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 12th September 2023

Hokus Pokus

Nestled underneath The Megaro Hotel, Hokus Pokus is part cocktail bar, part alchemy lab. Not only does it have some seriously unique interiors that look straight out of a sci-fi movie, but also delicious, molecular cocktails that will intrigue and delight in equal measure.


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.

The Perception at W London

Afternoon Tea with with a glass of Coolhurst English Sparkling Wine - £67.50 and 2 other offers

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.

Iris Avenue

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.

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.

Billy Bonker and the Cocktail Factory @ Bonkers Bar

@ Bonkers Bar on Saturday 30th September 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.