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

Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar

Underground cocktail bar with a modern art theme

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Machine No. 3
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Machine No. 3

A former launderette transforms into a hip watering hole

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
The Owl
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The Owl

A slinky bat cave of a bar from the team at Foxlow

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Gibson
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The Gibson

Venue says: “The Gibson Bar Gift Card 🍸 Each voucher holder will also get one complimentary Gibson martini upon arrival.”

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Blondies
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Blondies

Cool cocktails, cool music and cool kids

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Ruby’s Bar & Lounge
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Ruby’s Bar & Lounge

The laidback Dalston bar gets a louche lounge

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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First Aid Box
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First Aid Box

Pharmacy-themed drinks we're hooked on

Time Out says
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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