When to visit Friday and Saturday night burlesque and acrobatic shows are a great accompaniment to cocktails.
What’s on the menu? Long-lost drink recipes are brought bang up to date. Try the Bread and Salt and prepare to have your mind as twisted as those acrobats’ bodies.
A hidden speakeasy in Exmouth market, with 1930s jazz, burlesque shows, and cocktails starting from £8. What are you waiting for?
When to visit For a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
What’s on the menu? The sense of frivolity extends to the cocktail menu, but all drinks are made with real skill.
When to visit Early evening when a jazz duo twangs away by the door – pull up a stool at the bar for drinks with a view.
What’s on the menu? Sip on a Virginia Woolf. The bar names its cocktails after literary greats from the Bloomsbury Set.
Hide away from the busy city and relax in our secret garden, with your favourite refreshing cocktail to cool down in this glorious weather.
When to visit: If you want to avoid the masses when out on a big one in the 'Ditch.
What’s on the menu? Flavours from all around the world.
Winner of the 'world's best high volume bar' at the 2016 Spirited Awards. Open seven days a week 6pm-1am. Cocktail classes also available.
When to visit On a Friday or Saturday night when it’s strictly playtime. See if you can find their secret bar within a bar, Blinder.
What’s on the menu? Doctor’s orders: get yourself a Brockwell Park Bramble, which comes with a syringe of Chambord. Feeling better?
When to visit Skip dessert at Hanger SW6 and hit up Below the Cut for afters instead.
What’s on the menu? Bacon-infused bourbon in the Hanger Old Fashioned. Have the Lemon Cheesecake for afters (in cocktail form, of course).
When to visit When you find yourself thirsty in Mayfair and don’t fancy the typical hotel lobby.
What’s on the menu? Knockout originals with ingredients sourced from Richard Corrigan’s Irish farm.
When to visit When you want to add a shot of glamour to your night out in Dalston.
What's on the menu? Creative cocktails served in style, garnished with one eye on Instagram.
When to visit Make it an all-nighter at K Bar. You’ll struggle to find better drinks in the vicinity.
What’s on the menu? Dessert drinks for the dreamiest of nightcaps.
When to visit After dark when the disco-lounge soundtrack truly hits the spot.
What’s on the menu? Cocktails with a conscience – this bar operates a zero waste policy – and with a kick.
When to visit An early weekday evening is pleasantly unhurried.
What’s on the menu? Even when the drinks sound a little wacky, they have a tendency to taste great.
When to visit Late at night – the bar stays open until 3am at weekends.
What’s on the menu? Drinks made from baijiu, China’s national drink that’s often referred to as ‘Chinese vodka’ and is great for washing down dumplings.
When to visit For an evening of serious cocktail love, or just while waiting for a table at one of Spitalfields' finest.
What’s on the menu? Serious, complex cocktails, with brown spirits prominent.
When to visit For cocktails that don’t need to show off about how good they are.
What’s on the menu? The Prairie Oyster (pictured) is the stuff of legend. Neck it down in one.
When to visit If you don’t want live music (and a cover charge), early evening’s best.
What’s on the menu? Some of the most madcap/inventive cocktails in London. Visit to find out what ‘plankton air’ is.
When to visit Later on in the week when there’s a bit more of a buzz about the place and flapper girl table service feels totally acceptable.
What’s on the menu? Mind-blowing drinks served in even madder glassware.
When to visit Come for a pre-dinner drink, or order incredible Japanese bar snacks from Sosharu upstairs, instead.
What’s on the menu? Perfectly balanced, Asian-inspired drinks. The Champagne Papi requires audience participation.
When to visit Movie nights pair booze with blockbusters: sip white russians with The Dude.
What’s on the menu? Gin-leaning spins on the cocktail classics, from modern Gimlets to funky margaritas.
Come and try our menu and explore four eras of cocktails with our 'Cocktail Journeys' package. Four cocktails accompanied by food for £45!
When to visit Be sure to come after 8.30pm to soak up the atmosphere of a live jazz band.
