Scaling views of the city, and some of the best cocktails in the business courtesy of this sky high retreat? It can only be one destination, Aqua at the Shard. An iconic building where Instagram photos are the name of the game, indulge in botanical inspired cocktails, signature drinks and dapper dishes, all amongst some of the best views of London in the city.
London Bridge Bars
London Bridge, it's something of a city landmark and notably the best place to transfer for a train in the city. But we're not here to talk transport. From hidden vintage gems and places to catch the game, to charming gastro restaurants and cocktail bars hidden down cobbled alleys, we're here to talk about some of the very best bars in London Bridge. Take a look for yourselves...
Situated within a 2-minute saunter of London Bridge station, the Hay's Galleria is a hugely popular choice for locals and workers grabbing a quick drink before making their way home. Located inside the historic Hays Wharf, the venue's petanque pitch, outdoor terrace and maze of bars and private dining rooms makes it one of the most memorable spots to chill out and catch with a drink or two. Make the most of daily happy hours (5-8pm) or stay into the evening; the venue offers a regularly rotating menu using the freshest of ingredients.
One of the best bars in London Bridge, this cool and comfortable offering fronts delicious British grub, an impressive cheese selection and an even more impressive wine list.
While London Bridge may not always inspire the alternative crowd, there's one hidden bar that happily pushes those quirky boundaries. Hidden inside the Breakfast Club and boasting cocktails that impress, head on down to Call Me Mr Lucky for the ultimate in kitsch drinks.
Located in Bermondsey just a stone's throw from London Bridge station, this restaurant and creative events space is a homely haven of warming hues, soft sofa seats and quirky decor, including nautical ropes draped all around.
A stone's throw from the main station, Bunch of Grapes is a great stop-off for those looking to indulge in a few drinks near London Bridge. From their rustic British dining and their regular beer rotation down to their heated outdoor space, there's a little something for everyone.
Located within the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel, this gorgeous bar is perfect for those seeking a dash of elegance on a nigth out. Specialising in exquisite chmpagne and stunning views, it's a thriving spot for the City's carefree revellers.
A hearty party bar found smack bang in the middle of London Bridge, Number 1 is known for their heaving nights out and delicious drinks deals, Book a space and head on down for a fun night out in the heart of the city for you and your friends.
A haven for sports fans, this teeming London Bridge bar is a plethora of drinks deals, foosball, beer pong and live sports screenings rolled into one. Looking to privately hire a space for an upcoming sports screening? Their Dugout is just the place to head.
Cool and quirky The Gentlemen Baristas Union Street is the perfect spot for an after-work drink or quick dinner. The intimate venue is stretched over two floors, with the more informal bar area downstairs and the upstairs a perfect place for a delicious seasonal dinner.
While you may need to stroll across the bridge for a visit to this wee nugget, it's worth the walk. A veritable wonderland of botanical inspired whimsy, Drake and Morgan steal the show yet again as The Folly promises intensely creative cocktails, it's own florist, classic British dishes and more.
One of the best bars in London Bridge, you may turn up for the succulent seafood offerings, but you'll hang around for the crafty cocktails and carefully curated wine list.
Bars in London Bridge don't come quite like The Old School Yard. A massive salute to everything Old Skool - from their drinks deals and karaoke, to the decor and even the music, everything is from the 'Old Skool'. A great London Bridge bar for any occasion be it birthdays, hen or stag dos, or just enjoying some great happy hour deals to kick start your night.
The Miller is one of our favourite bars in London Bridge. Having recently been revamped to boast its own ping pong roof terrace, this cool and quirky London Bridge bar is becoming a hot spot for after work drinks, as well as a second home for fans of improvised comedy and live music.
Nestled between London Bridge station and City Hall, this Spanish-inspired restaurant bar is serving up a slice of the Meditteranean right here in London. Expect an extensive wine list, for soaking up all the tapas.
The Hide Bar is all about quality drinks, from their divine classic cocktails to sourcing the finest wines and they also serve up Meantime Beer from the local Greenwich Brewery. This is a rather cool London Bridge cocktail bar off the beaten track so head here if you want something a little special. Also a good option for those looking for a late night bar in London Bridge.
A hop, skip and a wee jump across the river, and you'll land in a charming haunt of classic British dishes and top craft brews. Overlooking The Thames and the city that's ever waiting to be explored, an afternoon and evening spent at The Oyster Shed is set to be one of fine ol' fish and chips and a mean ol' beer alike.
Just around the corner from London Bridge and in Flat Iron Square is Omeara. They're a part live music venue – showcasing world-class acts and up-and-comers in a 320 capacity venue – and part Central American bar, offering a range of cocktails, craft beers and tequila.
The Refinery is a modern day bar and restaurant near to London Bridge. They successfully blend fresh, colourful and eco-friendly decor with an industrial edge, making this a good spot for a drink or two. You can also come here from Thursday - Saturday for those looking for a place to party in London Bridge.
Independent movies, laid back supping and a cool if not chilled out crowd? Roxy Bar and Screen is the happening London Bridge haunt for you. Whether you want to sup by candlelight, wanting some of history's all time favourite films, or tuck in to some seriously delicious morsels, Roxy have got your back.
An iconic pub to be found right in the heart of Borough Market, Wheatsheaf is a wonder of cracking craft brews the likes of Double Chocolate Stout and bustling after work evenings. With their heralded location, lush drinks selection and a quirky beer garden to be inspired by, it's no wonder that Wheatsheaf is ever a buzz come sundown at London Bridge.