The Best Posh Bars in London

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There is no shortage of posh bars in London, the city is brimming with classy bars which make any casual bar lover feel like they are living the high life. Many of the best bars in London are amongst the poshest, and therefore should not be missed out on, as they are quintessential of the quality of bars within London. Lovers of great bars everywhere will love posh London Bars. 



For a posh bar in London which screams class and style look no further than Artesian. A bar which is undeniably posh from the outstanding service to the unbeatable drinks menu that will set you ablaze with joy. This bars high calibre of excellence has been praised throughout the country, earning high praise in The Telegraph and Time Out. Furthermore they have been honoured with several prestigious awards, solidifying their position as one of the finest bars in London and certainly one of its poshest. 

Posh bars in London need to be amongst the very best within the city, and as the countless acclaim which Artesian has earned proves, there is no shortage of greatness to be found. Being named the World’s Best Bar at the 2014 Spirit Awards during the Tales of the Cocktail Festival. The following year Artesian came number 1 in the World’s 50 Best Bars, this is all the evidence you need to know acbout how fantastic Artesian really is. However this bar is much more than acclaim, as it only takes you the customer to realise how fantastically classy Artesian truly is. The effort taken to make the bar look as stylishly classy as possible is overwhelming, being decorated in an eye pleasing oriental style. Popping with purples, golds, and whites, the decor is gorgeous, with large windows which allow you to gaze upon the London streets and comfortable leather seats which will be hard to move from. Relaxation is the most important thing to the people at Artesian and with a style like this relaxation is guaranteed. This stylishness is what makes it one of the poshest bars in London and one of its very best. 

Naturally when attend posh bars in London you expect a high quality of drinks, fortunately at Artesian you are guaranteed the very best. Bar Manager Anna Sabastain and Head Bartender Marco Corallo have put the maximum amount of time and energy into creating and maintaining a high standard of excellence when it comes to their drinks menu. The classics that must be discovered here include, ‘Oxley and Cassis Leaf’, ‘Saint Germain and Red Carrots’, and, ‘Monkey Shoulder and Yuzu’ all for £20. A classy bar like Artesian goes for minimalism when it comes to cocktails because ultimately less is more. The cocktails are the highlight, however there is much more to glean here, being home to an excellent selection of wines and champagnes, including ‘Perrier-Jouet Blanc de Blancs NV’ and ‘Pinot Noir, Bannockburn Mt. Difficulty Central Otago, New Zealand‘ and much more. Spirit lovers will adore their selection of vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, and cognacs, as for beer drinkers there is ‘Partizan Pale Ale’, Peroni Nastro Azzurro’, and ‘Meantime Pilsner’ all for £7.50. These drinks are out of this world and unmissable, making you feel the posh vibe of Artesian as you consume them. 

There is no denying that when it comes to posh bars in London Artesian is one of the finest. Thanks to an undeniably beautiful decor that is stylish and comfortable, creating a true sense of class. The fantastically understated drinks menu only confirms how truly classy Artesian is. Much like all the other posh bars in London, customer care is at the forefront of Artesian’s service and it does not disappoint.

Photo source ‘Artesian Bar’ by Matt Brown under creative commons licence



When it comes to high class hotels, near the top off the list is The Savoy, and with that naturally come fantastic and high calibre bars. The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy being one of the finest posh bars in London, a bar which exudes charm and sophistication. The atmosphere is unmistakably the height of class thanks to a decor which oozes with the right amount of sophistication, and a drinks menu which tantalises the taste buds.

Upon entering The Beaufort Bar  you are stricken by one of the most stylishly curated decors to be found in all of London. Through its dark colours, predominantly black and brown, which contrast with dazzling gold, the bar amplifies a true sense of glamour, which takes you back to a time of cabarets and speakeasies. These contrasting elements allow every aspect of Beaufort bar to stand out gloriously, whether it be the bar, which glows vibrantly, highlighting the excellent beverages which are proudly on display. The furniture is similarly a highlight, and helps solidify it as one of the best posh bars in London. Both stylish and comfortable, the decor is amongst the finest you will find in all of London, this creates an atmosphere that is both classy and charming, creating a real sense of sophistication. The atmosphere at The Beaufort Bar meets the high standards that you would expect from a high calibre hotel such as The Savoy, which makes it unmissable.      

You enter the Beaufort Bar for the decor and atmosphere but you stay for the drinks, and as far as drinks menu’s go it certainly confirms you are in one of the great posh bars in London. The menu is entitled Interpreted Magic, and magic is the perfect name to describe this menu, and not just because of how unbelievably fantastic it is, but because it takes you through magic through the ages. This theme really livens up the menu, traditionally a magic act is opened with The Pledge, which builds anticipation for what’s to come. The Beaufort Bar does this with its Cold Plates, which includes, oysters, caviar, and tuna tataki, which certainly succeed in building anticipation. Next a fantastic collection of cocktails including the Perfect Balance, named in honour of perfect balance and harmony, a cocktail made from Bacardi heritage rum, martini bitter, aecorn aromatic, and watermelon. Merlin’s Madness is a particular treat, made from grey goose vodka, cynar, rinquinquin, peach liqueur, strawberry rooibos tea and lemon. Finally, Twice Shy is an unmissable delight, thanks to a combination of bacardi 4yr rum, chazalettes vermouth bianco, salted pistachio yoghurt, earl grey tea, vanilla, lime, framboise, eau de vie, and milk. Of course being one of the greatest posh bars in London they have more than just fantastic cocktails, but a wide variety of fantastic beverages. These range from the very best English sparkling wines, Grower champagnes, grands marques, wines, vodkas and rums. No expense has been spared in making certain that you have the best drinking experience possible. 

