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.
Beautiful Bars in London
From the good looking to the down right stunning, London has no shortage of pretty places to perch those bums of yours. 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 the city's most attractive plots. Check out our recommendations for London's most beautiful bars and fill your feed with these gems.
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.
From their flamingo wallpaper down to their golden hue, there's something sexy about The King of Ladies Man that's hard to miss. Join this beautiful, if not secret bar in London for any date night going, or simply to indulge in their unique interiors.
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.
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.
Sweet dreams are made of interiors like Martello Hall's, the pizza-baking spot on Mare Street. Not far from London Fields, the bar is split into a series of spaces, all with retro interiors, old-school ceiling fans, and turquoise tones to really add to the vintage aesthetic.
If you're on the hunt for beautiful bars in London, look no further than 28-50 Wine Bars. Dotted about the city, in Covent Garden, Chelsea, Marylebone and Kensington, these quirky haunts showcase a menu of seasonal British produce with an on-site sommelier to help you find the ideal bottle for your meal.
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.
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.
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.
While the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel may be known for its famous Spice Girls appearance, the swanky space is also home to Booking Office. Balancing Victorian architecture with a modern decor, you can expect an extensive cocktail list and delicious dishes.
Industrial design meets member's club elegance at this beautiful London bar. Located in the heart of Ealing, the stunning marble bar that forms the centrepiece to this gorgeous venue is the only place you'll want to order your drinks in London.
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.
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.
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 modern British menu, ceramic barbeques and a fabulous selection of drinks.
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.
Part of the glass-fronted NOVA Victoria complex, Timmy Green is the Aussie-inspired restaurant that's been creating a buzz since opening in London. Full of green plants and sharp surfaces, the space transforms seamlessly from bottomless brunch to swish dinner space.
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.
If there's a beautiful bar in London that promises opulence like no other, you're due to find it at The Gibson. Just shy of Old Street, this hidden gem isn't just decked in gold and vintage charm, there's some of the country's most elaborate cocktails hidden behind their doors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of London's most plush, pretty and pink bars, this quirky spot should be on your radar. Not only is Doña Bar promising live music, cabaret performances and comedy shows, but also cocktails in the form of classics and mezcal-tipped sips.
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.
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.
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.
Home to one of London's most charming rooftop spaces, The Culpeper offers all the charms and quirks of a traditional East London pub with some seriously stylish interior decor. A hotel bar with an actual working 'farm' on its roof, it's a fabulous place to drink in the summer and winter months.
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.