Beautiful Bars In London
Bringing you everything from the really good-looking to the jaw droppers you've never heard, London has no shortage of pretty places to perch. From restaurants decked out in the finest of foliage, to rooftop bars that give your Instagram a good seeing to, we've been on the hunt for the city's most attractive spots. Check out our recommendations for London's most beautiful bars and fill your feed with these gems.
The Gun is a beautiful Spitalfields pub that celebrates classic British dining and glamour in equal measure. Hunker down in a draped booth or lounged on ochre velvet while enjoying a menu of Sunday roasts, gastro favourites and global wine.
When it comes to pretty restaurants in the City, you can't go wrong with Juno Rooms. Located just moments from Mansion House station, you'll find an ideal space for everything from family dinners to after work drinks and private parties.
From the founders of Nightjar, Oriole is just as prestigious with an experimental and unusual take on cocktails. It's also just as beautiful, with a bar that's modelled on the exotic bird species found in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia - expect to find world-influenced decor.
Blush pink seats? Pretty greenery? Mediterranean eats? You can always rely on Mina's in Knightsbridge for those swoon-worthy moments. Make your way inside, where you'll be met with gorgeous decor, alongside a fabulous range of bespoke concoctions.
14 Hills is a stunning foliage-adorned restaurant, bar and deli in the heart of London's Square Mile. Located on Fenchurch Street, the bar caters to diners with an extensive menu of British cuisine while the late-night bar specialises in signature cocktails and DJ nights to take you into the weekend in style.
Few London bars celebrate the beauty of British architecture quite like the epic TH @ 51 near Westminster. From indoor dining to cocktails out in their stunning Victorian courtyard, the sun on your back and a glass of something cold here simply shouldn't go amiss when you're visiting the city.
If it's an insta-worthy interior that you're after, this Camden spot ticks all the boxes, whether it be for a date night, birthday party of friendly gathering. Monochrome prints? Check. Cool decor? Check. Pizza cones that double up as mouth-watering food porn? Check.
Tucked away near London Fields, NT'S is a cool spot for cocktails, a roof terrace and late nights, with some of the best DJs in the area getting on the decks. Head here for warmer nights on the outdoor terrace or inside sips when it's chillier, followed by late night danceathons.
The Petersham is a beautiful Covent Garden bar that celebrates the best in foliage and flora. Take a group for a private dining experience here and wow them with classic chandeliers, flowers all over and the twinkle of fairy lights while dining on a menu with a 'slow food' philosophy.
A bar like The Last Talisman? What doesn't it have going for it? From Mala Madre, its hidden cocktail bar, along with its Asian menu of skewers and dumplings alongside a dog-friendly policy and regular live music, The Last Talisman is a Bermondsey gift that keeps on giving.
King's Cross has been keeping a secret from you in the shape of SUPERMAX. Tucked away beneath pizza slinging Happy Face Pizza, this is a vermouth-led bar that celebrates all things Italian culture, with their interiors an impressive nod to all things 1970s Milan.
There's a whole lot of history with Disrepute; the Soho bar used to be the site of The Pinstripe Club - the setting of the Profumo affair. It's still pretty scandalous, with 1960s style interiors, lots of nooks and corners, and a killer cocktail list that matches the incredible setting.
With those views, there's no arguing that Searcys is one of London's most beautiful bars. Whether you're there for the seaside themed pop-up, indulging in date night bubbles or simply showing off the city, this is one spot in London not to be missed.
With sparkling fairy lights and gorgeous views over the water, Barge East is a stunningly quirky location. Whether you're looking for dinner, drinks or both, this Hackney Wick hotspot has it all. There's a range of menus, ceramic barbeques and a fabulous selection of drinks.
One of the best bars in London is also one of the city's sexiest; Aviator at Hush is modelled on the 1960s golden era of travel, with a long, marble topped bar and some quirky neon signage dotted about. If you like your hotel bars to have a dash of drama, this is the place for you.
Covered in neon and inspired by the unapologetic lifestyle of Josephine De Beauharnais, this cocktail den is one of London's most Instagram-worthy hangouts. Think bespoke tipples, tongue-in-cheek artwork and bucket loads of attitude at this pretty Waterloo bar.
You'll see the Bloomsbury Club Bar on every pretty bar list in London, and there's good reason for it. Whether it's the twinkling of fairy lights or the high-end cocktails or the small plates, this is a romantic plot in London that feels a world away from the rush.
If you're on the hunt for a beautiful bar in London to be the backdrop for your next 'Gram snap, get yourself down to Arc Le Salon. This Mayfair cafe is covered in gorgeous flower displays and boasts stunning interiors, alongside an award-winning selection of spirits or wine.
Brought to you by the owners of well known wine name Diogenes The Dog, Aspen and Meursault is another gorgeous dedication to all things grape. A Battersea beauty bathed in yellow, head on over for natural wines, biodynamic options and plenty of small plates on offer.
