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.
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.
Tucked away in the shadow of The Shard, this Northern Line boozer boasts an ample choice of beer, wine and cocktails. A perfect spot for after-work drinks, Telephone Exchange also have a menu of classic British eats to explore should your tummy start to rumble.
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.
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.
Just a stone's throw from Bank station, The Anthologist is a seriously stylish bar and restaurant in the City. Perfect for after-work drinks or date nights, this stylish spot has everything from cocktails and wines to beers, along with delicious food if you should get peckish.
A former Victorian boozer in King's Cross has been transformed into this charming cocktail bar. The Rackteer isn't just well-crafted cocktails, there's also an onsite bottle shop and beer garden to soak up the rays come summer.
This lively bar and Brazilian restaurant is right at the forefront of Old Street's vibrant nightlife scene. Part Brazilian beach bar, part London bloc party; Floripa is always abuzz with a stylish crowd of pleasure-seekers who come for the tasty cuisine and stay for the lively DJ nights and live bands.
Found on Concert Hall Approach in Waterloo, this quirky cocktail bar boasts wall murals and artwork from Feliks Topolski, one of World War II's official artists. Head here for a unique list of drinks, alongside a curated live music list and flat bread pizzas.
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.
Jump off the Northern Line at Camden Town for BYOC Camden, a spot that will take you a million miles from the tube with their themed prohibition decor. The idea is that your bring your own spirit, which talented bar tenders will then knock up into at least five different concoctions.
Hop on that Northern Line and get yourself down to Camden Town or Euston Square for one of its amazing five hour long happy hours! There you can drink their wonderful cocktails that are served in intriguing crockery, while sitting in a quirky, kitsch bar decked out in crystal skulls and neon signs.
Getting the Northern Line and want a quick pitstop? The Charles Holden in South London is a great place to head to if you're looking to catch the big game or have a cosy little date night in its beer garden. Plus their food selection is top-notch – think burgers and juicy steaks.
Located just a short stroll from Angel station, Laki Kane is a popular cocktail bar in Islington. Head to the Upper Street spot for Instagrammable interiors, rum masterclasses and tropical concoctions created using house-made ingredients.
The team at All Bar One on Villiers Street are no strangers to hosting fun nights out in London. Armed with a fully stocked bar and having created a number of signature and classic cocktails, the venue prides itself on offering guests a fun, serene way to relax and unwind after work.
Nestled in the heart of Waterloo, Unwined is a charming restaurant bar with a cosy yet buzzing atmosphere. Head on over and you can explore a menu of expertly sourced sips from across the globe, which come perfectly paired with droolworthy eats from the regular kitchen residencies.
Whether you're partial to a drink from our friends across the pond, or just looking for a fun new boozer, Homeboy is your place. Expect chilled out vibes with hip-hop and R&B, alongside creative cocktails, lashings of whiskey and Irish-inspired food.
If you're looking for a vibrant, buzzing bar that's easily accessible via the Northern Line, then you're in luck. Nest, which is near Liverpool Street station, is the cocktail bar that's known for its deliciously heady mixes and scrumptious fare.
Jump off the Northern Line and straight into Loves Company as this bar is only seconds from Old Street Station. The Shoreditch spot is cool and quirky in equal parts, with neon interiors, bright pink walls, and a late licence for the party animals amongst you.
Just a short distance from London Bridge, you'll uncover Call Me Mr Lucky tucked away underneath The Breakfast Club. This subterranean drinking den is fronting eclectic interiors and kitsch vibes, alongside a quirky cocktail list of dragon fruit margaritas and more.