Bars That Won't Make You Feel Old In London
You've earnt 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 brilliant London night out. From sophisticated basement bars through to seductive rum joints, London is full of bars that won't make you feel old and are still heaps of fun. So dust off the dancing shoes, pull out the swanky outfit and read our recommendations for London bars for over 25 year olds.
Last updated on 6th February 2017
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.
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.
The kids can keep their banging clubs and sticky floors; Nola is a great choice for over 25s. The world-renowned bar is taking you out of suburban humdrum and into a world of swinging jazz, cigars and New Orleans cool.
If you're looking for a grown-up night out in South London then Three Six Six has got you covered. The elegant and classy spot is all about the cocktails, using unusual ingredients to craft drinks unlike any other - think beetroot, Parmesan and Parma ham.
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.
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.
For an over 25s night out in East London, Worship Street Whistling Spot has all sorts of charm going on. The cocktail bar has a Dickensian theme complete with street lamps, exposed brick and polished wood; slurp an innovative tipple, try a craft beer or celebrate with their impressive sparkling wine list.
Starting life as a pop-up, The Dead Dolls House in Islington 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.