London Bar and Club Ideas
Here are our London venue recommendations. We’ve split them into different areas within London and included some of our favourite bars, clubs and restaurants.
Plate Restaurant: 151-157 City Rd, Old Street, London EC1V 1JH
Telephone & Web: 020 3837 3102
French-accented British dishes served all day to snack or share with coffee shop for lighter bites.
Dishoom Shoreditch: 7 Boundary St, Hackney, London E2 7JE
Telephone & Web:
Buzzy destination for Indian street food in Bombay-style digs with vintage decor & upscale touches.
Dirty Bones Shoreditch: 1 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX
Telephone & Web: 020 3019 9063
New York style comfort food, cocktails & old school music. Offers bottomless brunch too.
Trapeze Bar: 89 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HX
Telephone & Web: 020 7739 6747
Circus-inspired Modern British kitchen and cocktail bar with a weekend nightclub in the basement.
The Blues Kitchen: 134-146 Curtain Rd, Hackney, London EC2A 3AR
Telephone & Web: 020 7729 7216
Eclectic, industrial space offers areas for live blues music, dancing and Cajun-BBQ dining.
Nightjar: 129 City Rd, Old Street, London EC1V 1JB
Telephone & Web: 020 7253 4101
A secret speakeasy bar hidden by Old Street station with live jazz and wonderful cocktails.
Barrio Shoreditch: 141-143 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE
Telephone & Web: 020 7749 3940
Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina serving tapas-style food, plus late-night club with DJs.
Flight Club Shoreditch: 2A Worship St, Finsbury, London EC2A 2AH
Telephone & Web: 020 3019 3093
Cool darts bar with automatic score-keeping system, plus sharing boards, cocktails and shots menu.
Bounce Old Street Shoreditch: 241 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY
Telephone & Web: 020 3657 6525
Social Ping Pong Club with cocktails, wine, pizzas and sharing food.
The Alchemist: 6 Bevis Marks. London, EC3A 7BA
Telephone & Web: 0207 283 8800
Unique cocktail creations in an alchemy-themed, vintage-modern bar and eatery with an eclectic menu.
Duck & Waffle: 110 Bishopsgate, Heron Tower, 38th Floor, London EC2N 4AY
Telephone: 020 3640 7310
British and European cuisine served 24/7 in modern, 40th-floor space with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Forge: 24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
Telephone: 020 7337 6767
Restaurant, lounge bar and club in a modern setting with leather seats.
The Folly: 41 Gracechurch St, London EC3V 0BT
Telephone: 0845 468 0102
A garden-influenced restaurant, deli and bar, where the seasonal menu has international flavours.
The Happenstance: 10 Paternoster Sq., London EC4M 7DX
Telephone & Web: 0845 468 0104
All-day Modern European menu in industrial-chic setting with deli, florist and St Paul’s views.
Kanaloa London: 18, Hill House, Wine Office Court, Shoe Ln, Chancery Ln, London EC4A 3BQ
Telephone & Web: 020 7842 0620
A tiki themed bar with retro touches inspired by an endless summer to a Beach Boys soundtrack.
Salsa! Soho: 96 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JG
Telephone & Web: 020 7379 3277
Lively bar and dance club with daily salsa classes, drinks deals, weekend live music and Latin food.
Gaucho Piccadilly: 25 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4QR
Telephone & Web:
Designer furnishings and cowhide fabrics create a lavish backdrop for Argentine food and wine.
Belgo Central: 50 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LJ
Telephone & Web: 020 7813 2233
Staff in monk’s robes serve mussels, frites and Belgian beers in huge space with vaulted ceilings.
Dirty Martini: 11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
Telephone & Web: 0844 371 2550
This venue is the ideal location for cocktail-lovers seeking a martini or two in London’s West End.
100 Wardour Street: 100 Wardour Street Soho London W1F 0TN
Telephone & Web: 020 7314 4000
100 Wardour St is an exciting destination for drinking, dining and live music, right in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho
Sway Bar: 61-65 Great Queen Street, Greater London WC2B 5BZ
Telephone & Web: 020 7404 6114
An adult playground, delivering reputable DJs and sumptuous drinks in a New York style party atmosphere.
Balls Brothers – Shoe Lane: Athene Place, 73 Shoe Ln, London EC4A 3BQ
Telephone & Web: 020 7583 8602
Stylish, industrial-chic decor bar offering all-day menu of pub fare, wine list, cocktails.
Zoo Bar & Club: Leicester Square, 13-17 Bear St, Charing Cross, London WC2H 7AQ
Telephone & Web: 020 7839 4188
Lively disco bar with eclectic decor in several rooms, playing house music and serving cocktails.
All Bar One Holborn: 58 Kingsway Holborn, City of London WC2B 6DX
Telephone & Web: 020 7269 5171
A stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends to indulge in an excellent selection of cocktails, wine & craft beers.
The Loop: 19 Dering St, Mayfair, London W1S 1AH
Telephone & Web: 020 7493 1003
3-floor club with modern restaurant, black leather VIP bar and funky 70s-style flashing dance floor.
Ice Bar London: 31-33 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BN
Telephone & Web: 020 7478 8910
A cold sensory experience where the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass are made from crystal clear Torne River. There is also a warm bar and restaurant.
Mews of Mayfair: 10 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY
Telephone & Web: 020 7518 9388
Modern British brasserie with a vintage edge, and swish cocktail bar with antique chandelier.
OXO tower Brasserie: Oxo Tower, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH
Telephone & Web: 020 7803 3888
Modern choice with a garden terrace & panoramic skyline views serving globally influenced brasserie.
Drake and Morgan: 6 Pancras Square, 6 King’s Blvd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
Telephone & Web: 0845 468 0107
Grilled British dishes from land, sea and air served in huge, modern digs with a late-night scene.
Proud Embankment: Waterloo Bridge, 8 Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2AB
Telephone & Web: 020 7482 3867
Cabaret shows & jazz music alongside a supper club & cocktails.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LONDON BARS
All bars and club reserve the right to refuse entry for any reason. If you are too drunk there is a strong possibility you will be turned away or asked to leave.
We’ve included a mixture of styles and standards of venues. We do this as some groups like more ‘lively’ venues where you can have a drink and a dance, while other groups prefer more ‘sophisticated’ venues. It is up to you to decide what sort of venue will suit your group.
Unfortunately we can’t guarantee the standards of any bars. Ownership changes and venues can have different atmosphere on different nights of the week. This is beyond our control.
We have not booked you into any of these venues, unless it’s stated within your itinerary.
Some venues are more suitable for larger groups than others.
While we try to keep this list of our favourite bars in London updated regularly sadly bars shut down and this is beyond our control.
If you have issues at any of these venues please try and resolve this with the venue directly.