Dive Bars in London
Sometimes the plush surroundings of your favourite wine bar are just not what the doctor ordered. Luckily our city is littered with some fantastic, atmospheric Speakeasies, Neighbourhood Bars and Basement Bars. Call them what you will, Dive Bars are all the rage - let your hair down and take your pick from our selection of the best Dive Bars in London.
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
Part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Rubens at the Palace is situated in a prime location opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and a short distance from Victoria Station. Find aristocratic grandeur, serene comfort and traditional hospitality, combined with the latest technology. Guests can enjoy award winning afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge facing the Royal Mews.
For more information on the restaurants and bars located within The Rubens at the Palace, please visit:
The English Grill
Cavalry Bar and Palace Lounge
Leopard Champagne Bar
- Located directly opposite Buckingham Palace
- 'Director of Fun' to get the most out of your stay
- Kids under 12 stay free with 6pm check out on Sundays
- Special menus including children's Afternoon Tea
- Family rooms and suites available
More Dive Bars in London
Aces and Eights is a saloon bar found on Tufnell Park's Fortess Road. The venue offers a wide choice of American beers, whiskies, cocktails and bourbons alongside a menu of pizzas and pastas. The jukebox plays classic rock n roll tracks and it's speakeasy styled basement venue hosts live music and comedy.
156-158 Fortess Road, Tufnell Park, London, NW5 2HP
(020) 7485 4033
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
Crobar is a lively, upbeat venue popular among locals and visitors to the area alike, with comfortable seating areas and stylish decor in which to enjoy some serious rock.
17 Manette Street, Soho, London, W1D 4AS
(020) 7439 0831
10 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UT
(020) 7720 5678
Fifty Five at The Oak is the sister bar of the popular Fifty Five Bar and Lounge in Camden. Offering a selection of cocktails, craft beers and fresh handmade pizzas, Fifty Five at The Oak is open until 2:30am, seven nights a week.
31 Jamestown Road, Camden, London, NW1 7DB
(020) 7424 9054
Fifty Five Bar and Lounge is a high end cocktail bar manned by professionally trained bartenders with over 45 years of combined experience. Fifty Five rocks out party tunes ranging from the 70s right up to the present day - never leave your air guitar at home!
With a fantastic private bar available to hire, the menu consists of 180 cocktails; from much loved classics to modern creations there is something for every drinker. With two for one offers as well as an impressive selection of beers and wines, Fifty Five is a superb choice for those seeking a fun, relaxed and friendly environment.
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
The Old Queens Head offers a spectacular setting with its bespoke chandeliers and its 16th Century fireplaces. The Old Queens Head is also a live performance venue with regular DJ nights, perfect for dancing the night away in the upstairs club area.
44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN
(020) 7354 9993
111 Long Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 4PH
(020) 7357 6281
The Old School Yard is a fun bar that serves a wide choice of cocktails, spirits and lagers. The resident DJs spin classic old skool tracks that will have you skidding across the dance floor once again.
Slim Jims Liquor Store is a welcome addition to Islington being the UK's first LA style dive bar. With their diner style seating, neon lights and extensive range of drinks, Slim Jims has a great atmosphere. They also have regular live music and a selection of rock and roll on their juke box.
112 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN
(020) 7354 4364