The Best Bars in London

Activities | Bayswater

Queens: Skate, Dine, Bowl Skating, dining and bowling all under one roof, plus – surprise! – curling and ice karting.

Bars | Covent Garden

Champagne + Fromage Adorned with mismatched vintage tables and chairs, the rustic yet classy ambience at this mini-chain of deli/restaurants is sure to tickle your fancy whilst you sip a flute of their 25+ growers’ Champagnes.

Bars | Guildhall

The Trading House Set in the wood-panelled former bank of New Zealand, The Trading House offers live music, Modern European dining, a spread of G&Ts, and cocktails. With ale in them.

Bars | Tooting

Tooting Tram and Social It’s the one area of London that actually sounds like it’s blowing its own trumpet. And not entirely without good reason.

Bars | Shoreditch

Callooh Callay A bustling Victorian-inspired bar, inside which lives the actual legitimate speakeasy wardrobe to Narnia.

Bars | Battersea

Humble Grape Battersea A Battersea-based wine bar which began its life as an explosively popular crowdfunding campaign… and is now sharing its love of handcrafted, largely biodynamic wines produced from independent, sustainable vineyards with London’s burgeoning population of wine-lovers.

Bars | Moorgate

Black Rock To call Black Rock a bar would be slightly misleading. Because there is no bar. Instead, there’s a gigantic tree-trunk that they’ve split in half, and filled with whiskey.

Bars | Brick Lane

CTC Brick Lane Booze from the 1800s and an in-house distillery.

Bars | Pimlico

Clarendon Cocktail Cellar A subterranean basement bar serving up cocktails inspired by iconic literary works.