Searching for a quirky yet cool setting for sipping on cocktails? Look no further than our list of the capital’s coolest and quirkiest venues. Whether you fancy a trip back in time to 1940’s America, 1920’s post-war Britain or the curious Victorian era, from fairground interiors to secret speakeasies we’ve gathered the quirkiest and most unconventional bars London has to offer.
Escape from the present and travel back in time to London’s post-war past at Cahoots 1940’s themed cocktail bar, just off Carnaby Street. Enter the underground lair through the ticket hall, down to the old air raid shelter where a replica vintage tube carriage awaits. The buzzing bar has a warm nostalgic feel, with vintage decor, theatrical bartenders always in character and live jazz and swing music from the treasured era.
Walk into the weird and wonderful drinking wonderland that is Callooh Callay. Situated in Shoreditch, the unusual but elegant cocktail bar has a Lewis Carroll-themed interior with exposed brick walls, mix and match patterns, and elaborate decor. With inventive cocktail menus in empty cassette cases and toilets hidden behind secret doors, Callooh Callay is unconventional but cosy.