Cool bars in London aren't hard to come by. London is one of the best cities in the world for cool bars and pubs. The coveted View recommended list of cool bars in London will help you impress your friends with the tastiest cocktails in town and some real hidden gems. If you're looking for a good time, these cool bars in London are the way to go.
247-249 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1JW
(020) 7223 8866
Inspired by the natural beauty of the Polynesian islands, Sugar Cane offers you something different for a night out in Clapham. With Aloha spirits and an impressive cocktail list, this Tiki bar is sure to make your evening a fun one.
35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD
(020) 7240 5142
Based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part 'modern day Victorian men's club' and part Masonic lodge. Partying like it's 1899, seven days a week, the focus is on memorable times with great drinks in an outrageous space.
316-318 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UH
(020) 7351 5998
JUJU is a cool venue in Chelsea with an extensive cocktail and drinks menu. Known for its great DJs, JUJU is an award winning late night bar.
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19-20 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0DR
(020) 7253 1920
1920 is located in the trendy Clerkenwell district. With 8ft American tables and the longest piece of artwork in a London bar, 1920 offers stylish surroundings, a great vibe and a cosy cocktail bar to unwind in.
The Alibi is a DJ bar run by the cult London underground creative-collective Real Gold.
91 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB
(020) 7249 2733
26 Osborn Street, Brick Lane, London, E1 6TD
(020) 7247 7717
Apples and Pears is a cool bar at the Aldgate-end of Brick Lane. They serve a variety of drinks including contemporary and innovative cocktails. Expect varied musical styles, credible underground sounds and no restrictions on genres.
Located on Sloane Avenue, Barts is a trendy bar where you will find retro styling and prohibition era music.
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London, SW3 3DW
(020) 7581 3355
Welcome to the upside down world of Callooh Callay, a quirky bar with a lot to offer.
65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
(020) 7739 4781
Flight Club is a unique concept venue on Worship Street that combines cocktails, food and the classic pub game of darts using state of the art technology.
Alphabeta Building, 2a Worship Street, London, EC2A 2AH
(020) 3019 3093
Fu Manchu is a social experiment from the team behind Jam Tree. Expect an extensive choice of dim sum and cocktails. Come nightfall, Fu Manchu hosts a wide selection of live music events and transforms into Clapham's most compelling nightclub.
15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham, London, SW4 7UX
(020) 3397 8844
After expanding their superior steak restaurants across the capital, Hawksmoor created a new bar in the basement of their Spitalfields branch. Quality cocktails are served alongside a bar menu that includes hamburgers, chilli cheese dogs and more.
157b Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BJ
(020) 7426 4856
Hemingways is a stylish venue located in the heart of Wimbledon Village. They offer a variety of cocktails and world wines together with choice of tapas.
57 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EE
(020) 8944 7722
ICEBAR LONDON BY ICEHOTEL is an innovative London bar constructed entirely from ice. The chilled interior and stylish, sculptured decor makes for a unique bar experience in intimate surroundings.
31-33 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BN
(020) 7478 8910
IF Bar and Restaurant is a vibrant venue bringing food, drink and entertainment to Ilford. Located around the corner from Ilford Station (British Rail) IF offers informal dining with an Italian fusion menu created by head chef Tarik Hussein whose past experience includes stints at The Ivy, The Groucho Club and with Gary Rhodes. The bar area features comfortable seating and a modern sound and light system to cater for live music and DJs.
71 Ilford Hill, Ilford, London, IG1 2DG
(020) 8553 0644
Jack's is a stylish bar and restaurant that offers visitors an impressive international menu that is served within a friendly and sophisticated atmosphere.
96 Isabella Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8DD
(020) 7928 0678
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
(020) 7359 1710
The Ladybird is a music and cocktail bar, nestled in the heart of Upper Street. A superb selection of cocktails, accompanied by bottled beers, wines and spirits from across the globe can be enjoyed to the backdrop of funk and soul classics with DJs mixing it up on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
The Long Bar has an 80-ft long onyx internally lit bar surrounded with custom made silver bar stools, with a terrace courtyard off the bar. The Long Bar, to complement its decor offers fantastic cocktails including a wide selection of Martinis, and great food.
The Nightjar is a speakeasy found in Old Street, they serve an extensive choice of signature cocktails and host regular music throughout the week.
129 City Road, Old Street, London, EC1V 1JB
(020) 7253 4101
Morrell House, 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF
(020) 7729 4141
Ninetyeight is a luxurious lounge and bar located on the ground floor of the grand Morrell House. The venue offers an evolving drinks menu and hosts entertainment including mixology classes, burlesque shows and vintage high tea parties.
It might not be in central London but this stylish party venue certainly keeps savvy locals happy.
267 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8DB
(020) 8298 7555
1 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3JX
(020) 7422 0958
The Queen of Hoxton is a bar and live music-arts venue located in the heart of the East End.
Radio Rooftop Bar is a destination bar on the 10th floor of ME London. Boasting stunning views and stylish surroundings, Radio Rooftop Bar also hosts a monthly cocktail party with DJs, cocktails and finger food.
ME London, 336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
(020) 7395 3440
Rumpus Room is a relaxed bar and lounge within the Mondrian London at Sea Containers hotel. With impressive views of London, you can expect expertly created cocktails, Champagnes and decadent grazers, small plates and boards.
Mondrian London at Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD
(020) 3747 1063
Smooth jazz den for trendy north east Londoners.
10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
(020) 7684 8411
The Silver Bullet is located opposite Finsbury Park Tube station. They host regular club nights and live music events from a wide range of genres including acoustic, folk, electro, indie and rock.
5 Station Place, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2DH
(020) 7619 3639
32 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DT
(020) 3879 9243
Ideally located 1 minutes walk from King's Cross station, Simmons is a popular late night bar serving cocktails in tea cups and sports funky decor.
Suburban Bar and Lounge is a cool cocktail bar that offers an extensive range of cocktails plus a good range of beers and wines.
27 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3SG
(020) 8543 9788
247-249 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1JW
(020) 7223 8866
Designed by the team behind Mahiki, Sugar Cane is right up there as one of the coolest bars in London.