Exotic Bars in London

While London doesn't always provide the best weather possible, there's always a whole host of bars throughout the capital that offer retreats from the rain and the cold, and even trick you into thinking you've entered some far-away exotic paradise. From the Caribbean, to Mexico and South America, check out our list of the best exotic bars in London, and go in search a slice of sunshine.


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This top-end tiki bar in the heart of Mayfair is a Polynesian paradise that regularly boasts many A-list celebrities and royal visits. With a decor that remains true to its theme, you can enjoy a host of delectable cocktails in its cool and tropical oceanic atmosphere and even get your groove on with its inspired late DJ sets. 

Trailer Happiness

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Oozing with intimacy and an authentic tiki flair, Trailer Happiness serves excellent rum cocktails and delectable Dim Sum from its basement space on Portobello Road. Head over to find a characterful venue bedecked with an off-beat and quirky décor, and choose between a thorough selection of classic and unique tiki mixes. The mezcal-infused Dia De Lose Muertos would be a great place to start!

A Mexican basement bar of the highest accord, they love tequila so much at Azulito they've got it coming out of their taps. Ok not really, but there's no less than 80 bottles proudly lined up on the shelves, available to enjoy straight or as part of a cocktail. Tan-leather recliners, swinging basket chairs, quirky colour schemes and foosball tables contribute to the tropical feel to the place.

Sugar Cane Bar

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You don't need to travel far to experience an authentic tiki bar, as Clapham's own Sugar Cane Bar's owners will tell you. Whilst many tiki bars in London will probably stretch your budget a bit, Sugar Cane is fun, lively and affordable. With regular drink deals throughout the week, it's not to be missed.

Beduin Bar

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It doesn't get much more exotic than this Moroccan-themed bar in the middle of Farringdon. With colourful lanterns, intricately patterned silver table tops, cushions strewn all around and red walls, this hot box transports its guests straight to that hot North West coast of Africa. Get away from it all without those costly hotels.


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A tiki inspired bar in the heart of London, its beaches and treetops will make Kanaloa the closest thing to being in a tropical paradise, without actually being in one. With mouthwatering cocktails, cool decor and eclectic music, this full-time bar and club is open all week and is the perfect form of drunken escapism.


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A melting pot of Brazilian beach bar and London bloc party, Floripa is a cool cocktail bar hoping to offer the best of Brazilian culture in a trendy London setting. Taking its name from a party island off the coast of Brazil, they host a series of parties throughout the year serving tropical cocktails and food, whilst on the weekends you can enjoy eclectic mixes from some of the best DJs East London have to offer.

Barrio Soho

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Do yourself a favour and head to Soho's Poland Street sometime; there's an infectious Latina party bar hiding here which is simply too good to miss. Barrio is a fusion of exquisite drinks, fresh cooking and great party tunes. It's there for fantastic happy hour deals and a spread of Spanish eats, with a spot of late night dancing in the basement bar to finish.

One of the most unique venues to find in Soho, the London Cocktail Club is a bizarre yet cool venue located just off Oxford Street making it a perfect venue for post-shopping drinks. Its 'Gangster Tequila Paradise' theme is evident in its choice of decor, drinks and food options and is a vibe inspired by downtown LA. Think of it as a place N.W.A would visit after a tiring day shopping.