The Best New Bars in London
Last Updated: 12th August 2019
Welcome to our pick of the best new bars in London right now: a regularly-updated list of our favourite drinking-den openings from the past few months.
We’ve created it because if Christopher Columbus were alive today – and if he wanted to visit the best new bars in London – he’d have wanted a 1st Mate just like The Nudge to act both as his primary navigator and his moral compass.
But mainly as a navigator.
Which means, long story short, you are Columbus, and we’re here to help.
We’ll start by letting you know about the best new drinking dens in London – right now:
Murder Inc | Fitzrovia
A moody basement bar from the brains behind the Cocktail Trading Company, specialising in a truly spectacular line-up of unusual drinks, like the Banana Ramos with banana milk, coconut cream, custard, stout, and Jaeger. READ MORE
Details: 36 Hanway Street, W1T 1UP
Tayēr + Elementary | Old Street
Usually, doing something by halves isn’t a good thing. But here, one half’s a casual counter restaurant from the meteorically rising Tātā Eatery, and the other, a bar from a pair of mixologists whose previous homes have consistently ranked amongst the World’s 50 Best Bars… READ MORE
Details: 152 Old Street, EC1V 9BW
Gosnell’s Upstairs at Coal Rooms | Peckham
Behold London’s only meadery, found in a Grade II listed former ticket office at Peckham Rye station, and serving barrel-aged, iced, and hibiscus infused meads… READ MORE
Details: 11a Station Way, Peckham, SE15 4RX
Lyaness | Southbank
Set in the same location, and run by the same team as Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Dandelyan, Lyaness is – to all intents and purposes – still the current Best Bar in the World. Only now it’s got a whole new cocktail menu, involving ingredients like ‘Infinite Banana’ and ‘Purple Pineapple’. READ MORE
Details: Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD
Ladies & Gentlemen | Camden
Following on from the Kentish Town original, L&G Camden is the big number two. Still below ground, and still housed in a former public toilet, it’s a quirky space serving up excellent cocktails with house-distilled spirits… READ MORE
Details: The former public toilets on the junction of Royal College Street and Camden Road, NW1 9NL
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