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
The Royal Oak
Venue says: Burgershack in full effect seven days a week (20% off mains on Sundays). Check www.burgershack.co or @Burgershack_ for more information.
This Marylebone boozer, just around the corner from Regent's Park and Baker Street, boasts burgers from Burgershack, which means food from burger expert, Burgerac. His patties and buns are served alongside a drinks list of real ales, recognisable lagers and a concise wine list kicking off with seasonal house white and red (supplied by Borough Wines) at £16.60. Some might remember this York Street location as home to The Temperance, but Golden Age Public Houses (also behind The Prince in Stoke Newington) have brought it back to its original moniker, giving it a new lick of paint in the process. Expect a slick traditional pub look and some cool tunes from a vintage sound system - using vinyl, of course. Burgershack's burgers use meat from Nathan Mill's south-east London chop shop, The Butchery. The cheeseburger ('the dirty one') comprises a 6oz beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard, while 'the posh one' adds Keen's cheddar, crispy pancetta, chipotle burger sauce and iceberg lettuce. Big Apple hot dogs feature, too.