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 19th August 2020




The Leopard Bar

39 user reviews 5

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.

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

845 user reviews 5

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.

The Bridge Greenford

131 user reviews 4

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.

ESQ

10 user reviews 5

Tucked away in 100 Queen's Gate Hotel, ESQ is a slick cocktail bar with an exceptional menu of homemade infused spirits and small plates waiting to be discovered. Step inside and you'll find swish decor, complete with a self-playing piano and Victorian parlour furnishings. 

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.

POTUS

2 user reviews 4

Looking for the best hotels in London? Perfectly placed in Vauxhall, this unique bar and restaurant takes inspiration from the greatest US presidents of all time. Sip on cocktail homages such as the Teddy Smash “Hat Club" or the JFK & Mary, paired perfectly with authentic American eating.

Fox & Anchor

295 user reviews 4

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 Luggage Room

17 user reviews 4

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.

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.