The Best Bars in London

Theatre | Wapping

Wilton’s Music Hall A glorious, crumbling old Victorian music hall, home to cabaret, theatre – and a very atmospheric bar.

Bars | London Fields

NT’s Loft A café and terrace by day, with live jazz and DJs by night.

Bars | Battersea

Room 43 Live music, Persian food, and cocktails in Battersea.

Bars | Spitalfields

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town Your knowledge of London’s speakeasies is making you more popular than ever. Which is saying something, as everyone loves you anyway.

Bars | South Bank

12th Knot A bar situated on the 12th floor with open air balconies and striking views on the edge of South Bank.

Bars | Fitzrovia

Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar A quirky, teensy cocktail bar in Fitzrovia, combining Impressionist murals with sumptuous banquettes.

Bars | Embankment

Gordon’s Wine Bar There are a small number of unspoken, detailed and fail-safe rules in the world of dating. Like, for example: 1) Brush your teeth. 2) Be fun. And, 3) Take your date to Gordon’s Wine Bar.

Bars | Shoreditch

Bull in a China Shop Whisky bars. Aside from being a huge, unexploited business opportunity for Cadburys, they’re also one of the world’s most popular niche drinking dens, which makes producing a truly great one all the more difficult.

Bars | Soho

Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel 1930’s America. It gave us the Wall Street crash, the Great Depression, and cocktails. Totally worth it.