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Themed Bars in London
This city is one of enthusiasm and extravagance, and when a bar with a theme comes to London, they really go all out. Dedicated to wowing their guests and showcasing some of the funniest events the city has to offer, these unique bars vary from secret 1920s speakeasies to bars with entertainment that’ll take you back to the circus. There’s no end to the possibilities, so take a look at our recommended themed bars in London and get planning your next night out.
Nestled on the West India Quay of Canary Wharf sits this Bavarian gem - home to London's largest German Bier Garten. The popular bier hall serves a range of Bavarian classics including their famous footlong bratwurst, five different types of schnitzel and a large selection of steins. For those wanting to dance, the spot also hosts a weekly oompah band.
This circus themed London bar is a regular haunt of the glamorous IT girls and movie stars. With exciting live acts that include fire eaters and aerial performers; it's popularity is hardly a mystery. With the newest and hottest playlists of hip hop, house and party music you'll find yourself getting into the act and dancing on the tables for all to see. Opulent and sleek, you'll feel like royalty in this wonderfully weird Central London venue.
Secretly hidden away in Soho, Opium is a stylish, chic cocktail den that combines the opulent vibes of metropolitan nights out with the allure and mystery of Asia's sleepy opium dens. Elegantly decorated with classic antiques and a number of detailed, traditional paintings, the venue rolls back the clock and transports guests far away to a distant, often forgotten land. Complementing the bar's decadent, yet secretive ambience, beautiful teapots and dry ice help bring the impressive line-up of cocktails to life.
Taking darts and turning it on its head is Flight Club, one of the most unique experiences in the city. Brimming with fairground interiors and oches aplenty, this is darts like you've never seen them before, in a wholly imaginative setting.
Join the street party at Floripa, the Brazilian beach themed bar in London. With tiki decoration, a hedonistic attitude to the night and exotic cocktails, you'll find yourself instantly hooked. Get in the spirit and start to celebrate the feel-good party vibes at this stunning themed venue.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat, how I wonder what you're at. Borrowing its name from the famous Mad Hatter's poem, Little Bat is a quirky, Wonderland-themed cocktail bar in London, run by the same masterminds behind the successful Callooh Callay. Expect a playful and imaginative atmosphere complemented by superb cocktails and attentive service at Angel's new neighbourhood bar.
Upon entering Hoxley and Porter, guests will be be greeted by a train conductor, who'll happily show you to your luxurious train carriage seats. The surrealist foliage scattered around this bar helps to complete an atmosphere full of charisma inside one of North London's most opulent themed nightspots.
Based in the headquarters of a the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as a 19th century men's club / Masonic Lodge hybrid. The bar pays homage to the scandal and controversy surrounding the infamous Baron, whose every action prompted outrage on the streets. Brought to London by the same team behind Adventure Bar and Dub Jam, this is a basement bar serving cocktails and cheese-drenched pizzas in intriguing and engaging surroundings.
The perfect themed night on in London for those looking to dose in a hearty level of nostalgia, The Schoolhouse is coming at you with educated realness. From vintage school trinkets and science themed cocktails to plastic dinner trays, it's back to the classroom for you.
The London Cocktail Club in Oxford Circus is one of the best party bars. With a 'Gangster Tequila Paradise' theme, it's obvious that everything from the decor to the drinks is going to be outrageous. With the bar focused on tequila and whisky, incredible cocktails are a given. The later opening hours on the weekend keep the party going until late.
RAGE + melodies is bringing something a little different to London's nightlife scene. Head over to Electrowekz this July where you'll be treated to an action-packed night of 90s bangers, sexy cabaret, angle grinding and delicious food. To finish things off, there'll be DJs blasting out rock classics to dance to.
Trapeze is an incredible circus-inspired bar in the heart of Shoreditch that's just a stone's throw away from Old Street station. Set over two levels, the first floor is a cool cocktail bar, whipping up some amazing concoctions, whilst the basement houses a riveting club area that kicks into life after 10pm.
The Courtesan is cool themed bar in Brixton that's dressed as a mysterious Chinese opium den. The vintage furniture and dark, intimate setting create a cool atmosphere unlike anywhere else. The unique cocktails and food go along with the theme of this bar and you can choose from Fujian teas, dim sum and cocktails unlike anything you've had before. If you're searching for a fun night with a brilliant twist, look no further, the Courtesan will have everything you need.
Patch East is a new cocktail bar based in the City of London that captures the creative and quirky character of Shoreditch. The venue has a number of different rooms and seating areas, all decorated with distinctive themes and a random collection of furniture. Whether you're gulping down drinks in the Ski Lodge room or taking in all the charm of the neon-heavy Shinjuku area, you're certain to leave this themed bar in London with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
This tiki paradise offers a gorgeous urban retreat for when times get tough, enjoy an expertly-crafted cocktails as you revel in the luxury tropical setting.The first floor houses their own rum, Spiced Dry Rum Club, where guests can also learn how to create their own.
Sally on down to one of the most unique drinks experiences in Shoreditch as Moonshine Saloon saddle up for a night of cowboy cocktails to remember. There will be Stetsons and swinging doors galore as you watch a world of moonshine and madness unfold around you.
Ever thought about running away with the circus? With this themed bar in Shoreditch, you finally can. A cute wonderland of vintage trinkets, taxidermy and clown paraphernalia, head on down to Cirque for the quirky interiors, and stay for the delicious four hour long happy hours.
Serving up Australian and South American style all in one, Mama Fuego is the Greenwich spot serving everything from green pea pancakes and charcoal waffles to duck egg tagliatelle and Argentian sirloin. Pair that with cocktails or coffee in one of the unique spaces.
Decked out in wall-to-wall leopard print, you don't have to think for long about the theme of this Bloomsbury bar. With a relaxed atmosphere, elegant cocktails, jazz night and a very fine wine selection, it's one of the best spots for a few post-work drinks, or a great way to kick-off a date night.