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 21st April 2017

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Old Mary's

4 user reviews

Hidden below a classic British pub is a gem of cocktail proportions. Know for its speakeasy vibe, illicit feel and date night charm, head below The Mitre in Notting Hill for a night of bespoke cocktails, beloved chats and hot dogs should they take your fancy. 

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

The King of Ladies Man

23 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

Keystone Crescent

58 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

The Bootlegger

13 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Peony

2 user reviews

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?

Splash the Cash £££
Soho

Callooh Callay

248 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

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. 

Splash the Cash £££
Shoreditch

NOLA

75 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Victorian Bath House

45 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Found

1 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Chelsea Prayer Room

11 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Kensington

Basement Sate

99 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Brooksby's Walk

1 user reviews

Step into dreamy world of fairy lights, comfy cushions and delicious cocktails in the Bedouin-tent-style room at Brooksby's Walk in Homerton. The kitsch little bar is perfect for a date or good natter, as it serves everything from mulled wine through to Negroni's in a completely unique location.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Below The Cut

1 user reviews

South London is hiding a speakeasy secret in the form of cavernous Below The Cut, a Prohibition style bar found beneath Hanger in Fulham, the cocktail bar serves up goodies such as Old Fashioneds and Negronis as well as delicious steaks.

Happily Affordable ££
Fulham

Simmons Euston Square

3 user reviews

While Euston might be one of London's busiest spots, Simmons Euston Square is a secret den that whisks you away from the madness. Escape to quirky furniture and a killer happy hour of £2.50 bottles of beer and 2 cocktails for £10.

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Kings Cross

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