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 2nd September 2019




Keystone Crescent

141 user reviews 5

A pad of 70s swag and muted colours makes it into our listings for some of the top secret bars in London. Become a member of this private club and discover Keystone Crescent in all it's vintage glory. Find the grey door, enter your personal code and recline in the cosy, intimate atmosphere with a good old fashioned hard-laced drink. 

The Candlelight Club

23 user reviews 5

Tracking down that perfect prohibition party was no easy feat, until the Candlelight Club came striding into the spotlight. They'll keep their cards close to their chest right up until the day of the event, but we're free to tell you that bespoke cocktails, vintage DJ sets and live jazz music in a buzzing venue lit entirely by candles await.

Call Me Mr Lucky

101 user reviews 4

Tucked beneath The Breakfast Club in London Bridge, you'll need to search for this spot. A sassy looking space with neon-lit nooks in abundance, Call Me Mr Lucky is the city's patron saint of all things liquid as innovation and invention are the pinnacle of their entire, basement orientated, eclectic ethos.

Kansas Smitty's

140 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. 

The Jam Tree Clapham

109 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

Now we don't want to ruin the surprise here, but the Jam Tree has a special secret that seriously needs discovering. Locate the fairly innocuous looking bookshelf and we'll leave the rest up to you... think cocktails and mouthwatering dishes aplenty.

Oriole

1564 user reviews 5

Bombay Sapphire Special Cocktail - Silk Route

Following on from the stellar work of its multi-award winning sister venue, Oriole brings an oasis of warmth, mystery and magic to London. Leave the stressful streets of the capital behind and immerse yourself in a truly exotic experience. There's a vibrant live music programme, tasty plates and a cocktail list showing a penchant for the finest ingredients.

Basement Sate

277 user reviews 4

Find the gold plaque on the wall and descend into somewhere that is 'not a brothel', we repeat is 'NOT a brothel'. This secret gem is the decadent place to hit for your palate pleasers and divine dishes. Top pastry chef Dorian Picard is at the helm to bring you the best in dessert plates while the bar tinkles with hand-crafted cocktails.

Step through the opulent looking glass mirror and enter a coveted world of decadent debauchery, expertly mixed drinks and lavish decor. Victorian furniture, gorgeous cocktails...and a secret room? This unique hidden bar is a completely original venue exuding charm, fantasy and an intriguing ambience. Best to keep this one hush hush.

The Breakfast Club has a secret... So if you're in town, you should really pay the Mayor a visit. Cool-as-you-like, this cocktail-heavy secret is perhaps the most discreet bar in this list. Ask to see 'The Mayor' after your delicious dinner, and you might just find what you're looking for in the fridge. Yes, the fridge.

Lunch Set Menu and 3 other offers

Look behind the paintings, search a few of the bookcases and you might stumble across the disguised bar at Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings. Harking back to the secret basement haunts of years gone, Below & Hidden serves a variety of different cocktails and potent drinks.

  The Brig

50 user reviews 5

@ Merchant House on Various dates from Wednesday 18th September 2019

When it comes to hidden bars, this secret one within Merchant House of Bow Lane has it all. Officially the smallest in the capital, there's a private bartender, your own music selection and even the chance to shake up your favourite concoctions.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

66 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.