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London Pubs and Bars

Start planning where you're going to drink in London with this collection of recommended pubs and bars.
  1. Irish Pubs in London (5)

Best Rooftop Bars in London
A drink in the sunshine is always appreciated and these London rooftop bars are recommended.

Best Martini in London

Finding a martini in London is not difficult but finding a good martini can mean needing to look a bit harder. Lucky for you that's just what I've done and here's where you can find the best martini in London. Of course if you don't agree add your suggestion to the list.

Where to Watch Football in London
Watching the football at a pub or bar is a great way to meet other fans and get that camaraderie and team spirit even when you're not at the ground.

Where's the Best Martini in London?
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City of London Distillery
The City of London Distillery is the first working distillery to open within the City for over 200 years. As well as producing their own gin and vodka, it's a visitor attraction and, of course, a bar.

Top Irish Pubs in London
There are many Irish pubs in London so how do you choose a good one? The Irish pubs in London listed here are recommended for their ambience, as well as their Guinness!

Best Pub Pie in London
A pie and a pint is considered the perfect lunch by many but where can you find the best pub pie in London? I know the answer.

Trader Vics London
Trader Vic's opened in London over 50 years ago and the party atmosphere is still there.

Ice Bar London
Ice Bar London was the first permanent ice bar in the UK - the walls, bar, tables, and even your own personal glass with a vodka cocktail are made out of the purest ice. It is kept at minus 5 degrees all year round with everything inside made out of crystal-clear ice from the Torne River in Sweden.

All Bar One
All Bar One is a chain of stylish, cosmopolitan bars aimed at people who enjoy great drinks and food in a contemporary environment.

Bar Kick
Bar Kick is a table football bar in Shoreditch, London, E1. As well as table football, it has 3 menus: Sandwich, Mains, and Side Dishes, and it's mostly organic ingredients.

Berry bar - Gin Bar
The Berry Bar at Hilton Green park was refurbished in 2010 and renamed after the juniper berry. The gin-focused food and drink offerings, draw upon its 18th century Georgian surroundings and the enduring popularity of gin from these times to the present day.

Trafalgar Vista
Trafalgar Vista is the rooftop bar of The Trafalgar Hotel at, guess where?, Trafalgar Square. There is nowhere else in the world where you can see these views which makes it a very special place.

Big Chill Bar
The Big Chill Bar is a Brick Lane institution, fulfilling the dream that The Big Chill always had - to own their own bar, a big space to fit all those comfy sofas, big communal dining tables, long walls to fill with art, space outside for sunny days and room to play with.

Cafe Kick
Cafe Kick is a table football bar in Exmouth Market, London, EC1. As well as table football, it offers wine, cocktails, and an extensive beer list.

The Garrison Public House
The Garrison Public House is on Bermondsey Street, near London Bridge and serves British cuisine. It is near to the Fashion and Textile Museum.

The Golden Heart Pub
The Golden Heart pub has been run by landlady Sandra Esqulant for 30 years. The Golden Heart is a Truman brewery pub in the heart of the Shoreditch/Brick Lane/Spitalfields trendy east London area. It's location has made it popular with artists, especially the Brit Art crowd such as Tracy Emin and Gilbert & George.

The Met Bar
The Met Bar is an iconic members only bar, within the Metropolitan Hotel. It is well-known for its late night private parties that have attracted celebrities. The Met Bar is open to hotel guests which may be your best chance of trying this sophisticated venue as it has a strict door policy from 9pm to 3am.

Old Bank of England Pub
The Bank of England traded on this site for 87 years, until 1975, when the premises were sold to a building society. In 1994 Fuller's Brewery took over the lease and began a major refurbishment with the aim of restoring it to its former glory. The building is Grade I listed (must be preserved) and Fuller's have done a grand job.

Prospect of Whitby - London's Oldest Riverside Pub
The Prospect of Whitby is London's oldest riverside pub and dates back to 1520, according to a sign outside the building.

Punch Bowl
The Punch Bowl is a traditional pub in the heart of Mayfair owned by Guy Ritchie, Madonna's ex. It was built in the 1750s on the grounds of Hay Hill Farm, hence the Farm Street address. It is a Grade II listed building and retains many original features and can only be sympathetically renovated.

The Ten Bells Pub
On the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street in Spitalfields, east London stands perhaps the most famous pub in Ripper history. The Ten Bells was where the victims of Jack the Ripper drank. The Ten Bells Pub has been here since 1752 and it still has quite a bit of that old Victorian charm.

Rhodes W1 Brasserie and Bar
Rhodes W1 Brasserie and Bar, located at the front of the Cumberland Hotel, is an informal place to meet for a drink or light meal. It's a large space with a funky feel but it's not 'neon-modern'. It's stylish with excellent service and serves Modern European cuisine with a British twist.

South London Pacific - Tiki Cocktail Bar & Club
The South Pacific Bar at 340 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4LD is a Tiki Cocktail Bar and Club serving delicious cocktails and spicy food in a South Pacific island-themed lounge bar.

Vertigo 42
Vertigo 42 is the champagne bar at the top of Tower 42, the tallest building in the City of London.

The Water Poet
The Water Poet is a bar and dining room close to London's Spitalfields Market. It has a bohemian feel and is popular with locals and visitors.

The London Pub Crawl Company
This company specializes in great London pubs offering great British ales, not drunken groups of students. They are a boutique tour company that seek to enrich the pub experience by taking you to those London pubs that many visitors just won't find. They even have some free pub crawls on their site so you can see the type of places they can share.

Beer In The Evening - Pub Guide
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