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
Karaoke Box Soho
This Frith Street spot is the Soho branch of the private-room karaoke and cocktail bar chain. It's mostly about the warbling, obviously, but voices can be helped or hindered by cocktails, wines, beers by the bottle and sake. There are pizzas and finger food, too. Each of the private rooms are bookable by the hour (and by the half hour thereafter). Once inside you can channel your inner Celine Dion to insist that your heart will go on while you sip on cocktails ranging from mojitos and cosmopolitans to a jug of Long Island ice tea or a 'lost in karaoke' - a mix of Wild Yamazaki whisky, cranberry juice, Angostura bitters and fresh lime. Expect, too, bottles of Asahi, Peroni and Corona alongside shots of sambuca, Jägerbombs, shochu, sake and a short selection of wines.