The Beaufort Bar has everything you could ever need or ask for when going to a posh bar in London, a sophisticated atmosphere and classy drinks. The decor is classically beautiful, making every perfect aspect of the bar stand out as it rightfully should. The drinks menu have been carefully selected for the perfect drinking experience, which will make sure you have the classiest time imaginable. 

Photo source ‘Christmas at the Savoy’ by Steve Loco under creative commons licence.



The Wigmore is of the posh bars in London which has elegant and charming written all over it, owing to a true sense of class that is unmissable. From the drinks to the atmosphere, there is nothing not to enjoy, thanks to a wonderful and ever delightful drinks menu, and a true feeling of utter relaxation. This bar is posh from top to bottom and perfectly exceptional on top of that.  

Before being one of the great posh bars in London, The Wigmore was once a banking hall. However thanks to the universally acclaimed and fantastic interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the venue has been allowed to reach its full potential. The old style of the banking hall is utilised to its fullest to create a truly modern feeling bar, being both classic and new. The bar is perfectly spacious, with its high ceiling and large drinking area, with the bar itself sitting in the centre, where you can take a good look at the fantastically exotic drinks they have displayed. The decor itself is stylish to say the least, the green walls and red seats really popping out at you. The large windows and exuberant lighting complete an image that truly feels stylish and classy. This affects the atmosphere greatly, making you feel effortlessly relaxed, which is exactly what you want and need for a posh bar in London. However the greatness does not end there, as there is the opportunity to hire private rooms. Whatever the occasion these two private rooms are perfect for privacy and relaxation, The Snug feeling particularly cosy thanks to its mohair sofas, built in TV, and separate music system. This room was built for relaxation and that is exactly what you get, however for something less intimate but just as classy, The Green Room should not be avoided. The Green Room is larger, taking up to 45 people, and similar to The Snug, has its own TV and music system, with the added bonus of a private bar. No matter what the event you a guaranteed a classy and relaxing drinking experience.      

The team at The Wigmore has made certain that the drinks menu is at the highest possible calibre of excellence. This menu being from the same team who curated the drinks menu of Artesian, so you know that it is of a high calibre. What’s more the menu was overseen by none other than Michel Roux Jr himself, which has elevated the menu to true glory and acclaim. For cocktails you are spoilt for choice, each being terrifically unique, The Deluxe Gin Punch being one of the finest punches you’ll have in London, Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew is exciting for the taste buds, and Fever Tree Meditarianian Tonic, is an unmissable exploitation of flavours. This is just a fraction of the excellent cocktails which are on display, each being more fantastic than the last. Of course if it wines that you are interested in then the selection is more than perfect, from Secateurs Chenin Blanc, Adi Badenhorst, South Africa 2016 to Les Quatres Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2016, and a near endless supply of extraordinarily delicious wine. Finally there is the beer, which is as delightful as you would expect from such an exceptional bar, Pilsner Urquell 4.4%, Asahi Super Dry Lager 5.2%, and Harbour Helltown West Coast Pale Ale 5.8% are amongst the classics you can expect to find here. The fine choices of beverages which have been selected by The Wigmore team is what allows this to be one of the best posh bars in London. As everything feels like it has been selected in classy detail.

Posh bars in London do not come more charming than The Wigmore, a bar which has an atmosphere that is unique, feeling very classic whilst retaining a sense of modernity. Upon entering you are stricken by the fantastic atmosphere, and the drinks will keep you there to enjoy the atmosphere until closing time.



For a stkingly beautiful bar that proves itself to be one of the most stylish posh bars in London look no further that Menetta’s Mayfair Bar. The style is undeniably elegant in every way from the decor to the atmosphere, creating the ultimate feeling of relaxation. This feeling is key to Menetta’s success and is seen throughout the service, this is particularly notable in the bars fantastic drinks menu which is out of this world. 

