Best Bars In Bank London

Planning a night out in the heart of London’s bustling City district? Well, we should think so; it is a haven for exclusive members haunts and secretive basement bars. An area perfect for some after-work tomfoolery and packed with enough quality venues that you'll be staying out to make a night of it, check out our shortlist of the best bars in Bank.

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Last updated on 9th July 2024

DesignMyNight Presents The Mistletoe Mixer At Merchant House

@ Secret Bar on Various dates from Thursday 1st August 2024

While Bank may be best known as a hub for business, it also has a quirky side, which is exactly what you can expect at The Mistletoe Mixer: London's first ever Christmas bar to open in August. Make your way to Merchant House during the first two weeks of this month to find a quirky, 12-seater venue behind a secret toilet door - covered in retro decor and blasting Christmas tunes throughout. They're also dishing out four bespoke cocktails themed around the experience, from eggnog topped with toasted marshmallows to a winter spiced negroni. You'll get to enjoy two free drinks as part of your £35 ticket price, or groups of eight to 12 can  hire out the space for £65 per person, promising four cocktails each and complimentary bar snacks - with cheese and charcuterie boards available to pre-order for £25 too.

The Saint

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A kitsch-inspired bar with exposed brickwork and neon blue letting peeking out from leafy green walls, The Saint is a cute hangout found at the rear of the large churchyard of Bow Bells. You'll find a fabulous selection of drinks here like Pepsi on tap, Asahi beer and pints of Guinness, as well as refreshing cocktails mixed up by a talented team. Hit this haunt up for after-work tipples and enjoy a mojito, rum punch or cosmopolitan to name a few. 

Old Tom's Bar

In the middle of the famous Leadenhall Market is Old Tom's Bar, a cheese and whiskey bar offering 30 tipples ranging from the Highlands to Japan and delicious charcuterie boards. The intimate and authentic haunt has tiles that date back to the 19th century as well as exposed brick walls and cosy corners to tuck yourself away in to enjoy a famous old fashioned or some sausage rolls and scotch eggs. 

Slug and Lettuce St Mary Axe

You're bound to get a bargain at Slug and Lettuce St Mary Axe. Located in the heart of the City, it's the ideal place to swing by after work for a cheap and cheerful drink or hang out at the weekend for a boozy bottomless brunch. Decorated with pink neon light fixtures and bold furnishings, it's far from a minimal setting. Revel in 2-4-1 cocktails during the evening and sip on the likes of Beach! Please, made with Bacardi Caribbean Spiced rum and pineapple syrup, or the Gold Digger, which features notes of sweet vanilla.


Cabotte Wine Bar & Restaurant was founded by two master sommeliers, Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney, and whips up delicious French cuisine paired meticulously with wine. Located on Gresham Street, you'll find exclusive dining rooms decorated with distressed walls, low-hanging lights and full-stocked liqueur cabinets. Treat yourself to bites from head chef Elliot Miller, like trout gravadlax, rabbit saddle with stuffed morels and Skrei cod alongside Hasselback potatoes.

Balfour At Bow Wine Vaults

A bright spot with white panelling and low-hanging light fixtures, Balfour at Bow Wine Vaults has been serving tipples and bistro-style food since 1987. Situated right behind the famous Mary-le-Bow Church, the venue has an incredible reputation for high-quality wines and even owns an award-winning vineyard. Behind the bar, you'll find expert mixologists putting together creative drinks and pouring glasses of sparkling, white, red and rose. Swing by to devour three oysters for £12 and add on a glass of Leslie's Reserve Gold for £20.50 as part of its oysters and Balfour bubbles deal.

The Folly

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The Folly is a bar inspired by the fairytales and fables of Aesop and part of the Drake & Morgan Collection. It's spread across three floors and looks out onto the Holborn Viaduct, in the heart of the city. Decorated with enchanting, botanical features and serving seasonal plates from its kitchen, it also has a spectacular cocktail lineup, with a wide range of martinis and tipples like a strawberry and vanilla negroni or a Pacific margarita available to sip. 

All Bar One Cannon Street

Party Packages for 10+ and 6 other offers

You can count on All Bar One Cannon Street for a good time, thanks to its cheap and cheerful range of drinks and fabulous happy hour. A lively spot with pretty pastel pink, velvet sofas, shiny black tiled walls and chandeliers, it's ideal for meeting a bunch of friends and having a few to drink. From Sunday 'til Wednesday at 5pm onwards you can snap up two tipples for £15 - the cocktail menu includes tempting concotions such as the strawberry sbagliato, pineapple mezcalita and a conscious cosmo, that's sexy and sustainable.

Andrea Adams Court

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Nestled within the City courtyard, Andrea Adams Court is an eclectic, modern European bar spread over multiple floors. Back-lit and adorned with hanging plants, the amber bar is at the heart of the venue, surrounded by dark blue seating and tall trees. You'll be pleased to discover that you can pre-book drinks packages should you opt to throw a party or dine as a group, and enjoy a mix of classic cocktails like daiquiris (£10), bloody marys (£12) and Aperol spritzes (£11).