Secret Bars in London

Psst. We've got some secrets to share with you... Sometimes the best bars aren't always the most well known and London is filled with hidden gems. If you're looking to avoid the popular grind of London's busy venues then take a peek at our collection of the best hideaways. Taking you off the beaten track, delving into fridges and stepping behind mirrors, these top clandestine hangouts are the best secret bars in London.

Last updated on 3rd March 2020




Opium

1346 user reviews 4

Pre-Theatre

Opium is a secret cocktail bar in the heart of Chinatown. They are London's leading purveyor of seasonal Oriental themed libations, using ingredients sourced locally in Chinatown. Concealed behind an ordinary little door; it's perfect for a cool and unique place to drink in London. Opium would certainly impress a date or be a good place to have a meal with friends. Private hire? Their Peony bar is a stunning, secret option to boot.

Kansas Smitty's

177 user reviews 4

The bar named after a talented jazz collective and set under the throngs of Broadway Market makes for a perfect hideaway as one of London's secret places to drink. A truly small but perfectly formed space promises low ceilings, ambient supping and a bar well versed in the art of the class Julep - because it wouldn't be Kansas any other way. 

Found

6 user reviews 4

Opened by cocktail sumpremo Oskar Klimaszewski, Found is worth the hunt. The cocktail bar is concealed away in Shoreditch, head downstairs and through the velvet curtain to discover delicious tipples and a venue of cosy nooks and crannies.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

99 user reviews 4

This private members club is taking you to a time of slinky circus acts, show-stopping cabaret performers and uplifting live music. Experience some of London's best performers; from vintage burlesque queens to showgirl extraordinaires.

Bar Aspen

1 user review 5

Found yourself in Camden? Escape the bustling marketplace by heading to Bar Aspen, a hidden wine bar under Town Cafe. A cosy cellar with handpicked natural wines, it's a brilliant bar to unwind and enjoy plates from Music & Beans.