Brilliant Bars in Kensington

Home to some of London's best museums, landmarks and shopping districts, it's no surprise that this sought-after 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 bars in Kensington have something for you. 

Last updated on 26th June 2020

Scoff & Banter Kensington

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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.

The Builders Arms

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Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Kensington High Street is The Builders Arms, a traditional pub in West London. Along with vibrant furnishings and an outdoor terrace, you'll find a bar stocked with craft brews and artisanal spirits.


10 user reviews 5

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.


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Zuaya are taking your date night drinks up a notch with lush interiors - think gold accents, floral decorations, stylish seating - and gorgeous cocktails. They also welcome in a roster of musicians come the weekend and whip up a number of tapas and sharing plates if you get peckish.

Hereford Arms

1 user review 5

Take a liquid tour through London's notorious past with a trip to Hereford Arms. Nowadays you'll find a cosy pub serving up classic grub and cold pints, but back in the day it used to be known as the infamous drinking spot of Jack the Ripper.