London knows how to serve luxury in a glass. Enjoy timeless glamour, discover glitzy new hotspots and mingle with exclusive clientele in unique and oh-so-stylish surroundings. You could follow in the footsteps of Hollywood movie stars, enjoy a VIP space with impressive London views or party on a rooftop with London creatives. Whether you’re looking for a bar for a special occasion or just an excuse to dress up for London’s glamorous side, this is our pick of the most exclusive bars in London.
Soho House, 40 Greek Street
This a member’s only Georgian townhouse has been a popular party spot with London’s best actors, musicians and artists for decades. Soho House is modern and understated, with big squishy sofas, inviting fireplaces and cosy nooks. So while this is definitely one of London’s most exclusive bars, the vibe is relaxed and welcoming. There’s also a lovely rooftop, where, on weekends, a DJ keeps the party going until 3am. Expect late-night revelry, casual dining and famous faces.
This is the original Soho House, and one of several Soho Houses across the UK and internationally. You must work in the creative industry to join, and approval for your membership can take time. Monthly membership fees start at £100 for over 27-year-olds and £50 for younger members. You can also visit Soho House as a guest of a member. The dress code is relaxed.
The Bar Below
A warm, amber glow greets you as you enter this oh-so-hip basement bar below the exclusive Hide restaurant. Try one of Bar Below’s many rare fine spirits displayed behind the beautiful curved wood bar. After a masterful mixologist has poured their tantalising creation into delicate glasses, you can retreat to one of many elegant spaces for a private conversation. There’s also a vast wine cellar – the expert sommeliers can help you navigate the extensive wine list and recommend something truly special.
Whether you visit after a fine dining upstairs at Hide or simply plan on drinking some of London’s best beverages, this Piccadilly address hides one of the most exclusive bars in London. It feels a world away from the hustle and bustle above. A perfect couple’s retreat and a place to enjoy flavour-filled cocktails and the finest wines in London, it’s open 7 days a week until midnight.
Experience 1950’s Hong Kong glamour at this drinking den inspired by the love story A World of Suzie Wong. At Lucy Wong, international socialites are ready to party. There’s low lighting, shiny marble, velvet seating and Asian-influenced cocktails and food. In the exclusive Fitzrovia neighbourhood, this luxury bar in London has quickly won over fans for its elegant decor.
But it’s the cocktails you’ll remember most from your time at Lucy Wong. Award-winning mixologist Dré Masso works magic in every stunning cocktail creation. Try the Dragon old fashioned made with Toki Japanese whisky or sip a blue Shanghai 75 made with kwai feh lychee liqueur. There’s dim sum and roast meat sharing platters if you get peckish, and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights spins classic 70s and 80s disco remixes.
This hip St James’ bar was originally a fashionable restaurant that opened in 1929. Back then, it was popular with high rollers and the British aristocracy, who came to dine, dance and chatter over cocktails. Quaglino’s even hosted Judy Garland’s wedding reception when she married her fifth husband, Mickey Deans, in 1969. After closing in 1977, Quaglino’s bar reopened in the 1990s, bringing the bar into the modern era, with a big dose of nostalgia and plenty of the original art déco glamour.
When you head to the gorgeous amber bar, you’ll be happy you put your glad rags on. It’s definitely a place worth dressing up for. It hosts regular jazz and swing bands here, and it’s easy to see how this place became legendary. Find a quiet corner to sip your drink and soak up the unique atmosphere of this classic venue that has been one of the most exclusive bars in London for nearly 100 years.
Sky Pod Bar
For the ultimate luxury London vibe, you can’t get much better – or higher – than the Sky Pod Bar in London’s Fenchurch Street skyscraper (better known as the Walkie Talkie). Enjoy unrivalled views of the London skyline through enormous curved windows while sipping bubbles, listening to live music and soaking up the tropical garden vibes.
You can also reserve some of the bar’s best spots. There are two designated platforms in the gardens: one with incredible views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the other overlooking the Tower of London and Canary Wharf. These exclusive spaces are in high demand. For up to 80 guests, you can select a semi-private VIP area, which is privately roped off for your occasion and has a private host available. Fenchurch Terrace is a secluded balcony in the domed Sky Garden roof overlooking the Sky Pod bar.
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