One of Shoreditch's hidden gems, this unique private members club offers a range of stunningly decorated rooms, from a luxurious restaurant and elegant lounge bar to a secret basement club. Head to this East London babe and you're sure to be blown away by the vintage style of it all.
One for plant lovers and kids of whimsy, Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings is one of the prettiest bars in London. From their nod to British dining down to their cutesy conservatory space kitted out in the finest of foliage, you're sure to find all things beautiful here.
Located just seconds from West Hampstead station, this quirky cocktail bar is bringing a two-fold approach to drinking. You'll find Head upstairs, with a menu of aperitivo-style drinks, while Tails downstairs is all about punchy spirits like whisky and evening tipples.
Act Bar Notting Hill is not only hosting a whole load of live performances and entertainment, but they also have some seriously swoon-worthy interiors. Enjoy tucking into their signature Indian small plates, bespoke concoctions while enjoying the stunning atmosphere.
Offering a slice of vintage opulence, Fitz's is a real gem in London's drinking scene. Escape normality and step inside a luxurious haunt that celebrates Bloomsbury's free spirits both past and present with its eclectic cocktail menu of high-end delights.
Decked out in jewel tones and foliage, this pretty London bar is one Islington's best hidden secrets. Perfect for a post-work glass of wine or a boozy weekend brunch, it's got something for every occasion be it birthdays, quirky dates or midweek treats.
At the high-end of the London spectrum, this is a place for special occasions and dressin' fancy. One of London's most beautiful restaurants, head on down to Restaurant Ours for plenty of cocktail charm, luxury plates, gorgeous furniture and a beautiful nod to foliage.
Instead of gathering dust at home? Rack up some vitamin D at Skylark. A Notting Hill rooftop bar overlooking London and Little Venice, Skylark is an impressive spot 10 floors up, complete with small plates, refreshing summer cocktails and the perfect excuse for a night away from the sofa.
If you think clean lines, the dotting of plants and brunch are beautiful, you're sure to find a haven in No.197 Chiswick Fire Station. Casual with a clear and fresh charm, this is a restaurant in bar and London that promises an all-day experience to remember.
Near & Far isn't just one of the coolest bars in Peckham. The interiors are something to behold, creating a retro kitsch aesthetic ranging from 70s furniture to a disco ball on the dance floor. And if that doesn't tickle your fancy, they have panoramic views of the city to boot.
Based on an old Victorian train carriage, Hoxley and Porter is a dreamy destination when it comes to dining in the Angel area. Try and nab the booth in the alcove window, perfect for people watching and you work your way through a menu of British staples.
Tucked away near St Paul's, Cigalon may not scream about itself from the rooftops, but it doesn't need to, not when it's this pretty. From its French cuisine down to its nod to geometrics, the dining space is interesting, and ti's pretty as a picture.
One of the most beautiful bars in Central London, this gorgeous offering from The Bloomsbury hotel is bringing vibrant colour and gorgeous cocktails to Great Russell Street. Stop in for 20s-style decor and alfresco sips in their hidden garden, admiring all of the care and attention that has gone in to this epic cocktail setting.
Nightjar is already one of the most talked about bars in the world, so when it opened its second location in Carnaby? The crowds understandably went wild. A gorgeous spot where creative mixes are impossible to compare, try the Nightjar in Carnaby for another award-winning drinking experience.
Certainly not a shy space to eat and drink in London, Sky Garden is stand out as one of London's most beautiful bars. From its sweeping views of the city to its cocktail bars and indoor garden, Sky Garden is an unstoppable force, and more than a pretty spot for date night and more.
Located within a seriously stunning Mayfair church in collaboration with Mercato Metropolitano, German Kraft boasts three floors, a roof terrace and some of the best in Continental food and drink. Stopping by on a summer day? Soak up the sun at this beautiful bar with a beer to hand.
Sushisamba is a beaut restaurant bar that blends together the flavours and diverse cultures of Japan, Brazil and Peru into some of seriously enviable plates. Boasting sites across the globe, this place is perched right in the heart of the City in London, perfect for after-work ventures.
A mainstay on London's beautiful bar scene, The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas is a huge light and airy space, adorned with artwork and interiors that hark back to the glory days of Fleet Street opulence. Serving up a range of wine and charcuterie, it's the perfect spot for an afternoon tipple.
Being pretty comes easy for a location like Dalloway Terrace. A stunning little plot where the terrace reigns supreme, if you're looking for a beautiful London bar, this is the place for you thanks to international wine bottles, afternoon teas, plush breakfast dishes and more.
The Hoxton in Southwark is promising one gorgeous bar on its 14th floor. Head on over to Seabird and you'll find rooftop views, splashes of greenery and handmade scallop tiled tables, with a 'flavours of southern Europe' menu alongside biodynamic wines and innovative cocktails.