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Guide to the best bars in London

Bars

Whether you’re into craft beer, cocktails, or wine, enjoying a drink with friends in a bar can be one of life’s little pleasures. London has a huge choice of bars all over the city, from the small and intimate to the big and raucous. If you’re looking for the ideal spot to savour y...
19 Apr 2024
The best pubs in London

Pubs

Is there anything quite like a pub? The welcoming wooden furnishings, the unmistakable tang of joyous nights in the air, the shiny taps poking their marquees above the bar, the simple familiarity of the place, even if you've never been there before – pubs are a quintessentially British place a...
27 Mar 2024
The best desi pubs in London

Desi pubs

Born as a response to the segregation and racism experienced by South Asian immigrants in the second half of the 20th century, desi pubs are a testament to the power of multiculturalism – failing pubs, taken over by British-Indian landlords and turned into a success story. With food and community at...
1 Mar 2024
Guide to activity bars in London

Activity bars

A few drinks with friends is always a great laugh but sometimes you want to inject even more fun into your evening. Visiting a bar with activities in London lets you enjoy yourself, get competitive, and maybe even try something new. From axe throwing to video games and escape rooms, there’s lo...
11 Apr 2024
Pubs with live music in London

Pubs with live music

London's live music scene is one of the best in the world. From the Amy Winehouse days in Camden to Jimi Hendrix's former stomping ground in Mayfair, the city has always been a hub for some of the most incredible musical talent to exist. Many pubs have played a part in this and continue to provide a...
22 Apr 2024
The best pubs in Camden

Pubs in Camden

If you’re in Camden Town and you fancy going to the pub then you’re really in for a treat. The area is well-known for pub culture and there are a wide range of venues to choose from. From classic pubs that never change to venues with tempting food or a distinctive atmosphere, there are l...
26 Feb 2024
Guide to the best sports bars and pubs in London

Sports bars

Want to watch an important match with a lively crowd of fans, spend some quality time with your mates, or just grab some chow with the footie on in the background? It comes as no surprise that the capital of such a sports-loving nation sports a bunch of lively bars, football pubs, and other venues d...
21 Feb 2024
Guide to the best whiskey tastings in London

Whiskey tastings

Whisky and whiskey are beloved spirits that have been enjoyed for centuries around the world. In London, you can find a plethora of options when it comes to whisky tastings and masterclasses, from intimate, cosy bars to grand, luxurious venues. Whether you're a seasoned whisky connoisseur or a curio...
21 Feb 2024
Guide to cheap pubs in London

Cheap pubs

So you fancy a drink, but you're on a budget – what do you do? With Wetherspoons rapidly closing down pubs all over the city, the opportunities for a cheap and cosy pint are becoming more scarce. All is not lost if you want the fun of a trip to the pub without a serious price tag; when it comes to c...
4 Apr 2024
Guide to the best cheap bars in London

Cheap bars

With the cost of living in London constantly going up, it's getting harder and harder to justify splurging on a round of drinks. Despite the rising price tags, however, there are still many cheap bars and pubs around the city that are friendly towards your wallet, offering happy hour deals or just h...
27 Feb 2024
Guide to alternative bars in London

Alternative bars

It’s always great to go drinking somewhere that has the aesthetic and music you love. If you prefer things a little on the darker or heavier side, you’ll have a great time at some of London’s alternative bars and pubs. Camden Town has long been a hotspot for these places but there...
18 Sep 2023
The best pubs for fish and chips in London

Pubs serving fish and chips

Fish and chips is an iconic British dish, the golden, crispy batter and perfectly cooked chips a staple of UK cuisine, and one of the best places to enjoy it is a proper pub. You should always have a good pub that serves fish and chips in your back pocket for hunger emergencies, with the authentic p...
2 Jan 2024
Guide to the best cocktail bars in London

Cocktail bars

Pubs might be the first thing to come to mind where drinking in London is concerned, but the city has an equally rich tradition where cocktail bars are concerned. Bartenders in London have invented numerous classic cocktails and help shape the international cocktail scene to this day, with London’...
15 Mar 2024
The best pub quizzes in London

