Enjoy the splendour of some exquisite London bars with our guide to upmarket bars in London. We've searched for some exciting venues guaranteed to leave you with an open jaw and a lighter wallet, so for a memorable evening in the capital, consult our recommended list of upmarket bars in London.
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54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AP
(020) 7937 3339
A very classy pub that's in keeping with its surroundings in super-posh Kensington.
The American bar is open seven days a week and offers a choice of tea and coffee and alcoholic drinks together with light snacks and suppers. The American Bar is situated in the Stafford Hotel and the decor includes sporting mementos, baseball caps, club ties and photographs of celebrities.
Stafford Hotel, 16-18 St James Place, St James, London, SW1A 1NJ
(020) 7493 0111
Take in the panoramic views of London from the Attic at Canary Wharf.
48th Floor, 3 Pan Peninsula Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9HN
(020) 8305 3080
THE BAR is located within the elegant Athenaeum Hotel and offers intimate and elegant surroundings. At THE BAR you can enjoy a fine selection of wines, Champagnes and signature cocktails.
The Athenaeum Hotel, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BJ
(0)20 7640 3333
Known for their famous wines, Berry Bros and Rudd bring a touch of glass to a bar opened in the basement of The Royal Albert Hall, no less.
The Royal Albert Hall, Basement, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP
020 759 8212
An upmarket Knightsbridge location, stunning decor and exquisite cocktails set the scene in the Berkeley Hotel's very own Blue Bar.
The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
(020) 7201 1680
The Canonbury in Islington offers a varied menu of simply prepared food and a wide selection of drinks including British and Continental beers. The large garden allows you to enjoy alfresco drinking and dining during good weather.
21 Canonbury Place, Islington, London, N1 2NS
(020) 7704 2887
The Coburg is a luxurious bar located within The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair.
The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL
(020) 7499 7070
Said to be the inspiration for the the famous James Bond line "shaken, not stirred", DUKES Bar is renowned worldwide for its Martini cocktails.
Dukes London, 36 St James's Place, St James, London, SW1A 1NY
(020) 7491 4840
Champagne, great views and... Shopping! You can't get more romantic than Harvey Nichol's top floor bar in Knightsbridge.
Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ
(020) 7235 8771
The Fumoir is a stylish and sophisticated bar located in the heart of the legendary Claridges Hotel.
Claridges, 55 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HX
(020) 7629 8860
The Hill is close to Hampstead and is a firm favourite amongst the local community. The menu offers a variety of seafood and American dishes alongside a comprehensive wine and cocktail list. The garden is well lit and has a covered area making The Hill an ideal choice for alfresco dining in the warmer months.
94 Haverstock Hill, Steeles Village, Chalk Farm, London, NW3 2BD
(020) 7267 0033
This comfy but stylish bar caters well for its up-and-coming clientele in East Dulwich.
123 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HU
(020) 7998 4878
An upbeat, contemporary offering on Brook Street.
8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY
(020) 7659 1500
1a Pudding Lane, City, London, EC3R 8AB
(020) 7608 6545
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.
42 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8JD
(020) 7722 2800
Michael Nadra Primrose Hill offers a menu of Modern European cuisine made with mainly UK sourced produce. The venue also boasts a chic bar area and an elegant garden close to the Regents Canal.
This is strictly members only. You will not get in unless you're a member or are accompanied by a member
28 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6EN
Mortons Private Members Club is a stylish venue with two bars, club room and a dining room offering a menu of Mediterranean inspired cuisine.
(020) 7499 0363
Q Bar at Quilon is a stand-alone bar at the well established restaurant Quilon. A light food menu of canapes is available alongside a strong list of beers, wines and cocktails.
41 Buckingham Gate, Victoria, London, SW1E 6AF
(020) 7821 1899
Radio Rooftop Bar is a destination bar on the 10th floor of ME London. Boasting stunning views and stylish surroundings, Radio Rooftop Bar also hosts a monthly cocktail party with DJs, cocktails and finger food.
ME London, 336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
(020) 7395 3440
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.
This cocktail bar is housed within the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has the Roux name to it. That's pretty fancy.
RICS, 11 Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AD
(020) 7334 3737
Williams Bar and Bistro is located within St James's Hotel and Club and offers quality cocktails and relaxed dining with a menu overseen by Michelin starred chef William Drabble.
St James's Hotel and Club, 7-8 Park Place, St James's, London, SW1A 1LP
(020) 7316 1600