Recommended Bars in London

London Bars Overview

Candy Bar - Bar | Gay Club in London

There are hundreds of relaxed, wild, laid-back, and rowdy London bars that range in size and vibe and dot every single neighborhood of the city. For sports lovers, the city provides in spades as sports bars can be found everywhere celebrating all of the London football clubs and even non-local favorites like Manchester United. In addition to football lovers, there are bars dedicated to cricket and rugby as well, so any time a match is being played, the bars are filled with cheering and shouting hooligans.

Being that it’s one of the most expensive cities in the world, there is no shortage of high-end and trendy bars in London populating the nightlife landscape as well. Exclusive spots can be found in the center of the city from the artsy rich in Notting Hill to the password-protected loving crowds of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, and Soho.

For scenes south of the river, there are grittier bars in Brixton that attract an underground music loving element while right next door in Clapham sees rowdy students and young professionals getting blitzed at the flirty bars all over the neighborhood.

East London has a much more alternative vibe with a plethora of DIY bars that look like they could be shuttered at a moment’s notice but cater to a budget-friendly, bohemian, and liberal-minded clientele.

Drinking in London is practically a national pastime and with the endless amount of bars in all corners of the city, it’s easy to understand London’s love affair with its watering holes.

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Find London Bars by Neighborhood

Covent Garden / Soho

The O Bar - Bar in London. more bars in Covent Garden / Soho

Shoreditch / Brick Lane

The Shoreditch - Café | Club | Restaurant | Tiki Bar in London. more bars in Shoreditch / Brick Lane

Camden Town / Islington

Filthy MacNasty's Whiskey Café - Bar | Pub in London. more bars in Camden Town / Islington

Central London

Verve - Bar | Club in London. more bars in Central London

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