Piano Bars in London
Sick of going to the same places and hearing the same music? Why not change your tune and go to a piano bar? Becoming increasingly popular in London are the places where you can indulge yourself in great live entertainment. Perfect for first dates, quiet drinks or as the starting point of your night, piano bars offer a sophisticated setting with delicious food and appetising cocktails. Here, we've put together a list of the best piano bars in London that won't leave you disappointed.
Last updated on 2nd June 2017
Head on down to Cellar Door every Saturday night in the city as Dexy's Midnight Runners keys man Pete Saunders presents a lustrous night of live piano music in London set alongside a sophisticated roster of cocktails.
Farringdon's Piano Works is far more than just a bar with a sole pianist tinkering away in the background. This loud, lively and jumping House of Song is a far cry from any other music bar. Located in an old, Victorian basement, the talented team behind this venture somehow manage to combine the nostalgia of this venue with a quirky authenticity and a centre stage. Alongside a bar stocked full of all your favourite beverages, their food menu boasts a number of culinary treats, ranging from succulent steaks to mouth-watering chilli-dogs.
With live music becoming more popular and spreading into the City, Piano Smithfield has been welcomed with open arms by professionals and fine wine lovers. This venue offers a stylish drinking space and quality food which can be enjoyed whilst indulging in great live music. An ideal setting for a first date or a few quiet drinks before your journey home.
Stylish with a splash of sophisticated Smollensky's restaurant retreat on the Strand is a popular piano bar, where you'll be able to feast on some of the finest and freshest fare and most stellar selection of snifters, all while taking in the tuneful tinkering of the ivories from the grand piano. Ideal for a pre-show meal to get you in the mood for musicals or a date night winner, come and soak up this selection of symphonic soothers.
If you have no problem splashing your cash then Salvatore is the place for you. Mayfair brings you part of the luxurious Playboy Club and lets you escape the madness of London with its stunning bar area, delicious cocktails and its sweet sounding grand piano. Enjoy all the comfort and luxury this venue has to offer while listening to soothing jazz music and soulful singers.
Based on the suave Gloucester Road, L'Etranger Piano Lounge is a stylish spot in West London, serving elegant cocktails, delicious pan-Asian cuisine and melodic vibes. With resident musicians Ashley Kingsley and Marco Losi playing smooth, opulent tunes all night on the venue's glass piano, a night at this West London piano bar is sure to leave a mark on you.
With a grand baby piano in the heart of the dining room, One Canada Square is a unique and swanky location to enjoy live music, dining and cocktails combined. Head on down to hear the tinkering of keys and glasses combined.