Pre Club Bars in London

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If you're waiting for the clubs to open and you need somewhere to fashion your 'late entrance look', peruse our recommended list of pre club bars in London for that perfect place to unwind, relax and prepare before a night out clubbing. There are plenty of pre club bars in London perfect for warming you up before the dancefloor beckons you in the early hours.
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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.

  • An intimate and unique hideaway
  • Set in a Grade II listed building
  • The extensive drinks menu belies such a modest name
  • Stables Bar's signature cocktail: The Old Fashioned
  • Enticing surroundings and world-class service

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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.

Be At One


Be At One Covent Garden is located in the heart of the West End, providing a popular pre-club drinking establishment for London's party people. Popular for its cocktails, Be At One is an ideal bar for a night out with friends.

23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA
(020) 7240 9889

Carnaby Zebrano


Carnaby Zebrano is split over two floors with the upstairs hosting a small and cosy bar where guest can hang out and relax, whilst the downstairs has two large bars and DJs playing through the weekend. Carnaby Zebrano also has an extremely popular outdoor area where guests can soak up the unique Soho atmosphere whilst enjoying fantastic, modern international food and drink.

14-16 Ganton Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 7BT
(020) 7287 5267

The Clarence


Pop in to the Clarence of Mayfair on your way to Mahiki - you may well decide to stay for the rest of the evening.

4 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LB
(020) 7491 3607

The Cocoanut


Too cool for school, if the indie kids in the area aren’t attending classes at Kingston University, this is where you’ll find them on Mill Street.

16 Mill Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2RF
(020) 8546 3978

The Driver


Occupying five floors The Driver encompasses a restaurant, three bars, a private members lounge and a roof garden with each level being individually designed. The versatility of The Driver makes it perfect for any occasion.

2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY
(020) 7278 8827
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Fifty Five at The Oak

Fifty Five at The Oak

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.

The Hobgoblin


The spiritual home of the London Goth, the Devonshire on Kentish Town Road is an ideal pre-club watering hole for Metallers, Hard Rockers and Goths.

33 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1 8NL

The Jam Tree


The Jam Tree is one of Clapham’s favourite pre club bars; and rightly so with their infamous beer garden, outstanding drinks selection - featuring the famous ‘Jammy Cocktails’ - and a wine list including some of the finest wines from around the world.

13-19 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JT
(020) 3397 4422
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Simmons King's Cross

Simmons King's Cross


32 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DT
(020) 3879 9243

Ideally located a short walk from Egg London - one of the capital's very best nightclubs - Simmons is a popular pre club drinking den serving cocktails in tea cups and sporting some exceptionally funky decor.

Star of Kings


The Star of Kings is brought to King's Cross by Rob Star. Regular events and DJ nights are hosted. Affordable meals are served on the ground floor as well as having free WiFi and regular quiz nights on Tuesdays. The basement is where the DJs play a variety of genres through the state of the art Funktion One sound system.

126 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 0AX
(020) 7278 9708

Venn Street Records


Venn Street Records is a buzzy venue that offers a food menu of pizzas and light bites alongside a varied drinks list. The venue hosts regular live music throughout the month.

78 Venn Street, Clapham, London, SW4 0BD
(020) 7738 8645