Clapham, Bethnal Green and Oxford Circus are getting some of London's best cocktail bars back as London Cocktail Club open up select venues on 4th July for more crazy concoctions in unique settings.
London Bars Available To Book
Recent government announcements mean that lost dreams of drinking on London patios are no longer being conjured up by your imagination. Marking a (socially distanced) return to reality for wine bars, cocktail bars and whisky bars in London, July 4th will see the dusting of tables and restocking of back bars. Need to know where to head? We've compiled a list of the London bars opening on July 4th... and better yet? We can help you get booked in.
*please note, opening scenarios will be dictated by both government and experience, so please stay safe, stay in contact with the event you've booked tickets for and be conscious of the impact you have on people around you when leaving home for these bookings.
It's back to rooftops for the thirsty as the ever-gorgeous Skylight returns to business this 4th July, and with them? Happy hour cocktails, sunset views and rooftop fizz galore. Perfect for a return to bars if we say so ourselves.
Opening with a limited capacity this 30th July, award-winning Heads +Tails is getting back to cocktail business, inviting the thirsty to try their premium selection of mixes, boasting an outdoor space if you book quick enough.
Old Compton Street's cocktail scene is set to return to a notion of normality on July 4th with the reopening of slick and stylish spot, Swift. Expect a renowned Sgroppino from the award winner as business resumes across these two premium Soho floors.
Pastel interiors and quirky drinks are what await you this August in London as the ever-unique Drink Shop & Do are opening their doors for bookings and tables. Keep an eye on July for them too, as they'll be celebrating black creatives at events across the weekend.
Set alongside the water, The Ship has always been a favourite for burgers and pints in the sunshine. Join them this July as they re-open on the 20th to welcome back drinkers and diners with social distancing measures in place.
Weave through Brixton village (being conscious as you do) to find yourself at Lost In Brixton, one of South London's best kept secrets. Filled with foliage and topped up with cocktails, this summer paradise is set to reopen its doors on July 4th, so make sure to get booked in.
If your return to drinking in bars needs to be led by a gorgeous rooftop spot, look no further than Jin Bo Law. High above the city with gorgeous views and cocktails alike, make a table booking to get some of this gorgeous sunny city back in your life.
You may have to wait a little longer to see Flight Club back in action, but their return in August is set to be nothing short of fabulous as the ever-unique activity bar is set to get back on its feet with cocktails, games and social distancing in place.
Got a hankering for picture-perfect cocktails and cosy candle-lit corners? Head to Nightjar - Shoreditch's best-loved speakeasy bar. Channelling 1920s vibes, this chic underground spot is the ultimate date night destination.
An oasis of green in the heart of the City, The Folly is the perfect place to dip your toe back into the world of drinking and dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this laid-back restaurant specialises in contemporary British cuisine and top-notch cocktails.
Keen to fall back in love with London after lockdown? Your first stop should be rooftop cocktails at Sky Garden. Take in the mega views whilst sipping on signature libations such as the bell pepper-infused Pink Dove and toffee nut Castagna.
Still feeling sad about those cancelled holiday plans? Head to Laki Kane for a slice of paradise in the heart of Islington. Known for its palm tree interiors and menu of rum-based concoctions, this place is sure to banish those lockdown blues.
It's safe to say that we could all do with a little bit of big kid-style fun right now, and The Four Thieves in Battersea is offering just that. With a jam-packed calendar of events, fully-stocked bar and kitted out arcade room, it's our ultimate Saturday night spot.
Bringing rooftop views, Instagrammable cocktails and quirky plates to the City of London, Savage Garden is back in business. Whether you're out for date night or catching up with a friend, get down to the DoubleTree by Hilton London and do it in style.
Your favourite Islington bar is back with a bang this month. Essex Road's Homeboy is throwing open its door again for more clever cocktails and tasty Irish eats. Book in for the chance to get stuck into Irish whiskies and chicken fillet rolls this month.
Missing the flavours of your favourite martini? It's time to satisfy those cravings with a trip to your nearest Dirty Martini. Now taking bookings for the entirety of July, you'll be able to settle in to one of their gorgeous venues and catch up with pals over some of the city's finest cocktails.
The London Bar Bus is back on the road this month to show the sights of the city in real style. Clamber aboard this roving watering hole for an afternoon or evening exploring the city with a drink in hand and the wind in your hair.
