Go for the Film-Noir at Purl in Marylebone: Kammerlings, little blanc, lagavulin, atomized perfume of grapefruit, lemon, rose and Perique. Goodbye sore throat, hello new you. Read more.
Try the "dry" martini, which adds a distillation of dry essence to Beefeater gin & Martini Extra Dry vermouth & “The Spitfire,” a blend of their house cognac along with other ingredients. Read more.
If you are with friends, share one of the communal drinks like a “Tikki Bowl”. If you want to keep your drink all to yourself, then the house creation, The Mai Tai is the only way to go. Read more.
Particular favourites are the “Nettle Gimlet” made with Beefeater Gin and homemade nettle cordial and “The Master At Arms” made with Myers rum, a port evaporation and homemade grenadine. Read more.
London’s most prestigious Chinese restaurant exudes glamour and retains a reputation of serving some of the best cocktails in town. We recommend the 'Nashi Collins' made with fresh nashi pear. Read more.
Laid back bar with a friendly atmosphere. Fantastic cocktails with unusual twists, especially recommend the squid ink sour and egg and bacon coupette. Bar snacks are brilliant, perfect drinking fare. Read more.
With U.S. cocktail king Dale DeGroff in charge, our advice is to try their “Dry Daiquiri” containing Havana Añejo Blanco rum shaken with fresh lime juice, sugar, Campari, & passion fruit syrup. Read more.
Take a group of friends and hide away in one of the red velvet curtained caves, which are perfect for a little late night mischief – try one of their Champagne cocktails served in vintage Coupes. Read more.
Cute little members bar above Callooh Callay. Membership key awarded to cocktail enthusiasts. Bartender changes weekly, as does the menu. Never a dull moment and fantastic drinks! Read more.
Happiness Forgets is all about good drinks and good vibes, nothing too fancy or in your face. It's a small Oasis away from the edgy haircuts and art collectives that usually fill this hood. Read more.
The cocktail menu is great – try The Matt Bianco with its layer of Absinthe or the Chinese Mojito, which looks like the overrated favourite but tastes a hundred times better. Read more.
Cocktails are on hand to calm any jitters; we particularly like the Oliver’s Twist, made from Amaretto, Frangelico and cranberry juice. The DJ will be pumping out tunes from a giant birdcage. Read more.
A vision of Victorian excess lit with dozens of candles, the new space serves up brilliant British fare both inside and outside on an atmospheric alfresco terrace. Read more.
Exuding prohibition era speakeasy in every detail – from the jazz to the cutesy diner-style staff uniforms – Barts is a priceless gem beneath the faceless glitz of South Kensington. Read more.
Victorian styled drinking den with a cocktail menu of 5 great tasting drinks served in tin cups and milk bottles! Read more.
Check out the S&Co cocktail. For an extra £2.50 you can take the mini shaker home with you - amazeballs! Read more.
Watch the barmen as they concoct amazing cocktails, both classic and contemporary. You are in very safe hands so order your favourite and they will more than deliver. Read more.
The guys behind the bar are up there with the best of them and the menu is a like a cocktail history lesson, with many of the classics originating from the bar itself. Read more.
Cocktails are its focus with contemporary twists on classics like the Pomegranate Cosmopolitan and the Velvet Elvis - a blend of Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, Jack Daniel's, Sprite, Sweet and Sour Mix. Read more.
Lots of tequila-based cocktails such as the Tequila Aperitivo (with cynar, vermouth and soda). This is a chilled option for those kicking around the Old Street area after hours. Read more.
The Savoy, check, sexy champagne bar, check, some light cabaret, check; this place is only going to leave her with a taste for it and wanting more Read more.
Live music and Sixties-themed cocktails. Although open to all, it's available by appointment only. Drop them an email - or tag onto a celebrity - and see what all the fuss is about. Read more.
There's both bitter and sweet in the cocktail list, as well as a super-generous happy hour to take the edge off(and a license until 3 a.m., there will be no edges left to take off after you're done). Read more.
A decadent drink called Illiana that claims to be the world’s spiciest cocktail. Naturally, we had to try it out, and we can vouch that it probably is the world’s spiciest. Read more.
Have a wander, play the piano outside, get married on your lunch-break, or sign up to cocktail classes which are held in the classroom upstairs (it’s amazing). Read more.
Perfect drinking & dining den for decadent East Enders, its housed in the former site of The Tabernacle & is divided up between a bar on the 1st level, a restaurant to the side & a downstairs club. Read more.
Visit on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month for Boat-Ting. Improv jazz, poetry and a friendly atmosphere. Read more.
The Full English Martini is one for you Heston fans: Bombay Sapphire stirred down with Vermouth with a side of picked quail egg and bacon; BarChick’s kinda breakie. Read more.
Whether you’re tired of the market and in need of breakfast, or if like BarChick you just want to sink some killer cocktails, then this is the joint for you. Read more.
Take a former Chinatown gambling den, add an all-star bar cast and some legendary dim sum, et voila, you have Opium Cocktail Bar and Dim Sum Parlour. This place is epic with three floors... Read more.
Upstairs they serve stripped back fancy British food (Michelin star chef we may add), but it's the bad-ass cocktails in the industrial, rock n roll style basement bar that you should go and check out. Read more.
Being so minimal, there’s not much to look at besides their extensive cocktail list which we think is genius. There are of course the trusted classics but BarChick was loving the odd choices they had. Read more.
Imagine if Tom Hanks in “Big” opened a bar, or think Zack from Saved by the Bell’s ideal hangout… well that’s what you’re getting with The Old School Yard, along with some serious cocktails. Read more.
The menu is in the form of a mini cocktail book, filled with house cocktails and then drinks divided into spirits or Champagnes with measurements and how to serve and garnish each one. Read more.
This place has charm, some seriously good drinks and downstairs has some delicious food and to top it all off there's a fireplace in the bar - dreamy! Read more.
Even if you find yourself cutting it close for time, The Booking Office bar is literally inside St Pancras, so grab a quick punch and one of their English Ales to go and you’re on your way in minutes. Read more.
Head to BC to imbibe drinks like Central America's "No Brainer” served in a Mexican Wrestler style "Barrio Man" Toby jug, or North America's "Pacific Twitch”. Read more.
One of Mayfair’s 5 star hotels is making better use of its old luggage room and has turned it into a cocktail joint – GENIUS!... Read more.
Walk down the stairs in BrewDog Shoreditch and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered into the broom cupboard. But you’re in luck, cos hidden behind the skeleton is East London’s latest... Read more.
Open just 4 nights a week, it’s that cool, Wednesday to Saturday - is members-only & offers food courtesy of nearby Super Pizza. Enter online & wait with bated breath to get in. Read more.
Try an exemplary Gibson or Dick Bradsell’s Atlantic Bar classic, The Bramble, for evidence of what the bartenders are really capable of. Read more.
After years of practicing in some of London's best bars, Italian Alex finally has one of his own - he’s got all sorts going on down here, so try and sit at the bar and pay attention Read more.
The Painted Presidente: The glass is literally coated with “pomegranate paint” before they simply pour in a mix of house rum & vermouths, and then it's finished off with a drop of “liquid grass” Read more.
A neighbourhood cocktail bar with impressive drinks that all come alongside nibbles. It feels like being in a giant terrarium – with plants, flickering candles and metal cans decorating the shelves. Read more.