Fancy a night out with a twist? Few cities come close to London’s huge variety of fascinating drinking holes. Check out our list of some of London’s best themed bars.
153 Upper Street, London, N1 1RA
Harking back to more opulent times, this lavishly decorated bar greets its customers with a train conductor. Exotic liquors, alluring furniture and a ‘times gone by’ ambience help paint Hoxley and Porter in the image of the iconic Venice-Simplon Orient Express. Be sure to try the bar’s unique twist on the exquisite Rosemary Pisco Sour cocktail.
25-26 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HR
Swinging jazz played against the backdrop of pearl necklaces, sharp suits and an air of illegality. This is the vibe The Bootlegger oozes and its prohibitionist aesthetic makes it one of London’s most exciting themed bars, especially for lovers of American retro style. Live performances from emerging and established fusion acts cement the bar’s authenticity.
91-93 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3HZ
If it’s a party you’re after, look no further than Floripa London, an interesting joint combining Brazilian beach bar looks with London’s inimitable music scene. Live DJ’s keep the place jumping and a great menu takes inspiration from street food flavours around the world.
Kingly Court, 13 Kingly St, London W1B 5PG
This Blitz-inspired bar is admittedly an already popular destination for tourists, but that shouldn’t put you off from visiting. The bar sits in an old, disused air-raid shelter, going to great lengths to provide customers with a vintage feel in everything it does. From the simple snacks served in ration trays to the delicious cocktails drunk from a cup and saucer, Cahoots’ undeniable charm keeps revellers coming back for more.
119 Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0NG
It’s a pharmacological theme here and punters will enjoy the theatre of drinks delivered by oversized medical paraphernalia. Cocktails come with a health-conscious buzz of superfood ingredients and Lucozade syrup infusions to give drinkers the illusion of a healthy night out. When the hungover reality bares its ugly head, you’ll find First Aid Box more than willing to help with a top selection of coffees, pastries and other quirky morning-after dishes.
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