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 12th August 2016

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Simmons Liverpool Street

5 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

IceBar London

13 user reviews

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.

Splash the Cash £££
West End

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

Adventure Bar Clapham High Street is a hodge-podge of fun frolics and funky decor. Expect to see bartenders twirling glasses and even something totally out of the ordinary! Head to Adventure Bar Clapham High Street for an evening of fun with friends as you're guaranteed a laugh or two here. Make sure you book online before you make the adventure to this rather unusual London bar.

Happily Affordable ££

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. 

Splash the Cash £££

The Aviary Bar

9 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

17 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

Proud Cabaret Camden

8 user reviews

Proud Camden is in a rather unique setting as it is housed in a former horse hospital. There is plenty on offer at Proud as it ranges from hosting comedy nights, to live music and even burlesque shows. So stop horsing around and jump the first hurdle in organising a great night out in London by booking online.

Happily Affordable ££

The Escapologist

39 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden


103 user reviews

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. 

Splash the Cash £££

Hand Of Glory

7 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££

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