Best Bars Near London Bridge

Bars in London Bridge are diverse and are all part of an exciting drinking and dining scene in the heart of the city. Whether you want an upmarket cocktail evening, after work drinks or something more glamorous, the bars of London Bridge have it all. In the streets around the railway station and Borough Market, there's a great mix of different drinking dens and hangouts. Have a look through our recommended list of the best bars near London Bridge. 

Last updated on 13th July 2018

Simmons Tower Bridge

29 user reviews 4

Situated within a few minutes walk of London Bridge, Simmons is a small but elegant cocktail bar with quirky interiors and amazing happy hour deals. Come between 4 and 9 PM (weekdays) if you're looking after those pennies; you can get £2.50 beers, a bottle of wine for £10 or a signature cocktail teapot for £15. There's a more lively atmosphere to this place come the weekend and it's open for drinking, singing and dancing until 1 AM.

The Old School Yard

4 user reviews 5

Any cocktail £4.50, Two beers for £5

Hankering for laid-back cocktails at a cool bar with a bit of quirk and charm? This London Bridge den is just the place. While the cocktails may be affordable, the level of master mixology is strong with this one. A playful place with an East London inspired attitude, there's always a party going on at The Old School Yard.

Located directly off the famous Thames Path, Hay's Galleria is a unique bar with plenty of features to make it one of the most memorable bars in town. Made up of a petanque pitch, an outdoor terrace and a maze of bars and beautiful private dining rooms, this is a fantastic spot for London Bridge commuters to stop in at on their way home. 

The Refinery, Bankside

219 user reviews 4

Located in the landmark Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street, The Refinery is one of London Bridge's most sophisticated bars. The open-plan kitchen offers a palpable buzz throughout the restaurant. The spacious setting also allows for privacy on tables, this allows for quiet lunches or corporate drinks with clients to go undisturbed. 

The Folly

742 user reviews 4

2 course & a drink for £19.95

A whimsical dining wonderland just shy of London Bridge, those with a hankering for kitsch prints, lush plates and charming interiors will fall madly in love with this fairytale joint. Whether you're enjoying a gin-based drink or cavorting with an Iced Gem cocktail, this city favourite is a heralded plot, known for its atmosphere and luxe penchant.

The Hide Bar

5 user reviews 4

The Hide Bar is tucked in a side street close to the station and is part of the exciting development of Bermondsey Street that's consumed London Bridge for so long. Cocktails are the name of the game at Hide, with particular attention paid to the history of the drinks themselves. Be sure to try the Stay Classy San Diego; a unique, Ron Burgundy twist on a classic whisky sour.