London's Most Kitsch Bars

If you're feeling an itch for kitsch on your night out, then we have some good news for you. Instead of testing your luck out at an utterly ridiculous themed bar, try going for one that seamlessly mixes quirky charm into a stellar set of cocktails. Here's our definitive guide to the best kitsch bars in London for your cluttered, colourful and fun fix.

Last updated on 19th August 2019




The Schoolhouse

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While ending up back in primary school might sound like a total nightmare, The Schoolhouse makes for one great kitsch place to drink in London. Reminisce fondly over the retro, memorabilia-laden walls, and sip delicious drinks out of dignified toys. Class is officially in session.

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

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Cue images of Old Hollywood once you step inside of one of the best kitsch cocktail bars in London, Ruby's. The former Chinese takeaway space has been transformed into the type of place where you want to slip into a silk robe and relax into a night of true 1940s avant-garde. Be lulled by the warm, lamp-lit atmosphere and excellent selection of uniquely served libations.

A trendy take on the mixed-furniture tastes of your grandmother, The Fine Line Bow Churchyard is one of the ultimate kitsch places to drink in London. Settle in for some tasty little treats at this brightly-coloured, comfortably casual bar, and wash down with one of the many superb wines or beers it has to offer.

The Folly

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Bursting with botany and partial to the stray, floral print, if you're looking for a kitsch bar in London that does cutesy interiors proud, look no further than The Folly. From its themed spaces down to its creative cocktails, this is a drinking wonderland all its own. 

Little Nan's Deptford Bar

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Returning to its home in Deptford, Little Nan's is a quirky bar that celebrates all the things our beloved grandmas love. Styled as a vintage living room with chesterfield sofas, cocktails served in teapots and suede-covered everything, the venue specialises in serving unforgettable nights out in London. You can also get your fill of Pat Butcher-inspired goodies at their sister sites in Fitzrovia and at The Cavendish Arms in Stockwell.