At Menetta’s Mayfair Bar the cocktail menu has practically been reinvented, a fact which has made them one of the best cocktail bars in Mayfair. The menu has two signature cocktail sections inspired by the books of Agatha Christie, the first being The Fantasist, which contains ‘They do it with Mirrors’ made from ocho blanco tequila, creme de peche, lavender and chamomile syrup, egg white, lemon, and red  wine, a drink which is tantalising for the taste buds in every way. Then there is The Realist section, the highlight being ‘Three Lives’ a perfect mixture of dark plantation rum, Napoleon mandarin liqueur, lemon juice, orange juice, strawberry jam, and orange jam. These are just a taste of what this fantastic cocktail bar has to offer, which also includes classic cocktails with a twist. This includes ‘The Mysterious Affair’ a cocktail that contains chase England vodka, creme de mure, absinthe, lime juice sugar syrup, and fresh blackberries. Each of these classics contains tastes which are equally as wondrous as the one found here. Finally one of the great specialities of the menu is the ‘Baijiu’ a classic Chinese beverage, which has been a favourite for over 600 years, now thanks to Menetta you can find out why. Of course the options are truly endless, with a wide variety of rums, vodkas, gins, brandys, whiskeys, tequilas, lequeirs, and wines. Each of these options is home to many of the best drinks that you could ever ask for and more. The beer and cider list is equally as fantastic, having a very international feel, such as the ‘1936 biere lager’ from Switzerland, the ‘kirin ichiban lager’ from Japan, and the ‘sassy cidre brut’ From France. The drinks are just endlessly fantastic and help to establish Manetta’s as one of the best posh bars in London. 

To be one of the posh bars in London you must have a great sense of style, and thankfully Manetta’s style is truly iconic. The utilisation of velvet makes this bar very plush, something which is unique in how stylish it is. Blended with a 1930’s style decor which creates a brilliant atmosphere, the walls being covered with avant-garde painting of writers from the early 20th century, such as Gertrude Stein and James Joyce. The idea behind this is that Menetta is embracing the highbrow, creating an atmosphere of thoughtful, intellectual introspection. By doing this Manetta’s is going back to its routes, as during the 1930’s it was a favourite hangout of many of the great artistic minds of the time such as Agatha Christie. Thus that legacy has been brought back to life, feeling every bit of a hangout as it did back then. Thanks to comfortable, yet stylish chairs, black and gold upholstery, and cosy bar area, it is impossible not to feel relaxed. Atmosphere is key to the success of posh bars in London and Manettas’s has it in spades. Not only managing to be stylish but also relaxing, you could not ask for a better way to drink.           

Menetta’s Mayfair Bar is an unmissable experience and quintessentially part of London bar scene, being one of the very best in Mayfair alone. The drinks menu alone is enough to consider this one of the greatest posh bars in London. However that is simply the cherry on the top of a bar which is oozing with stylish atmosphere that takes you back to the 1930’s and gives you the ultimate feeling of relaxation as it does so. 



Oriole is a bar that immediately takes your attention, something all the best posh bars in London do. This fantastic bar has a truly unique vibe all of its own, allowing you to leave the busyness of the outside world and experience a bar that leaves you feeling relaxed. A vibe which only improves once you see the drinks, each of which is delicious enough to keep you there past midnight. 

Preparing cocktails takes great care, not only is this true of Oriole but they have transformed the preparation of a cocktail into an art form. Furthermore they have created a menu that is definitively international, from the orient experience, ‘Cydonia Cup’, ‘Ali Shan’, ‘Hokkaido Cooler’, ‘Yonezawa’, ‘Lucknow’, ‘Solomon Fizz’, ‘Lambanog Mule’, ‘Peranakan Fizz’, ‘Sanshin Old Fashioned’ and ‘Marine Drive’. These cocktails which are brimming with taste, being deliciously fruity, and on top of that being beautifully prepared, which allows you to drink in style. Inspired by the tastes of the new worlds are ‘Olinda Collins’, ‘The Bounty’, ‘Miraflores’, ‘Bon Echo’, ‘Finca Filadelfia’, ‘Everglade’, ‘Montego Boulevard’, ‘Oaxaca’, and ‘Chichuahau’. Each of these should be tasted once, as soon as you see them you will not be able to resist the lure. One of the best ways to experience a cocktail is with someone else, fortunately at Oriole you have a fantastic choice of shared cocktails. These include: ‘Route Napoleon’, Pendjari Punch’, ‘Vestrahorn’, ‘Five Island Punch’, ‘Quintana Roo’, ‘Brule River Iced Tea’, ‘Chiang Rae’, ‘Monkey Puzzle’, and ‘Malabar Punch’. Cocktails which are perfect to share with good company and will only enhance your drinking experience. As with any great bar you also have a fantastic choice of other great beverages such as Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay, Edna Valley Pinot Noir, and ‘Perrier Jouet ‘Belle Epoque’. Brilliant drinks that will satisfy any lover of a great alcoholic beverages, the choices on display truly do spoil you for choice, and is why Oriole Bar is one of the best posh bars in London. 

When it comes to atmosphere Oriole stands out from the crowd in ways that many of the other posh bars in London don’t. This becomes an indisputable fact upon entering this joyous bar as you see that it celebrates all things international. The walls are decorated from wall to ceiling with a beautifully painted oriental jungle vista. This allows for a true sense of vibrancy in a setting which is truly alive, and this is put a percentage of what makes the scenery so magical. The walls are adorned with many fantastic pieces of Eastern culture, each more fascinating than the last. This really helps to build up the atmosphere which the people at Oriole are seeking to achieve. Building an identity all of its own that is truly dynamic, this is compounded by the mood of the bar. The mood at Oriole is one of pure relaxation, this is obvious by the lighting scheme, which has a dim orange hue. This completely sets you at ease as you sit back and relax with a delicious drink and enjoy your evening. Being a posh bar in London it is of course possible to hire the bar for many a fine event. They will tailor your drinking menu depending on the event, with the very best drinks from the New World, Old World, and the Orient, because customer care is at the forefront of Oriole. This is demonstrable by the fact that they will organise music for your event, even live music to help class up your evening. That is because being classy is what Oriole is all about, something all who visit there cannot deny.

