Northern Line Bars
Now we aren't going to say that the very best London bars are located on the Northern Line, but we are going to strongly imply it. Sure, things can get pretty ugly at peak times, but this oft-criticised route stops at some of the most fashionable places in the capital, and Stockwell. Read on to check out our list of the best Northern Line bars in London!
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Not far from London's Northern line stop, Embankment, Opal is a riverside bar and club space that's perfect for some after work drinks or a weekend clubbing session. There's rooms that overlook the river or a basement club called Noir where the lights are low and the music runs loud until 3am.
Found yourself knocking about Balham with some spare time to kill? Well thank goodness, as now you can shimmy on over to Lost & Found to see to a few of their inventive mixed drinks. A Red Haired Mojito and a Candy Bar are must tries, and definitely try the sharing Alice in Wonderland if you’re in a group of between 3 and 5pm.
Alight at London Bridge to find The Old School Yard, a hedonistic haven that is something of a playground for adults. A really buzzing cocktail bar, guests can drop by for a refreshing drink with their mates, sing their hearts out in their private karaoke room, or dance the night away to some of the South's top DJs.
Clapham Common's playful cocktail bar 64th & Social gets the ball rolling on our tour of the Northern Line. Offering exotic cocktails and relaxing vibes during the week, lively DJ nights move things through the gears once the weekend rolls around.
Next stop Bank, and one of the city's leading lights in the form of Steam & Rye. Live bands, fire shows, dancers and dining are on the agenda; that's after you've set aside a few minutes to soak in the quirky and interesting decor, of course. A Michelin-starred chef and award-winning both operate under the same roof to deliver truly outstanding results.
Oval's Fentiman Arms is a warm and welcoming gastro pub within strolling distance of the famous cricket ground. Quality British grub and a fine selection of wine is their staple, and swing by during the summer to enjoy BBQ'd treats in their exceptional beer garden.
Located in the heart of Clapham Common, Venn Street Records brings an alternative twist to your night out. This vinyl-clad, rock ‘n’ roll drinkers den is where regular live acts take the stage and the bar team knock-up cocktails like the aptly named AC/Daquiri. Seek out the statement neon sign and head inside for happy hour discounts and a cheap yet fun date night.
Harking around on the Northern Line and fancy stopping off for a quick bevvie? Take a break at Kentish Town and head on over to Jailbird, as this hidden basement gem promises charming booths, a quirky interior and unusual cocktails to boot.
Charing Cross's Asia De Cuba blends the wonderful tastes and flavours of Asia with, you guessed it, Cuba. Situated in a truly striking setting, guests are treated to a sophisticated yet chilled atmosphere while they tuck into the outstanding food on offer. Highly rated among locals and visitors alike, it's definitely worth the visit.
This restaurant, bar and club close to Chalk Farm station wraps up proceedings for our whistle-stop tour of the Northern Line's top hangouts. A truly unique venue, Proud is situated in an historic Grade II listed Horse Hospital in Camden's Stables Market. Guests can book their own stable - which comes complete with an HD TV, Sky Sports and movies. There's live music and a buzzing bar to enjoy when the sun goes down.
When most places say they offer a stunning views, there's a good chance they are exaggerating ever so slightly. That's certainly not the case at Waterloo's Gillray's, which boasts spectacular views of the London Eye and Houses of Parliament from it's Southbank dwelling. There's also a great range of wholesome steaks as well as exuberant cocktails and over 70 gins to sample (not all at once, obviously).