Sample the sexiest, most chic options available in the city with our guide to trendy bars in London. We've unearthed some top haunts in the capital guaranteed to deliver on decor, menus and service, so make it a memorable night out with our recommended list of trendy bars in London.
58-60 Carter Lane, London, London, EC4V 5EA
(020) 7489 7777
Patch is a funky venue in the heart of the City. Ideal for after work drinks with a popular happy hour including 50% off their extensive cocktail list.
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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.
There are many pubs in Bexley Village but Bar Lorca does things a little differently and adds a splash of style to the usual night out.
61-63 High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AA
Brass Monkey is an alternative venue for those looking to escape the standard chain bars in Victoria.
250 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, SW1V 1AU
(020) 7834 0553
A Bollywood theme gives this popular bar a very trendy edge.
The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU
(020) 3281 7625
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.
The Elgin is a traditional pub that is popular amongst the local community. The Elgin offers a great choice of food and drinks including local ales, fine wines, brunch, sharing platters and comforting classics.
255 Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, London, W9 1NJ
(020) 7625 5511
It's nice to find such a trendy and secretive hangout in such a salubrious part of town. This Hampstead basement bar has a hip Mexican theme.
202 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1SG
(020) 3602 0862
Fu Manchu is a social experiment from the team behind Jam Tree. Expect an extensive choice of dim sum and cocktails. Come nightfall, Fu Manchu hosts a wide selection of live music events and transforms into Clapham's most compelling nightclub.
15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham, London, SW4 7UX
(020) 3397 8844
The Hawley Arms embodies everything that makes the London boozer great: charm, good beer and a jam-packed jukebox.
2 Castlehaven Road, Camden, London, NW1 8QU
(020) 7428 5979
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
(020) 7359 1710
The Ladybird is a music and cocktail bar, nestled in the heart of Upper Street. A superb selection of cocktails, accompanied by bottled beers, wines and spirits from across the globe can be enjoyed to the backdrop of funk and soul classics with DJs mixing it up on Fridays and Saturdays.
MBER is a stylish venue accommodating up to 150 people and is located a stones throw from Monument. At MBER you can expect a varied selection of both classic and signature cocktails as well as pan Asian sharing boards and platters.
1a Pudding Lane, City, London, EC3R 8AB
(020) 7608 6545
14-17 Carthusian Street, The City, London, EC1M 6AD
(020) 7726 8925
Neo is a sophisticated lounge bar located on Carthusian Street. Resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks including fifteen champagne cocktails. A variety of globally inspired platters are also available.
80-84 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3DH
(020) 7621 0850
Patch East is a Shoreditch style cocktail bar, eatery and club 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.
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. SAMA host renowned DJs every Friday and Saturday night.
In the heart of hipsterville, the Shacklewell Arms is run by the people behind the Lock Tavern and Field Day so you can expect a painfully cool crowd to attend on most nights of the week.
71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB
(020) 7249 0810
178-180 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JY
(020) 3879 9251
Featuring mismatched and a vintage interior, Simmons is a quirky cocktail bar in Clerkenwell that offers an impressive selection of cocktails.
28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6HP
(020) 3879 9245
Simmons is a quirky cocktail bar in Fitzrovia. Their decor features mismatched lamps, vintage seating and a mirrored skull disco ball. On the drinks list is a comprehensive selection including wines, Champagne and cocktails served in teacups.
32 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DT
(020) 3879 9243
Ideally located 1 minutes walk from King's Cross station, Simmons is a popular late night bar serving cocktails in tea cups and sports funky decor.
165 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7SS
(020) 7622 4004
SOUK Clapham is a vibrant bar and restaurant that can be found on Clapham High Street. Here you can enjoy mouth-watering cocktails and great Modern European dishes within stylish surroundings.
SOUK Clapham also hosts regular club night with DJs from Defected records and Lifted records playing the latest in house tracks.