The Toy Shop

The Toy Shop It’s worth the trip to Putney to visit this outpost of outrageously juvenile fun, one of the best cool bars London. Dedicated to a more carefree age – and we’re talking ages 5-15 not the 1960’s, The Toy Shop is an homage to happy childhood days, with a party atmosphere that even extends […]

McQueen Bar

McQueen Bar As bars go, we often equate quirky with cool. But sometimes cool is just cool. Take Steve McQueen for example. There was just something about the guy that was effortlessly admirable. And a bar named and themed after him has just got to be cool too – even if it only by a […]

Drink Shop Do

Drink Shop Do We couldn’t say it better than they say it themselves… “Café by day, bar by night, fun things to do.” It’s a simple recipe, but hey, it works so well. And in gorgeously kitsch retro surroundings. So, hats off to Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap who first opened Drink, Shop Do as […]

Callooh Callay Bar

Callooh Callay “And, has thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’ He chortled in his joy” Callooh Callay, named after a phrase from Lewis Carrol’s nonsense poem The Jabberwocky, has been making perfect sense since it opened back in 2008. So much so that it makes […]

The Shadow Lounge

The Shadow Lounge This legendary London hangout has a history and glamour all of its own. It lays claim to being London’s first ever gay cocktail lounge. And while some may debate that, there’s no debating it’s appeal and popularity. That’s what makes The Shadow Lounge one of our best gay bars in London. Still […]

New Bloomsbury Set

Best Gay Bar London New Bloomsbury Set We love Bloomsbury here at Best Bars London… and we love this beautiful basement bar. If you’re looking for a gay venue that’s warm, welcoming, stylish and bohemian you couldn’t find a better place. That’s what makes New Bloomsbury Set our best gay bar London. It may be […]

Freedom Bar

Freedom Bar The Freedom Bar is just chic and sophisticated enough to convince you you’ve come somewhere special – and friendly and fun enough to make you believe you belong here too. We’re into bars, so we naturally gravitate towards the stylish upstairs bar, where happy hour reigns long and happy for 5 nights of […]

Central Station

Central Station An inclusive, inspired, innovative institution on the London gay scene. Central Station is not loud, brash or in your face, but it is fun, friendly and forever ready to welcome everyone who just wants to have a good time in good surroundings. That’s why Central Station is one of our best gay bars […]

Galvin at the Windows

Galvin at the Windows This is another iconic high-rise hotel which has been sitting proudly at the southern end of Park Lane for many years. In its basement you’ll find Trader Vics, if you’re into the Hawaiian Tropic Cocktail Bar Vibe. But if it’s views you’re after, head to the lift and the 28th floor […]

Oblix Bar

Oblix Bar Well, it’s the tallest building in London. So where else would you expect to find some of the greatest views in town? The Oblix bar is right up there on the 32nd floor of the Shard- and right up there when it comes to a stunning visual spectacle that encompasses a vast swathe […]