Pub quizzes

What could be more fun than rolling up to your local pub and annihilating everyone at the quiz? A pub quiz in London is a great way to get your (most intelligent) friends together, show off your brainpower, and enjoy a few drinks and laughs along the way. Plus you can usually find a pub quiz on most...
26 Oct 2023
Guide to the best bars in Knightsbridge

Bars in Knightsbridge

Thanks to the high density of five-star hotels and luxurious shopping opportunities in Knightsbridge, this affluent London district is where to go if you're looking for drinks in an atmospheric, sophisticated setting. From glamorous hotel bars and elegant cocktail lounges to stylish wine bars, Knigh...
21 Feb 2024
Guide to the best pubs in Soho

Pubs in Soho

Soho has long been a hotspot for fab nightlife in London. From glam bars, clubs, and theatres to cosy local pubs, there are plenty of places for a night out. You can check out one of the many pubs in Soho if you’re looking for a relaxed spot for a drink in the afternoon or a great place to go...
31 Oct 2023
Guide to the best bars in Soho

Bars in Soho

If one thing’s for sure, it’s that London isn’t short on places to enjoy a drink or ten. Whether you’re looking for a spot for your next date night or a place to dance well into the early hours, you’ll likely find something apt in Soho. For centuries, Soho has been the...
18 Mar 2024
Where to drink natural wine in London

Natural wine

Many of us are taking more of an interest in the origins of what we eat and drink, and that includes wine. Natural and organic wine in London is becoming the first choice for more and more vino connoisseurs because of its unique style, and there are many destinations in the capital where you can exp...
9 Apr 2024
Guide to the best bars in South Bank and Waterloo

Bars in South Bank and Waterloo

Unsurprisingly, London’s riverside South Bank is one of the city’s busier areas to explore, so when it comes to picking the best places to sink a pint or two, it’s always worth planning ahead. We’ve hand-picked our favourite spots to enjoy a drink in this creative district, f...
27 Dec 2023
Guide to the best bars in King's Cross

Bars in King's Cross

With its transport links to mainland Europe, it’s no surprise that King’s Cross has become a buzzy part of town. The area is now home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, pubs, and bars that make it a fun place to be, both for those who live in London and people who are just v...
19 Apr 2024
London's best rooftop bars

Rooftop bars

If you're looking for good rooftop bars in London, this guide has all bases covered. From oyster happy hours and home-grown veggie menus to 360-views and rooftop cinema nights, these are just a handful of the things you can expect to come across at some of London's best rooftop bars. Enjoy afternoon...
29 Feb 2024
Bars with live music in London

Live music bars

For some of us a great night out just isn't complete without music. From smooth jazz in the background to raucous live bands that get everyone going, music can really be the icing on the cake for your evening. Fortunately London has a huge variety of bars that have live music on regularly. Whatever...
19 Mar 2024
New bars in London

New bars

London has a buzzing food and drink scene, with new bars as well as restaurants opening up regularly. If you're the type of person who's always on the look-out for new venues and experiences, our list of the newest bars in London will keep you in the know about the latest places to go for a drink. W...
15 Apr 2024
Guide to the best bars in Victoria

Bars in Victoria

If you spend time in Victoria, or even if you’re just passing through when you’re getting a train or coach, there’s a good chance you might want to enjoy a drink in the area. Fortunately, there are a variety of bars in Victoria that cater to a range of different preferences and are...
19 Feb 2024
Guide to happy hour in London

Happy hour

In 2022, London was voted the most expensive city in the UK for a night out. Yikes. But lucky for us, it also has its fair share of happy hours to keep you thrifty. So, if you're done with spending your monthly wage on overly expensive cocktails and want to get frugal, you're in the right place. Fro...
10 Apr 2024
Guide to the best bars in South Kensington

