Nice Bars in London
There's nothing better than sitting in nice, warm and beautifully designed bar, while having a fantastic drink to boot. Check our our list of some of the nicest bars in London - where time stops, you can forget all your troubles and just drink away. Not only are these great London bars, but the clientele is friendly, the staff are helpful and there are good times to be had all around. Have a read through our list of Nice Bars in London, discover, book with us and enjoy.
Last updated on 8th August 2017
Scout is more than just a nice bar. The aesthetics are cool yet refined, and the cocktail list is a creative mix of seasonally changing mixed drinks, created using British ingredients. The bar also serves up snacks made from leftover ingredients, leading to an innovative food menu to compliment the fresh and fun drinks.
Archer Street stands out in Soho as one of the district's nicest and most elegant bars. In an area that can sometimes tilt towards the brash, Archer Street maintains a lovely charm and elegance that shines through the srteets of Soho. Head downstairs to Chukka, Archer Street's salute to the Polo season for some brilliant equestrian themed fun. Book your place at one of Soho's nicest bars by booking online.
Milling around Leicester Square and hoping to catch up on a few bevvies? One of the most cool and casual bars in the area, All Bar One stands out as a fun and reliable location for snacks, international bites and some of the best bottles of wine in the business.
Contemporary chic and elegant, the well-renowned Met Bar captures the essence of sophistication right in the heart of London's desirable Mayfair district. Previously a 'members only' bar, the Met reigns supreme when it comes to its premium drinks and dancing, from its superb martinis to its handpicked dance DJs, so pick up a champagne flute and hit the dance floor.
If you like a delicious glass of wine after a long day, then you're in good hands at The Pearson Room, the brainchild of renowned sommelier Sunaina Sethi. The venue combines modern and classic with bright and breezy architecture and excellent small plates from around Europe.
Satisfying the 'nice' label to more than just a 't', Cartizze bar is a taste of Mayfair opulence fronting something of a classic Americana saloon style bar whilst also giving an air of contemporary cool. Authentic and original mixology is the motto here with world class bartenders knocking up some hefty creative cocktails.
Machine No. 3 is fast creating a reputation for itself as one of Hackney's most relaxed, carefree bars. The bar is based in the old stomping ground of a dilapidated laundry room and offers a selection of organic wines, craft beers and classic cocktails to East London's hungry crowds. If you're feeling hungry, tuck into a delicious pizza or enjoy some food from their Shish Grill neighbour.
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green could win awards for best pub, best restaurant and best club - but having all three under one roof means you have a venue that simply must be visited. Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is a fun time party place in London that really knows how to get things going, especially with its karaoke and special guest Djs on the weekend. Sample one, two or all of the delights by booking online.
Looking for a few nice drinks in London in a relaxed and charming setting? Then it's off to Kings Cross for you. Luxurious, charming and bustling with some of the best bottles of Champagne in the business, head on over to Searcys for an unrivaled experience with oysters as an added extra.
Find this cutesie cubbyhole in the centre of Covent Garden and settle into a nest of fancy florals, calming hues and delicate decor. The sweetest of cocktails are on this menu, with contenders such as Lavender Love, a blend of lavender syrup, peach puree and Absolut citron and with dainty brunches and big name mains, including anything from risotto to the classic fish and chips, this place is a heavenly haven.
Ninetyeight lounge and bar is a great Shorditch cocktail bar and late night London DJ bar infused with a naughty mix of toys, sweets and luscious, unique décor. Located on Curtain Road, basement bar Ninetyeight is a breath of fresh air, providing an uplifting retreat for like-minded individuals. Head down to this beautiful blend of elegance and charm but don't forget book online before you do.
Sat bang in the middle of Oxford Circus, All Bar One is a classic European-style gastro restaurant and bar. The casual spot makes you feel at home with comfy booths, bare-bulb lighting and a bar area perfect for grabbing a cocktail. They also have an all-day menu which serves up goodies such as burgers and sharing boards.
Long Bar at the Sanderson Hotel in London is some 80-feet in length, and boasts a dramatic and glowing onyx Long Bar that is the focal point for energy at this great London hotel bar. Guests are free to come at virtually any time (the beauty of hotel bars) and enjoy such unique features as the Sanderson Hotel's beautiful tropical Courtyard. For a night to remember in one of London's most famous five-star hotels, book online.
Ruby's in Dlaston, is nestled in a former Chinese takeaway, the decor is a mixture of glazed brick, stripped paint walls, wooden flooring plus a mish mash selection of tables, chairs and quirky lampshades. Ruby's cocktail menu has been specially designed to compliment the character of the bar, which focuses on quality drinks and works hard to carve out an intimate yet buzzing atmosphere. Bringing something different to Dalston instead of the banging DJ bars, Ruby's is somewhere you can sit down, take in the atmosphere and try out the fantastic cocktails.
Machiya is a new restaurant-bar in Soho that draws inspiration from the food halls found across Japan. Beautifully decorated and laid back in every way, the team serve authentic dishes - such as tonkatsu, teriyaki and yaitori - coupled with flavoursome cocktails made using sake, Japanese whiskies and fresh spices.
Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Hollywood Arms is a cute bar and restaurant in London with beautiful interior, serving premium drinks and fresh British food. A classy gastro pub with elegant flamingo wallpaper and birdcages providing an artesian flair that hosts micro-brewers, wine makers and fortnightly jazz. Get down to this extremely elegan Londont pub but make sure you book with us first.
Simmons has brought its unique brand of nice bar to Camden Town, with walls decked out with neon lights and crystal skulls and their unique cocktails served in intriguing crockery. Their five hour long happy hour will get you into the bar, the fun atmosphere will make you stay.
Run by Ryan Chetiyawardana, the mastermind behind the ever-popular White Lyan in Shoreditch, the DandeLyan is a suave hotel bar in South London. Based on the ground floor of the Mondrian Hotel, the bar is elegantly decorated, boasting jaw-dropping views of the idyllic River Thames. Shunning classic cocktails, the bartender behind this spot look to redefine classic recipes. As such, expect to find a menu full of intriguing concoctions and daring flavour combinations.
The Skylounge rooftop bar, at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London, blends comfort, unforgettable views and exceptional service to bring their visitors a taste of the London skyline in the very best style. Skylounge mixologists create an ecclectic mix of imaginative cocktails and serve a wide selection of quality wines, bottled beers and whisky. Head up to the Skylounge but be sure to book online to ensure a nice space for you and you chums.
With leather Chesterfields, art deco finishes and bespoke furnishings fitting out this swanky Hotel Bar, The Distillery is Bankside’s destination cocktail bar. This is a vibrant and sophisticated spot to head for some drinks; prepare to be wowed by a cocktail list featuring all kinds of homemade aromatics, infusions and bitters.
Gordon's Wine Bar, which sits in between Fleet Street and the river - in Embankment - is the oldest wine bar in London and a magical place to enjoy a glass of wine. Step inside the narrow staircase and be enchanted with the ambiance and setting, candle lit tables, secret coves and caves, perfect for that intimate night out at a cute London bar. Reserve your place at this historical venue by booking online.
Happiness forgets is a cute and cosy London bar that sits on the hugely popular Hoxton Square. Along with the quirky furniture and the comfy atmosphere goes the sophisticated 40s/50s "rare groove" music, a very refined blend of obscure jazz, pop, jazz fusion, R&B, soul etc which gives the final touch to the ambience of the place, making it suitable forcouples and keen conversationalists. To forget all else in the world, save happiness, book your place at this great London bar.