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.




Trailer Happiness

18 user reviews 4

Trailer Happiness is a tiki den offering the e-z boy feel of a low rent, mid-60s California valley bachelor pad. It's an intimate and personal basement space on Portobello Road, where visitors tuck into Dim Sum treats washed down with their renowned range of rum cocktails. Make yours a Dia De Los Muertos, and don't forget there's feel-good tunes from the DJ towards the end of the week.

GOAT

835 user reviews 5

GOAT is an alluring speakeasy-style bar serving only unbranded drinks to its select number of guests. This mysterious drinking experience combined with the venue's dark and intimate candlelit setting makes GOAT a great spot for a romantic date. 

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

13 user reviews 4

Discover the secret speakeasy bar that is Ruby's, hidden in a basement in Dalston. This quirky setting is home to one of London's most intimate retro bars, featuring a whole host of delicious quality drinks and a great atmosphere. Ruby's is perfect for an evening with the girls or even a romantic date, and on your visit you should definitely try their refreshing cocktails which all feature an innovative twist. 

Rouges

3 user reviews 4

Based in an idyllic ballroom in South London, Rouges doffs its cap to the 70s and 80s, celebrating all the things we loved about those iconic decades. With DJ Kobayashi playing all the best funk and soul tracks long into the early hours, a stunning aerialist performance by Kellie Sky of the Tear Drop circus will have jaws hitting the ground. 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. You'll struggle to find a more retro night in London. 

The Luggage Room

14 user reviews 4

Channeling the speakeasy vibe with utmost authenticity thanks to an unassuming door and sliding hatch, The Luggage Room at the London Mariott in Grosvenor Square 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 rather spectacular giant block of ice behind the bar that is carved for each drink.