24 hours in London

Only got 24 hours in London? No problem, here are all the best places to spend you limited time, it might not be long but it will be the best!

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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This fabulous cocktail bar was the winner of DesignMyNight's 2011 Best bar winner, if that doesn't say enough, you'll see why when you go there and try one of their uniquely delectable cocktails. The unpretentious vibe means its  great place to just chill out with friends and indulge in an array of great cocktails. Check out the London Cocktail Club on Shaftesbury avenue too. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Roof Gardens

62 user reviews

Probably the most superlative club in London, this fantastic bar is notably beautiful. As the only roof top club in London, it sports fantastic views of its utterly magnificent gardens. A haven of style and relaxed glamour, with its opulent cocktail bar and capacious dance floor which complements its VIP area for those seeking the ultimate in privacy! The Roof Gardens in Kensington is a stunning, destination rooftop bar with its very own gardens and clubs and views over London.

Splash the Cash £££

The Tattershall Castle

44 user reviews

This is an epic choice for drinks in London. The terrace outside offers some spectacular views of the Thames, perfect for a romantic night out or an impressive dinner date in London. The drinks menu is happily affordable which is a surprise considering it is a pub on a boat on London's most attractive spots. The food menu far from expensive and absolutely mouth-watering, so this boat won't empty anyone's wallet. Tattershall Castle is a lovely pub with fantastic views and great for relaxing on the Thames with some friends on the terrace, the restaurant is elegant and ideal for date nights in London and the club nights are great for a buzzing alternative night out in London. 

Happily Affordable ££

Ruby's Bar and Lounge

17 user reviews

Ruby's Speakeasy bar in Dalston is set underneath the cinema sign at 76 Stoke Newington Road. Ruby’s is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed cocktails and quality alternatives in a unique and atmospheric setting. Set up by Tom Gibson in the former kitchen of Ruby House 3, a Chinese takeaway, the room was stripped back and adorned with a Mayfair bar and some delicate interior alterations.


Happily Affordable ££

Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge

24 user reviews

This beautiful bar and lounge is nothing like you have ever seen before. Expect the unexpected, this quirky and fun establishment will give you a great night in the most stylish way. The mixologists know their stuff too, which is evident in the quite simply delicious cocktail concoctions.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

The Magic Garden

9 user reviews

As winner of DesignMyNight's 'Best Pub in London 2011' you know this is going to be great. Upon entering this London pub you will feel like you have been missing out for years, this is the secret pub in London that you have been waiting for. 

Happily Affordable ££

Gordon's Wine Bar

4 user reviews

This is the oldest wine bar in London, and one of the most magnificent establishments to enjoy a glass of wine. The beautiful bijou feel to the place with candle lit tables makes it a wonderfully atmospheric night out. A trip to Gordon's Wine bar is always memorable and is one of the best bars in London.  

Happily Affordable ££

Sushi Samba

4 user reviews

Sushi Samba is a stunning rooftop bar in Bishopsgate. The open kitchen featuring a fiery robata grill full of freshly roasted meats, vegetables and fish provides an open window on  the culinary prowess that has made Sushi Samba a success for over 10 years. Sushi Samba London offers one of the largest premium sake selections in the world, making sake pairings readily available with any dish. Sushi Samba promises to deliver a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and striking design to the City of London.promises to deliver a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and striking design to the City of London.

Splash the Cash £££
Liverpool Street

Evans and Peel Detective Agency won Design My Night's 2012 'Best Experience' award, and appropriately so. This brilliant bar serves up 1920's prohibition style drinks in a truly prohibition style setting. Find your way to the secret Entrance on Earls Court Road where you will meet the detective in the agency room before gaining entrance to this unique drinking den in London.

Splash the Cash £££
Earls Court

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