Hidden Cocktail Bars in London
Hidden in the dark and lovely depths of London is a roster of secret cocktails bars that promise no bounds when it comes to eclectic interiors and must-try mixology. But where to snag a table for one of these fine, elusive forays? From speakeasys behind barren doors to plush cocktail plots underneath your very feet, discover the very best when it comes to hidden cocktail bars in London.
Last updated on 16th September 2016
Yearning for something a bit different in London, and looking to head up the social crowd with your knowledge of the city's hidden gems ? Then it's off to see the Dr for you. Join this hidden cocktail space in Canary Wharf for a cool, casual and quirky drinking experience.
Sister bar to Clapham's heralded brunch spot, Breakfast Club, The King of Ladies Man comes at guests with a more sultry approach. Luxe and boasting 70's retro charm, not only will you be lured by the interiors, you'll be enticed by the creative cocktail menu to boot.
Hidden places to drink in London; let's be honest, they're not so easy to find, but yet again, neither is this bar. Not only a members space that will require you to punch in a monthly code, Keystone Crescent harbours some of the best cocktails in the business behind its secretive doors.
The era of Prohibition meant that plenty of boozers and bars had to go undercover to keep serving punters, and just the same can be said for this secret London cocktail bar. A haven for those that want to hark back to all things vintage, head on down to The Bootlegger for one almighty and delicious, trip back through time.
Hidden behind one of the hardest doors to find in China Town, and certainly boasting some of the best Asian wares in the city, Opium is a bar that has another secret up its sleeve and that's Peony. An intimate and decadent space of Eastern cocktails, can you find the drinks hidden behind this elusive door?
Shoreditch has a lot to say for itself when it comes to some of the best cocktail bars in London, but it's also up there when it comes to the city's finest, hidden gems. While Callooh Callay itself isn't the hardest bar to find, head on inside and see if you can find the secret space hidden somewhere within its cocktail realm.
When it comes to mixology that will impress, not only are Worship Street Whistling Shop coming up trumps with their creative collection of cocktails, their interiors are markedly unique to boot. Broody, vintage and hailing speakeasy charm, find this nugget and impress anyone and everyone that comes with you along the way.
Another favourite on the Shoreditch scene, and another that's markedly hard to find, NOLA is a gem for those that want to sup on the very best of New Orleans. Should you find this secret cocktail space, you'll be treated to classic interiors and a myriad of whisky based drinks.
Grand, bespoke and beautiful, and that's the just interiors, the Victorian Bath House is one of the most stunning and secretive cocktail bars in London. A space of decadence and old world charm set among classic and creative cocktails, this is a gem in Bishopsgate's crown.
With a roster of less than 15 cocktails on the menu, not only is Found up there when it comes to creating a bespoke selection of drinks, they're up their when it comes to Shoreditch secrecy to boot. A secret cocktail bar in London with the atmosphere to match, this gem is a must to be found.
Headed West for a drink but looking for a unique bar that can cure all of your cocktail qualms? We know just the place, if you can find it that is. Hidden in the heart of Chelsea, the Chelsea Prayer Room is an intimate, romantic and candlelit space with some of the best cocktails in the business.
Hidden underneath the famous Phonox club in Brixton, Phonox Below is a quaint cocktail bar that offers its visitors an easy going, laid back spot to unwind in. With a number of fantastic resident DJs, the warm red neon lights and exposed brick walls combine with the mellow tunes on offer to create an atmosphere that's perfect for sipping sumptuous and forgetting all your troubles. Sit back, unwind and relax with a quirky, spirit laden concoction, created by one of their expert mixologists.
Cocktails and dessert, there's only one place that provides the very best of both. One of the best hidden cocktail bars in London, not only are Basement Sate forward thinking in their drinks approach, they're hankering after your sweet tooth with a stunning roster of dessert plates.
Islington has one firm answer when it comes to some of the best hidden bars in London, and that's Reading Room. Taking you black to the glamour of broody, vintage drinking dens, head on over to this darling space for bespoke bottles of spirits and cocktails combined.