip

1st Floor, 50 Davies Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5JE

Mayfair's newest cocktail bar.Read more

Nightlife Bars Pubs Davies Street Explore Mayfair

Tostado
Tostado

16 St Anne's Court, Soho, London, W1F 0BF

With Tostado, we bring you the richly exotic and diverse flavours of Ecuador to London’s West End. The recipes...Read more

Eating Restaurants St Anne's Court Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Vagabond
Vagabond

25 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RW

An independent wine shop and wine bar.Read more

Nightlife Bars Charlotte Street Fitzrovia

Vetro (by Dalla Terra)
Vetro (by Dalla Terra)

16A D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EA

Dropped into Soho’s most up and coming drinking & eating street, D’Arblay. Vetro is Dalla Terra’s younger chip off...Read more

Nightlife Bars D'Arblay Street Soho Covent Garden

Vinoteca
Vinoteca

53-55 Beak Street , Soho, London, W1F 9SH

Pouring great wines in welcoming, informal bars since 2005, Vinoteca is the place to go for wine and food, friends...Read more

Nightlife Bars Beak Street Soho

Vinyl Bar Live
Vinyl Bar Live

2 Old Change Court, London, EC4M 9BT

Vinyl Bar Live is our second unique venue in the heart of the City where you can ... watch live sports or watch a...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars

Zebrano (Carnaby)
Zebrano (Carnaby)

14-16 Ganton Street, Soho, London, W1F 7BT

No matter the occasion, Zebrano offers an exciting range of options for a night out on the town. Our guests are...Read more

Ganton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Carnaby Street

Joe's Southern Table & Bar

Closed or Replaced

Joe's Southern Table & Bar

34 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD

Joe's Southern Table and Bar is all about Deep South cooking and Southern hospitality. Set in a converted...Read more

Take Away & Delivery King Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden King Street

Polpo (at Ape & Bird)

Closed or Replaced

Polpo (at Ape & Bird)

142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, WC2H 8HJ

POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young...Read more

Italian Restaurants Shaftesbury Avenue Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar

Closed or Replaced

Royal Exchange Grand Cafe and Bar

Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR

Fortnum & Mason has now taken over the Grand Cafe and Bar.Read more

City of London Bars Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops Threadneedle Street Royal Exchange

Amber Bar

Closed or Replaced

Amber Bar

1 Citypoint, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 9AW

Located in Citypoint, a 2 minute walk from Moorgate station, Amber bar is the perfect wine and cocktail destination....Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Moorgate

Bar Blanca

Closed or Replaced

Bar Blanca

4 Sherwood Street, Soho, London, W1F 7BJ

Welcome to London's flagship Jewel Bar We are a chic, luxurious bar and club located in the heart of London's West...Read more

Sherwood Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Wood Street

Part of Jewel Piccadilly

Byoc (Soho)

Closed or Replaced

Byoc (Soho)

21 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LB

With a street that has had such a long association with music and entertainment, it comes with no surprise that...Read more

Eating Restaurants British Restaurants Great Windmill Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Company Below

Closed or Replaced

Company Below

58 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 3DY

Company Below is a vibrant underground hideaway, a destination speakeasy bar where you can find a unique cocktail...Read more

Nightlife Bars Restaurants Greek Street Soho

Part of Balls & Company

Dirty Harrys (Soho)

Closed or Replaced

Dirty Harrys (Soho)

203 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZJ

Dirty Harry's isn't a restaurant but we take our food very seriously. That's why we host London's best street food...Read more

Nightlife Bars American Restaurants Burger Restaurants Eating Restaurants Soho Wardour Street

Gem Bar

Closed or Replaced

Gem Bar

10 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9RA

A short walk from either Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Circus tubes, Gem is the perfect place for a casual lunch...Read more

Carnaby Street Beak Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Jewel Piccadilly

Closed or Replaced

Jewel Piccadilly

4-6 Glasshouse Street, Soho, London, W1B 5DQ

A chic, luxurious bar and club located in the heart of London’s West End, overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The Premium...Read more

Glasshouse Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Home to: Bar Blanca

Met Bar

Closed or Replaced

Met Bar

Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1LB

Since it first opened in 1997, the Met Bar is among the best bars in Central London. The Met Bar welcomes guests with...Read more

Nightlife Bars Park Lane Old Park Lane Explore Mayfair

Molly Moggs

Closed or Replaced

Molly Moggs

2 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TA

Friendly bar on the corner of Soho, live drag entertainment 7 days a week.Read more

Pubs Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar

Closed or Replaced

Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar

29-31 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DB

At Sophie's we pride ourselves in the simple things:great food, great service, great atmosphere.Don't miss out on our...Read more

Eating Restaurants American Restaurants British Restaurants Wellington Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

Strawberry Moons

Closed or Replaced

Strawberry Moons

15 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BF

Welcome to the internationally renowned Strawberry Moons, West End’s best excuse for a night out. Grab some nibbles...Read more

Nightlife Bars Heddon Street Explore Mayfair

The Lukin

Closed or Replaced

The Lukin

4 Conway Mews, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6BB

At the base of the BT Tower, in the heart of Fitzrovia you’ll find ‘The Lukin’. Opened in October 2008, The Lukin is...Read more

Bars Nightlife Conway Mews Fitzrovia

Zenna Bar

Closed or Replaced

Zenna Bar

77 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SH

Originally London’s first and only Indian themed cocktail bar created in September 2010, Zenna then adapted a ‘fusion...Read more

Dean Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Indian Restaurants

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FAQs about Bars in London


The nightlife in London is brilliant. We have some of the best clubs in the world and the city is so exciting in itself that any clubbing experience is heightened.





London nightlife is concentrated in a few different areas of London. If you visit to London is aimed at making the most of London nightlife then you are well advised to stay in one of those areas.


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