Care and attention has been taken by the people at Oriole to make certain that all those who visit have the perfect time. By having a truly internationally feeling bar Oriole has ensured its status as one of the most exquisite posh bars in London.  This is a bar that truly seduces you with its undeniable charm, and keeps you there until closing time with its relaxing atmosphere and fantastic drinks. 




If you want to go to a bar in London that you can brag to all your friends about visiting, then look no further than The Bloomsbury Club. Every aspect of this bar is high end boutique, aesthetically pleasing, atmospherically delightful, and with drinks which will make it impossible to leave. There can be no denying that when it comes to posh bars in London, The Bloomsbury Club is the place to visit. 

What makes The Bloomsbury Club so great is that it truly stands out amongst the crowd, which is no easy feet. However this top of the line bar does it though great effort, whilst simultaneously making it seem effortless. The bar is shirking off the old which you see in so many London bars, whilst embracing a classic sense of Romanticism. Just look at the overall aesthetic of the bar, which seeks to escape from the busyness of our modern day lives and embrace nature. The brick walls that surround the bar are a rejection of over stylised bars, returning to a back to basics approach, whilst not embracing a classic Victorian style. Decorating this area are old fashioned candle lit lamps which strikes a nice moody tone for the bar. Compounding this is the rustic and simplistic style, which allows a subtle sense of charm. This is what allows you to escape the high stress of everyday life, however what completes this feeling is the embrace of nature. The decor being adorned with the trees and large potted plants, which grow around the walls themselves. Therefore you can enjoy your drink whilst surrounded by nature itself, forgetting all about city life. This aspect of The Bloomsbury Bar makes it truly beautiful, and creates a very relaxing and Romantic atmosphere which makes you feel like you are inhabiting a Wordsworth poem. That is why it is one of the best posh bars in London, as it is offering you something very new and unique, taking your drinking experience into nature even as you sit in the heart of London. 

The key to The Bloomsbury Club’s success is connected with embracing new ideas. As they themselves advertise, they reject Victorian notions, and explore a sense of spiritualism. Hence the heavy lean towards nature, which provides life itself. This spiritualism however is not confined simply towards the decor and atmosphere, but also the drinking experience itself. The Bloomsbury Club is home to a set of 14 cocktails, these are all inspired by famed bohemian occultist Pamela Colman Smith’s tarot cards, which corresponds to 14 different states of mind and being. This is apt, as each of these delicious cocktails will deliver different states of mind and being. Each of these drinks is designed for a different purpose and each is very effective: Persian Mist lifts your spirits, Flaming Venom banishes envy and resentment, Warrior of Venus increases courage and self-assurance, this is just a taste of what is on offer. The rich flavours in each of these drinks are truly special and will certainly put you in the right frame of mind. These cocktails are of course fantastic but are not the only highlight, with an excellent drinks menu that reminds you that you are in one of the fines posh bars in London. When it comes to single malt whiskey you are truly spoilt for choice, whether it be Highland, Orkney, or Irish Whiskey, you are guaranteed a terrific beverage. Furthermore you are spoilt for choice with a variety of gins, vodkas, tequilas, mezcals, rums, cognacs, and much more, including a brilliant selection of wines. Solidifying just how fantastic The Bloomsbury Club really is, as you will not be able to leave by the end of the night. 

The Bloomsbury Club is one of the posh bars in London which has put the most effort into creating the perfect aesthetic, feeling neither old nor new. Instead this bar aims to remove you from all the strains and stresses which city life offers, taking you back to nature. This simplicity is truly refreshing, but not quite as refreshing as the drinks which are terrific and unique. 



Great and classy hotels are almost always guaranteed to have equally classy bars, and are usually responsible for many of the best posh bars in London. Dukes is a highlight of Mayfair, being one of its best hotels with of its finest bars. The bar offers an unmistakable slice of class and style to an already classy area of London. From the drinks to the relaxing atmosphere you know that you’re in for a treat that you won’t forget when you come to Dukes bar

The drinks at Dukes bar are pure perfection, being nothing short of legendary and spectacular in how brilliantly they have been prepared, and delicious they are to consume. Easily the highlight of the drinks at this bar is the martini, which is so spectacular that even the New York Times is quoted as saying it is ‘one of the words best’. It is hard to disagree with this sentiment, as you see the almost artistically talented bar members create the perfect martini for you. Watching the maestros at work is a wonder to behold, almost as much as drinking these legendary martinis, which tastes heavenly, being one of the best things you could ever drink in Mayfair. This proves that the bar team is one of the most professional you could ever hope to ask for in one of the finest posh bars in London. They pull no punches in offering the best service a bar in London could hope to offer, professionalism being at the forefront. This is why the drinks are so fantastically and perfectly prepared, not only the martinis but also the cocktails. Similar to the martinis, the cocktails can be said to be truly world class, both in presentation and overall taste. These martinis are made with the best cognacs money can buy, allowing you to drink in true style. 

