Retro Bars In London

We love discovering new retro bars in London, where the traditional British drinking experience is transformed into a magical pursuit of decadent entertainment and creative drink combinations, set in an atmospheric setting reminiscent of bygone eras. For those of you keen to experience these unique venues for yourself, we have come up with a list of the best retro bars in London for you to explore.

Last updated on 17th July 2020




Fitz’s

59 user reviews 4

Be transported back to the glamour of the roaring 20s at Fitz's. This place is bubbling with relaxed cocktail sippers on the velour sofas, while the cocktail menu take inspiration from free spirits of Bloomsbury's past and present, from novelist Emile Zola to spy princess Noor Inayat Khan. 

Disrepute

32 user reviews 5

Disrepute is a retro gem combining the timeless qualities of Sixties counterculture with elements of London's exciting cocktail scene today. Offering an expertly curated drinks menu, the bar ensures cocktail lovers are well looked with their luxurious collection of expertly mixed creations.

The Luggage Room

17 user reviews 4

Channelling a speakeasy vibe with its unassuming door and sliding hatch, The Luggage Room is one of London's most impressive retro bars. The decadent 1920's bar is an oasis of period curiosities, jazz music, delicious cocktails and even a giant block of ice behind the bar that is carved for each drink. 

Rouges

4 user reviews 4

Rouges doffs its cap to the 70s and 80s, celebrating all the things we loved about those iconic decades, with DJs playing the best funk and soul tracks long into the early hours. If that wasn't enough, be sure to visit one of the two bars in this venue, both of which are over 50 years old.

With outposts in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York, Mari Vanna is a gaudy-but-gorgeous interiors vintage bar in London. Think peeling wallpaper, shawl-covered lamps, crystal bowls and stacking dolls all taking you back to the days of Soviet Union Russia surrounding you as you sip vodka.