Best Bars for a Martini in London

It’s perhaps the most sophisticated drink in the world: The Martini, drunk by none other than super-spy James Bond himself. Given its heritage as the king of suave cocktails, it's only right that you only drink the very best Martinis that can be found in the capital. It comes in many different forms – from espresso to porn star – but it takes a very special venue to serve it properly. So take a look at our list of the best bars for a Martini in London and unleash your inner James Bond.

Last updated on 29th July 2019

The Groucho Club

2 user reviews 5

The Groucho Club is a private members club that prides itself on its commitment to contemporary design and delicious drinks. The Martini, rightfully, falls within its 'premium signatures' section, with their La Vie en Rose Martini taking centre stage. Mixed with Beefeater 24 gin and Chamberyzette strawberry vermouth, this drink alone makes it one of the best bars for a Martini in London.


290 user reviews 4

Serving both delightful Italian food and wonderfully inexpensive (but equally delicious) cocktails, Barsmith should already be on your radar of bars to visit. Their simple commitment to perfect the taste of cocktails means you get stand out drinks like Red Light Martini, made from vodka with passion fruit, vanilla syrup and Prosecco, making it one of the best London Martini bars about.

Drink Shop & Do

604 user reviews 4

Arrive to Drink Shop Do with the intention of drinking one of their delicious Martinis, including an Espresso Martini and a tasty Rose and Lychee Martini. Stay there for one of their amazing 'Do' activities, which includes events like 'Play with Clay 80s Style' or 'Dot-To-Dot-To-Disco'. Martini drinking doesn't always have to be the height of sophistication...

WM Barker & Co

111 user reviews 4

It doesn't get anymore quintessentially 'Martini' than James Bond, right? Well, it's time to drink like one of the most iconic super-spies of all time with WM Barker & Co's Daniel Craig, based on the spy's favourite drink: Beefeater gin, Martini Dry, Cayenne Pepper, Thyme, and Proscuttio wrapped melon. Are you suave enough to pull off one of the most sophisticated Martinis in London?

Mews Cocktail Bar

5 user reviews 4

Cartizze Bar prides itself on being a hideaway for discerning drinkers, so all of their cocktails reach that special kind of quality. Their Martini, the Midas Martini, is particularly special as well, made with vodka, dry vermouth infused spices, orange zest and gold leaf, it is really earns its place as a good place to drink Martinis in London.

Dirty Martini Islington

8 user reviews 4

When you think of where to drink Martinis in London, there's only one bar that comes to mind: Dirty Martini. The swanky bar offers both a fun atmosphere with DJs and a fan-favourite Happy Hour, as well as a wondrous selection of Martinis. Taste the eponymous Dirty Martini or branch out into their Chocolate Martini or Strawberry and Black Pepper Martini.