Leicester Square Bars

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The choice of Leicester Square bars can be overwhelming with numerous hotspots dotted along this perpetually busy area, so let View London provide you with a list of recommended Leicester Square Bars to sort the fashionable venues from the less classy haunts.

Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Leicester Square restaurants too.
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131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086

Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.

  • Located two minutes walk from Waterloo station
  • Perfect for a relaxed lunch, or buzzing early evening
  • Friendly and attentive service and a great ambience
  • Modern British cuisine with a variety of daily specials
  • Brunch and hearty roasts are available on Sundays

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All Bar One

This is one of the only All Bar One venues in the chain that offers something a bit more. A constantly buzzing atmosphere and a layout with a speck of originality makes for a more unique ABO experience.

48 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LU
(020) 3846 1451

Covent Garden Cocktail Club


Covent Garden Cocktail Club is the ideal antidote to all of the tacky tourist bars and drunken revelry that surrounds Leicester Square.

6-7 Great Newport Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JB
(020) 7580 1960

The Icon Bar


With a stunning terrace overlooking the bustling Square below, this stunning venue is a must-see.

Empire Casino, 5-6 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
0203 504 8443

Ku Bar


Ku is a stylish bar and club offering a wide selection of cocktails, pitchers, beers, wines and spirits.

30 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BA
(020) 7437 4303



Located a short walk from Leicester Square, Opium is a cocktail and dim sum parlour on Gerrard Street in Chinatown. Expect a variety of cocktails, dim sum and dumplings.

15-16 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, London, W1D 6JE
(020) 7734 7276

Piccadilly Institute


Piccadilly Institute is a unique venue that features six themed rooms. Playing a variety of music genres from cult classics and soul to party and chill out, this is an ideal club for a fun night out.

The London Pavillion, London, W1J 0DA
(020) 7287 8008

Ruby Blue


Ruby Blue is a trendy and fun bar with a good crowd of young and enthusiastic punters. Its funky and stylish interior makes it a great place to start and continue your weekend.

1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BP

Slug and Lettuce


The Lisle Street branch of The Slug and Lettuce provides great snacks and drinks to Leicester Square tourists and regulars alike.

5 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BG
(020) 7437 3335

W Lounge Bar

Head along to this classy cocktail bar set within the W Hotel, a Leicester Square icon.

W London, 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF
(020) 7758 1000

Waxy O'Connor's


Found just around the corner from Leicester Square, Waxy O'Connors is a lively Irish maze of bars that you can enter via stairs or long passages. The atmosphere is welcoming and the beers are always cold.

14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255



Wyld is a cocktail bar and late-night club within the W London Hotel. Located on the first floor, it attracts plenty of famous faces and they have regular DJ nights.

W London, 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF
(020) 7758 1060