Best London Hotel Bars
London has some of the best, most luxurious hotels in the world and with every great hotel, comes a great bar. No expense is spared with the decor, and paired with incredible interior designers and brilliant baristas, hotel bars truly represent some of the best bars in London; want to hear more? Head on down to the list below for some of the finest, city spots.
Last updated on 12th January 2018
Run by the masterminds behind the Super Lyan in Shoreditch, the Dandelyan is a hotel cocktail based in Southwark. Based on the ground floor of the Mondrian Hotel, the bar is elegantly decorated, boasting jaw-dropping views of the idyllic River Thames. Shunning classic cocktails, the bartender behind this spot look to redefine classic recipes. The drinks menu is split into a number of subsections, named 'cereal', 'vegetal', 'mineral' and 'floral', and each is created using only the freshest fruits available in London.
Moments from Finsbury Square and Old Street, The Devil's Darling is a classic and sophisticated drinking den that is perfect for an intimate date night. The quirky bar takes things back to basics as they focus on classic cocktail mixes in retro-inspired surroundings.
The Purple Bar is located at The Sanderson Hotel and is a sumptuous space that, covered in deep purple, looks like something out of a Bond movie. Rapidly becoming one of London's hottest meeting places The Purple Bar unsurprisingly also has a sumptuous drinks menu to match its cool interior.
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 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.
Part of the Apex Hotel in the City of London, The Lampery is a modern and swish new restaurant that cooks up British plates and steaks. They also have a great cocktail menu, with drink deals throughout the week.
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 quintessentially British food served from the kitchen, a choice range of well-kept ales and sought after wines and stylish hotel rooms to ensure a good night’s rest.
Popularly revered as one of London’s finest hotels, the London Edition features a refined and elegant bar hidden out back. This is The Punch Room, a reservations-only watering hold characterised by its nineteenth century private club feel. Sink into an indulgent Chesterfield sofa and check out their speciality punch mixes, the Gin-infused edition with Jasmine tea and oak moss is a particular treat.
When it comes to some of the most stunning hotel bars in London, this Liverpool Street nugget consistently comes up trumps. Found at the heart of the Andaz hotel, Catch Bar and Lounge is a premium place for plush interiors and some of the finest Champers in the business.
Located within the DoubleTree by Hilton Islington, this luxurious and classic North London restaurant is brought to us by its namesake, the well-respected Marco Pierre White. Promising a hearty, mouth-watering menu, plus a large selection of wines, beers and spirits; this Islington hotel bar is also primed for private parties, big or small.
Far from the typical hotel bar in London, The Luggage Room started its life as a humble luggage room before being made into this decadent 1920's hotel bar. 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.
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.
Whether your slipping in for a post-spa drink or you want a bit of luxury with your tipple, you’ll find it at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Battersea. Found on the ground floor, with two mezzanine floors, the bar offers a great selection of drinks, light bites and European dishes, as well as amazing views of the River Thames.
Diciannove certainly brings the Bond into traditional Italian dining. With its sleek aesthetic, expertly crafted cocktails, and skilfully prepared, fresh dishes, prepare to knock the socks off of even the most sophisticated and suave of critics at this Crowne Plaza Hotel restaurant.
A plush spot in the heart of Mayfair, The Met Bar is a must try hotel bar in London. From its golden interiors and heralded cocktail list, to its noted elegance, upmarket charm and plush innards, The Met Bar are keeping the sophistication of late-night drinks alive with their noted service and utter charm.
A hotel bar like no other, The Perception Bar defines the Central London bar scene, with amazing interiors, bar-raising cocktails and delicious food. Coupled with an amazing music events scene and a carefree attitude and you have a must-visit bar.
When it comes to hotel bars in London, 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.
In the Sanderson hotel, the Long Bar's magical and impeccable style matches that of one of the most stylish hotels in London. An 80 feet long bar is complemented by a fresh and airy decor. The cocktails aren't bad either, with a menu that changes seasonally with sharing platters and great burgers on offer as well, you can kick back, relax and enjoy drinks with friends.