Of course if it is style you want then the Dukes bar has it in spades, being the ultimate in stylish relaxation. This is a bar which is undeniably cosy, striking the exact right balance of atmospheric charm, a place where you can sit down and relax for hours on end. The effect this has on customers in unmistakable, as the decor allows for a variety of warm feelings, no matter you mood. The walls are covered in a plethora of Victorian style paintings of famous figures and locations from the era. This has the effect of taking you away from your modern day worries, transporting you to a time before those worries. The seats are made from deep blue silk, with curtains to match, and perfectly comfortable. As for the bar itself, with its wood panelling and show of terrific drinks on display, it is the perfect representation of the style which this bar has to offer. What’s more the bar has its very own drawing room for you to enjoy our drink in peace and quiet away from the world. This is one of the best ways to enjoy a drink at Dukes, however arguably the best is in the cognac and cigar garden. Here you can enjoy some truly fantastic cognacs from Remy Martin, such as the ‘Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal’ and the Remy Martin XO Ritual’. Brilliantly these have also been paired with fantastic food such as truffles and goats cheese, which adds an extra value of excellence to your drinking experience. There are few finer ways to drink than in a bar which makes you feel as relaxed as Dukes, and therefore must be sought out. 

You will rarely find a bar which has as excellent service and drinks as in Dukes bar, the martinis are legendary for a reason. However even without this legend Dukes bar would still be considered one of the best posh bars in London that you could ever go to. The drinks and the atmosphere are at the very peak of the London bar scene, and a true highlight off the Mayfair drinking experience. 



Soho has no shortage of  great bars and is home to many posh bars in London which are easily worth a visit. However if there is one bar which must be visited then it is Bar Americain, a bar which exemplifies the very best of traditional cocktail drinking. This is a bar that is at the very pinnacle of elegance, from the moment you sit down to the moment you leave Americain makes an impression that is hard to forget. 

The word that comes to mind when describing the drinks menu at Bar Americain is classic. No stone has been left unturned in making certain that there is something to love for anyone and everyone. Cocktail lovers in particular are in for a treat, with many of the finest classic cocktails that money can buy. These include: Prince Regent, Blood and Sand, and, Between the Sheets. Each brilliantly prepared and exquisitely tasty on top of that, and this is not including the house cocktails which feature: Remember the Maine, Saratogo, American Old Fashioned, and Madam Peach. You will scarcely visit a bar in Soho where cocktails taste as good, on top of these terrific classics there is even more to discover. The Sans Alcool section includes Scottish Mist, made from smoked ginger ale, elder flower cordial, cardamom, and lime juice, Phoebe’s Alexander, a mixture of seedlip spice, cacao, coconut palm sugar, and cream, and finally there is the Michelada Virgin, made with tomato juice, pice mix, and stiegl non-alcoholic beer. This is an excellent selection of cocktails, however the highlight section is Zedel Favourite. Which has an option of: Penicillin, containing chivas, 18 year old blended scotch, leon and ginger shrub, spices and honey, Paloma made with arette tequila blanco, gem and bolt mecal, three cents grapefruit soda, and lime juice, Lord and Lady Day, a mixture of sipsmith gin, lacto fermented raspberries, lemon juice, egg white, and sugar, and finally Morning Glory Fizz, which includes craigellachie, 13 year old whisky, citrus blend, egg white, absinth, sugar, and soda. Upon taking one taste of these fantastic cocktails you will fall in love with Bar Americain forever, and know that it is one of the best posh bars in London.

There is more to being a great bar than drinks of course, particularly with regards to the posh bars in London. A true sense of style is vitally  important, fortunately Bar Americain is practically made with style. This bar is classically art-deco, which makes you feel like you are drinking in the most relaxing and stylish way imaginable. The bar itself is wide, presenting to customers on the wall behind a large variety of drinks which almost reaches the ceiling. The walls of Bar Americain are what help make this bar feel so posh, thanks to its use of various shades of brown which grants the bar a warm feeling. This is similarly reflected in the ceiling, carpet and of course the furniture. The furniture itself is not only made for style but also maximum comfort, the plush leather seats are so nice to sit in that it will be hard to leave. There are few bars like Bar Americain which are as classy for a quiet relaxing drink, and the mixture of comfort and style is the reason. Completing this image is the artwork surrounding the walls, being traditionally art deco,, and very compelling to look at. The ultimate aim of this bar is to make you feel totally at ease, and thanks to the unbeatable style of Bar Americain that feeling can be felt at full force as you relax in easy comfort. 

Bar Americain has added a vital component to the Soho drinking experience, being one of the finest examples of posh bars in London. The drinks alone are worth entering this bar, as each is fantastic, each classic being made to perfection and tasting tantalisingly terrific. Completing the image of pure class is the relaxing atmosphere which puts all who enter the bar right at ease. 




For bar which offers a bit of a punch to your evening, there can be no better place than Punch Room. Posh bars in London always have a certain class to them, and they don’t come more classy than a bar which grants you the intimacy of a 19th-century members club. Relaxation is guaranteed, especially when you are drinking from some of the best beverages Soho offers, and your evening will be something to remember. 

