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Scorpio at Galvin

Raise your glass to 2015

They call it the Dryathlon… we prefer Banuary… or the Winter Wagon. Anyway it involves keeping off the booze during January n order to a) recover from your Christmas excesses b) save money and C) maybe even donate a little to charity. (Read More)

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Lansdowne Club

Best Swims London – the Lansdowne Club London is not just a city blessed with great bars. It’s a city brimming with clubs… from the old and esteemed such as Whites and Boodles, to the new and trendy such as Soho House and The Library. There are clubs for Ex Public School boys, artists, actors, […] (Read More)

Trained in the art of drinking

Trained in the art of drinking Commuting can be a chore at the best of times… And once upon a time, in a more, (or is that less) enlightened time, the custodians of our public transport knew that. They cared for us and wanted our journeys to be better, more enjoyable experiences. So they did […] (Read More)

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Champagne Bar at the Royal Opera House

Champagne Bar at the Royal Opera House In that 1980s ode to excess that is Pretty Woman, Richard Gere’s character, before taking prostitute-with-a-heart-of-gold Vivienne to the Opera, spins her some line about people either loving or hating the Opera the first time they see it. Fair enough, you just better hope your first opera isn’t […] (Read More)

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Searcys Champagne Bar

Searcy’s Champagne Bar – St Pancras International Station – What better way to prepare yourself for a trip to Paris than taking on board a few glasses of champagne? And what better place to do that than the stunningly appointed Searcy’s champagne bar? Occupying a prime position overlooking the grandly refurbished St Pancras International Station […] (Read More)


Getting Mist on Gin

From metal mickey to getting mist on gin Today I was accosted by one of those annoying banner ads that we all suffer in return for the wonder of the Internet. It proclaimed the delights of Royal Caribbean Cruises, and in particular their latest innovation, the robotic barman. Imagine… your drinks served by a faultless […] (Read More)


Shrub and Shutter

Shrub and Shutter

Shrub and Shutter Any bar that has ‘and’ in the middle of its name is always going to have connotations of a big traditional boozer, or one of its modern, trendier incarnations. Rose and Crown, Slug and Lettuce… you get my drift. So, it was a surprise to find the Shrub and Shutter is none […] (Read More)


What makes the best bars in London?

What makes the best bars in London? The answer is you – because what really makes a bar great is how you’re feeling and what you’re looking for on any particular evening. You could find yourself in a dark, dingy, sweaty dive where the cocktails are as monumentally bad as they are expensive…but if you […] (Read More)

The Best Bars in London

Best Bars LondonWe’re dedicated to finding and sharing the best bars in London.
At Best Bars London we have reviewed – Bars with style, taste, history and secrets. From the cool to the quirky, from the creative to the downright eccentric… there’s a bar for everyone who loves London here.