Trendy London Bars

The trendiest bars in the city are where only the fashionable and the hip have chosen to hang out. It’s where celebrities dance on tables and royalty watch sizzling burlesque amongst cocktails and cool beats aplenty. The trendy bars in London own the edgiest themes, coolest interiors and the best DJs and performers. Check out our recommendations for the best, below.

Last updated on 20th September 2022


780 user reviews 4

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This Shoreditch venue is definitely one of the trendiest ones to rock up in recent times, further adding to the area's riveting nightlife scene. Trapeze is a circus themed venue, split between a cocktail bar and basement club, with great nights on each night and some incredible drink and food offerings on. This place will definitely be a trendsetter. 

Heads + Tails

345 user reviews 5

This gorgeous venue offers two bars for the price of one, with an airy space of floor-to-ceiling windows and a marble topped bar upstairs, plus a sultry den of leather chairs and darker tone below. Better yet, the cocktail list at each follows the theme of its floor.

Camden London

2 user reviews 3

The coolest hangout in town? Camden London is certainly up there. Found a short walk from Mornington Crescent, this buzzing bar is a haven for slinky opulence. Venture over for swish sips, top-notch nosh and cracking late-night DJs.

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

38 user reviews 4

Rule of Cool no 1: If you want to be trendy, you can't be too mainstream. So head to Stoke Newington and visit Ruby's which is a speakeasy bar where the crème de la crème of the trendy and hip schmooze over candlelight and excellent cocktails. Ruby's is one of the trendy cocktail bars London has yet to standardise. 

The Phoenix Chelsea

495 user reviews 4

Situated just off London's famous King's Road, The Phoenix naturally draws a stylish crowd of west London socialites, enticed in by the quirky yet comfortable and traditional vibes. Full of cosy corners and colourful furniture, head to this trusty gastropub where modern and traditional British food is washed down by an extensive choice of cask ales, Bloody Mary's and a good long wine list.