The 100 best bars and pubs in London



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• 50 great pubs in the capital for those looking for the perfect pint • We also round up the 50 best bars in town, for classic cocktails, great wine and premium spirits • Check out our handy street map, which plots the best bars and pubs in London

When looking for a drink in the capital there's no shortage of places to go as the city is littered with traditional pubs, wine bars and trendy hangouts. To help you find a place to drink that won't disappoint, our critics have rounded up their favourite 50 pubs and 50 bars in London. Find the best bars and pubs wherever you are in the capital with our guide to drinking in London by area.

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  • Cocktail bars

    Whether you're looking for a top Tom Collins, a magnificent martini or the quintessential cosmo, somewhere in town there's a bartender just waiting to mix it for you.
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  • Cool bars

    Cutting-edge cocktails, great live music and sophisticated surroundings… check out our guide to the most cool and trendy bars in the capital.
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  • Hotel bars

    Not only are London's top hotels fantatic to stay in, but many of them are also fantastic to drink in. The capital is home to many great hotel bar.
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  • Wine bars

    Red, white, sparkling, dry – whatever you fancy there are plenty of bars serving great wine in the capital. From stylish wine bars to gastropubs, we've rounded up bars with outstanding wine lists.
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Cherry Jam London

Being one of the best cities in the world London has the best nightclubs in the world and there are plenty of great clubs and there are plenty of wonderful pubs in London. It is an amazing party capital.