Bars in Kensington
Kensington is one of London's most sought after areas and their bars are all part of the appeal. Whether you want a fun night painting the high street red, or relaxed cool drinks in one of their many swanky establishments, these West London hang-outs have something for you. Nights out in here always carry a certain wow-factor and the bars live up to these high expectations. Have a read of our recommended bars to get the low-down on where is hot in Kensington.
Lush Kensington cocktails and oysters away as the infamous Wright Brothers present their very first independent bar. Decked out in slick interiors and sexy furniture, Mermaid Cocktail and Oyster Bar is a dashing plight for a high-end date night in London.
As a result of its success the Eclipse brand grew in 2002 with an additional Cocktail Bar & Club on Old Brompton Road, South Kensington cementing itself on the London scene in the Kensington area, and thank goodness - this is a fantastic club! A line up of famous DJs is always guaranteed at the weekend, so you can party the night away.
Echoing New York finesse and style, Goat DRINK is a Kensington cocktail bar draped in plush blue leathers and cream accents. Their cocktail offerings have a handcrafted edge with homage to typically English delicacies in their Earl Grey Marteani. Goat DRINK owes itself to a certain Kensington class as a cocktail bar perfect for a casual tipple or two with musical musings until 1am.
Sitting pretty above Chelsea's Goat Dine, the Chelsea Prayer Room is a stunning and sophisticated choice for drinks in Kensington. Not only secretive and speakeasy themed, Chelsea Prayer Room promises a roster of unique regular entertainment and stunning cocktails.
Wholesome British food and delectable drinks await at this charming South Kensington venue. Drop in any time of day if you're feeling famished and they'll have something tasty for you, or just stop by for a glass of fine wine or one of their very own Bumpkin ales! You'll encounter a super friendly bar staff team and a cocktail list befitting of the stylish surroundings. Perfect for hosting private functions of every variety!
A subterranean den of chic Asian furnishings, lounge beds and leather booths; Blagclub is one of West London’s best kept secrets. Designed with intimate partying in mind, the venue’s guest list only policy adds to the exclusive and sophisticated vibes. The music policy centres on party and club classics and guests can hire out the venue exclusively for private parties.
Yes it's part of a chain, but the eclectic furniture, quirky decor and exceptional cocktail range make The Jam Tree Fulham an excellent King's Road bar to hang out in for drinks or food in Kensington. And who isn't a fan of Colonial inspired food? As long as it comes with alcohol of course.
Hailed as one of the best rooftop bars in Kensington, the Roof Gardens is a wonderland of fun and foliage combined. From themed events and stunning cocktail bars, to unique spaces, DJ nights and more, it seems as though anything is possible at this unique West London bar.
Renowned for it's exquisite array of Pan-Asian cuisine and cocktail mixology, Buddha Bar is one of Kensington's most sought after destinations for a night of elegant mystique and stunning eats. Tuck into artisan drinks and avant-garde interiors where a giant Buddha statue welcomes you in. DJs are known to bring the noise here late into the night as this place goes from luxuriant restaurant to party bar physique.
A guarenteed fun night out, Piano Bar Kensington offers visitors food, drinks and entertainment unlike nay other London bar. Prepare to crowd round the grand piano and let Bazz Collard show his skills and get people singing along to all the classics. People may think that Kensington is all Gucci heels and champagne flutes but Piano offers a fun and friendly atmopshere that belies its location. If you're looking for a fun night on the town then get down to Piano, one of Kensington's best bars.
An Austrain-themed apres ski bar and nightspot, Bodo's Schloss is a stone's throw from Kensington Palace and attracts the young, rich and beautiful crowd that inhabit the area. With Kaiser Rolls and Austrian beer available as well as other quirky touches, including a host of blonde lederhosen wearing waitresses and a DJ deck set up in an old ski lift - Bodo's has the cool edge to drive Kensington wild.