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Cocktails in London

Calling all booze enthusiasts! Use our guide to find the best cocktails in the city, drink recipes, bar reviews and more

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You'll get way more than a G&T and a pack of pork scratchings in London's best cocktail bars. The capital keeps on serving up innovative neighbourhood hangouts as well as pioneeringly pistine hotel bars where cocktails are big on the agenda. So don't just rely on our cracking list of the 50 best cocktail bars in London, but also browse below to find exactly what's on the menu. This is pure cocktail geekery as London does best.

Find the best cocktails in London

London's most quirky cocktails
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London's most quirky cocktails

Tipples with a twist

The best mocktails in London bars
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The best mocktails in London bars

Booze-free doesn't mean boring with our guide to London's best mocktails

The best old fashioneds in London
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The best old fashioneds in London

One for the purists, the old fashioned is a stripped-back cocktail classic 

The best pre-mixed cocktails
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The best pre-mixed cocktails

A whole lot more than journey juice, these pre-mixed drinks are worth knowing about

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Cocktail recipes

How to make an espresso martini
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How to make an espresso martini

Join Blind Pig for a mixing masterclass video

How to make a bramble
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How to make a bramble

Dandelyan share their tips for the traditional tipple

The latest cocktail bar reviews

Below the Smoke
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Below the Smoke

Talented Mr Fox drinks below Nordic restaurant Rok

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Dalston Roof Park
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Dalston Roof Park

Get high in Dalston at this spacious rooftop bar

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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Notch
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Notch

A central London rooftop bar with cocktails in jam jars and tuna tins

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
7 Tales
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7 Tales

Japanese drinking in the basement of Jason Atherton's Sosharu

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Black Rock
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Black Rock

A whisky lover's paradise in The City

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Cocktail Trading Company
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Cocktail Trading Company

Wonka-level cocktails in a comfy Shoreditch den

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Little Bat Bar
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Little Bat Bar

The Callooh Callay team branch out with a neighbourhood hangout

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Behind This Wall
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Behind This Wall

A cool cocktail spot where vinyl rules

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Cocktail lols

Four cocktails you can make with the leftover bullshit in your kitchen
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Four cocktails you can make with the leftover bullshit in your kitchen

Cocktail realness

Six ridiculous novelty cocktails that seemed like a good idea at the time
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Six ridiculous novelty cocktails that seemed like a good idea at the time

You may regret these

Eight retro cocktails ranked worst to best
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Eight retro cocktails ranked worst to best

If you like pina coladas...

Six signs that you're in a London speakeasy
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Six signs that you're in a London speakeasy

Sure-fire signs you're drinking on the edge

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Your favourite London drinks

Negronis
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Negronis

Dry martinis
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Dry martinis

Old fashioneds
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Old fashioneds

Manhattans
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Manhattans

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Spotlight on...

Quinoa vodka
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Quinoa vodka

Skinny prosecco
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Skinny prosecco

Shiso leaves
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Shiso leaves

Kombucha
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Kombucha

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