London Pubs and Bars
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Vertigo 42 is the champagne bar at the top of Tower 42, the tallest building in the City of London.
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.
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.
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
An amazing search facility and full of reviews from members of the public to help you get some honest opinions.
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.
Fancy A Pint?
Fancyapint? is about how all the different aspects of the pub experience work together: great beer, a nice location, good food, or lively clientele. You'll get an honest insight and an impartial guide to having a drink in London.