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We’ve picked out some classic cocktails and turned them into our very own masterclasses....
THINGS TO DO IN LONDON THIS MARCH
Spring has nearly sprung and with it comes Mother's Day cocktail parties, wine tastings galore, sensory rum experiences and more...
London Cocktail Week - CELEBRATING TEN YEARS!
London Cocktail Week is an enormous celebration of our capital's fantastic cocktail scene and the biggest event of it’s kind in the world. With £6 signature cocktails served in 300 bars across London, an entire Cocktail Village complete with 30+ pop-up bars, street food and DJs, plus pop-ups, parties and masterclasses all over town – this is one festival you do not want to miss!
Latest News & Openings
Your insiders' guide to latest news & openings in London. From new wine bars, to the hottest cocktail bars to the latest menu's from our favourite spots.
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Best Bars To Visit In London
Best Bars Near You
The bars on this site are here because the team have cherrypicked them from thousands as the very best places to drink in London.
London we know you love a rooftop bar, so head up to these great spots for sun-downers and selfies with a fabulous skyline.
Where we're drinking this week
Every week we give a shout out to the places we've visited, drank at and thoroughly enjoyed.
Have you been to any of these great newly opened London bars yet?
These hotel bars not only look beautiful but also make some pretty amazing cocktails too.
No Reservation Needed
Forgot to book your night out or just planning to play it by ear? These are our favourite bars to head to that don't take reservations.... Though if you're in a group we'd advise calling ahead.
When you're off to the theatre but have already eaten, these are the spots to meet at and enjoy a martini before your matinee or a glass or two before singing your heart out at Dreamgirls...
How to impress the parents
Whether you need to convince your parents that you are in fact an adult or you're meeting your in-laws for the first time these are the bars that are sure to impress them.
London's Best Drinks Events
Food & Drink Events
All the latest foodie events in the capital, from special menus with superstar chefs, winemaker dinners to bottomless brunches with booze pairings...
Learn to hone your bartending skills and soak up boozy knowledge from the best in the biz.
Here you'll find all the weird and wacky pop-ups in London, from airstreams serving amaretto sours, inflatable bars on rooftops or hidden forest themed bars... plus our very own festival hubs curated by the DrinkUp team for our award-winning festivals. The possibilities really are are endless.
Meeting the people behind the brands is an opportunity you should always seek out as a drinks connoisseur.
LONDON'S ONLY MEADERY OPENS IT'S BUZZY FIRST BAR
Gosnells Upstairs At Coal Rooms is the buzzing new honey-focused bar from Gosnells, London's only meadery. Located in the old ticket office of Peckham Rye station.
BRAND NEW LONDON COCKTAIL MENUS
The London bar scene is dusting itself down and emerging fighting fit ready for the new year with some truly outlandish cocktail creations. These are some the maddest ingredients we've seen in a while so get ready to treat your tastebuds to something new.
NEW HOTELS AND NEW HOTEL BARS THAT YOU NEED TO VISIT IN 2019
Bypass the bellhop and check into the latest openings on the London hotel scene and head straight for the bar…