The Best Bars in London Right Now


Best bars in London


This guide explores the best bars in London right now.

Each bar that lists on Bloc invites readers to like the listing and this article is showing the top bars in order of votes.

London is known for it’s pub culture and bar scene that never sleeps.

With over 5000 bars in London alone, it’s safe to say people have a decent choice in each district of London.

The types of bars available certainly vary. In the East of London you may find a dive like bar that’s seriously fun, serving local beer from a nearby brewery. Whereas elsewhere you may find a quiet bar in the penthouse of a skycraper.

This variation is what makes London one of the best cities in the world for nightlife and for drinking.

What makes a good bar?

The truth is when people drink, they tend to forget. The best bars will create concrete memories for the patron.

The answer to this question however will vary depending on the individual. Price, music, ambience, customer service, choice and company all comes into it.

The only way to truly know is to put it to a vote!

Let’s explore the best bars in London right now – chosen by you, the people.

How many can you say you’ve been to?


Sessions Arts Club

Open 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0NA
One of the best restaurants in London right now. Expect a rooftop bar, fireplaces and a lot of exceptional artwork. Located in Clerkenwell, Central London.
Experience the pinnacle of sophisticated nightlife at Sessions Arts Club. Offering romantic dining, unforgettable events and a dazzling bar in Clerkenwell, this refined hideout serves up classic British fare with an irresistible modern twist. Enjoy delectable dishes such as roasted chicken & sweet potato mash or grilled salmon and beetroot paired with fine wines from…

The Bell

Open 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
617 Forest Rd, London E17 4NE
Vibrant community pub. A grand old Victorian pub with an open fire and welcoming interior. Located in Walthamstow.
Spend your night out at The Bell pub in Walthamstow! This local favourite is the perfect mix of cosy atmosphere and lively entertainment, offering delicious classic pub fare like fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash – plus all your favorite drinks. Plus rock on Thursday nights with live music that’ll get any party…

The Mitre

Open 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
20 St Mary's Grove, Richmond TW9 1UY
Relaxed pub and pizza restaurant. Serving some of the best Neapolitan pizzas in London. Located in Richmond.
Richmond’s best kept secret is The Mitre, a cosy little pub located on a quiet road. Step inside and you’ll find more than just delicious pizza – their selection of beer and wine is seriously impressive. Friendly staff are always ready to offer assistance so all that’s left for you to do is sit back,…

Erebuni Restaurant

Open 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2-5 Carthusian St, Barbican, London EC1M 6EB
Vast menu of Russian and Armenian food, vodka and atmosphere. Modern restaurant with a karaoke lounge. Located in the heart of London, near the Barbican.
London’s got the hookup for a one-of-a kind dining experience. Erebuni is your destination if you want to explore Eastern European and Armenian cuisine with plenty of options, from borscht and pelmeni to khachapuri or khorovats. The atmosphere at this restaurant isn’t just about the food but also includes their full bar & karaoke lounge…

The Lamb & Flag

Open 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
33 Rose St, London WC2E 9EB
Georgian pub that used to be frequented by Charles Dickens. Gastropub with traditional food. Located in Covent Garden, Central London.
Nestled in the bustling streets of Covent Garden sits The Lamb & Flag, a true gem of a traditional Georgian pub. Its rich history spans centuries, and it has seen some of the most prominent literary figures saunter through its warm embrace. None other than the great Charles Dickens himself was once a regular patron…

Lord Nelson

Bar, Pub
Open 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
243 Union St, London SE1 0LR
Lively and quirky bar with exotic decor. Famous for its big burgers and home-made shots. Located in Southwark.
For a totally epic night on the town, Lord Nelson – named after famed British naval commander Horatio Nelson who once called Southwark London home in the late 18th century – is your go-to spot. This traditional pub has it all: heaps of great beer and wine options, classic pub grub to fill you up…

Kingly Court

Open 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London
Three-story venue with a beautiful courtyard. Home to 15 one-off restaurants and bars. Located on Carnaby Street in Central London.
Carnaby’s iconic Kingly Court is a three-storey alfresco food and dining destination in the heart of London’s West End. The unique food hub brings 25 of the best international concept restaurants, bars and cafés situated in a buzzing courtyard, which boasts an open-air roof throughout the summer months but stays covered and cosy in the…

The Thomas Cubitt

Open 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
44 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9PA
Oak-floored country style pub. Gastropub serving pub classics with terrace. Located in Belgravia/Victoria, Central London.
In the heart of Victoria lies a hidden gem: The Thomas Cubitt. A modern and traditional British pub, this establishment provides its patrons with an unparalleled experience. Stepping into the oak-floored country-house bar, one is greeted by a cosy and warm atmosphere, complete with a fireplace and original artwork. Meanwhile, the elegant dining room offers…

27 Restaurant & Bar

Open 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
27 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7TJ
Opulent restaurant with an international menu. Swanky bar and restaurant with private members’ club. Located in Mayfair within a plush townhouse.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening with your partner or just to have the time of your life with friends, 27 Restaurant & Bar is just the place. Offering international cuisine and an exclusive atmosphere, this spot in Mayfair knows how to make it special! Enjoy cosy decor as well as variety from local…

