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.
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.
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.
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.
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 its Southbank dwelling. There's also a great range of steaks as well as exuberant cocktails and more than 100 gins to sample (not all at once, obviously).
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.
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.
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.
Making your way down the Northern Line one drink at a time? Then you'd best stop off in Tooting. Hidden in the heart of the iconic Tooting Market, join the darling Unwined In Tooting for a night of some of the best bottles of wine and charcuterie in the business.
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.
Not far from Angel station, head to The Winchester for a cool hangout filled with plush seating and low lighting, as well as a long, tasty cocktail list, and a food menu packed with delicious British dishes.
Found yourself close to the Northern Line and looking to jump off at the best local bar? Then why not hop off at Clapham North for not only fusion Japanese and Brazilian dining, there's cocktail treats galore to be found at Mommi.
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.
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.
Get off the Northern Line at London Bridge and you'll find a treat in Omeara. Boasting both a 320 capacity live music venue and a Mexican cantina serving up the finest tequila and cocktails around, there's lots to keep you entertained. But step out onto the terrace and you'll find spectacular views of Southwark Cathedral and the Shard.
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.
One of the coolest bars close to the Northern Line, there's no stopping the Magic Roundabout. Found on top of Old Street, Magic Roundabout promises street food, unique pop-up spaces, some of the best in party nights and plenty more.
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 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.
Next time you find yourself hanging about in London Bridge waiting for your train head to this fantastic restaurant for some stunning plates of seafood and quality wines and cocktails.