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. Some of the best cocktails can be found in hotel bars, while there are also some pretty cool bars in London shaking things up in a more low-key fashion. For the full range, check out our guide to the best cocktail bars in London.
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London's best cocktail bars
Belushi's Bar Greenwich
This Greenwich Belushi's proves popular with the backpacking bunch - there's a hostel attached and loads of very decent drink offers, from happy hours to special promotions. It's not just for the gap-year crowd though, with sporting events on the big screens and a cracking outdoor area drawing locals, too. Cocktails dominate a drinks list that suits the party vibe. Expect sharing cocktails served with straws, classic cocktails served in jam jars and shooters ranging from tequila slammers and Jägermeisters to a shot of peanut butter jelly - Amarula, crème de mure and Frangelico. The food bears plenty of US influence. Burgers do brisk business, with the classic house burger alongside a cajun chicken burger, a chicken schnitzel tower and a bourbon BBQ melt - a patty and bun with cheddar cheese, smokey bacon, onion rings and a Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce. Tex-mex options such as nachos, quesadillas and tacos are also available.