London has a bar for every occasion, from classy cocktail bars for impressing dates to lively bars with happy hours for hanging out with mates. Below is our pick of the absolute best bars in London, where drinks, service and ambience are never less than first-class. So stock up on aspirin – you’ve got some serious drinking to do.
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Venue says: Quirky cocktails inspired by classics. Soulful DJs on Wednesday to Saturday. Back streets of Shoreditch. Guest cocktail changing each month.
What is it... A wood-decked speakeasy with low ceilings and heaps of soul.
Why go... They have a rotating list of intriguingly titled cocktails. Captain Cobbler, anyone?
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Venue says: Join us for bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday. £30 for brunch with unlimited rum punch, bloody marys and bellinis for two hours!
What is it... A brightly coloured restaurant/bar that pays homage to the delicious Caribbean spirit.
Why go... To indulge in their enormous rum selection and island beats.