Top 50 Cocktail Bars

Must visit hotel bars in London

Looking to amplify your next drinking experience in some of London’s most luxurious hotel bars? We’ve got you covered

Charli Tomney | 07/03/2024

Drinking in luxury hotel bars is all about treating yourself to a memorable experience. These spots offer excellent service, amazing cocktails, and a chic atmosphere that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're celebrating something special or just want to unwind in style, luxury hotel bars have got you covered. With their beautiful decor, delicious drinks, and lively vibe, they're the ultimate place to kick back and enjoy yourself. So why not indulge a little and sip your favourite cocktail in the lap of luxury?


The Connaught Bar, The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair 

Inside the 5-star Connaught Hotel in Mayfair sits the two-time number one world’s best bar. The Connaught Bar is one of the best places for an unforgettable drinking experience. It's all about luxury, style, and incredible cocktails. Step into this elegant space and you'll be greeted with top notch service and a stunning atmosphere that oozes sophistication.

The cocktails? They're not just drinks, they're works of art crafted with the finest ingredients and innovative techniques. Whether you're a fan of classic cocktails or want to try something new and exciting, The Connaught Bar has you covered. It's not just about the drinks though, it's about the whole vibe, the history, and the feeling of being part of something special.

Renowned for their martini trolley, which adds a touch of ceremony to the world's most famous cocktail, guests witness a bartender wheeling their drink's personal stage towards them. Here, they can customise their martini experience, selecting between shaken or stirred, along with their preferred gin, and even choosing from a selection of handmade bitters, ensuring each drink is perfectly tailored to their taste.


Seed Library, One Hundred, Shoreditch 

In a trendy East London suburb inside One Hundred Shoreditch, you’ll find the laid-back basement bar, Seed Library. The bar offers a fresh take on drinking out. Here, it's all about sustainability and creativity. Mr Lyan and his team focus on stripped back analogue forms – embracing natural variance and a maker's touch.

Picture this: locally sourced, seasonal ingredients turned into handcrafted cocktails that tell a story of eco-friendliness and flavour exploration. It's not just about what's in your glass; it's about supporting local farmers and enjoying drinks with a purpose. Plus, the vibe is super chill and cosy, making it the perfect spot to hang out with friends or unwind solo.

Whether you're a cocktail enthusiast or just looking for something new and exciting, Seed Library is the place. Late night DJs, small plates, and immaculate vibes in a stripped back and beautifully designed bar are guaranteed.

Brooklands Bar, The Peninsula, Belgravia 

At The luxury Peninsula there is the must-visit Brooklands Bar. You're in for a rooftop adventure with killer cocktails and stunning London views that'll leave you speechless from day to night.

Sip on classics or get fancy with experimental mixes whipped up by Mixology Director Florian Thireau in the 'Drinks Studio'. The unique takes on the classics have their own twists and personalities which nod to the original flavours whilst elevating your experience.

The bar's vibe? Think British aviation and motorsport meets cool craftsmanship. Picture a ceiling that's a nod to a 1930s bomber and a chandelier that's all about the Rolls Royce jet engine. It's the kind of place where every sip feels like a mini adventure, and every corner tells a story. So, whether you're here for a casual drink or a big night out, Brooklands Bar promises an experience that's as unforgettable as it is fun.


Side Hustle, NoMad, Covent Garden 

Housed in the historic former Bow Street Magistrates' Court, NoMad London offers gracious hospitality combined with elegance and comfort, and Side Hustle is no exception. The bar is where you want to be for a vibe that's fresh, fun, and full of energy.

The bar has funky decor, good tunes, and cocktails that are anything but ordinary. The bartenders here are like mixology wizards, whipping up drinks that'll blow your mind with their creativity. Plus, they're all about keeping it green and giving back to the community, which just adds to the feel-good vibes.

Whether you're meeting up with friends after work or kicking off a night out, Side Hustle has got you covered with drinks that are as exciting as the city itself. So, if you're up for a good time and great drinks, swing by Side Hustle and let the good times roll.

Scarfes Bar, Rosewood, Holborn 

Nestled within the luxurious Rosewood Hotel, Scarfes Bar exudes a unique blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance. The bar offers more than just drinks, it's an immersive experience that captivates visitors from the moment they step in. Named after the renowned artist Gerald Scarfe, the bar's decor features his whimsical caricatures adorning the walls, creating a vibrant and eclectic ambiance.

The cocktails are a work of art themselves, expertly crafted with premium spirits and innovative flavour combinations. Whether you're enjoying a classic cocktail or one of their signature creations, each sip is a journey of indulgence and delight.

Beyond the drinks, Scarfes Bar offers live music performances, adding to the lively atmosphere and ensuring a memorable night out. Scarfes Bar promises more than just a place to drink, it offers an unforgettable experience that's steeped in history, creativity, and sophistication.

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Artesian, Langham Hotel, Fitzrovia 

The West End is calling, specifically the 5-star Langham Hotel. Artesian is a must-visit spot for cocktail lovers everywhere. It's famous for its creative drinks and laid-back vibe that makes you feel right at home. With a team of super talented bartenders, you're in for a treat with every sip.

The bar is all about pushing the boundaries of cocktail creativity. Their menu features a mix of imaginative concoctions and revamped classics, all crafted with top-shelf spirits and unique ingredients. Each drink tells a story, drawing inspiration from cultural references and personal experiences. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, the menu is always evolving, offering fresh and exciting flavours with every visit.

Whether you're a cocktail enthusiast or just looking for a fun night out, Artesian promises a memorable drinking experience that's anything but ordinary that’ll keep you coming back for more.


Silverleaf, Pan Pacific, Spitalfields 

Silverleaf, nestled on the third floor of Devonshire House, stands out as one of the initial independent cocktail bars to join a prestigious hotel's offerings. It’s the place to go for a classy and upscale drinking experience.

Tucked away in the city, it's got this cosy yet elegant feel that's just perfect for a chill night out. What sets it apart? Well, for starters, their drink selection is unmatched, with everything from premium spirits to expertly mixed cocktails that'll make your tastebuds dance.

Whether you're a whisky lover, a cocktail enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates good vibes, Silverleaf has got you covered. The team make you feel like a VIP from the moment you walk in. If you're in the mood for a bit of luxury without any stuffiness, head over to Silverleaf and treat yourself to a night out you won't forget.
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, Sea Containers Hotel, South Bank 

Sea Containers London is like stepping onto a 1920s cruise ship, but with a modern twist. It's your go-to spot for soaking up the best of London's energy and style, especially in the bar, Lyaness.

Perfect for a laid-back and unforgettable drinking adventure and led by the famous mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, this place serves up some seriously creative cocktails that'll blow your mind. They're all about using fresh, seasonal ingredients and eco-friendly practices, making every sip taste even better.

Inside the bar it's chill and welcoming, whether you're hanging out with pals or on a romantic date. Try something new and havw a great time doing it, swing by Lyaness and let the good drinks and good vibes flow.