Trinity Arms

Open 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
45 Trinity Gardens, London SW9 8DR
Cosy local pub hidden on a stunning square. Seasonal menu serving up brunch, pub classics and incredible Sunday roasts. Located in Brixton.
Looking for a cool local spot to hang out and grab some drinks? Trinity Arms in Brixton is the place! Not only do they have an awesome beer garden hidden away, but also tasty traditional British grub and pub quizzes. Plus their welcoming staff will ensure your time there is nothing short of magical –…


Open 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Stratford Hotel London, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD
Rooftop restaurant and bar with a famous Saturday brunch. Contemporary flavours from Europe. Located on the 7th floor of the Stratford Hotel in Stratford, East London.
Take your picky palate up a floor at the Stratford Hotel – home to Allegra, an innovative European restaurant that serves timeless classics with modern flair. Uncover inventive dishes crafted from local ingredients in their open kitchen and take advantage of nightly à la carte updates plus five-course tasting menus coupled with an extensive wine…

LSQ Rooftop

Open 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
Chic rooftop restaurant and bar. Incredible views for cocktails bottomless brunch and gourmet food. Located in Leicester Square, Central London.
LSQ Rooftop offers an exclusive experience in the heart of London. With panoramic views, a stylish cocktail bar and mouth-watering dishes – it’s the perfect place for romance or catch up with friends. Don’t miss out on its bottomless brunch either for endless indulgence. Enjoy spectacular city scenery as you sip your drinks and lose…

The Phoenix

Open 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
14 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA
Colourful gastropub. Serving traditional British food. Located in Victoria, Central London.
With an exciting atmosphere, unique décor and delicious traditional British menu, The Phoenix in Victoria is a must-visit gastropub. Offering something for everyone – from pub favourites to fancier fare – you’ll be guaranteed a great time surrounded by mismatched furniture and colourful fabrics that will add tons of character to your evening out with…

The MAINE Mayfair

Open 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Medici Courtyard, London W1S 1JY
Opulent steak and seafood restaurant and cocktail bar. Historic setting with cabaret at weekends. Located in Mayfair, Central London.
Unleash your inner cool-cat at The MAINE Mayfair! Enjoy sizzling steaks and mouthwatering seafood, while taking in some classic cabaret or jazz. Explore four different rooms offering unique atmospheres; perfect for an unforgettable night out. Get ready to dance the night away and enjoy every moment of this electrifying experience with delicious food, incredible music,…

The Grazing Goat Marylebone

Open 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
6 New Quebec St, London W1H 7RQ
Modern gastropub with a country feel. Serving sustainably sourced British food. Located in Marylebone.
If you’re looking for a unique experience full of locally-sourced delights, The Grazing Goat Marylebone on the quiet side street should be at the top of your list. From flavorful beef pies to an unforgettable Sunday roast and cold pints after, this cosy British pub is where Londoners go to get away from it all…

Boisdale of Belgravia

Open 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
15 Eccleston St, London SW1W 9LX
Traditional Scottish restaurant and pub. Incredible live jazz spot. Located in Victoria, Central London.
Boisdale of Belgravia in Victoria provides an eye-catching and sophisticated Scottish experience to its guests, featuring a vast selection of Scotland’s finest whiskies. From the classics to rare vintages, visitors can explore the depth and variety that Scotland has to offer while immersing themselves into a luxurious atmosphere courtesy of the cigar terrace. The ambience…

ZIMA Russian Restaurant

Open 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
45 Frith St, London W1D 4SD
Traditional Russian dishes with a modern twist. Expect Russian street food, a robust vodka menu and Russian folk music. ZIMA brings Russian cuisine to Soho.
Craving some classic Russian flavours? Look no further than ZIMA! This swanky Soho spot serves up all the traditional dishes from borscht and beef stroganoff to pelmeni. Up for a night out with friends or date night? Cosy booths, inviting vibes and delicious vodka make this place ideal for both. So don’t miss your chance…

The Holy Tavern

Open 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
55 Britton St, London EC1M 5UQ
Ancient pub with a 90s feel. Famous for its ales and fruity beers. Located in the Clerkenwell and Farringdon area of Central London, off the beaten track.
Get ready to experience something truly special – The Holy Tavern in Farringdon is an iconic Clerkenwell pub and one of London’s oldest establishments since its construction back in 1720. Unlock the door and you’ll find yourself immersed into a cosy yet vibrant atmosphere full of energy, alongside an impressive selection of drinks that will…

Cutty Sark Café

Open 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
38 Greenwich Church St, London SE10 9BL
Mediterranean-style restaurant and cafe. Turkish specialities cooked over a charcoal grill. Located on the river Thames in Greenwich.
Step on board the Cutty Sark Café, an 18th century Grade I listed building tucked away in vibrant Greenwich. Enjoy a taste of tradition with one of their expertly crafted British dishes or indulge your adventurous spirit and try something from their impressive selection of international cuisine – all washed down with drinks from an…

The Pineapple

Open 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
51 Leverton St, London NW5 2NX
19th century pub serving Thai food. Expect board games, a beautiful conservatory and garden. Nestled in the quiet back streets North of Kentish Town.
Get ready for a sizzling, fun-filled experience at the Pineapple pub in Kentish Town. Not only will you be indulging in delicious Thai street food made fresh daily, but also enjoy drinks and games in their inviting beer garden! Decompress after work over cheese tasting nights or show off your knowledge during regular quizzes –…