Bars near Waterloo

With cosy gastropubs, dynamic cocktail bars and glorious riverside steakhouses, it's no wonder more and more people are considering Waterloo a great place to go out and enjoy themselves. A thoroughly cosmopolitan destination known by Londoners across the city, we've toured the town in search of the best bars in Waterloo, here's a few of our top picks.

Last updated on 29th May 2018




You'll find this mouth-watering steakhouse on the banks of the Thames, perched neatly in the shadow of the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. Sure, you could spend all evening marvelling at the spectacular views, but then you'd miss out on the exquisite cuts of meat, long list of cocktails and ten English beers on offer inside. Undeniably one of London's most scenic spots.

BFI Bar and Kitchen

178 user reviews 4

The BFI is legendary, so why not stop there for a tipple when looking for a bar near Waterloo? The venue is a complete mix of spaces, from an old library style bar through to floor-to-ceiling windows, this is a top choice for a cocktail or bottle of wine.

Sea Containers

3 user reviews 4

This Waterloo bar is unlike any other in town; inspired by the golden age of travel, Sea Containers is a ship-like spot with a great steel bar, polished wood and incredible views. Come for a glass of Champagne and if you're feeling peckish try one of their seasonal small plates.

All Bar One Waterloo

28 user reviews 4

All Bar One should be your number one stop if you are around the Waterloo area. Whether you want to drink some cocktails with friends, or are craving an after-work feast from their menu of classic British dishes, they can provide everything in a fun, care-free environment.

Champagne Charlies

27 user reviews 5

The clinking of Champagne glasses, the chattering of city folk and the scoffing of grand gastro grub? It can only be the one restaurant bar in Embankment. Heralded for its classic interiors, exposed barrels, worldwide bottles of champagne and bespoke plates, Champagne Charlie's is a must-try near Waterloo. 

You don't need to head far from Waterloo to find a proper local's drinking spot, The Duke of Sussex is a great little boozer that serves up pints of real ale, wine and seasonal cocktails. As well as a huge beer garden perfect for summer, the pub is winter-friendly with roaring fire places and hearty roasts.