Top 13 Hotspots for a Drink in London

13. Vodka Revolution – Leadenhall   


Cheap, cheerful and set in the City of London. Vodka Revolution is an ideal night out for a student on a budget. The bar offers a variety of flavoured vodkas including; Peach, Peardrops and Sour Berry for just £2 a shot.

Price Range: £- ££

12. Bobby Fitzpatrick 

This 70s themed bar is great for a casual fun night out. Bookshelves in the basement are filled with old-school classic board games such as Monopoly, Battleship and Cluedo… How fun! Plus it’s only a 5-minute walk from all West Hampstead stations.

Price Range: ££- £££

11. The Gibson  

The Gibson, which is moments from Old Street tube-station is the perfect place for date night. The cosy bar offers playful artisan cocktails in unique glasses. The Great Japito which comes with popping candy is one of the must tries.

Price Range: £££- ££££

10. BelowZero Ice Bar 

Minutes from Piccadilly Circus, BelowZero is great for a fun evening out with the family, and something a little different. The bar is filled with interesting and mesmerising ice sculptures and drinks are served in frozen glasses. Don’t worry, you won’t need your thermals, you’re given a cosy coat before you enter.

Price Range: ££- £££

9. Junkyard Golf Club

Cocktails and crazy golf… the perfect combination. Junkyard Golf Club is such fun and you are guaranteed a laugh. The quirky bar on Brick Lane offers sweetie-themed cocktails and they’re so yummy. Ideal for date night and large groups.

Price Range: ££- £££

8. Punchroom at the London Edition 

Certainly a bar worth the hype, this swanky lounge bar boasts a fancy decor and perfectly crafted home-made punches. Drinks are served in gold punch bowls, which add to the stylish vibe. Situated in the trendy London Edition Hotel, this bar is a little on the fancier side.

Price Range: £££-££££

7. Cahoots

This secret speakeasy bar is one of the best. Cahoots perfectly illustrates a 1940s tube station and is packed with memorabilia of the era. The music is fantastic if you’re a fan of Jazz and the cocktails are fabulous. Be sure to add this to your must visits.

Price Range: ££- £££

6. Dirty Martini – Covent Garden

Perfect if you love a martini, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? There is a wide variety of martinis ranging from your traditional Pornstar to a more funky concoction such as Mango & Chilli martini. All martinis are half price during happy hour. (Sat 12-8pm & Sun ALL DAY!!!)

Price Range: £- ££

5. Ours

This picturesque Knightsbridge restaurant is perfect for a night out with the girls. The cocktails are amazing and definitely Instagram worthy. There are endless opportunities for the perfect picture.

Price Range: £££- ££££

4. Swift

This ‘boujee’ Soho bar is the place to be if you have a taste for the high life. With features such as a live piano player and glamorous ornamentation, this lounge bar is the epitome of class. And… it’s affordable!

Price Range: ££- £££

3.Tonight Josephine

Feel pretty in pink in London’s most Instagrammed bar. Cute and girly, this bar radiates girl power and feminism. The pornstar martini is highly recommended and said to be “to die for”. Tonight Josephine is conveniently located opposite Waterloo station.

Price Range: ££- £££

2. The Alchemist

Located in the City of London, Alchemist is arguably one of the artsiest bars in London. With its flashy cocktails in beakers and test tubes, this bar is ideal for edgy pictures. It’s fun, distinctive and not too pricey.

Price Range: ££- £££

1. Ballie Ballerson – Shoreditch

This world-famous ball-pit bar in the hipster heart of London guarantees a fun-filled night. Ballie Ballerson allows you to escape the reality of adult life and embrace your inner child. The neon graffiti decor, face paint and confection-infused cocktails add to the enjoyment. This indoor adult playground is certainly the ultimate hot spot. If you’re a student be sure to visit on the first Tuesday of the month as entry is just £1.

Price Range: £- ££

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