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The Best Cocktail Bars In London

Best Cocktail Bars in London

Best Cocktail Bars in London

It's no secret that I enjoy cocktails, they're my favourite way to catch up with friends after a long busy day at work, and living in London means they're plenty of places to go to. After recommending my favourite London restaurants I thought I should let you in on my favourite spots for cocktails. I've tried to include a range of different places for different budgets so hopefully there's something for everyone!

I absolutely love Kettners, I think it has such an amazing feel to it and makes you feel like you've walked into a completely different era. They do an amazing range of cocktails and Monday-Thursday they have a happy hour 8-close, which is probably one of the best ones you'll find in Soho!

Sushi Samba, has one of the best views of the city. It's located one the 38th floor of Heron Tower by Liverpool Street and has a panoramic view of London. You can go without a reservation, but I would recommend trying to get there before 6.30 to make sure you get a good spot by the window because it does get busy. The cocktails cost around £7-£8 but they're really nice and totally worth it when you see the view!

Earlham Street Clubhouse can be found in Seven Dials in Covent Garden and it's an underground american bar that serves cocktails and pizzas. There is a happy hour between 5-7 and all the cocktails have really cool names that are either 90's song names or the names of classic films like Gangsters Paradise and No Scrubs. 

Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is the secret speakeasy bar that can be found behind a fridge in the Liverpool Street Breakfast Club. Like Sushi Samba, I would also suggest getting here before 6.30 as they don't take reservations and it gets super busy! The cocktails are between £8-£9 but they're really good and their Mac and Cheese is the bomb!

Hakkasan is my favourite restaurant in London but you can also go and sit at their bar for drinks and let me just say, their cocktails are freakin amazing! This is definitely the most pricey from the list so I would say Hakkasan is for special occasions. There are two Hakkasans in London, but I love the one at Hanway Place, which is right by Tottenham Court Road, so it's perfect if you want to go on to somewhere else for dinner.

Bob Bob Ricard is similar to Kettners in that it makes you feel like you've been transported to another era. I'm a big fan of the food at Bob Bob Ricard but I also love their cocktails, plus each booth has a 'Press For Champagne' button, which my friends and I used a little too much at our last visit!

If you have any places that aren't on this list and you love then please let me know as I'm always up for finding new restaurants and bars!


  1. I agree with you, some great choices! I must try Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

    1. Thanks, Angie. Yes you do, it's really cool! xx

  2. I live in London too and I am a cocktail enthusiast. I must try some of these out :) x