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 the heir to 2018’s Best Bar in the World. And 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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