Stylish Bars in London
Love stylish and fashionable bars? Looking for some glitz and glam and want to find those great drinking spots in London? Being one of the fashion capitals of the world, London has much to offer in terms of swanky and stylish drinking dens. Here are our recommendations for fancy bars and clubs in London that will add some style and luxury to your night, giving you that charming thrill you're looking for.
Last updated on 10th March 2017
Sleek, elegant furnishings and quirky cocktails are wonderfully married at Blind Spot, a dimly-lit, sultry Soho-based bar that continues to draw crowds from all over the London. Alongside the line-up of DJs, the team of trained bar staff use their years of experience and eye for creation to blending and mix a range of ingredients together, producing a list of quirky concoctions that perfectly complement the bar's stylish, almost-arrogant attitude.
Dirty Martini Minories has opened after a £1.2m refurbishment, bringing their brand of fun partying to the city. Join the bar until 3am on weekends and 2.30am during the week for a late-night party with their brilliant suondtracks and live DJs, and to top things off, if you book with us, your first round is free.
Trapeze is a circus themed venue bathed in faded circus glamour, setting out to impress all who come through its doors. With a cool cocktail bar on the first ground and an amazing basement club to match it, expect great cocktails, incredible food and an interior design you won't forget.
With interiors dressed in art-deco style, accented with chrome surfaces and luxuriant in atmosphere, Quaglino's knocks it out of the park when it comes to opulence and City style. This restaurant bar space is extravagant by every means; expect fine foods, signature mixology and even incredible live musical entertainment.
Patch St. Paul's is a relaxed restaurant, vibrant cocktail & wine bar and slick club all at once. Based at the pulse of the city scene, the venue offers DJ nights on Thursdays and Fridays perfect for tie-off, hair-down partying and fantastic happy hour deals for those hard-earned post-work drinks in really cool surroundings. Patch St. Paul's usually attracts a fun-loving crowd of younger city workers.
Three industry leaders have joined forces to bring 68 & Boston to Greek Street’s burgeoning cocktail bar scene. Head in for a glass of wine you’ve probably not tried before; each bottle on the menu is £20 and there’s tastes and flavours from across the globe to sample here. There’s a bespoke bar menu if you’re peckish, and a mix of the classics and original serves to be enjoyed in the upstairs ‘Boston’ lounge a little later.
Having made a tiday wave in London's mixology circles with the White Lyan in Shoreditch, Ryan Chetiyawardana now turns his attention to South London, opening the equally vibrant Dandelyan on the first floor of the Mondrian Hotel. Serene and opulent in every way, the bar staff here have taken a leaf out of the White Lyan book, twisting classic recipes in wonderful ways and serving a selection of intriguing concoctions. With rich marble and boasting amazing views of the River Thames, a night at this Central London spot will only leave you wanting more.
Shining chrome light features, a copper trimmed bar and luxe leathers make Clapham's Jam Tree one of the swankiest cocktail dens in the South. Think less pretentious, more fun. Your cocktails come laced with jam, the music is pumped out by DJs and there's even a secret hidden bar room behind a bookcase for you to discover...
The Toy Room is for those looking to let their decadent side run free. An irresistibly exclusive location in the heart of Mayfair, the venue welcomes a glamorous crowd of movers and shakers who like to hit the dancefloor deep into the night. The finest RnB tracks reign supreme, and the striking interior is worth checking out in itself.
Inspiring a kind of Parisienne chic style to it's interiors, the Icon Bar & Terrace overlooks the iconic scene of Leicester Square adding an air of luxuriant supping to your cocktail antics. Decorated with chandeliers, antique wallpapers and crimson furnishings, drench yourself in some of the finest mixed liquors in London.
Up for something cozy yet luxurious, quirky and imaginative? The Zetter Townhouse is a definite go-to when looking for stylish bars in London. Appreciate innovative cocktails while out with friends or try unique, award-winning dishes on date night; they have all the style and elegance you could want.
The Distillery is Bankside’s destination bar. Stealing the limelight from the opulence of the London Hilton hotel, head straight here and get comfortable in a vibrant setting known for its leather Chesterfields and art deco finishes. Drinks are equally sumptuous, with mixologists using homemade aromatics, infusions and bitters to craft a cocktail menu of tailored perfection.