Best Speakeasy Bars In London

Illicit sips in a hidden drinking den...what's not to like? Harking back to the Prohibition days, these gorgeous bars across the city are taking your evenings up a notch, courtesy of inventive cocktails, smooth jazz and vintage decor. Get a taste of the 1920's life with a look at the London speakeasies that are transporting you to another world.

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Last updated on 16th May 2024

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Radiant with intimacy and tiki flair, it almost seems a shame to lift the lid on this secretive basement bar on Portobello Road. Head inside to uncover a world of exotic drinks, kooky interiors and delightful Dim Sum bites. It's an ideal spot for a date or a catch up with your mate, and cocktails like the Banzai '45, Mr Yellow Belly and Dia De Los Muertos will have you back time and again.

BÓHA London

Chelsea Flower Show Inspired Shared Dining Menu

If you're looking for luxury, BÓHA in Chelsea is always a top choice. This stylish venue can be found on King's Road, filled with pretty foliage and serving up a sumptuous menu or British and Irish cuisine. Head downstairs to find The Shibeen, a 1920s-inspired speakeasy bar that's known for it's late-night DJ sets, signature cocktails and selection of tasty small plates.

Camden Basement Cocktail Bar

The aptly-named Camden Basement Cocktail Bar provides a true speakeasy experience, where you bring a bottle of your favourite spirit to be turned into five bespoke concoctions tailored to your tastes by the talented mixologists. Across several exclusive areas named after icons like Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Louis Armstrong, and Pauline Sabin, you can enjoy these fantastic drinks and a number of tasty small plates while surrounded by opulent gold decor.


A cool basement cranny situated underneath Casita, Found is up there with London's best speakeasies. A hidden gem on the vintage scene, this bar is serving up a limited number of cocktails, but you can be sure that they're of first-class quality.

Black Horse

Whether you're a lager lover, a craft beer connoisseur, or someone who swoons over premium wines and spirits, The Black Horse has got you covered. A classic London pub downstairs and an oh-so-sleek cocktail speakeasy upstairs, this boozer caters for anything from group bookings, special occasions, private hire, and even that random "I deserve a fancy drink" moment; definitely not your run-of-the-mill London pub.