One of the best speakeasy bars in London, The Candlelight Club is taking over a secret location for a series of raucous dinner parties. Don your finest 1920s attire and get ready to drink, eat and dance along to live jazz.
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.
Influences from the new world, old world and the orient are sprinkled throughout both the decor and cocktail list at Oriole. Sip on drinks created using flavours from all corners of the globe as you nibble on tasty plates and enjoy a playlist of jazz, swing and blues.
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.
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.
Jack Solomon's is the ultimate in old school speakeasy sexiness, hidden away in the heart of Soho and offering velvet decked sofas and a mixture of live bands and DJ sets. Thirsty? Check out the extensive drinks list where you'll find signature and classic libations alike.
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.
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.
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.
Located in an unassuming Kensington spot, Ricco Lounge and Club is bringing you late-night sips and live music sets. What's more, the subterranean playground regularly welcomes DJs to get the party started and plays host to a range of fun and quirky events.
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.
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.
Secretive, quirky and filled with forgotten cocktails; Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar is a seriously glamorous drinking den in East London. Complete with sultry decor and a selection of unique concoctions, fine wines and locally sourced beers, this beauty's a date night must.
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'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.
Take a trip back to the 1920s with an evening at Do Not Disturb. This low-lit cocktail bar is adorned with velvet chairs and marble-topped tables, the perfect setting for an intimate catch-up with friends or romantic date night.
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.