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 10th October 2016
Giving passage to some of the most buzzing parties in the city, Steam and Rye is trendy with good reason, it has some of the best interiors and socialites in town. Head on down for VIP nights, showgirls and bull riding aplenty.
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.
A destination made for those that not only know their cocktails, but are looking for some of the finest mixes in the business, Callooh Callay is a trendy cocktail bar in East London with a hidden space in its midst.
When it comes to a fun, and cool night out in the city, it's not just the drinks that need to be up to scratch. Head down to Buddha for a dose of trendy dining London as this restaurant bar promises the ultimate in Eastern flair.
Get dressed up for a night of stunning cocktails in the city as this trendy North London bar knows no bounds when it comes to providing some of the best. Beats, unique interiors and a dressed up clientele make up the bones of this hot spot.
Rule of Cool nb 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.
Just a stones throw from Old Street and boasting some of the sexiest interiors in the business, head down to the basement for a cocktail at this trendy London bar. Doused in neons, rich mahogany furniture and low lighting, this tempting haunt is styled to the max, with the cocktails following the same route.
A stunning location for trendy drinks in the city, you need only look at the interiors for evidence. The Soda Room is prime for VIP nights and some of the best cocktails in the business, be that a Saturday or a mid-week special occasion.
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!
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.
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 its nobody's business downstairs, then refuel upstairs in a slightly less hectic environment.
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.
Far Rockaway is definitely one of the trendiest venues in Shoreditch with skateboard smothered ceilings, urban inspired art pieces and mis-matched furniture and over 4000 comic books to read, whilst you enjoy some incredible American diner cuisine and bespoke cocktails, it's a haven for those in the know.