Bars in South Kensington

Tucked away amidst world-renowned museums, historic buildings, and leafy garden squares, South Kensington offers some of the finest bars in the city. Among the various bars South Kensington calls its own, you'll find beautiful traditional pubs, classy cocktail bars, prohibition-style speakeasies, an...
30 Oct 2023
The best bars in Brixton

Bars in Brixton

There’s loads going on in Brixton. By day it’s a great place to explore buzzing street markets and restaurants and later there’s a vibrant and bustling nightlife. There are plenty of great clubs, pubs, and bars in Brixton that make it a lively destination for a top night out. It do...
12 Jan 2024
Where to play beer pong in London

Beer pong

Beer pong might not have taken off in the UK to the extent it has in the USA, but there are still quite a few places around London where you can get your game on. What's more, some enterprising souls have actually evolved the game and adapted it to the British palate, replacing beer with prosecco as...
21 Feb 2024
Guide to the best pubs in Brixton

Pubs in Brixton

Buzzy Brixton is home to a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and pubs, so there’s lots to do in the area. If you fancy bunkering down in a cosy pub or exploring some of London’s most impressive beer gardens, there’s a pub in Brixton where you can do exactly that. We can help you p...
10 Apr 2024
Guide to the best pubs in Notting Hill

Pubs in Notting Hill

From laidback British boozers and classy west London pubs to lively neighbourhood hot spots, Notting Hill is brimming with excellent pubs for every kind of visitor. Every pub offers something different, whether you’re looking for the perfect beer garden for al fresco drinks in the summer sunsh...
7 Nov 2023
Guide to the best bars in the City of London

Bars in the City of London

Not only do the fast-paced lifestyle and business dealings of the City of London lend themselves well to enjoying an after-work drink or two, the capital’s financial district is also a place of iconic landmarks and spectacular rooftops to observe them from. All in all, whether you’re aft...
6 Mar 2024
Guide to the best gastropubs in London

Gastropubs

Amongst London's many claims to fame, the capital is considered to be the birthplace of the modern gastropub. Combining elevated cuisine with cosy pub ambience for a more accessible fine dining experience, the gastropub quickly took root and launched a whole new scene. These days, more or less any p...
7 Mar 2024
Where to find London's best secret bars

Secret bars

Sometimes, a door is just a door. And sometimes, it's the portal to a boozy haven where those in the know come to indulge in whispered secrets and mysterious potions. Those who take a look around the capital and think there can’t possibly be any more bars are in for a surprise, as the city hid...
25 Jan 2024
Guide to the best pubs in Mayfair

Pubs in Mayfair

It’s not all Michelin stars and five-star hotels in Mayfair, the luxurious stomping ground of the rich and famous. London is packed with incredible pubs, many of which date back as far as the 16th century, which means they also come steeped in history and their fair share of stories that are w...
7 Mar 2024
Guide to cheap cocktails in London

Cheap cocktails

Looking to get your drinks on without breaking the bank? This guide is your ticket to exploring the best spots in the capital where you can enjoy expertly-crafted cocktails whilst staying within budget. Whether you're a local looking for a new haunt or a visitor seeking to experience London's cockta...
31 Jan 2024
Guide to the best bars in Chelsea

Bars in Chelsea

Chelsea is an upmarket part of West London with all sorts of high-end shopping and dining options. If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a few drinks, this sophisticated area won't let you down. From vibrant cocktail bars mixing original drinks to sleek wine bars, the area is full of interesting...
10 Oct 2023
The best tiki bars in London

Tiki bars

Looking for a taste of the tropics in London? Look no further than the city's top tiki bars! From subterranean sustainable bars with innovative cocktails to tropical havens with private huts and pirate caves, London's tiki bar scene has something for everyone. Whether you're craving signature fruity...
5 Sep 2023
Guide to the best bars in Marylebone

Bars in Marylebone

Buzzy Marylebone has lots of cool places to explore, from Michelin-starred restaurants to top-ranked cocktail bars that are great options for beginning or continuing your night. If you fancy a drink in the area you'll find lots of pubs and bars to try out. From rum shacks to wine bars, we've found s...
5 Sep 2023
The best breweries and taprooms in London

