Kensington Bars

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Kensington bars and pubs range from quaint old fashioned pubs hidden away on quiet streets with garden squares to sleek, contemporary bars with heart-stoppingly high prices. Our list of recommended bars in Kensington combine the finest service with unique features including excellent live music, delicious cocktails, real ale and outdoor gardens so you'll never be left wandering aimlessly around Kensington bars trying to find one to suit your mood.

Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Kensington restaurants too.
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35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD
(020) 7240 5142

The Escapologist concentrates on creating a great atmosphere with unique drinks in an engaging space. From the brains behind Adventure Bar, this popular Covent Garden bar offers a menu of expertly created cocktails and high-quality pizzas.

  • From the brains behind Adventure Bar
  • Located in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden
  • The Escapologist offers twisted classic cocktails
  • ...and a menu of high-quality pizzas.
  • Partying like it's 1899, seven days a week!

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The Abingdon

The Abingdon


54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AP
(020) 7937 3339

With its fine food, interesting d├ęcor, warm atmosphere and comprehensive drinks, it comes as little surprise that The Abingdon is a success story in this upscale neighbourhood.

Admiral Codrington


The Admiral Codrington on Mossop Street has delightful interior design touches and the restaurant has a unique roof open to the skies during the summer.

17 Mossop Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 2LY
(020) 7581 0005

Anglesea Arms


Upmarket as only a pub in South Kensington could be, the Anglesea Arms still retains the lively atmosphere of a bustling pub.

15 Selwood Terrace, South Kensington, London, SW7 3QG
(020) 7373 7960
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The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
(020) 7368 3993

Babylon is uniquely situated above the Kensington Roof Gardens on the High Street. Visitors can go for drinks whilst enjoying sweeping views of the London skyline during the summer.

Berry Bros and Rudd No 3 Bar

This wine bar set in The Royal Albert Hall is brought to the area by the famous wine merchants Berry Bros and Rudd.

The Royal Albert Hall, Basement, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP
020 759 8212
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blagclub Kensington

blagclub Kensington

Basement, 11 Russell Gardens, Off Holland Road, Holland Park, London, W14 8EZ
0203 858 0184

blagclub Kensington is a boutique basement club on Russell Gardens. Characterised by its sublime classic decor and deep seated booths, it provides a salubrious, private night club experience.



The Britannia, a modernised pub located just a few moments away from Kensington High Street, is a little reinvented gem.

1 Allen Street, Kensington, London, W8 6UX
(020) 7937 6905

The Churchill Arms


A traditional and refined pub on Kensington Church Street, it's unlikely that the Churchill Arms will ever change.

119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 7LN
(020) 7727 4242

The Devonshire Arms


The Devonshire Arms is a traditional type of establishment with a contemporary edge, serving a range of classic dishes on an extensive food menu. An outdoor area is available for the good weather and dogs are permitted.

37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London, W8 6LA
(020) 7937 0710
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Dirty Bones Kensington

Dirty Bones Kensington


20 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4EP
(020) 3019 9061

Dirty Bones is a quirky venue in Kensington that offers a variety of dishes including cheeseburger dumplings; grilled chicken & kale salad; beef short rib; and much more. On the drinks menu, expect a varied choice of signature cocktails, wines, beers and shakes.

Janets Bar


This is a very trendy little bar with a nod to kitsch, to be found in the bowels of the Brompton Hotel.

Brompton Hotel, 30 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3DL
(020) 7581 3160

Kensington Wine Rooms


The Kensington Wine Rooms comprises a wine bar, restaurant and shop, and allows you to experience a do-it-yourself wine tasting tour, fantastic service and a surprisingly informal atmosphere.

127-129 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 7LP
(020) 7727 8142

Min Jiang Bar

At the Min Jiang Bar you can choose from an extensive list of wines, cocktails and rare Chinese teas.

Royal Garden Hotel , 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT
(020) 7361 1988

Piano Bar and Restaurant


Are you one of the many Londoners lamenting the disappearance of piano bars? Well there's one here on High Street Kensington. They'll cheer you up. Excellent venue with talented musicians and a friendly ambience guarenteed.

106 High Street Kensington, South Kensington, London, W8 4SG
(020) 7938 4664
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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens


99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
(020) 7937 7994

The Roof Gardens is one of London's best kept secrets. The stylish venue, 100ft above Kensington High Street, offers great views of the stunning themed gardens and across the rooftops of Kensington.

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Stables Bar

Stables Bar

The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL
(020) 7917 1000

The Stables Bar within the Milestone Hotel is an intimate and cosy bar to meet friends and unwind. A selection of drinks are available alongside modern British bar food.

The Three Stags


The gastropub boom of recent years has been a hit-and-miss affair but chalk a victory up to this classic Kennington foodie haven.

67-69 Kennington Road, Kennington, London, SE1 7PZ
(020) 7928 5974



The legendary Troubadour was established in 1954. In the Cafe they offer classic English breakfasts, delicious lunches and dinner.
Below the cafe is the Troubadour club which has seen the likes of Bob Dylan in 1962, Adele in 2006 and other up-and-coming singer-songwriters.

263-267 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9JA
(020) 7370 1434

The Windsor Castle


A beautifully preserved pub from the 19th century on Campden Hill Road. Perfect for a quiet afternoon with The Daily Telegraph and a pint.

114 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park, London, W8 7AR
(020) 7243 8797