The Punch Room provides the ultimate drinking experience in London, this will become evident once you realise that it is home to over 30 fantastic punches. Each of these punches is better than the last, the best of which is their signature gin-infused EDITION house punch. You can also expect the best cocktails you can hope to find in any of the posh bars in London. Each cocktail is immaculately prepared to perfection, this is not only evident in how well they taste but also how impressive they look. Each cocktail is prepared in a way that makes them a treat for the eyes, a treat which only becomes more tantalising once you take your first sip. Naturally, the Punch Room has more to offer than just great punches and cocktails, as the drinks list is equally as fantastic. The bar offers a selection of terrific Japanese whiskey, such as ’17-year-old Suntori Hibiki’ and ’25-year-old Suntori Yamazaki’ and American whiskeys from ‘Johnny Drum Private’ to ‘George T. Stagg’. These excellent drinks are only a fraction of what The Punch Room offers. Furthermore, there is an unrivalled selection of champagnes such as ‘Dom Ruinart 2002’ and wines, from red like ‘Fleur “La  Roilette” to whites such as ‘Verdejo and Rueda’. There can be no denying that you are spoilt for choice at The Punch Room, which is why it cannot be missed.

You cannot go to any of the posh bars in London and ignore that they all provide the best possible atmosphere. The Punch Room has atmosphere in spades, thanks to its unmistakably relaxing vibe. This is created in large part by designing the bar around a late 19th-century members club aesthetic. However, that is not to say that bar feels old-fashioned, as there is a modern feeling to the bar whilst still retaining that classic aesthetic. This can be seen immediately by the bar’s decor, which feels refreshingly intimate. The simple yet effective use of wooden oak panelling surrounds the bar, and indeed the bar itself, which sits comfortably in the corner. As for the seating is pure perfection; style is noticeable at once, thanks to the plush leather seating, which is instantly comfortable. What’s more, a gorgeous fireplace sits in the middle of the bar, which will warm you right up even during the coldest of winters. When you get the chance, sit on one of the wonderfully cosy armchairs next to the fireplace for the ultimate experience of relaxation. A 19th-century members club would have been nothing if not relaxing, and there is no denying that The Punch Room lives up to that legacy. However, what makes it truly great is that it takes that legacy and modernises it, and makes it accessible to all drink lovers.  

To relive the class and relaxation of a 19th-century members club, there can be no better option than The Punch Room. This is one of the quintessential posh bars in London, thanks to its uncanny ability to create a fantastic atmosphere which brings out both the past and the present in spectacular fashion. Topped off with some fantastic drinks, including one of the finest martinis you will taste, The Punch Room makes for an unmissable experience. 

For a bar that feels truly timeless, there can few options better than Connaught Bar, its effortless sense of elegance makes it one of the classiest posh bars in London. Thanks to an aesthetic which is evocative of the very best of British designs, this is a bar which pulls you in off the streets. Once you are in the bar, you are immediately seduced by drinks, which will make your evening special. 

Connaught Bar has one of the strongest designs that can rival any of the posh bars in London. This has been achieved to an uncanny effect thanks to a unique design choice, with striking silvers and cool greys that line almost every inch of the bar. As a result, Connaught Bar has a vibe of smooth stylishness, which is elegantly beautiful. Moreover, the bar evokes an English and Irish Cubist style, notably during the early 20th century. Thus helping to make the bar look more beautiful and timeless by taking an older style and re-appropriating it for modern customers. This wonderful aesthetic is courtesy of the late great David Collins, whose interior design work has greatly impacted the look of many a fine bar and restaurant. Fortunately, Connaught Bar is as beautiful as any of David’s work, as he has successfully created a style that brings out the best of the past and the present to create a true sense of elegance. The effect this has on the visitors of the bar is grand indeed, as the bar feels very inviting, and once it has invited you in, you cannot help but feel relaxed. The comfortable seating and the spacious decor will complete this sense of relaxation and make it next to impossible for you to want to leave. 

Ultimately, you come to a bar for one thing and one thing only: the drinks. At a bar as great as Connaught Bar, you are guaranteed something truly special thanks to a menu that can be best described as uncanny. A big part of this is thanks to the mixologists, who are true miracle workers, making every drink a piece of delicious art. The highlights of this excellent drinking experience are placed into The Vanguard Section: This section is split into three subcategories, Enigma, Strata, and Verve. Each section contains something for everyone, the highlight of Enigma being Benvenuti, a mixture of Plantation Pineapple Rum, Martini Ambrato, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, and Nepitella Syrup. For Strata, Twin Archers is an unmissable classic made from Roku Gin infused with Sesame, Honey cress, Agave water, and Amaro Montenegro. With Verve, there can be no better choice than The Dusk, made from Avallen Calvados, Blood orange and Grain of Paradise sherbet, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Muyu Vetiver Gris Liquor, and Electric Bitter. These flavours will electrify the taste buds with excitement, yet these are but a small fraction of the excellent drinks on display. Anyone who loves gin cannot under any circumstances miss the Connaught Bar Gin, a drink crafted by the great mixologist Agostino Perrone; the taste of this gin is a swirl of fantastic flavours, and this drink is a celebration of what makes this one of the best posh bars in London. If you want even more gin, don’t forget to visit the Martini Trolly, where you can drink your heart’s desire, whether it be a dirty or a twist. Finally, it is worth mentioning that there are many fantastic drinks on offer. Whether it be champagne, wine, whiskey, or various spirits and beers, you can guarantee that you will have the best drinks that money can buy.  

