Cool And Quirky Bars In London

This beaut of a city is fortunate enough to host several of the most unique, weird and wonderful bars in the world, from secret speakeasy dens and bars in toilets to rooftop palaces. Whether it's taxidermy or immersive experiences, fire-spitting bartenders or just the downright outrageous - you're spoiled for choice in the capital. Discover the best cool and quirky bars in London right here.

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Last updated on 23rd April 2024

Apples and Pears

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A hidden treasure marrying inventive cocktails with an eclectic music programme, you don't go forgetting a trip to Apples & Pears in a hurry. The venue's radiant atmosphere makes it perfect for date night or stopping by after work, and with a medley of live acoustic acts and animated DJ nights, we challenge you not to find yourself tapping those toes deep into the night.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Tuesday 21st May 2024

Prepare to don an orange jumpsuit as you become an inmate at these immersive cocktail bars in central and east London. Inspired by America's infamous prison and the Hollywood movies surrounding it, Alcotraz creates tailored cocktails based on your liquor and tastes - just make sure the warden doesn't catch you.

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Tuesday 21st May 2024

Inspired by the Wild West, this immersive cocktail bar is one of a kind. Try your hand at card games and solve clues, in the heart of East London. Make sure you've smuggled in your choice of tipple which expert bartenders use to create personalised cocktails based on your own choices and tastes.

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Ballie Ballerson London

For a quirky bar fronting a glowing ball pit, bottomless brunch and retro-inspired cocktails, Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch is one hot spot. Whether you head on over with your gal pals or on a date with a different, this is the place to cut loose.

The Cocktail Club - Various Sites

Killer cocktails, a cracking bar team and a thriving locations across London.Yep, The Cocktail Club is good to go for a memorable night out in London. Come in, get comfy on the couches and work your way to the bottom of an expertly mixed drink. 

Simmons Tower Bridge

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Found right around the corner from Tower Bridge, Simmons brings affordable drinks to their small but perfectly formed cocktail bar. Featuring quirky decorations (there's an enormous dinosaur's head, for crying out loud) and a friendly ambience, make sure you're in between 4 and 9pm on weekdays if you want to take full advantage of their famous happy hour discounts.

Purgatory Bar

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For a high-end cocktail experience like no other, visit Purgatory Bar in Victoria. The award-winning haunt features Antoni Gaudi-inspired interiors and stonework, plus a pretty outdoor terrace with heaters when nights begin to cool. You'll find it hard to choose from such an extensive selection of creative tipples catching your eye, from the Fallen Angel to its signature old fashioned, served in a crustal dome and filler with cherrywood smoke.

BAM Karaoke Box

Luxury Parisienne brand BAM Karaoke Box comes to London earning the title of 'largest karaoke venue in Europe', thanks to a whopping 10,000 square foot of space and 22 private rooms to hire. Not only can you hire a pretty in pink room to sing your heart out in, but also order French-inspired food to your own space. After all that fun? Grab drinks at two opulent cocktail bars, dance to DJs and check out the live music stage too. It's all going on here.

Prelude By Oriole

After a quirky pop-up bar to add to your list? Prelude By Oriole is a taste of things to come at their reopening later this year - think Nikkei-style small plates and refreshing cocktails in a sophisticated speakeasy setting. You can expect live piano music every single night here, while snacking on the likes of chickpea chips dipped in aioli or raw scallops with kiwi. As for drinks, choose from bourbon-based sips like the Acadia or fruity blends such as a Saraburi Punch.

Albert's Schloss London

The Bavarian bier palace Albert's Schloss can be found in London's dazzling West End, bringing Alpine chic and a wunderbar drinks list to town. Inside you'll find everything from burning log fires to wooden decking reminiscent of a cosy lodge, as well as an array of mouthwatering food, like gooey fondue and bratwurst sausages. Check out this haunt's incredible entertainment lineup and enjoy some of its signature tipples, such as the Chuckleberry Forest Spritz, made with Absolut Wild Berri and apple juice.