Breweries and taprooms

From the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile breweries to the bustling Deptford taprooms, every corner of London is overflowing with places producing and pouring a wide range of refreshing beers. Whether you want to embark on a brewery tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the art of beer making or you'd...
8 Apr 2024
Where to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London

St Patrick's Day

Every year, on 17 March, the world celebrates St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. In the capital, a variety of fun activities and events that showcase Irish culture and traditions help mark the occasion. Our guide to where to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London highlights some of the best thin...
16 Apr 2024
Guide to the best bars in Notting Hill

Bars in Notting Hill

Whether you’re searching for the best beer garden in the area or looking for a place to enjoy a post-carnival pint, this guide to the best bars in Notting Hill has got you covered. From tiki-inspired bars and Victorian pubs to quirky cocktail bars, Notting Hill has an eclectic selection of dri...
7 Mar 2024
Guide to the best bars in Covent Garden

Bars in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is the sort of place you can expect to be rubbing shoulders with curious travellers passing through the city and the occasional street performer, but that doesn’t mean that all of the bars here are chock full of tourists. Head to this swanky London district, and you’ll find...
14 Nov 2023
Guide to the best bars in Hackney Wick

Bars in Hackney Wick

In an area as diverse and creative as Hackney Wick, it's no surprise that it's also home to some of the best drinking spots in East London. Whether you want an all-nighter to the sound of live DJs spinning the freshest tracks or looking for a spot to enjoy a quiet glass of wine, there's plenty of ch...
13 Dec 2023
Guide to pubs with rooms in London

Pub accommodation

London has a vast array of different types of accommodation for visitors. Staying at a pub that has its own guest rooms is one fab idea – it's usually more affordable than a fancy hotel and gives you a boutique hotel experience along with all the fun and atmosphere of a typical British pub. If you'r...
12 Apr 2024
Guide to the best Irish pubs in London

Irish pubs

If you're looking for the best Irish pub in London to sink a pint of the black stuff, you've come to the right place. From whiskey watering holes and toe-tapping trad bars to craic-filled corner pubs, London is full of traditional boozers oozing with Irish charm. Here's our guide to the best pubs in...
12 Apr 2024
Guide to whisky and whiskey bars in London

Whisky and whiskey bars

Whiskey or whisky? We know it’s confusing! But whichever one you prefer there’s no doubt it’s a drink to be savoured in the right environment. There are a number of places to drink whiskey (distilled in Ireland and the United State) and whisky (Scottish, Canadian, or Japanese grain...
15 Apr 2024
The best champagne bars in London

Champagne bars

We all deserve a bit of luxury now and then, and a glass of champagne can usually do the trick. When you need some bubbly there are plenty of champagne bars in London that offer patrons a stylish place to relax and enjoy a few glasses. If you’re ready for some of the finest French wines availa...
6 Mar 2024
Guide to the best pubs in London Bridge

Pubs in London Bridge

London Bridge is probably best known for sights such as Borough Market and The Shard, but there are plenty of watering holes tucked away among the headliners, letting you catch your breath while touring the area. Thanks to London Bridge's proximity to the Thames and merchant past, there's no shortag...
27 Oct 2023
Guide to the best bars in London Bridge

Bars in London Bridge

London Bridge is brimming with cool and quirky bars tucked down unassuming streets; you just have to know where to go. After eating your way around every stall at Borough Market (no judgement here), head to one of these local bars where you can enjoy everything from fine wines and cocktails to craft...
4 Apr 2024
Guide to the best bars in Bethnal Green

Bars in Bethnal Green

Visit Bethnal Green and you’ll find a bustling and lively part of East London with a rich history. The diverse population and buzzing atmosphere in this part of the city means there are plenty of cool places to hang out locally, including a variety of enticing bars. If you live or regularly vi...
22 Nov 2023