There can be no denying that for a bar that is as effortlessly stylish and timeless, Connaught Bar has all that is best about the posh bars in London. The decor is beautiful, gravitating all who enter the bar’s relaxing charm. This alone would be enough to make Connaught Bar a fantastic venue. However, the drinks elevate it to excellence, each being an experience in the best of taste. 

Many of the best bars in London are undoubtedly very classy and possess an elegance representing the best that the London bar scene offers. Posh bars in London are unmissable, offering a true sense of relaxation and atmospheric excellence.          


Claridge’s Bar epitomises timeless elegance and sophistication, nestled within the iconic Claridge’s hotel in the heart of London. Stepping into this refined establishment feels like entering a bygone era, where old-world charm seamlessly blends with contemporary flair.

The interior design of Claridge’s Bar exudes a sense of grandeur with its rich mahogany panelling, plush velvet seating, and soft ambient lighting. The space is adorned with exquisite art deco touches, capturing the essence of the Roaring Twenties. The bar counter, an artful centrepiece, is a polished marble marvel, reflecting the skilled craftsmanship that went into creating this opulent haven.

At Claridge’s Bar, the menu is a tantalizing showcase of expertly crafted cocktails designed to please even the most refined palates. Indulge in their signature “Claridge’s Martini,” a classic blend of premium gin or vodka delicately stirred or shaken to perfection. For a taste of innovation, try the “Elderflower Fizz,” a refreshing and floral concoction featuring elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, and a hint of citrus. Whiskey enthusiasts will appreciate the “Smoky Manhattan,” a robust blend of smoky single malt whiskey, sweet vermouth, and aromatic bitters. And for those with a penchant for exotic flavours, the “Eastern Promise” offers a delightful fusion of lemongrass-infused vodka, lychee liqueur, and a touch of ginger. Each drink at Claridge’s Bar is meticulously crafted with precision and creativity, promising a sensory journey through the art of mixology.

With a rich history dating back to the 19th century, Claridge’s Bar has played host to numerous notable figures, including royalty, celebrities, and influential personalities. It has stood as a symbol of refined socialising and impeccable service, providing an intimate and exclusive setting for its esteemed clientele.

Whether you seek a pre-dinner aperitif, a late-night rendezvous, or simply a place to unwind in style, Claridge’s Bar promises an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the timeless glamour, indulge in the finest libations, and revel in the refined ambience of this legendary establishment.


Nestled within the prestigious Berkeley Hotel, the Blue Bar stands as a beacon of contemporary sophistication in the heart of London. As its name suggests, this sleek and stylish venue showcases a striking blue colour palette, creating a captivating ambience that exudes modernity and charm.

The interior design of the Blue Bar is a testament to sleek elegance. The space combines plush seating, polished surfaces, and artistic lighting, all harmoniously brought together to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. From deep navy to vibrant turquoise, the blue hues dominate the space, creating tranquillity and serenity.

The Blue Bar offers a diverse and enticing cocktail menu, showcasing a harmonious blend of classic favourites and innovative creations. Sip on the timeless “Negroni” with its perfect balance of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, or opt for the vibrant and refreshing “Blueberry Basil Smash,” combining muddled blueberries, basil leaves, vodka, and a hint of citrus. Whiskey connoisseurs can savour the smoky notes of the “Smoked Old Fashioned,” a carefully crafted blend of aged whiskey, bitters, and a touch of smoke. For a taste of elegance, the “Raspberry Royale” presents a delightful blend of champagne, raspberry liqueur, and a splash of lime. With expertly mixed libations, the Blue Bar ensures a memorable and sophisticated drinking experience.

Beyond the cocktails, the bar boasts an impressive selection of fine wines, champagnes, and spirits, ensuring every guest can find their preferred libation. Accompanying the drinks is a thoughtfully curated menu of gourmet snacks and light bites, ranging from artisanal charcuterie to delicate canapés, designed to tantalise the taste buds.

The Blue Bar has established itself as a popular destination for London’s elite and discerning visitors from around the world. Its contemporary design, innovative libations, and attentive service provide a sophisticated and cosmopolitan environment for socialising and unwinding.

Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere, savour the expertly crafted cocktails, and experience the modern allure of this esteemed London establishment.


Found in the world-renowned Ritz London hotel, the Rivoli Bar is an exquisite gem that exudes timeless elegance and luxury. You are transported to a bygone era of glamour and sophistication as you enter this intimate sanctuary.

