Underground Bars in London

From Dickensian gin palaces to Masonic lodges, underground bars in London are more than just places to grab a delicious cocktail; with their own unique atmosphere and a sense of the mysterious, they remain one of the capital's best kept secrets. Perfect for date nights or after-work drinks, these are the best basement bars in London - if you can find them.

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Last updated on 25th March 2024

Temple Brew House

Both brewing their own creations and offering the best produce of London's most iconic breweries, the Temple Brew House has firmly established itself as a leading figure in London's craft beer circles. The venue sits below street level in Holborn and couples the great line-up of craft beer with an equally great menu of traditional British dishes. Think hearty roast dinners, topping-heavy burgers and fresh fish dishes.

The Brewers Inn

Tucked out of sight at The Brewers Inn in Wandsworth is Jones Cellar Bar, a secret basement bar offering an alternative from the more formal atmosphere upstairs. Set against an exposed-brick-wall interior, visitors can order a tailored charcuterie or cheese platter to enjoy with one of the pub's excellent wines.

Camden Basement Cocktail Bar

Camden Basement Cocktail Bar provides a unique experience, tucked away behind a hidden door on Camden High Street. This prohibition-inspired spot invites you to bring a bottle of your chosen spirit, where the talented bartenders will create five delicious drinks across two hours to suit your tastes. There are scrumptious small plates on the cards too, across intimate areas named after historic figures like Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Louis Armstrong, and Pauline Sabin.


Finding secret speakeasy Found, is all part of the fun when it comes to drinking at this underground cocktail bar. The search is well worth it though; the bar's philosophy is quality rather than quantity, resulting in a choice of 12 perfectly mixed cocktails.