Best Leicester Square Bars

Leicester Square is one of London's most famed districts, renowned for its cherished theatres, spectacular film premieres and ever-bustling destinations. A popular destination for tourists yearning to explore the city's nightlife, Leicester Square is definitely a hot-spot for entertainment and dancing every night of the week. Karaoke, cocktails, night clubs or intimate DJ bars, you name it, Leiscester Square has it and we've got a list of the best to give you a little nudge in the right direction.  

Last updated on 6th November 2019

Just moments from The National Gallery sits All Bar One, your new favourite bar in Leicester Square. Whether you're catching up with friends over a bottle of wine, a glass of cocktails, or sitting down to feast on one of their British pub classics dishes after work, then settle in here.

Bar Rumba

625 user reviews 3

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This boutique bar is a West End hit for those looking for a place to bust some shapes on the dance floor. Every night welcomes a weird and wonderful theme, with anything from Cowboys and Cowgirls to Where's Wally making an appearance. Bar Rumba is a Leicester Square hot spot for a a good party and some hella long happy hours 

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Located on the rooftop of the Assembly Hotel, this gorgeous bar and restaurant just off Leicester Square promises more than a few stellar views. With a prime location near some of London's most iconic landmarks, you'll be ogling more than just the sunsets.

The Light Lounge

234 user reviews 5

Sassy and sexy, Leicester Square's Light Lounge is a popular Soho spot for those that know about it. Discreetly tucked away towards the Covent Garden side, The Light Lounge exudes an essence of exclusivity with its sharp members-only feel, and as the free-flowing cocktail classics and creative concoctions sweep you to the dance-floor, you are sure to celebrate the weekend in style.

Piccadilly Institute

241 user reviews 3

Piccadilly Institute is renowned as one of London's biggest party palaces with six different bar areas each individually themed to explore and playing a selection of commercial/pop hits, hip hop and R'n'B tunes. With a late licence and one hell of a rosta of international DJs behind the sound system, this Leicester Square venue is a heaving night life spot where drinks, dancing and general debauchery come as standard. 

Ruby Blue Bar

267 user reviews 3

Ruby Blue is a sumptuous bar of dark decors and warm, low lighting features creating a intimate space perfect for some after work drinks or late night shenanigans. Fantastic views over Leicester Square can be appreciated form the outdoor terrace making this lounge bar a hubbub of entertainment and budget friendly boozing.

Zoo Bar

285 user reviews 4

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The epitome of a fun time London bar, Zoo is the perfect place to get your mates together for a lively night of drinking and dancing until the early hours. In the heart of Leicester Square, this bar attracts a young party crowd with an opulent bar area and large clubbing spec where music to the beats of commercial, house, hip hop and R'n'B is played out every weekend.

The Lost Alpaca

82 user reviews 4

Located in the basement of Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral, this hidden gem serves pisco and cocktails that give you all the flavours of South America. With its laid back vibe and stylish soundtrack, you can enjoy a stunning selection of drinks featuring Mexican mezcal, Brazilian cachaca and Venezuelan rum, in a really unique setting. 

Serving up some of the most innovative cocktails in the West End, this bar and restaurant just shy of Leicester Square boasts a stunning array of signature sips, perfect for a few pre-theatre beverages. Adding their own splash of theatricality to the mix, Alchemist drinks are a little outside the norm, with items that fizz, pop and light up.