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, Victorian pubs in London 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 will meet your every need, desire and curiosity. 


Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Take a step back in time on your visit to Worship Street Whistling Ship in Shoreditch, where you’ll discover a charming speak easy bar that pays homage to the slums of the Victorian age infused with the elegance of grand Gin palaces. Serving an abundance of creative cocktails using the latest molecular mixing techniques, this dark and cosy retreat is the perfect place to discover exciting drinks flavours and escape from daily city life. Worship Street Whistling Shop also offers a Dram Shop for bookings of up to eight people. Here guests can sample from a cupboard brimming with bottled cocktail creations. 

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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.

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Central London

Looking Glass Cocktail Club

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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!

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The Lady Ottoline

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The Lady Ottoline in Bloomsbury is a quaint little Victorian-esque pub that delivers the very best of seasonal British cuisine and an impressive selection of alcoholic beverages. With four ales and two lagers on tap and more that 100 world wines, guests can indulge in a variety of exotic beverages, while relaxing in the cosy vintage setting that is the essence of upper class Victorian London. The Lady Ottoline is devoted to quality food, and features a menu brimming with traditional pub favourites. This is the perfect venue for a spot of lunch or hearty evening meal, followed by some much needed downtime at the bar.

Happily Affordable ££

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