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.

Last updated on 20th August 2019

68 and Boston

938 user reviews 4

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.

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.


269 user reviews 4

Christmas in January

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.


23 user reviews 4

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.


43 user reviews 4

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.

Six Storeys on Soho

123 user reviews 4

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.