The Best Bars in London

Bars | Farringdon

5cc City of London An illicit underground drinking den serving inexpensive cocktails and expensive Champagne.

Bars | Covent Garden

Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels Whether you’re a wine lover, or looking for a new venue for an aperitif before dinner, La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels will not disappoint….if you can get in.

Bars | Mayfair

Mr. Fogg’s Residence Stuffed Indian tiger heads; elephants’ feet; wall-mounted busts of old pets and the hot air balloon in which Mr.Phileas Fogg travelled the world for 80 days.

Bars | Chinatown

Opium You’ll enter Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour through an unassuming, numberless jade door on Gerrard Street which, if it had a number, would be 15.

Bars | Fitzrovia

Reverend JW Simpson Located in what used to be the humble dwellings of an old clergyman, Rev JW Simpson metaphorically punches every chintzy cocktail bar in the face, by allowing its drinks to do the talking.

Bars | Sloane Square

Tonteria An intimate Mexican-themed bar, restaurant (sort of) and nightclub located underneath Sloane Square. If you like your tequila delivered by toy train, then this is for you.

Bars | Dalston

The Hunter S. Created by the team behind the Hemingway in Victoria Park, it’s part 1930s, art deco-inspired lounge bar and part hunting lodge, with a succinct wine list and a range of beers.

Bars | Spitalfields

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar Low ceilings and lower lighting play host to great music, big burgers, and potent cocktails.

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.