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.
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.
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.
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.
Hidden beneath the streets of Soho, you'll find a proper old school speakeasy, complete with velvet-decked sofas, amazing live music, and tonnes of charm. While you're there, you could treat yourself to a delicious cocktail from their extensive drinks list, or treat yourself to a small plate too.
Like two sides of a coin, this north London watering hole has two very different sides. There's Heads above, which shakes up lighter-style cocktails in airy surroundings, while Tails is hidden below and leans towards a darker mix of whiskey, beers on tap and punchy concoctions.
Perched on the edge of Clapham Common, The Little Orange Door's unassuming exterior gives nothing away as to the treasure trove that lies inside. Expect jaw-dropping interiors, cushty sofas and kitchen-style bar serving a selection of delicious cocktails.
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.
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.
Tucked away ion the South Bank is a quirky winter pop-up that's perfect for all of your festive antics. From sipping mulled wines and chowing down on hearty burgers to wreath making and cocktail classes, Bar Under the Bridge have plenty in store this Christmas.
Perfectly placed on the Festival Terrace of Southbank Centre, The Circus Bar offers a whimsical escape from the cold. Revel in the quirky bar with a hot toddie and saucy burger to hand before discovering the secret cinema showcasing the finest festive flicks.