Best Hotel Bars In London

London has some of the best, most luxurious staycation spots in the world... and with every great hotel, comes a great bar. No expense is spared with the decor, incredible interior designers and brilliant baristas. London's best hotel bars truly represent some of the upper echelons of world-class bartending; want to hear more? Take a look through our list for some of the finest city spots.

Last updated on 20th September 2022

The Den is a relaxed, stylish and sophisticated spot to unwind inside the St. Martin's Lane hotel. Kitted out with leather sofas and warm lighting, quirky artworks serve as a conversation starter and there's a menu of bespoke G&Ts that any gin lover will need to check out. Come for a divine Afternoon Tea experience or just decompress with a couple of drinks at this hidden bar in amongst the bustle of Covent Garden.

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

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When it comes to London's best hotel bars, The Bloomsbury Club Bar is up there with the top dogs. Found in the heart of the Bloomsbury Hotel, not only does it boast an enviable location, but it also offers a wine list that competes with the best around - serving up some of the very best bottles from around the globe. To top it all off, the kitchen here delivers a menu of classic British dishes that ties everything together.

Popularly revered as one of London's finest spots, the London Edition features a refined and elegant bar hidden out back. This is The Punch Room; a reservations-only watering hole characterised by its 19th century private club feel. Sink into an indulgent Chesterfield sofa and check out their speciality punch mixes which have been named among the best cocktails in London's hotels.

The Leopard Bar

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Located in Victoria's Hotel 41, this cool and quirky Champagne bar manages to bridge that troublesome gap between fun and sophisticated. For people who have always dreamed of drinking premium Champagne against a leopard-print backdrop, that dream can be realised here at one of the top hotel bars in London.

Situated in Liverpool Street's Pan Pacific London, Ginger Lily is a top-notch spot for those of you who fancy a taste of culture. Boasting Singaporean flavours, which can be enjoyed through the carefully curated cocktail or food menu, this haunt is bound to hit the spot.

Searching for stunning Holborn spots? Look no further than this luxe hotel bar, NYX Eat, Drink & Play. Fronting quirky interiors and artwork based on pop culture, the modern watering hole slings out cracking cocktails - we mean over 20 different mezcals to choose from.

Run by bartender royalty, Lyaness is one of London's best hotel cocktail bars, based in Southwark. Based on the ground floor of Sea Containers, the bar is elegantly decorated, boasting jaw-dropping views of the idyllic River Thames. Shunning classic cocktails, Ryan Chetiyawardana redefines recipes with a drinks menu is split into a number of subsections and created using house-made ingredients.

Fox & Anchor

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Dating back to the late Victorian era, the Fox & Anchor makes an elegant impression with its grand mahogany doors, etched glass and heavy brass interiors. This is one stylish and historic venue to host your after-work drinks, and there's a mighty impressive selection of seasonal British food on cue if you fancy dining. The venue comes complete with 6 stunning boutique hotel rooms - each rich with history and style - tying into the history of the pub.

The Dog and Fox

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The positively charming Dog & Fox is a gastropub wonder in Wimbledon, with 17 boutique styled rooms on offer in case you liked it so much you fancied an overnight stay. A well-rounded venue in the heart of the village, there's British food served from the kitchen, a choice range of well-kept ales and stylish hotel rooms to ensure a good night's rest.

The Luggage Room

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Searching for the best hotel bars London's Mayfair? Far from your typical watering hole, The Luggage Room is a decadent 1920s-style spot. To be let in, you'll need to find the unassuming black door before telling your name to the person on the other side through a sliding hatch. The effort will be worth it when you're met with jazz music and elegant cocktails in this chic late-night drinking spot.

The Bridge Greenford

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The Bridge Hotel perfects the balance between convenience and comfort in Greenford, just a few minutes away from Wembley and about 20 minutes on the tube to central London. Ideal for business meetings, wedding receptions or just catching up with pals over a drink or two, there's lots of variety at the bar and 68 en-suite bedrooms if you fancy an overnight stay.