Unusual Bars in London

In the vast cosmopolis that makes up London you will always find a wide variety of bars and venues and we have put together a list of some of the most unusual bars in London. Regardless of where you are in London, you will find themes ranging from role playing bars, underground speakeasies, futuristic bars and even tropical drinking spots. Check out our recommended list of the best unusual bars in London. 

Last updated on 7th January 2020

The Escapologist

1767 user reviews 4

Happy Hour - 2 For 1 Cocktails, Peroni Rossa and glasses of Prosecco

Modelled on the exploits of the infamous Baron - who came to London in 1848 shrouded in scandal - The Escapologist is one of central London's most unique and unusual basement bars. It's pegged as “part modern-day Victorian men's club, part Masonic Lodge”, serving a refined cocktail list, cheese-drenched pizzas and bottle service with guests having access to their own secret lockers. A must-try if you're looking for something different in Covent Garden.

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

13 user reviews 4

Ruby stands out as an unusual London bar as it is the only bar of its kind in Dalston. Look out for the classic Cinema sign with "Fortune Favours the Brave" and a little door below will lead down to this true 21st century speakeasy. The bar's main focus is quality drinks and intimacy. It's as if Dalston has taken a chill pill and learnt some manners. Book online to sample this brilliantly unusual London bar. 

Black Rock

262 user reviews 5

Black Rock is the perfect bar to go to for whisky connoisseurs, offering over 250 bottles of whisky in a cool, contemporary and minimalist environment. But what will really attract unusual bar-goers is the centrepiece: an 18ft, 185-year-old oak tree trunk that's used as an interactive ageing system.