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. 

Last updated on 7th July 2022

Hereford Arms

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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. 

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.

Queens Arms

4 user reviews 5

Up there as one of the best bars in South Kensington, The Queen's Arms is a fantastic, chilled-out spot to relax with a few drinks, from craft beers to wicked wines. And if you fancy a bite to eat? There's a menu of British classics to dive into.