5 Sophisticated Bars in London for an Unforgettable Night

Enjoy a slice of the high life in one of these exclusive, sophisticated bars in London and feel like a celebrity for the entire night

The Coral Room

This cocktail & wine bar in Bloomsbury will impress you with its unmistakable décor as well as world-class service and menu

Connaught Bar

Add creative flare with some of the fanciest settings around and, wallet permitting, you’ll never want to leave this stunning bar

The Gibson

On the more affordable end, the Gibson doesn’t disappoint with an array of entertainment lined up from synth-pop to jazz piano

The Bloomsbury Club

With sophisticated drinks and an almost magical setting, the club moves away from tradition to a more extravagant experience

The American Bar

Feel part of something special by walking into this exclusive feeling, traditional and American themed gentleman’s bar


The Coral Room 2

The Coral Room

A “villa-style” bar (and restaurant, if you’re peckish) serving a vast array of cocktail, champagne, a la carte and speciality menus throughout the year. Located in bustling Bloomsbury, it’s an ideal place to retreat after a busy day

If you’re there a little earlier in the day you, you can have the newly introduced Summer Afternoon Tea, created by Afternoon Tea of the Year Finalist, Chris Dodd. Don’t worry, there’s still champagne!

But why keep all this extravagance indoors? Accompanying the main bar is the Coral Garden, which is equally as opulent, complete with gazebo and botanical canopy. Offering 5 course meals and equally lavish drinks, this is the ideal place for that special occasion or gathering

More Details

Address

16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

Hours

Fri/Sat – 11am to 1am
Sun to Thurs – 11am to 12am

Location

Connaught Bar

Connaught Bar

The Connaught, a veritable 5 star retreat in heart of London, with rooms, suites and spas fit for royalty and celebrities alike. Of course, every great hotel has an even greater bar, and the Connaught Bar is no exception. In true British tradition, be greeted by a finely dressed doorman, before being greeted again by a team well versed in the etiquette of high society

The restaurant has three Michelin stars, naturally, but we’re here for the cocktails, right? But not just any old cocktails, as well as the vast selection from the bar, you can have your Martini prepared right in front of you straight from the Martini Trolley

More Details

Address

Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL

Hours

Fri/Sat – 4pm to 1am
Mon to Thurs – 4pm to 12am

Location

The Gibson

The Gibson

Step through the door and step back in time into an Edwardian (and yet modern) cocktail bar. Exuding as much period style outside as it does inside, it’s easy to imagine yourself in one of the true classics of the silver screen. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, walk into this one

Incorporating cocktails with a twist, pun intended, around a seasonal menu of innovative cocktails, the menu itself comes with its own instruction manual! Choose a season and then choose a month and you’ll see a selections of cocktails that represent that month. Don’t worry, it sort of makes sense, and makes a great novelty for birthday celebrations!

More Details

Address

44 Old St, London EC1V 9AQ

Hours

Saturday – 1pm to 2am
Sunday – 3pm to 11pm
Mon to Fri – 5pm to 1am

Location

The Bloomsbury Club

The Bloomsbury Club

Close your eyes and imagine a British colonial bar in tropical island. Open them again and might just find you were there all along, in the Bloomsbury Club, in (you guessed it) Bloomsbury

You know you’ve entered an authentic and traditional haven for high society when your food and drinks menu comes with a separate cigar menu to go with your cognac or single malt. In fact no matter what your tipple of choice, they have a prestigious selection to choose from

The Bloomsbury Club has a history shrouded in mystique stretching back to the occult, some of which remains today with Tarot card related cocktails chosen by their Cocktail Diviner

More Details

Address

16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

Hours

Sun/Mon – Closed
Tues to Sat – 12pm to 1am

Location

The American Bar

The American Bar

The American Bar at The Stafford is part of an exclusive club of American themed bars that became popular in the 1920’s across, both in London and in Paris, mimicking the sophisticated atmosphere of the establishments across the pond of the time that survive to this day

Enjoy a selection of classic and signature cocktails in the stunning and relaxing surroundings or outside in the private cobbled courtyard

The bar menu also has a range of al fresco dishes to enjoy with your traditional American drinks, as well as a full barbeque out in the courtyard

More Details

Address

16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ

Hours

Weekdays – 12m to 11pm
Weekends – 12am to 11pm

Location