Cool Bars in London

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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.
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#226

37a Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TX
(020) 7629 2211

Mamounia's allure is its luxuriously elegant decor that lets you retreat to the far land of Morocco.

Guests eat indoors amidst charming authentic Moroccan artworks. Mamounia's lunch and dinner menus are inspired by the tastes, recipes and flavours from the great cuisines of Morocco, Lebanon and France.

  • THE destination for stunning dishes and quality Shisha
  • A Middle Eastern world of Moroccan dishes and cocktails
  • Crystal chandeliers, walls covered with golden copper
  • Whisking you away to a Middle Eastern hub of elegance
  • Enjoy an array of entertainment including Belly Dancers

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Sugar Cane

#31

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.

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The Escapologist

#226

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.

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JuJu Chelsea

#41

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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1920

1920

#284

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

#1186

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
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Apples and Pears

Apples and Pears

#65

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.

Barts

#100

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

Callooh Callay

#71

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


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

#3569

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

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

#697

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

#84

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

#32

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

#872

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

#81

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
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The Ladybird

The Ladybird

#29

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.

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Long Bar

Long Bar

#936

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.

Nightjar

#1617

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
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Ninetyeight

Ninetyeight

#140

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.

nYne Lounge


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
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Queen of Hoxton

Queen of Hoxton

#563

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

#1648

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


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

Servant Jazz Quarters

#165

Smooth jazz den for trendy north east Londoners.

10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London, N16 8JN
(020) 7684 8411

The Silver Bullet

#942

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
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Simmons King's Cross

Simmons King's Cross

#62

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

#1373

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
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Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane

#31

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.