Guide to... Cocktail Bars in Soho

Soho is quite possibly the area of London most Londoners think of when they think about cocktail bars in central London and it is with good reason too. Since the swinging '60's it has been one of the trendiest parts of the capital and as wine bars replaced old fashioned pubs, cocktail bars replaced wine bars.

Now you are spoiled for choice if you like lively cocktail bars offering cheap cocktails and no entry fee but that doesn't mean to say there are not still more sophisticated drinking venues where the odd champagne cocktail may be appropriate.

Take a look at our guide to cocktail bars in Soho for our top picks in each case.




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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

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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

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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

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Home to: Bar Blanca

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

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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

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The May Fair Bar
The May Fair BarTop Pick

70 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.48km

Cool blue tones melt into sleek charcoal and grey to create an ambience of elegance and mystery. Mirrored walls...Read more

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Part of The May Fair Hotel

28°-50°
28°-50°

17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2QH

0.23km

If you love great food and wine, you'll love 28°-50°. The 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen concept takes the...Read more

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Heddon Street Kitchen
Heddon Street Kitchen

3-9 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BE

0.23km

Gordon Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen is located just off Regent's Street, in the heart of the West End. Heddon...Read more

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Black Roe
Black Roe

4 Mill Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2AX

0.26km

Black Roe in the heart of Mayfair, brings the finest Pacific Rim cuisine. The intimate restaurant opened by Kurt...Read more

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Bar Remo
Bar Remo

2 Princes Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 2LB

0.27km

Family-run by the Vignali family for over 90 years, we pride ourselves on a warm and friendly welcome to all of our...Read more

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Dirty Martini (Mayfair)
Dirty Martini (Mayfair)

10C Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1JH

0.29km

If you’re after a chic and contemporary cocktail bar in London’s Mayfair, then look no further. Situated just a short...Read more

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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill
Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11-15 Swallow Street , Mayfair, London, W1B 4DG

0.29km

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill on Swallow Street is one of the most well known restaurants in the Piccadilly area and...Read more

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Salsa!
Salsa!

96 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JG

0.33km

Salsa is a South American bar/restaurant/nightclub. Our food menu is a delicious selection of Latin infused dishes...Read more

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Le Beaujolais
Le Beaujolais

25 Litchfield Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NJ

0.35km

Steeped in history, Le Beaujolais resides at an address that has managed to stay in French hands ever since the war....Read more

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Bellamy's
Bellamy's

18 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6LY

0.38km

Bellamy’s was established in 2004 and is named after the club in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy of novels,...Read more

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Hush
Hush

Lancashire Court, 8 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

0.4km

Tucked away in a hidden courtyard in the historic heart of Mayfair, Hush remains one of Londons favourite dining...Read more

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The Covent Garden Social Club
The Covent Garden Social Club

6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7JB

0.4km

This is the LCC’s “brother from another mother” and was the original bar also from multi-award winning bartender JJ...Read more

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Scarlet's (Covent Garden)
Scarlet's (Covent Garden)

1 Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NY

0.41km

Covent Garden presents a quirky Bar & Club open until 3am! 2-4-1 cocktails & £4 Amstel Pints 5-8pm EVERYDAY! Read more

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T.G.I. Fridays (Leicester Square)
T.G.I. Fridays (Leicester Square)

30 Leicester Square, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7LA

0.42km

What did New York need in the swinging 60s? A cocktail bar that delivered. And that’s exactly what we gave her when...Read more

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Artesian Bar (at the Langham Hotel)
Artesian Bar (at the Langham Hotel)

1C Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

0.42km

The Artesian bar is on the most famous bars in the world. It was winner of the World's Best Bars for four consecutive...Read more

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Part of The Langham Hotel

Mon Plaisir
Mon Plaisir

19-21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DD

0.43km

Mon Plaisir is London’s oldest French Restaurant and has been family owned for over fifty years. Established by the...Read more

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Browns (Covent Garden)
Browns (Covent Garden)

82-84 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AG

0.43km

Lively, vibrant, eclectic Covent Garden is in the heart of the West End, surrounded by theatres, galleries, shops and...Read more

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The Escapologist
The Escapologist

35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LD

0.44km

The Escapologist cocktail bar Covent Garden is based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran...Read more

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Dalla Terra
Dalla Terra

St Martins Courtyard, 25 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9AB

0.44km

A bounty of beautiful bubbles, selected seasonal whites & reds are always available by the glass, alongside...Read more

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The Barbary
The Barbary

16 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

0.44km

The Barbary is situated in the iconic Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. The restaurant takes inspiration from the Barbary...Read more

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Freud Bar
Freud Bar

198 Shaftesbury Ave, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8JL

0.45km

Below the pavement of Shaftesbury Avenue, at the top of Monmouth Street, down a flight of steps into a high-ceilinged...Read more

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Belgo (Centraal)
Belgo (Centraal)

50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LJ

0.47km

By far one of the largest restaurants in London boasting a huge 12,000 square foot and seating up to 420 diners at...Read more

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Da Mario
Da Mario

63 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9AJ

0.48km

Maria and Corrado Solimini married in Italy and moved to London over 20 years ago. Corrado worked in Cecconi’s...Read more

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Blind Spot
Blind Spot

45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX

0.48km

Set behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins...Read more

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Fera (at Claridge's Hotel)
Fera (at Claridge's Hotel)

49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

0.49km

Fera, the Latin word for ‘wild’, reflects the powerful connection to nature that is at the heart of our...Read more

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Part of Claridge's Hotel

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FAQs about Soho and Cocktail Bars in London


Oxford Street borders four different districts of London, Soho, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, and Mayfair .



Oxford Street is located in the borough of Westminster in central London.

Oxford Street can be considered to form part of the districts of Fitzrovia, Soho and Mayfair .



The best nightclubs in London and their location is rather subjective as there are great clubs in different areas of London each with a different vibe. Mayfair tends to have the most exclusive celebrity clubs whilst east London is a little bit cooler.

Soho has some good places too although you won't rub shoulders with high society if you cross over Regent Street.



London's China Town is located in central London around Gerrard Street, close to Leicester Square. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.



The main areas in London for the best London clubs are Mayfair and Soho. Shoreditch and East London are becoming increasing popular too.


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