Brilliant Bars in Kensington
Home to some of London's best museums (think Science, V&A and Natural History), landmarks and shopping districts, it's no surprise that this sought-after, affluent area also has a great drinking scene. Whether you want a fun night painting the High Street red, or relaxed drinks in one of the many swanky craft beer establishments, these Kensington bars have something for you.
One of the best bars in Kensington, Dirty Bones is serving up a winning combo of New York-style chic and potent sips. Head over any weekday for a £5 happy hour from 5pm till 7pm or push the boat out with a weekend bottomless brunch where 90 minutes of free-flowing cocktails are up for grabs.
Aubaine is an intimate haunt designed for all your dinner party needs. Combining Parisian charm with classic interiors and a menu packed with delectable dishes, this French gem also has a number of wines, Champagne and classic cocktails available.
Sleek decor, fine wines and premium steaks... this bar and kitchen is knocking it out the park when it comes to drinking and dining in Kensington. Nestled along Old Brompton Road, The Duke of Clarence is a fail-safe option for an evening with friends.
Sure, you've seen 100 Queen's Gate all over your Instagram feed, but did you know that this Kensington hotel is home to a gorgeous subterranean cocktail bar? Think Victorian vibes with ornate decor and a menu showcasing the best in small plates and innovative tipples.
Located along Russell Gardens sits Ricco Lounge and Club, a stylish art deco-inspired bar in Kensington. Great for date nights, this cocktail spot hosts a number of live music nights and DJ sets for those of you looking to party.
Set in a gorgeous old dining room, Scoff & Banter is a quintessentially British restaurant and bar near the Natural History Museum. Alongside hearty plates of comfort food, they also offer up an impressive menu of wines and quirky cocktails, including watermelon mules and pisco eldersours.
Bored of the same ol' bars? Transport to the prohibition-era at Nocturne's vintage basement bar, with antique décor and stylish blackjack and poker rooms. Play a few games with friends whilst enjoying their fabulous cocktail and small plates menu.