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The newest bars, pubs and drinking spots, reviewed anonymously by our critics

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Smokey Kudu
Photograph: Andy Parsons
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Smokey Kudu

Peckham
5 out of 5 stars

A child to South African restaurant Kudu

Tincture
Photograph: Jamie Lau
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Tincture

Brick Lane
4 out of 5 stars

Zero-waste drinking underneath Neil Rankin’s vegan burger joint

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Joyce

Brockley
3 out of 5 stars

A beer and wine taproom in a former funeral parlour

Bars and pubs

The KPH

Ladbroke Grove
3 out of 5 stars

An iconic west London pub gets a gastro facelift

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Bubbledogs

Fitzrovia
4 out of 5 stars

A champagne and hot dog bar with a sparkling new lease of life

Venue says Six years on from opening, we've undergone a bit of a glow-up! Now our interiors have been transformed into a chic Champagne drinking den.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Moto

Covent Garden
4 out of 5 stars

A sake specialist and bottle shop in Covent Garden

Venue says Delivery Now Available on motoldn.slerp.com🔥 Given the recent situation, we have been forced to close our doors until further notice.

Dropkick Jonnys
Photograph: Richmond Foodie
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Dropkick Jonny’s

Richmond
3 out of 5 stars

A snug drinking den above one of Richmond’s best pubs

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Jellied Eel

Walthamstow
5 out of 5 stars

A weekend bar residency in an East End pie shop

Venue says Having a birthday celebration? Get in touch to reserve an area or even the whole venue!

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Forza Wine

Peckham
4 out of 5 stars

A cleverly named rooftop bar from the people behind Peckham Italian Forza Win

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Luigi's Bar, Shoreditch
Photograph: Luigi's Bar
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Luigi’s Bar

Shoreditch
4 out of 5 stars

A vermouth-heavy night-time takeover of an Italian caff in Shoreditch

Mona's Bar, Tottenham
Photograph: Andy Parsons
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Mona’s Bar

Tottenham
3 out of 5 stars

A sleek Tottenham cocktail bar with late-night DJs

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Rockwell

Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5 stars

A central London hotel bar with more than a touch of the tropical about it

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Sylvester

East Dulwich
4 out of 5 stars

An East Dulwich party bar serving natural wine and pizza

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Kwãnt

Mayfair
5 out of 5 stars

An atmospheric basement bar from a former Savoy bartender

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Murder Inc

Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars

A central London follow-up from Cocktail Trading Company, dubiously based on New York gangsters

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Tabac

Kentish Town
4 out of 5 stars

A French-themed bar occupying an old tobacconist’s in Kentish Town

Venue says Electric energy, endless wine, unrecognisable cocktails and happy hour every day, 5-6pm. The place to be tonight. Where are you?

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Bars and pubs, Mezcalerias

Hacha

Dalston
4 out of 5 stars

London’s first agave bar from a tequila and mezcal expert

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Heads + Tails

West Hampstead
4 out of 5 stars

A bar with two personalities, both tailored to a West Hampstead crowd

Venue says Have you tried our aperitivo hour yet? We have a delicious selection of aperitivo-style cocktails available for £5 every day until 7pm!

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Supermax

King’s Cross
5 out of 5 stars

A late-night King’s Cross bar spinning Italo disco and pouring vermouth

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Lyaness

South Bank
5 out of 5 stars

The ‘World’s Best Bar’ Dandelyan makes way for Lyaness

Venue says Lyaness is launching Fancy Tea, a tongue-in-cheek take on a high-end 80s dinner party with a bold Lyan twist & cocktails created by the team

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

The Gun

Spitalfields
3 out of 5 stars

A multi-purpose Spitalfields boozer from the team behind The Ten Bells

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Homeboy

Islington
4 out of 5 stars

An Irish-run bar doing a strong line in whiskey drinks

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Parrot

Aldwych
3 out of 5 stars

Tropical-themed cocktail bar brought to you by Idris Elba

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Funkidory

Peckham
4 out of 5 stars

A diddy, music-filled cocktail spot on Peckham Rye

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs

Newman Arms

Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars

A historic Fitzrovia pub, now the first tap house from Truman’s Brewery

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

FAM

Marylebone
5 out of 5 stars

Cocktails in central London from a startender team

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Bars and pubs, Pubs

Mikkeller Bar

Hackney Road
3 out of 5 stars

A craft beer bar from the Danish brewery in collaboration with, er, Rick Astley

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Little Mercies

Crouch End and Hornsey
5 out of 5 stars

A Crouch End cocktail bar from the team behind east London’s Bar Three

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Teatulia
© Jason Bailey
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Teatulia

Seven Dials
3 out of 5 stars

Tea shop meets bar in the middle of Covent Garden

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Tap 13

Tooting
3 out of 5 stars

A zero-waste tap bar in Broadway Market Tooting

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Lost Alpaca

Covent Garden
3 out of 5 stars

A bar below Peruvian restaurant Lima Floral in Covent Garden

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

The Drop

King’s Cross
3 out of 5 stars

A wine bar from the Harts Group within brand-new Coal Drops Yard

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Blame Gloria

Covent Garden
3 out of 5 stars

A bright cocktail bar themed around a fictitious muse

Venue says Gloria is always down for any party, and you can join her for 2-4-1 on cocktails Sunday-Friday from 4-7pm!

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Ziggy’s

Regent Street
3 out of 5 stars

A Ziggy Stardust-themed bar at the Hotel Café Royal

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Bars and pubs

El Segundo

Peckham
4 out of 5 stars

Rustic Spanish wine and sherry bar – sister and neighbour to Miss Tapas restaurant

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