Take your pick from our selection of unusual bars in London and find the right venue to suit your eclectic tastes. From vibrant decor to fascinating bar menus, our recommended list of unusual bars in London will ensure a memorable evening.
With everything from unusual themes to out of the ordinary surroundings, quirky decor to far-fetched cocktail creations, there are plenty of unusual bars in London to choose from.
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77 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4NX
(020) 7376 7799
Benihana is a Japanese Teppanyaki steakhouse. Whether you’re down for enjoying our premium range of sake and exciting cocktails in our stylish lounge, or watching our skilled chefs cook, sizzle and entertain at each table you won’t be disappointed for sure. Great venue to impress your date or treat someone special on their birthdays. Be sure to bring your cameras to capture the chef’s moves.
35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LD
(020) 7240 5142
Based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part 'modern day Victorian men's club' and part Masonic lodge. Partying like it's 1899, seven days a week, the focus is on memorable times with great drinks in an outrageous space.
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Stop by for a bite to eat at Bar Kick and then enjoy a few games of table football. At the bar there is plenty of choice including thirst quenching imported beers and innovative cocktails.
126-127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7739 8700
Barts may be a Sloane Ranger’s paradise but it takes the B out of Boujis with its back street boldness, attention to detail and originality that pumps through the bar in every nut, bolt and curio of nostalgia.
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London, SW3 3DW
(020) 7581 3355
Not many London bars offer 17 ping pong tables for a good game of table tennis.
121 Holborn, Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
(020) 3657 6525
Inside Cafe Kick you will find warm and comfortable surroundings with football memorabilia hung all over the walls and classic French table football tables for you to challenge your mates on.
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QL
(020) 7837 8077
If you’re fed up of the depressing headlines splashed across the papers every day then escape your worries for a few hours and enter this fairytale world of childhood fantasies.
65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
(020) 7739 4781
City of London Distillery is the only distiller of gin in The City and has a stock of 160 gins behind the bar. Definitely one for lovers of Mother's Ruin.
22-24 Bride Lane, City, London, EC4Y 8DT
(020) 7936 3636
There are few London bars where drawing all up the walls is par for the course. Why not let loose at Doodle Bar?
33 Parkgate Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4NP
(020) 7403 3222
This 1920s prohibition-style cocktail bar is something out of the ordinary. The Private Eye team will give you a full detective interview before they decide whether to show you the goods. And if you pass the test, the drinks are something really special.
310c Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9BA
(020) 7373 3573
The Folly is a stylish venue offering a variety of food and drink highlighting seasonal produce. The expansive venue is divided into separate areas including a deli and a flower shop.
41 Gracechurch Street, Bank, London, EC3V 0BT
0845 468 0102
From the outside the Half and Half appears more like a house party in full swing than a pub, but step inside and you'll find all manner of unusual beers and wines.
282 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1NG
Kona Kai is a Polynesian inspired bar located a short distance from Fulham Broadway tube station. Alongside a variety of exotic cocktails, they offer a compact choice of meals including New Zealand green shell mussels, Thai beef and Kona Kai specials. With Tiki decor and party tunes being played, Kona Kai is ideal for a fun night out with friends.
515 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1HD
(020) 7385 9991
With a Victoriana vibe, an Alice in Wonderland theme and even a looking glass to venture through, this is one quirky Shoreditch cocktail bar.
49 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 7NX
(020) 7613 3936
The Lucky Pig is a cocktail bar offering classic cocktails in decadent surroundings. The design includes an old shop front, exposed brickwork and antique ornaments. The Lucky Pig also offers a concise food menu offering freshly made pizzas, snacks and sharing boards.
5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 6BB
(020) 7436 0035
173-174 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RG
(020) 7354 6280
Head to Lucky Voice Islington where you can book a private karaoke room and warble away to your heart's content in front of friends or family only. If you're thirsty you can order drinks to be delivered to your room at the touch of a button.
15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
(020) 7637 1001
The Montague on The Gardens is lucky to have a wonderful outside area overlooking peaceful gardens. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate your summer party or make the most of the festive season in London then the themed Ski Lodge or Beach Bar is the place to be!
During the summer months the Wood Deck which transformed into an incredible pop-up Beach Bar, complete with real sand, summertime cocktails and delicious BBQ food. Perfect for large parties and tailored to your requirements it's a mini oasis in Central London! From mid-November and due to popular demand, the famous Ski Lodge welcomed back, transforming the Wood Deck into a winter wonderland complete with everything you need to get into the festive spirit.
The decor of this stylish basement bar in Shoreditch is almost like an eccentric relative's house. Unusual? Yes. Worth a visit? Definitely.
Morrell House, 98 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AF
(020) 7729 4141
A colonial theme and curious cocktails make this Battersea bar stand out from the norm.
147 St John's Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1TQ
(020) 7450 6457
The original Purl has a playful Speakeasy theme and some of the most crazy cocktails that will get your table talking.
50-54 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7HT
(020) 7935 0835
Searcys St Pancras Restaurant and Bar is a glamorous venue serving Modern European cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, and a wine list which has been carefully selected to complement the food. The restaurant has been designed to make rail travellers feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible, with a dedicated room for luggage.
St Pancras International Station, Grand Terrace, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4QL
At over 90 metres long, the Searcys St Pancras Champagne Bar is the longest champagne bar in Europe. Located on the Rendezvous level of St Pancras International, the bar showcases up to seventy bins and offers something for everyone, from a post work glass of bubbly to celebration bottles costing up to £6,500.
(020) 7870 9900
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.
iPad self-service and a 'pour your own pint' mechanic make the Thirsty Bear in Waterloo a bit of a talking point for tech-lovers.
62 Stamford Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 9LX
(020) 7928 5354