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The 100 best bars and pubs in London: special occasions

Something to celebrate? Raise a glass of something bubbly at these upmarket London bars and pubs for special occasions, where no drink is ever anything short of magnificent

By Euan Ferguson, Laura Richards and Time Out London Food & Drink
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London has the swankiest hotel bars and some very fine cocktail bars fit for celebrating all kinds of special occasions. So whether it's a birthday, anniversary or just some jolly good news you're raising a glass to, we recommended you get yourself a spot at London's best bars and pubs for a special occasion.

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Bars and pubs for special occasions in London

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Blue Bar

Bars and pubs Hotel bars Knightsbridge

The kind of exclusive glamour that attracts international playboys and playgirls.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Mark's Bar, Soho
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Mark's Bar

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Soho

One of Soho's most popular cocktail haunts. Low-key when quiet, boisterous when busy.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Milk & Honey, Soho
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Milk & Honey

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Soho

Drink proper cocktails in clubby but unstuffy surroundings. Discreet, dark, good for larger groups.

The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Mission Wine Bar, Bethnal Green
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Mission

Restaurants Contemporary European Bethnal Green

The wine bar as it really should be – informal, democratic and fun.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Shochu Lounge, Fitzrovia
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Shochu Lounge

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Fitzrovia

A dark, comfortable hotbed of Japanese drinking culture.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - White Lyan, Hoxton
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White Lyan

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Hoxton

Comparing White Lyan to your local boozer is like comparing Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck to a greasy spoon.

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