We may be a little older but that doesn't mean our drinking days are behind us, especially with fun spots such as Burlock. Located in Marylebone, this mature London bar channels the spirit of Cuba with more than 200 types of rum.
Bars That Won't Make You Feel Old In London
You've earned your stripes on London's clubbing scene, done the whole Jagerbombs and pounding house music thing and are over 6am finishes, but just because we're a little older and wiser(ish) that doesn't mean we're not still up for a big one. From sophisticated basement bars through to seductive rum joints, London is full of bars that won't have you fighting for bar space with a bunch of slurring students. Dust off the dancing shoes, pull out the swanky outfit and read our recommendations for London bars for the over-25s.
For a mature and classy London night out, 68 & Boston are top of the pack. Located in lively Soho, the wine bar adds a touch of sophistication to London's bar scene without breaking the bank as most bottles are priced around £20. Add in decadent interiors, sumptuous furnishings and an Oriental theme and you have a brilliant bar to discover.
Head west for a bit of grown-up fun as Trailer Happiness invites you in for inventive cocktails, DJ nights and a bit of cosmopolitan kitsch. The swanky bar is all kinds of cute without being too edgy, try the Polynesian Princess cocktail for a taste of the tropical with added Champagne and vodka.
With heaps of history, shed-loads of modern art and one of the longest bars in London, Long Bar at Sanderson Hotel won't make you feel in the slightest bit old. The sophisticated spot has a chic vibe, perfect for date night or kicking things off in Central London.
Take a trip to the top of one of London's most iconic towers and you'll find this gorgeous rooftop bar. Slick, sophisticated and drop-dead gorgeous, you'll catch the sights of the city, while you sip away on some of their sublime cocktails, or enjoy a few glasses of Champers.
Rooftop bar Aviary is a mature London bar that still offers up a sense of fun. Head over to Finsbury Square in the City to discover a sleek and elegant rooftop spot that not only offers amazing views, but also mouth-wateringly good cocktails and a brilliant food menu.
One of London's most renowned bars, Nightjar, is one of the best London bars that won't make you feel old. With incredible cocktails, live swing music and a seriously cool atmosphere, leave the kids to their ballpit bars and head over to this New Orleans inspired joint in Shoreditch.
A basement speakeasy in the heart of Mayfair, Purl is renowned for its sultry decor and larger-than-life cocktails. Theatrical to the bone, you'll find a unique selection of libations that speak to the more experimental drinkers, but if you're looking for something a little more lowkey, they can also do you for a can of beer wrapped in brown paper.
Housed with the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, Fitz's is an homage to the cocktail's golden era. The drinks list is a tribute to the rich history of Bloomsbury, with references to Noor Inayat Khan, Emile Zola, Virginia Woolf and John Held Jr. It's a real treat for the historical culture vultures, and a charming place to pitch up for a drink if you're anyone else.
Starting life as a pop-up, Upper House is perfect for a night out with friends or colleagues. The sophisticated London joint serves everything from hearty British plates through to wine and delicious tipples; they also stay open until 4am, playing a cracking soundtrack to dance the night away to.
Sexy and slick, Goat Drink is the perfect bar for the over 25 crowd. Located in Chelsea, the bar has plush leather sofas, intimate seating and vintage-inspired interiors. From weekend DJ nights through to cocktail-slurping midweek shindigs, this West London venue is perfect for a night of escapism.
Six Storeys is one for the adults, with its town-house feel, floors of fun and delicious cocktails menu, this is one London bar where you definitely won't feel old. This bar works on appointment only, giving it the feel of a sophisticated members club but without the stuffiness; start with dinner and work your way up to cocktails.