The Best Bars in London

Bars | Tower Hill

Savage Garden A rooftop bar with panoramic views and outré cocktails.

Bars | Earl's Court

Evans & Peel Detective Agency A secretive underground bar bringing a slice of East London to the West….

Bars | Dalston

Ruby’s Bar & Lounge Located under a cinema billboard bearing the words, “Nothing To See Here” – in a space previously filled by a Chinese takeaway that truly lived up to its name – is basement speakeasy Ruby’s.

Bars | Fitzrovia

The Lucky Pig An intimate, ramshackle underground drinking den complete with rickety old piano and gramophone, mismatched furniture and leather cloakroom trunks, Chinese parasols, scratched walls…and cocktails.

Bars | Warren Street

Shaker & Company A casual bar near Warren Street with a 1980s drinking den below.

Bars | Chelsea

Barts A quirky, secret bar in the heart of Chelsea.

Bars | St James's

The Trafalgar St. James A rooftop bar where you can sip cocktails opposite Nelson.

Bars | Kensington

Piano Kensington New York does piano bars: friends squeezed around a grand piano in Greenwich Village, cocktail in hand, filling the room with Ratpack classics and showtunes. London has one too.

Bars | Clerkenwell

The Zetter Townhouse A sumptuous and intriguing place packed with oddities, it’s a den of lived in luxury. Good cocktails, too.