A cutesy nook just shy of Spitalfields, The Ten Bells houses a secretive cocktail lair above its usual boozer. Entered via a back staircase, this spot is brimming with chesterfield sofas and rich woodwork, while the drinks menu features all the classics.
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.
From luxe interiors to artfully hand-crafted cocktails, The Luggage Room is all about Prohibition chic. Not only will the Mayfair bar provide you with a charming setting to relax in, but they'll also be playing jazz tunes to really immerse you in the era.
Inspired by the sultry speakeasy, Ginger Lily is an ideal spot for those illicit-style sips in the chic space. Located in Pan Pacific London on Liverpool Street, this pretty venue has a great deal of tasty concoctions and Singaporean food, which is sure to hit the spot.
Purveyors of jazz nights and marvelous mixes, Ruby's Bar and Lounge is really rather special. The Dalston drinking den is kitted out in fairy lights, retro furnishings and candles galore, providing you with a very intimate ambiance as you sway to swing tunes.
It's not hard to see why Opium is widely considered as one of London's best speakeasy bars. As well as delivering a knockout array of oriental-themed cocktails, the Chinatown hotspot also houses a whopping three watering holes under the same roof.
Attached to cool live music venue Lafayette is the even slinkier Streetwater, a speakeasy-style saloon bar serving top-class beers, wines and cocktails. If that wasn't enough? Hidden spot Nola completes the trio at this stunning King's Cross destination.
Inspired by 1920s-style glamour, The Candlelight Club is one of Central London's best speakeasy bars. This Prohibition-themed venue is the perfect stop-off for lip-smacking cocktails and three-course immersive dining experiences, which are accompanied by live jazz entertainment.
The Cocktail Bar Croydon on Matthew Yard has a fabulous array of drinks that arrive in the form of a scratch card, alongside a gorgeous space inspired by the jazz era, making it one of our favourite speakeasy bars. Hungry? There are also plenty of nibbles for that.
Take yourself straight to the 1920's at Purl and explore your way through a delightfully quirky cocktail list at this top London speakeasy bar. If the theatrical tipples don't amaze you, then the incredible vintage interiors are sure to do the job.
Step through a repair shop and into a stunning space filled with antique decorations and fabulous fauna at The Natural Philosopher. Dim lighting, rich hues and a wonderful array of spirits makes this a great choice for your evening drinks.
Meet Moonshine Minnie's: a slinky bar below The Blues Kitchen. Hit up the swoon-worthy Shoreditch haunt where you can enjoy classic whiskey cocktails, delicious southern American bar snacks, and all that hidden atmosphere you've been looking for.
Venture below the streets of Soho where you'll uncover one of the best hidden bars in London. Basement State is specialising in sophisticated sips, with plush leather armchairs and low lighting paired with an unusual drinks menu.
The Arts Theatre Club is a glamorous members-only escape mixing up punchy libations in a Prohibition-era setting. Head to the Soho hangout with a pal and share a teapot concoction or some signature cocktails in luxury.
Shoreditch and Soho's Nightjar is transporting you back in time, courtesy of its Prohibition-esque interiors and live tunes. The menu will see you working your way through the eras, starting with stunning cocktails from the 1600s all the way up until early noughties' serves.
Found hidden away behind a secret door in Earl's Court, Evans & Peel Detective Agency is the Prohibition-style bar offering up swish surrounds for date nights and get-togethers with friends alike. Expect American bites, live music and plenty of heady cocktails.
A sultry speakeasy located in the heart of the oh-so-chic Middle Eight hotel, QT is the ideal spot for those of you seeking top-notch live music. Be sure to sip on quaffable concoctions, all while taking in a fabulous array of entertainment, from classic jazz artists to West End stars.