1920s Bars and Experiences in London

Hidden away in secret corners of central London are some of the most glamorous bars you'll ever find. These 1920s inspired venues are brimming with the romantic and luxurious ambience of the jazz age, brought to life by the delicious and inventive cocktail creations, lavish vintage decor and classical American jazz music. Making the perfect retreat for after work drinks, intimate celebrations, or a special date, all sorts of drinkers will delight in the unique experience of the 1920s bars in London. Here is a list of our favourite venues that will definitely make a good impression. 

Last updated on 11th April 2022


314 user reviews 4

An underground speakeasy bar in Marylebone, Purl Bar is a hidden gem serving up deliciously exotic and extravagantly designed cocktails to the delight of guests who get to witness creative mixology methods. An intimate and atmospheric venue with subtle jazz music playing in the background, Purl Bar is perfect for dates and after work drinks, where guests can tuck themselves away in cosy booths and indulge in nibbles and sharing platters. 

The Luggage Room

70 user reviews 4

Discover the lavish vintage cocktail bar that is the Luggage Room; a converted luggage room at the grand five star hotel, The London Marriott in Mayfair. This hidden treasure is effortlessly stylish and is a real competitor for the title as one of London's most glamorous 1920s-inspired cocktail bars. Guests will be greeted with a visually stunning display of fine liquor, handmade wine cabinets, marble decor and period pieces, as well as the eye catching huge block of ice carved for each individual drink. 

Nightjar Shoreditch

3490 user reviews 5

A discreet venue nestled between two cafes in Shoreditch and with a Soho sister venue, the Nightjar bar is one of London's best 1920s themed bars and a fantastic alternative to flashy nightclubs and busy bars. The 1920s New York inspired setting is a cosy and stylish retreat for drinkers to relax and catch up over delicious tin cup cocktails, a tasty selection of nibbles and romantic candlelit tables. As well as a magical atmosphere, the Nightjar's other specialty is the live music. 

Hoxley and Porter

321 user reviews 4

Stepping into Hoxley and Porter is like stepping back in time... via a luxury train carriage. With tropical plants, printed wallpaper and a mixture of wicker and leather seats Hoxley and Porter has a touch of the exotic about it. Decadent and evoking 1920's glamour, Hoxley and Porter serve modern British food made with fresh ingredients alongside an eccentric drinks list using unusual and exotic ingredients such as grapefruit and chilli. 

  The Candlelight Club

470 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Saturday 8th October 2022

One of the best 1920s-themed experiences in London, The Candlelight Club is a vintage restaurant and cabaret that's whisking you back to the age of boom and bust. Head to Holborn where you'll be treated to immersive interiors, live jazz and delicious food in a speakeasy-style setting.