Deptford's quirkiest and award-winning bar is back in action and reading to shake up some of their wacky cocktails for the London masses. Little Nan's has also extended into a third arch and gotten two heated circus-style tents, meaning it's quadrupled in size and perfect for socially distanced drinks with friends.
One of London's hottest rooftop bars Aviary is back in business and is available to book. WIth limited spaces available, you're going to want to snap up a table at this one for its jaw-dropping views and swoon-worthy menu.
Tonight Josephine, one of Waterloo's best bars is available to book this July for you and your hand. Head to fun spot and you'll see why it's become a go-to for a great night out - think fruity cocktails, pop tunes and fabulously OTT interiors.
Get your long-overdue fix of potent cocktails and party vibes with an evening at The Lost Alhambra. Now taking booking for July onwards, the Leicester Square gem is mixing up their signature pisco infernos, blood orange slings and lemongrass collins' for tables of up to ten.
Bar Elba is back with a bang, bringing you a summer of bottomless brunches, outdoor movies and more to make up for lost time. If that wasn't enough, the Waterloo rooftop bar also touts some of the best views around for a truly memorable evening.
601 Queen's Road has been hard at work to ensure that you can get your fix of lush cocktails and tasty food whilst feeling safe. As well as temperature checks as you enter, tables limited to groups of 6 and hand sanitiser stations, they also have a new app that gets you order and pay so you can go completely contactless.
Looking to splash out a little post-lockdown? Galvin Bistrot & Bar is a luxurious restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin, who have come together to reflect the look and style of French bistrots in Paris and Lyon, so you can experience a trip to the Continent without leaving London.
The minds behind Callooh Callay are spreading the cocktail joy to Highbury and Islington with Little Bat, inspired by museums and libraries with some of Upper Street's best dishes. Whether you're craving boozy brunch, high-quality cocktails or delicious dining, this is one top bar to book this July.
Located in the heart of Brick Lane, Apples and Pears is a quirky independent bar serving up some of East London's tastiest cocktails. Opening from the 1st of August for Fridays and Saturdays only, it's the perfect post-lockdown date night venue.
Buzzy vibes, fruity cocktails and a party playlist are coming back to Shoreditch, courtesy of Barrio. The Latin-inspired bar has tables available both inside and out on their colourful terrace for you to settle into and let your hair down over some tasty drinks.
If you like you're a fan of theatrical drinks, then look no further than Opium. A trip to this Chinatown powerhouse is sure to a memorable one as you watch the team create a host of unique signature sips as well as putting their own spin on classics, including sesame old fahioneds and lychee martinis.
Nestled along Old Street, The Gibson is a quirky cocktail haunt and top choice for your next date night. Boasting a menu of unusual sips, the bar's drinks are themed around a mythical calendar and served in fabulously dramatic glasses that're sure to leave a lasting impression.
One of our favourite cocktail bars in London is back in business and we couldn't be more excited. Book an evening at the award-winning spot where master mixologists are waiting to whip you up a treasure trove of potent, fruity and smoky sips.
Bringing Parisian vibes to the streets of Soho, Basement State is a trés chic cocktail bar that you're definitely going to want to book. Whether you're a lover of whiskey - which they have in abundance - or fancy a French-style libation, this spot has got you covered.
Have you been to Purl before? If not, now's your chance to check out the 1920s speakeasy and some of the theatrical cocktails it's mixing up. Grab your number ones and venture down to this Marylebone basement bar for an evening of bubbling concoctions.
Neon sign, Insta-worthy cocktails and gorgeous interiors... that's right, Girlfriend is open and ready to welcome in thirsty guests. The Clapham bar is carrying out a number of measures to ensure that you and your group have a great and carefree time whilst feeling safe.
Hidden off the street of Kings Cross, this secret members bar is back in business and taking bookings. If you're not yet in the club, membership for Keystone Crescent starts from just £35 a year and will give you access to the luxe spot and cocktails from award-winning bartenders.
Looking for places to drink with a group of friends? Head to West London where Pergola Olympia has a floral-filled rooftop space complete with wine, beer and spritzes and food from the likes of Wildcard, Izakaya and Salt Shed.
Old Street Records is back and taking bookings this month. Get down to Shoreditch for a lively atmosphere, mouthwatering pizza and a selection of cocktails including palomas, old fashioneds and a punchy mango and passionfruit daiquiri.