It’s the colour of Percy Pigs, cosmopolitans and Kylie Jenner's hair circa 2017, and is likely sprawled all over your Insta feed right now. To help you get those grid snaps in? We've found London’s prettiest pink bars and restaurants, from neon affirmations of girl power to rosy-hued pizza parlours. Wes Anderson? Eat your heart out.
Way before Alexa Chung and Jameela Jamil started strutting their stuff, there was the original It Girl - Josephine de Beauharnais. The wife of Napoleon and France’s first official empress, she was a woman not to be trifled with. Inspired by her bad-ass attitude, Tonight Josephine Clapham is a pink bar in London, decked out with neon signs dedicated to female empowerment and a shiny, reflective dancefloor. Plus, this sassy queen also has outposts in Waterloo and Shoreditch, so you're never far from a photo op.
Peachy Queen is the pink Putney bar fronting the most Instagrammable interiors, alongside plenty of neon signs and a sippable cocktail list. What's so special about the drinks here? Well, as well as the usual lineup of the classics, there are concoctions inspired by all aspects of pop culture, from the delish 'Bohemian raspberry' to a 'watermelon sugar high' tipple. Ideal for girls' nights out and hen parties alike, this watering hole isn't to be missed.
With venues on all of the capital's swankiest streets, EL&N is a gorgeous pink café and brunch destination. Frequently named as one of London’s most Instagrammable spots, this beaut's floral arrangements could give Chelsea Flower Show a good run for their money. And for those really dedicated to getting their rose gold fix? There’s a selection of blush-tinged lattes and moreish slices of red velvet cake on offer.
Head over to Mayfair where this pink London bar is bringing you one of the prettiest drinking experiences in the capital. With plenty of rose-tinted tiling to make those Instagrams pop, The Lucky Club is a must if you're looking for a fun brunch or a night out with friends. Alongside its selection of quirky cocktails, the Davies Street destination also fronts a menu of tasty bites, including bao buns and East Asian small plates.
An ode to the OG girl bosses - Queen Victoria, we’re looking at you - Girlfriend is adorned with pastel pink walls and Renaissance paintings that have been given a spray paint makeover. Located in the heart of Clapham, this Insta-ready bar is serving up cocktails that are almost too pretty to drink. Looking to get the party started? Order a round of Girlfriends Just Wanna Have Fun, a potent concoction of pisco, passionfruit, apricot, lime and girlfriend proseccoot.
It doesn’t need any introduction, but that’s well, er, kind of my job. It’s pink, it’s iconic and goddammit, you will get a photo in front of those egg-shaped toilets. One of the OGs on London’s blush-red scene, Sketch’s dining room is a mirage of millennial pink, encased in four walls full of David Shrigley artwork. As this Mayfair hangout is usually fully booked, afternoon tea here requires a bit of foreplanning - shared calendars at the ready.
Plant-based and pink? We can already hear your great uncle grumbling something under his breath. Serving up slices of cauliflower and focaccia-based pizza, King’s Road spot Humble is anything but meek when it comes to toppings. Feast on truffle, oyster mushrooms and Taggiasca olives in a wonderland of candyfloss walls, tables, chairs and crockery.
Located down one of Soho’s bustling side streets, Simmons is a much-loved purveyor of uber-cheap cocktails and boozy teapots. Head here pre-8pm to bask in the neon lights, vintage gaming memorabilia and a giant glittering disco ball, while also enjoying their happy hour deals; think £3 glasses of wine and bottles of fizz for less than £20. On top of that, many of its sister bars in places like Brick Lane and Fitzrovia are also worth the trip for their eye-catching decor.
Home to East London's cosiest pink booths, The Breakfast Club is the perfect place to get your day or night off to a top start. Fronting plates as enticing as the interiors, this Hoxton Square cutie is sorting you out with morning classics like pancakes, sandwiches and full Englishes. However, they're also adding a little extra spice to your standard brunch with quirky cocktails and craft beers.
Oozing fancy-pants vibes, Annabel’s is the Mayfair private members club with perhaps the prettiest loos in the city. As it features hundreds of hand-blown Venetian glass petals (a bathroom essential, surely) and gorgeous crystal pink fittings, you’d be forgiven for forgoing the world-class a la carte menu and camping out in the ladies’ instead. The perfect plot for a special occasion meal - and even better if you’re not the one footing the bill.
Once a magistrates court and police station, The Dixon Hotel is now a swanky venue and a must-visit for any fan of all things fuschia. Their primary restaurant, Provisioners, offers a slice of California cool, with candy-coloured interiors, crushed velvet furnishings and low-hanging botanicals. While this place knows a thing or two about early morning avo on toast, it also transforms into a sultry space as dusk falls and the lights are dimmed.
While the venue itself is a bustling rooftop bar boasting city views and cheap cocktails, to get to Frank's Cafe, you'll need to walk up London's most famous staircase. The popping pink walls of Bold Tendencies are the work of Simon Whybray and have become such a staple of your social media feed that a snap in this hallway barely even needs the location tag anymore. However, this joint is closed during winter, so make the trip during the warmer months.
Named after the feminine form of ‘Don’, Doña is Stoke Newington’s sultry, underground drinking den. Led by dynamic duo Thea Cumming (co-founder of London Mezcal Week) and Lucie Massey (the brains behind Slap Ya Papa), the menu here is made up exclusively of agave-based sips. Boasting ceilings adorned with flamingo-style feathers, cushy sofas and live DJs on the weekend, this place is giving us serious girls' night out vibes.
Looking for more interior inspo? Check out our guide to the most beautiful bars in London here.