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 3rd September 2018


29 user reviews 4

XOYO's stellar clubbing reputation speaks for itself, but they've also got an eccentric cocktail bar upstairs waiting to be discovered. Street art and corrugated iron covers the walls, house remixes provide the soundtrack and an eclectic drinks card lies in wait. The upstairs bar also has bookable tables so you can throw shapes like it's nobody's business downstairs, then refuel upstairs in a slightly less hectic environment.


479 user reviews 4

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. 

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

12 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. 

Rumpus Room

4 user reviews 5

If London's Pretty Young Things were plucked from the 1920s and dropped into the 21st century, we're fairly confident you'd find them propping up the bar at the Rumpus Room. A rooftop bar on the 12th floor of the Mondrian, there's nowhere better to showcase their lavish lifestyle than a drinking den specialising in signature cocktails, a 1920s jazz age soundtrack and stunning views of central London.

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.

Eclipse Chelsea

6 user reviews 4

Eclipse in Chelsea is a popular spot for the trendy and stylish. With it's boutique interior and expertly crafted cocktails it is perfect for a late night out of partying. With DJs playing until 1am almost every night of the week, there's always an excuse to go out. Book one of the comfy sofas online for you and your friends and get the full VIP experience!

Dirty Martini Minories

6 user reviews 4

Dirty Martini is known for their sleek and stylish bars and their latest opening is no different. Following a £1.2m refurbishment, Dirty Martini Minories is bringing the good times to the city. Head down for Martinis galore, a cracking cocktail menu and some serious tunes - did we mention the first round is on us?