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.

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Last updated on 8th July 2024

The Perception at W London

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Bright, dark, playful, serious – The Perception Bar is one of many faces, making it the ideal stop for any Londoner. Come for delicious dishes from their resident chef, or grab a spectacular cocktail while listening to their rota of great music acts; either way, you're set for a unique time here.


Boasting palm tree vibes and an epic roster of events, Skylarking in Peckham is a great spot for those of you after a hotspot with a difference. Grab your pals for its awesome happy hour which gives you 2 for £12 pours between 5pm and 7pm, all before dancing to live DJs.

Slammers Bar

If you fancy drinking in the clink, Slammers Bar in London Bridge provides the perfect backdrop. Located behind plenty of barbed wire and cameras, this experience is sure to get hearts racing. And when the guards have taken your order? Expect high-end cocktails.

Albert's Schloss London

It's impossible to be bored at Albert's Schloss London. This Alpine-themed bar in the heart of the city's West End offers a stellar selection of beers from Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and beyond, along with an array of nightly live performances. On the menu, check out their creative cocktails, like the Apple Strudel with a rum twist and Bavarian foodie classics like bratwurst and schnitzel.

Tequila Mockingbird - Various Sites

Quirky cocktail bars don't get much better than Tequila Mockingbird, a fun destination where delish concoctions, 2-for-1 deals and weekend DJs collide. You can also chill out across the gorgeous lounge area for after-work drinks or group get-togethers.

Camden Basement Cocktail Bar


Found behind a hidden door on Camden High Street, Camden Basement Cocktail Bar is a speakeasy-inspired venue decked out in dark floral wallpaper, a striking bar and golden decor. Sip on five bespoke concoctions made from a bring-your-own spirit of your choice and tuck into sumptuous small plates in this intimate space, in one of their many exclusive sections named after icons like Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Louis Armstrong, and Pauline Sabin.

Lost Property Office

A hidden speakeasy inside BrewDog Waterloo, Lost Property Office is a 1920s-inspired space that reflects that in dim lighting and a vintage feel. Continuing the Prohibition leaning? A carefully thought out cocktail menu from award-winning bartender Rich Woods, which includes the martini roulette of three mini martinis - each seemingly identical but actually with different strengths and flavours to reflect the evolution of this cocktail over the years.

The Pretty Parlour

The Pretty parlous is a certainly one of the most unique cocktail bars out there, as it's also a nail salon. Situated right by Walpole park in Ealing, you can enjoy all kinds of creative concoctions or a glass of Veuve Clicquot here - while choosing between 13 different cruelty-free nail products, as well as refreshing hot towel treatments and relaxing head massages.