Swift Soho


Located on Old Compton Street, Swift brings an elegant and grown-up cocktail offering, combined with the welcoming friendliness of a local bar. Taking inspiration from the European class of bar where a quick drink marks the end of the day or the beginning of the night, Swift sits effortlessly between a local pub and a reservation only bar, swooping in to join the cultural hub of central Soho.

With strong European apertivo vibes, it's the perfect spot for a quick Sgroppino between West End shows or a catch up with colleagues over champagne. Visitors who wish to linger a little longer can head to the Downstairs Bar to relax with an atmosphere and drinks list expertly curated to reflect a slower, more languid pace. Built for decadent comfort, with art deco sofas, table service and a drinks list that inclines more towards a darker spirit, guests can enjoy traditional serves with a contemporary twist. Since its inception in 2016 Swift has won a plethora of awards including #30 Best Bar in the World at World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, among many others.

Alongside the mixed drink offering, a refined Whisky Library showcasing a range of interesting but affordable drams will be on offer. Specially trained bartenders will be on hand to guide guests through the extensive list and live piano music will provide a harmonious backdrop throughout weekend nights.


Swift Bars
On sale until 31st Dec 2025
£25 - £200


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Tuesday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Wednesday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Thursday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Friday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Saturday 15:00 0:00 Last admission 11pm
Sunday 15:00 22:30 Last admission 9.30pm



Swift Soho, 12, Old Compton Street, W1D 4TQ



Nearest Station

Piccadilly Circus (Tube)

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Swift Soho - London Cocktail Bar Review

 "All men are created equal" is an unforgivably-overused phrase taken directly from The United States Declaration of Independence. And whether you agree with it or not, the big question I want everyone wants to know is: can the same be applied to bars? With the recent opening of Swift inSoho…

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