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 bars dedicated to libido-heavy heads of state. Check out our recommended list of the best unusual bars in London.
Last updated on 8th June 2017
Let's be honest, when it comes to unique cocktails in London, you've never had them at sub zero temperatures now have you? Giving you the chance to do just that, join one of the most unusual bars in the world as IceBar allows you 45 minutes of chilly, cocktail bliss in amongst ice sculptures and more.
A hidden capsule of classic supping and style inspired by London's 19th century manor house libraries describes The Punch Room perfectly. Nestled in the London Edition Hotel this is one cool place to drink in London where punch bowl cocktails are their speciality and the intimate brooding atmosphere makes for a cosy city refuge.
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.
This is the ultimate speakeasy bar of London, discend the stairs and be prepared to be enchanted by a 1920's scene of candlelit tables, glorious tin cup cocktails, and crooning jazz and swing bands soundtracking your evening.
Worship Street Whistling Shop is a beautifully unusual London bar Combining the charm of Victorian squalor, with the elegance of grand Gin palaces, The Worship Street Whistling Shop redefines cocktails within the capital. Think of it as a fairground ride of cocktail inhibition and a unique experience of drinking in this new wave of speakeasy bars in London.
When it comes down to some of the most unique bars in East London, Hand of Glory consistently gets a look in. Pagan themed and brimming with trinkets that tell of craft and witchery, join them not only for cool craft beers, there's Americana bites and some of the best gin cocktails in the city to boot.
Already a noted name in the London cocktail industry, Simmons are not only a kitsch wonderland with zany shapes and games consoles, it's their cocktails that shine. Unique, enticing and creative, if you're looking for cocktails with a twist and happy hours that dazzle, this is the unique bar in London for you.
Whether you're a game buff or looking for a unique London bar, The Four Quarters can provide for all. Join this unusual haunt in the heart of Peckham Rye for plenty of arcade games and retro consoles set alongside comic books, themed cocktails and more.
While we know there's nothing normally unusual about Nan's, there's a bar in Dalston protesting otherwise. Join Little Nan's Rio Bar in East London for a unique drinking experience to remember as you enjoy nostalgia, teapot cocktails, kitsch and tacky crap combined.
Equipped with a stylish aquarium and exotic decor, Aviary Bar is a late night drinking den with a difference. Classic cocktails and gorgeous food are surrounded by quirky surroundings making Aviary one of the coolest and most unusual bars in the area. Book your spot now.
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.
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.
Take complete control of your dining experience, with the world’s first interactive ordering system, beamed onto your table. Order your food & drinks, choose your virtual tablecloth, watch the chefs at work on ‘chef cam’, play games, and much more, all through your interactive table surface.