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10 Best Hotel Bars In London, England - Updated 2020

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London, the capital of England, is a sprawling, exciting city, nestled on the banks of River Thames. The Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Madame Tussaud’s are some of London’s best sights, among the many attractions available in the city. The city also has many restaurants, bars and pubs to try out. At the end of a busy and tiring day of touring, relax with a cold beer, cocktail or glass of whisky at one of London’s top watering holes. To make your choice a little easier, we listed the top 10 hotel bars in London, England below.

1. The American Bar at The Stafford

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The American Bar is an upmarket hotel bar in The Stafford. With its elegant leather sofas, the bar’s atmosphere is similar to that of the American cocktail bars in London and Paris back in the 1920s and 1930s. The interiors have memorabilia lined up on the walls, including items collected by hotel guests and patrons over the years, as well as photos of American and British celebrities who have stayed at the hotel. Enjoy choosing from a menu of twelve expertly mixed cocktails, along with best wines and spirits.

The American Bar

Address: 16-18 St James’s Place, London, England

Opening hours: 8 AM-12 AM

Average price for two: 68-104 USD (52-80 GBP)

Website: The American Bar

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2. Punch Room

Milk Punch from Punch Room at London Edition
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Punch Room at the London Edition is the best place in London to enjoy craft cocktails. Located in Fitzrovia, this bar is a modern version of the 19th-century private clubs in London. It is an intimate, restful place amidst the crowds of Soho and also boasts thirty speciality punches. The most popular drink to order at Punch Room is the gin-infused Edition house punch. With a musical background of blues, soul, doo-wop and ragtime, patrons can often enjoy impromptu live music performances.

Punch Room

Address: 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, England

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 5 PM-1 AM, Sunday 5 PM-11 PM

Average price for two: 76 USD (58 GBP)

Website: Punch Room

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3. Artesian at The Langham

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This elegant bar is named after the original 360-feet (109.7 meters) deep well under The Langham hotel. With its innovative and classic cocktails, the bar has won the “World’s Best Bar” award. Besides the creative cocktails, the ice provided at Artesian is also special as the bar produces purer and colder ice with a higher density so as to lengthen the time for the ice to melt as you sip your tasty cocktail. The bar also has a lunch menu with several creative gourmet choices and also serves what they term SNAX in the evenings, a concept inspired by Spanish tapas.

Artesian

Address: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, England

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11 AM-2 AM, Sunday 11 AM-12 AM

Average price for two: 85 USD (65 GBP)

Website: Artesian

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4. Bounce Farringdon, Holborn Circus

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Bounce is one of three bars, with branches in Chicago, USA as well as London. Bounce Farringdon is located on Holborn Circus. There is a selection of cocktails, wine and beer to enjoy, as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Food is also available and the carefully curated menus offer worldwide dishes with a British touch, including a selection of Italian Pizza and canapés. Enjoy a game of ping pong while waiting for your drink to be prepared.

Bounce Farringdon

Address: 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD, UK

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 4 PM-12 AM. Friday and Saturday 12 PM-1 AM, Sunday 12 PM-11 PM

Average price for two: 60-136 USD (45-103 GBP)

Website: Bounce Farringdon

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5. Dukes Bar at Dukes London

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According to the New York Times, this is the place to enjoy one of the world’s best Martinis. However, Dukes Bar also offers a range of renowned, personalized cocktails. Enjoy relaxing in the Cognac and Cigar Garden, with the best cigars and cognacs available. It is also believed that Dukes Bar inspired Ian Fleming to introduce James Bond’s signature martini (shaken, not stirred) to his novels.

Dukes Bar

Address: 35 St James Pl, St. James, London, England

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 2 PM-11 PM, Sunday 4 PM-10:30 PM

Average price for two: 70 USD (54 GBP)

Website: Dukes Bar

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6. The Dandelyan - Soon to change to Lyaness - at Sea Containers, London

Dandelyan Bar, London
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This swanky cocktail bar features a green marble bar, pink banquettes and beautiful river views. The bar mixes the vibe of the surrounding neighborhood with the glamour of Sea Containers London. Cocktails are the order of the day, otherwise, you can pick from a pleasant selection under the headings of Mint, Hops and Grape. The bar offers original, refined interpretations of classic cocktails, along with alcohol-free options for the designated driver. Enjoy music from DJs at the weekend, with music from the late 70s to early 80s, including funk, rock and disco. The bar also offers an alternative afternoon tea under the moniker Wyld Tea. The decor is inspired by Art Deco and the bar is crafted from one solid piece of green marble. Take note that the bar will change its name to Lyaness in March 2019.

The Dandelyan

Address: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, England

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 4 PM-1 AM, Thursday to Saturday 12 PM-2 AM, Sunday 12 PM-12:30 AM

Average price for two: 35 USD (27 GBP)

Website: The Dandelyan

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7. Blue Bar at The Berkeley

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This upscale bar in The Berkeley features a striking blue, Art-Deco-inspired interior and serves the best classic and modern cocktails. Enjoy a Minted Fizz, Smoke & Mirrors or Ginger Guru to start off the evening. All the cocktails are color-coded, with yellow for elegant, green for long, blue for a crisp clean signature mix and red for complex and rich cocktails. There is also a selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks, along with tasty canapés.

Blue Bar

Address: The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, London, England

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 12 PM-1.00 AM, Sunday 12 PM-11 PM

Average price for two: 39 USD (30 GBP)

Website: Blue Bar

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8. The Coral Room at the Bloomsbury Hotel

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The Coral Room is located at the Bloomsbury Hotel and this room, decorated with corals, offers exquisite cocktails. The interior is upmarket with a touch of glamour and paintings adorning the walls. Regulars tend to go for the English fizz, with the largest selection of cocktails in London. Enjoy their summer favorites, like St Germain and Campari, or taste the Wiltshire Warrior, served with vodka and melon balls.

The Coral Room

Address: The Coral Room, 16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, England

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 8 AM-12 AM, Friday and Saturday 8 AM-1 AM

Average price for two: 44 USD (34 GBP)

Website: The Coral Room

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9. Fitz's at the Kimpton Fitzroy

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Fitz’s is a unique cocktail bar at the Kimpton Fitzroy in London. The bar was named after Charles Fitzroy Doll, the original architect of the hotel. Enjoy a range of craft cocktails while comfortably seated on a velour sofa with an oversized disco ball dangling above your head. Fitz’s cocktails pay tribute to various renowned people of Bloomsbury’s past, including Noor Inayat Khan (Spy Princess) and the French/Italian novelist Emile Zola.

Fitz's

Address: 1-8 Russell Square, Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London, England

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 4PM-1 AM, Sunday 4 PM-11 PM

Average price for two: 32-66 USD - (24-50 GBP)

Website: Fitz’s

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10. Coburg Bar at The Connaught

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The Coburg Bar offers a range of premium spirits and rare vintages in a warm and intimate atmosphere, steeped in the traditions of The Connaught itself. The bar overlooks Carlos Place in Mayfair and is an inviting place to relax. Sip champagne and cocktails as a pre-dinner drink or nightcap. Enjoy breakfast or lunch from the all-day menu or visit for evening conviviality.

Coburg Bar

Address: 1-8 Russell Square, Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London, England

Opening hours: 8 AM-1 AM

Average price for two: 32-66 USD (24-50 GBP)

Website: Coburg Bar

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Sip cocktails and your favorite spirits in elegant style

Enjoy the best cocktails in the city in stylish and elegant surroundings as you pay a visit to the best hotel bars in London, England.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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