The Rivoli Bar prides itself on a carefully curated menu showcasing mixology’s artistry. Indulge in the timeless elegance of a “Classic Champagne Cocktail,” where a sugar cube soaked in aromatic bitters is topped with champagne for a sparkling and luxurious experience. To taste the tropics, try the “Passion Fruit Caipirinha,” blending muddled passion fruit, cachaça, and a touch of lime. Whiskey enthusiasts will appreciate the rich and smoky flavours of the “Boulevardier,” combining bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari. And for those seeking a taste of indulgence, the “Chocolate Martini” offers a velvety blend of vodka, crème de cacao, and a dash of chocolate bitters. With a selection of refined and expertly crafted drinks, the Rivoli Bar ensures an unforgettable journey for the discerning cocktail enthusiast.

The interior design of the place is a true visual feast. Luxurious velvet armchairs and plush banquettes adorned with intricate detailing offer comfort and style. The walls are adorned with stunning Art Deco-inspired motifs, complemented by a warm colour palette that creates a cosy and inviting ambience. The bar is a masterpiece, featuring polished woodwork and gleaming brass accents, evoking a sense of refinement and craftsmanship.

With a history dating back to the early 20th century, the Rivoli Bar has been a favourite haunt of royalty, celebrities, and influential figures. Its refined atmosphere and impeccable service have made it a beloved destination for those seeking an intimate and exclusive setting.

Whether you’re in the mood for a pre-dinner apéritif or a late-night soirée, the Rivoli Bar offers an unparalleled experience. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty, savour the expertly crafted cocktails, and bask in the exquisite ambience of this legendary London establishment.


Nestled within the elegant confines of The Lanesborough Hotel, The Library Bar is a haven of refined luxury and sophistication. This exquisite venue invites guests to immerse themselves in an atmosphere reminiscent of an exclusive private club, where comfort and style intertwine seamlessly.

As part of The Lanesborough Hotel, The Library Bar embodies a rich heritage and a commitment to impeccable service. Its intimate setting and discreet atmosphere has become a favourite destination for sophisticated patrons seeking an exclusive, refined space to relax and indulge. Whether you’re a bibliophile seeking a literary-inspired haven or a connoisseur of fine cocktails, the place offers a captivating escape. Immerse yourself in the elegant surroundings, savour the expertly crafted libations, and revel in the timeless allure of this distinguished London establishment.

The interior design of The Library Bar exudes classic elegance. The space features rich wood panelling, intricately carved bookshelves, and plush leather armchairs, creating a refined and inviting ambience. The walls are adorned with extensive literary treasures, lending an intellectual charm to the setting. Soft lighting and a cosy fireplace complete the picture, providing a warm and intimate environment for guests to unwind.

The Library Bar boasts a menu that celebrates the art of cocktail craftsmanship. Delight in the smooth and sophisticated notes of the “Old Fashioned,” where bourbon or rye whiskey is gently muddled with sugar, bitters, and a touch of citrus zest. For a touch of elegance, sip on the “English Garden Martini,” blending gin, elderflower liqueur, apple juice, and a hint of mint. Wine lovers can indulge in the “Kir Royale,” a sparkling combination of champagne and crème de cassis. And for a taste of tropical paradise, the “Passionfruit Mojito” offers a refreshing blend of rum, muddled mint, lime juice, and passionfruit. The Library Bar’s menu offers an exceptional selection of expertly mixed libations, satisfying the most discerning cocktail enthusiasts.

Beyond the libations, The Library Bar offers a curated menu of delectable bites, from elegant canapés to gourmet bar snacks. The culinary offerings are designed to complement the drinks and further elevate the overall experience.


Scarfes Bar, nestled within the renowned Rosewood London hotel, is an extraordinary establishment that combines luxury, creativity, and a distinct character. With a name inspired by the famous British caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, this bar is an artistic masterpiece in its own right.

The menu here showcases an enticing selection of creative cocktails, each with its own unique twist. Immerse yourself in the flavours of the “Rosewood Sour,” blending gin, lemon juice, rose liqueur, and a touch of sugar, creating a harmonious balance of sweetness and tartness. For a taste of smoky allure, try the “Smoked Old Fashioned,” where a blend of aged whiskey, sugar, and bitters is infused with a delicate hint of smoke. Indulge in the exotic flavours of the “Spice Route,” featuring rum, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and a touch of cardamom, transporting you to distant lands. And for a touch of elegance, the “Scarfe’s Martini” combines vodka or gin with a splash of vermouth, garnished with a delicate twist. Scarfes Bar’s menu offers a delightful range of imaginative and expertly crafted libations, ensuring a truly memorable drinking experience.

The interior design of Scarfes Bar is a visual feast for the eyes. Rich hues of red and gold dominate the space, creating a lavish and cosy ambience. The walls are adorned with Scarfe’s whimsical and provocative caricatures, providing a unique and captivating backdrop. Plush velvet armchairs and leather sofas offer comfortable seating options, while dimly-lit lamps and vintage chandeliers exude an intimate and alluring atmosphere.

With its unique blend of artistry, exceptional cocktails, and live entertainment, Scarfes Bar has established itself as a destination for London’s discerning clientele. Live jazz music fills the air at the bar, adding a soulful and vibrant element to the experience. Talented musicians perform nightly, creating an immersive backdrop for socialising and relaxation. The bar’s lively and friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal destination for intimate conversations and spirited gatherings.

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