Hidden Gems in London

Wanna hear a secret? So do we, which is why we've picked our brains to come up with a list of undiscovered restaurants, secret bars, and quirky unknown London spots that will take you a little off the beaten track. Whether you're after a date night with a difference or simply want to escape the crowds, we're filling you in with our list of hidden gems in London - now just keep it on the dl, ok?

Last updated on 9th September 2020




Unwined In Tooting

238 user reviews 5

Tooting Market has been around since the 1930s, and they're harbouring a secret, one of the best wine bars in London. Head on down south and join Unwined In Tooting for some of the finest bottles of wine and a revolving series of pop-up residencies, which change every 6 weeks.

This secret London bar is little known to those who haven't ventured deep into the London Edition hotel. Somewhere in the back you'll discover a brooding bar inspired by 19th Century London with oak panelled walls, dark surfaces and rich textured furnishings echoing the style of a gentleman's library. Specialising in punch bowl cocktails, time will come to a relaxing stand-still here. 

Beast of Brixton

359 user reviews 5

The Beast of Brixton might not be the most well-known hangout in town, but it's certainly up there with one of our favourite secret hideaways. Stumble upon this unassuming haunt somewhere on Acre Lane and make your way inside for cocktails, regularly rotating street food and great local brews. Return on Sunday if you fancy delving into one of their banging roast lunches.

Megaro Bar

87 user reviews 4

Megaro is a basement bar in Kings Cross that's created a reputation for itself thanks to its stunning cocktail menu and quirky decor. The venue's expert mixologists have really let their creative side shine, curating a menu of signature creations and spirit infusions. Gulp down a few Borsh Marys or enjoy a tequila and sweet tea infused Lost Steps cocktail.

Found

6 user reviews 4

Found may only offer a selection of 12 cocktails, but their mantra of quality over quantity is something that really rings true. Join this hidden basement bar in London for a drinking experience that promises speakeasy vibes and killer drinks combined. 

Opium

1415 user reviews 4

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Located behind a fairly non-descript door in the heart of Leicester Square, Opium is a hidden gem in every sense of the phrase. Once you're finished punching the air at having found it, you'll immediately reap your rewards by discovering three floors of amazing Asian cocktails and equally compelling food with a contemporary twist.