London’s top 5 cocktail bars | DesignMyNight

London’s cocktail scene is bursting with delicious anecdotes to a stressful day in the office and offers a raucous night out any day of the week. To ensure we don’t leave any stone unturned, have provided us with London’s top 5 cocktail bars to aid us in discovering what London’s talented mixologists have to offer us city ladies.



Purl is a 1920’s underground speakeasy cocktail bar right at the heart of Marylebone. Before you enter, prepare to be whisked away by its prohibition style and vintage décor, there is also a booking policy and all of the above add to the venues secrecy and exclusiveness. Its experimental cocktails will wow up your evening and ensure your quick return to indulge in some more heavenly cocktail sin.


The Nightjar Bar

As brilliant as London is, we sometimes need an escape from its bustling crowds. Nightjar Bar, manages to steal the limelight from overcrowded West End bars with its quirky atmosphere and booking policy. There is live music from Thursday to Saturday in this Shoreditch safe haven, making it impossible to say no to sipping your way through their quality cocktails. This clandestine joint is a real gem with candle lit tables for you to linger at and relax.

Artesian Bar

Artesian Bar

Artesian Bar, located within Langham Hotel, has great lengths of charm and recently won the title of ‘World’s Best Bar’. The venue has high ceilings, large mahogany cabinets and rich violet coloured chairs adding to the bars authenticity. A combination of the beautiful décor and award winning drinks menu places this bar on the highest pedestal for a flavoursome cocktail and calming evening.

London Cocktail Club

London Cocktail Club Goodge Street

Elevating itself as one of the West End’s best cocktail bars, London Cocktail Club on Goodge Street flaunts its cocktail knowledge with a cheeky smile every day of the week, including Sundays (which are reserved for private bookings). Placing all its energy into its menu, don’t be shocked to see eccentric delights like the Bacon and Egg cocktail; you will also find a seductive selection of all the old classics including the Long Island Iced Tea. You won’t regret taking time out to visit this spirited venue.

Little Yellow Door

The Little Yellow Door

Styled as a Notting Hill living room, Little Yellow door is an unusual hideaway with an armful of personality. Refusing to be boring, cocktails are served in milk bottles and teacups to give your drinking experience an edge you won’t find anywhere else. Flaunting an intimate atmosphere and cosy surroundings, you will be sure to knock on this Little Yellow Door more than once.

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