Quirky Cocktail Bars In London

With everything from secret speakeasy joints through to Alice In Wonderland based hangouts, London is full of quirky cocktail bars. And it's not just their interiors that are unusual; weird and wonderful cocktail bars in London also have serious mixing credentials, with mixologists who have mastered their craft to a T. Read our recommendations for quirky cocktail bars in London and get ready to see another side to the capital's drinking scene.

Last updated on 11th January 2023

Night Tales Loft

276 user reviews 4

An East London Stalwart, NT's is all sorts of cool, from the late night DJs to the secret outdoor terrace. Their cocktails are also impressive with sections such as The Bold and The Bizarre, creating punchy tequila mixes and a short and sharp 'meth' - made with ginger liqueur, mint liqueur, and Havana.

@ Bonkers Bar on Saturday 11th February 2023 and 11 other Saturdays

Bonkers Bar in Dalston is the host of an immersive cocktail and theatrical experience with Billy Bonka, who is offering Londoners cocktails inspired by your favourite chocolate-themed book (but with a very adult twist). Get your hands on their golden packets to test these confectionery tipples.

The Gibson

797 user reviews 5

Based on the iconic Gibson Cocktail, this weird and wonderful cocktail bar in Shoreditch is a one for the must-visit list. Head along Old Street to find a den of 1920s shenanigans, from a live piano player to concoctions that come with unusual ingredients - fried worms anyone?

The Bar at Hush

105 user reviews 5

Inspired by the Golden Age of travel, this cool and quirky bar in Central London will direct you straight to first class. With stunning service from some of the finest mixologists in the city, you'll soon see why Aviator at Hush was named Best Bar In London at the London Club and Bar awards 2017.

Fronting stylish and modern decor, Iris Avenue is a cool bar in Fitzrovia. Ideal for girls' nights out, the venue is whipping up unique cocktails such as the Messenger in the Clouds, a mix of vanilla vodka, passion fruit puree and prosecco. You can also enjoy a manicure or massage if you fancy adding on some much-needed self-care.

Touting smoking concoctions, you can trust that Purgatory Bar on Cambridge Street will serve nothing less than exciting with its cocktail selection. Enjoy Antoni Gaudi-inspired decor or the pretty outside terrace, all while exploring the fantastic bevvy menu. Oh, yes.

Get a little quirky at Skylight Peckham's stunning indoor cocktail lounge and sky-high terrace. Whether you fancy enjoying some drag entertainment at a popular bottomless brunch or just taking in views of the capital with a drink in hand, you can always rely on this venue.

Peachy Queen Putney

9 user reviews 5

Fronting gloriously pink interiors and a cocktail list to die for, this quirky cocktail bar in Putney is just the place for Instagrammable happenings. You'll be sipping on all the classics, alongside a unique menu that includes the likes of 'tropic like it's hot' and 'Bohemian raspberry'.