With multiple awards for ethical food sourcing, this London Bridge boozer is a hit not only for its selection of drinks. Of course, you'll be able to soak up delicious beers and real ales, but the changing menu of sustainably sourced dishes is just as impressive.
Victorian Bars in London
Victorian bars in London are renowned for their traditional British charm infused with unique decadence, extravagant entertainment, cosy settings, and exquisite food and drinks, and that’s why we wanted to introduce you to some of the capital’s best hidden treasures. Bringing a bygone era back to life in the most fascinating ways, these hidden gems cater for a diverse clientele and specialise particularly in exotic drink creations guaranteed to send your taste buds wild. Whether you want a cosy retreat for after work drinks or a more lavish celebratory affair, we have come up with a whole host of venues that offer a cool blast from the past.
Hailed as 'part lodge' and 'part Victorian men's club', The Escapologist is just that, a pure and vintage escape from the hubbub above. Head to this quirky, Victorian basement bar in London for a cool and quirky trip back through time.
Influenced by all things Victorian, Powder Keg Diplomacy is imagination and charm. Not only hosting elegant dinners in their restaurant space, head on down for cocktails and drinks that shine with inspiration from a bygone era.
Head over to Leyton to find this old pub restored to its former glory. From a gorgeous polished wood bar through to cosy nooks and crannies, the pub is a traditional spot that serves smart, British cuisine thanks to a chef who's previously worked in various Hix Group Restaurants.
The Looking Glass Cocktail Club is a true Victorian treasure. Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch, this cocktail bar is a world of decadence and debauchery, serving exquisite cocktails and hosting exotic entertainment in a luxurious Louis XVI inspired setting. Expect activities such as life drawing classes, DJ nights and performance art, and a comprehensive list of purse friendly cocktail combinations, featuring tantalising ingredients of bergamot, smoked vanilla and vintage flavours such as sarsaparilla. Their signature concoctions (i.e. The Shoreditch Cuppa) are particularly exciting. Make a booking at The Looking Glass and you'll receive a free bottle of Prosecco!
With its crafted Victorian ceiling and roster of ales, no wonder Lady Abercorn is one of the most beautiful, Victorian pubs in London. Head on down for a slice of history at this boozer found right in the heart of Liverpool Street.
Inspired by 19th century London and its manor house libraries, The Punch Room is a vintage London bar that plays with classic style and timeless features whilst knocking up their specialist punch bowl cocktails. Oak panelling, velvet sofas and a brooding ambiance all make for one intimate and atmospheric place to drink in London.