In these difficult times, it might be worth considering boning up on the best happy hours at London bars currently available. Don't worry, we've done the research (and a jolly time we had too). Take your pick from our selection of happy hours at London bars and pubs and get the most from the city's best deals during the credit crunch.
Don't forget to check out our recommended list of bars for after work drinks in London
123 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7613 3554
The Cornershop is a bustling bar that offers a variety of drinks from its prime location in Shoreditch as well as hosting live comedy, live sport and gigs. The Cornershop also boasts an eclectic food menu including homemade pizzas.
80-84 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850
Patch East is a Shoreditch style cocktail bar located in the heart of the City, with a gateway to vibrant East London. Like its sister venue Patch St Pauls, Patch East boasts several unique areas, making it an ideal venue for group bookings.
With award-winning DJ's, a late license, happy-hour deals and monthly food and drink specials, Patch East is a venue to relax, unwind, drink, eat, dance and rock till the early hours all in one night and in one beautifully decadent space.
68-70 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UL
(020) 7627 2726
Aquum brings a sophisticated feel of the West End to Clapham with its sumptuous decor and inventive cocktails. The bar features cosy booths and there are various lounge areas to suit your mood including a mezzanine VIP lounge with table service.
Aquum also offer a fresh menu, full of delicious authentic sharing Mediterranean plates that are set to bring a new eating culture to Clapham.
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91 Battersea Rise, Battersea, London, SW11 1HW
(020) 3640 3229
It’s worth noting that cocktails are 2-4-1 between 17:00- 20:00 every night at Adventure Bar and all evening on Sundays.
38 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR
(020) 3640 3229
Not only are two cocktails just £9 every evening from 5-8pm, but every Monday-Thursday the bartender will select a cocktail to be on discount for the day and Sundays see happy hour prices on all cocktails... all night!
Amber is a stylish and vibrant venue that offers a wide choice of drinks.
1 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 9AW
(020) 7382 1690
18-20 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4AY
(020) 7336 6099
Barsmith is a vibrant cocktail bar on St John Street that specialises in house-infused spirits and cocktails.
161-165 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1HR
(020) 7939 9700
Belushis is a fantastic drinking and dining experience that is created from a combination of dishes, drinks and entertainment inspired from around the globe. The ambiance is vibrant and exciting and is a reflection of the mixed crowd that are drawn to this venue.
2-5 St Johns Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4DE
(020) 7608 2117
Clerkenwell and Social is a cocktail bar in St John's Square that has quirky features and installations. Set over two floors, this spacious venue offers artisanal cocktails made with in-house infused liqueurs and spirits. Clerkenwell and Social also offers Italian inspired bar snacks, pasta and handmade pizzas.
A happy hour that runs from 17:00 - 19:00 means that many cocktails are 2-4-1, which further improves the excellent value for money that this bar offers.
6-7 Great Newport Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JB
(020) 7580 1960
The Dirty Martini Happy Hours run from 5pm-10pm, Monday to Thursday, and 5pm-8pm on Friday and Saturday at this smart cocktail bar in Hanover Square.
10C Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1JH
(020) 7632 2087
Dirty Martini is a glamorous cocktail bar with an effortlessly cool interior. Dirty Martini on Minories brings incredible cocktails and a friendly atmosphere to Tower Hill.
124-127 Minories, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 1NT
(020) 7632 2218
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.
25 Canonbury Lane, Islington, London, N1 2AS
(020) 7226 0955
Get two house cocktails for £10 everyday before 7pm at this Canonbury Lane cocktail bar.
The Gable has an excellent happy hour from 5-7pm, with 50% off the drinks, including bottles of wine.
Ground Floor, 25 Moorgate, The City, London, EC2R 6AR
(020) 7330 0950
Happy hour runs everyday from 5pm-7pm, offering £5 cocktails and a bottle of house wine for £10.
114 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London, N19 5LB
(020) 7561 0779
Jewel is a trendy and stylish venue located in Piccadilly Circus. Highly trained mixologists create a wide choice of modern and traditional cocktails which can be enjoyed in one of five cool themed rooms.
4-6 Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 5DQ
(020) 7478 0780
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.
111 Long Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 4PH
(020) 7357 6281
58-60 Carter Lane, London, London, EC4V 5EA
(020) 7489 7777
Patch St Pauls is a sleek cocktail bar spread over two floors. The atmosphere has the feel of a trendy Shoreditch venue and features comfortable furnishings ideal for relaxing after a day at the office. Patch offers a wide selection of food, drinks and cocktails with various promotions throughout the week including one of the best Happy Hour offers in the City - running Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm. For more information visit their website.
Happy hour operates daily from 5-8pm, when drinks are two for one.
The London Pavillion, London, W1J 0DA
(020) 7287 8008
3-5 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1HJ
(020) 7255 1098
The very happiest hours guaranteed at the Roxy from 17:00 - 19:30.
3 Robinson Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8BU
(020) 3904 6760
SAMA Bankside is an all day casual dining restaurant, cocktail bar, events space and arts venue located in Southwark. Guests can enjoy the SAMA happy hour every weekday!
7-9 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1 8NH
(020) 3879 9246
Simmons is located a stones throw from Camden Town station and offers a good selection of cocktails that are served in stylish surroundings.
Simmons Euston Square is a quirky cocktail bar with regular drinks promotions. Simmons has a fun, friendly atmosphere and is ideally situated for after work drinks in Euston.
21 University Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6JL
(020) 7377 1843
Tonight Josephine is a cocktail bar in Waterloo with a fun, party atmosphere. They also offer a great a great Happy Hour - the joy of two for one on all cocktails, Peroni Rossa and glasses of prosecco from 5-7pm every day of the week. Hell yes!
111 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UL
(020) 7928 4918
The happy hour is one of the best offers – Monday to Saturday 4pm-7pm, £2.80 on selected pints.
1a Sutherland Street, Victoria, London, SW1V 4LD
(020) 7233 6133
On Thursday night between 6pm-2am, The Winchester runs a great 2-4-1 on all cocktails.
2 Essex Road, Angel, London, N1 8LN
(020) 7704 8789