What’s on the menu? Good luck choosing from this cornucopia of wild cocktails. Drinking here is far from stripped back but boy is it stunning.
When to visit Earlier in the evening to get a table without a long wait. Late night for people watching.
What’s on the menu? It pushes the envelope with some brave experimentation, but these eagle-eyed bartenders never miss the bullseye.
When to visit When you’re maxed-out with the minimalist style of other bars.
What’s on the menu? It’s a small but creative list of small but creative cocktails.
Afternoon tea has landed in Clerkenwell! Try Aunt Wilhelmina’s dainty 'Traditional Tea' or Uncle Seymour’s heartier ‘Gentleman’s Tea’.
When to visit For cosseted drinking in among chic details and French-accented staff.
What’s on the menu? Achingly on trend tipples, from mezcal- and bourbon-based cocktails to rum and vermouth numbers.
When to visit Weekdays are chill-days, but this is Notting Hill and a party is never far away.
What’s on the menu? Cheeky tiki drinks with a massive measure of fun.
When to visit The list of post-dinner drinks is a corker – make a night of it after steak upstairs.
What’s on the menu? We can’t see past the Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew – gin, lemon, ginger and London Pride beer.
When to visit When you want to impress your pals with a scene as singular as the drinks.
What’s on the menu? Stand-out cocktails served in vagina-shaped vessels or with penis-shaped decorations. It’s okay – it’s art.
When to visit Make Waeska your show-off base – it’s ideal for meetings or rendezvous of the less formal kind.
What’s on the menu? Cocktails that looks as mad as the art, but taste impressively polished. Make mine a lobster bloody mary.
When to visit When you fancy waking up guilt-free – Scout’s sustainable ethos will have you feeling good all over.
What’s on the menu? Beetroot, carrot, hay, sea buckthorn, asaparagus… all ingredients are sourced from the British Isles and made into odd concoctions.
When to visit Before climbing the stairs to Burger Bear.
What’s on the menu? The cocktails, served by impeccably pleasant staff, are strong, well-balanced and classy.
When to visit Boozy brunch time visits are pretty iconic for croque monsieurs paired with cocktails.
What’s on the menu? The Champagne Piña Colada is the stuff of local legend. But drinks made with calvados (French apple brandy) are worth seeking out, too.
When to visit When you fancy cocktails on a laidback, neighbourhood level and lit by candlelight.
What’s on the menu? Seasonal drinks with cute little tweaks, like a perfect, pre-batched French 75 poured from a champagne bottle at your table.
When to visit Late night – at least you can pretend you’ve got a room upstairs…
What’s on the menu? Make your first stop the martini menu. A trolley is wheeled to your table and the drink’s made right before you.
When to visit Make it a late-night trip so you can max out on whiskey drinks.
What’s on the menu? If not on the Guinness, Nuala Bar is all about heavenly whiskey-based concoctions and strong serves of old-school punch.
When to visit Book a table by the fire for an impressively hot date night.
What’s on the menu? Booze! A modern take on a good, old-fashioned bowl of punch.
When to visit For some of the best drinks in town in one of the most relaxed settings.
What’s on the menu? Classic cocktails given a Mr Lyan twist – the Dog’s Nose Clover Club with Chambord, Guinness and sherbert is a Super Lyan superstar.
When to visit Early evenings are perfect for a cocktail before dinner in Soho.
What’s on the menu? Italian classics, short and strong. The Spritz never tasted so good.
When to visit Drinks are defined by strength; stop by for a light aperitif, a knockout nightcap or anything in between.
What’s on the menu? Flawless flavours found through all manner of sciency prep, served in simple, stylish glassware. Make a beeline for the Whisky + Milk.
When to visit A few cocktails here looking out over the Thames makes for a properly classy London night out.
What’s on the menu? All original creations from international startender Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan.
Come and try Dandelyan's new menu, exploring the science and art at play in the human adaptation of plant and animal life!
When to visit It’s great for a first date. If it’s going well, you can take it downstairs. Wink, wink.
What’s on the menu? The Sgroppino is a prosecco cocktail filled with lemon sorbet. Unmissable.