Secret Bars In London

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 grind of the city's busiest 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 clandestine hangouts are the best secret bars in London.

Last updated on 1st December 2022


2257 user reviews 4

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.


271 user reviews 5

One of London's most beautiful hidden bars, blink and you *just* might miss Disrepute. Tucked between the hubbub of Carnaby Street and Kingly Court, Disrepute is bringing you history, glamour and stunning cocktails in equal measure.

Basement Sate

575 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.


112 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.


107 user reviews 5

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.

La Bodega Negra

7 user reviews 4

From experience, we can tell you that La Bodega Negra is hard to find. But if you persevere through the naughty-looking sex shop exterior, you're in for quite the treat. Grab a table in one of the sultry, subterranean alcoves to indulge in Mexican-style dining and drinking.