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10 quirky cocktail bars in London

October 29, 2015
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The best thing about living in a city like London? There are always new and exciting bars and restaurant popping up. Here are some super interesting, super quirky cocktail bars in London…
Because sometimes you want something a bit different from your local pub!
Fine Art and Natural History, 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP
This is a lovely, snug candlelit bar with all the weird and wonderful round every corner. From stuffed animals, taxidermy, bizarre artifacts to strange histories, combined with potent cocktails. This bar is a celebration of all the world’s oddities.

Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW3 2EP

Not for the faint hearted! Absinthe can make you feel like you are in another world, go there if you dare…Frank’s Cafe, 10th floor

Peckham Multi-story Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST

What can we say about this one? The coolest bar that is set on top of a multi story car park! Maybe that’s all we need to say?

Admiral Duncan

54 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UD
Admiral Duncan is the jewel in the crown of Soho’s gay bars, according to many reviews. The Admiral Duncan is considered to be the friendliest bar in Soho, so ideal for the single traveller as well as couples. Boasting a 7 day cabaret, of which it is the only Cabaret in Old Compton Street, the Admiral Duncan also has karaoke showdown on a Monday. Other benefits you can expect are Monday night drinks promotions and free admission every day.
65 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY

To enter this quirky cocktail bar in London, you first have to find the wardrobe and walk through! Inspiration here is drawn from the tropics and from the Victorian era. A real electic mix!
8 Voltaire Road, Clapham, London,SW4 6DH
For those who are looking for a more upmarket experience, you should head to the Bridge. Boasting a modern and swanky decor, coupled with “cocktails to die for” as described by a number of reviews. This wine bar in Clapham is especially popular with people seeking a relaxed atmosphere with good food and an extensive wine list. Extremely popular with locals and visitors alike on a Thursday.
Earls Court Road, Earls Court, SW5 9BA
Sneak through the secret entrance, through the detective’s office being quiet as you do and enter the drinking cavern that is Evans & Peel Detective Agency. However entry is only if you get your behaviour right; admittance is only to true super sleuths!

The Shop

Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3ND

With cocktails for £3.50 served in whatever it comes in; be it tins, peanut butter jars or milk bottles. This bar everything is for sale, including you!
121 Holborn, EC1N 2TD

As a serious lover of all things ping pong (I think I’m pretty good…) this is a a 50’s inspired cocktail bar, equipped with….17 ping-pong tables!
Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, SW11 3BA
Quirky cocktail bar, where you enter via an ancient Italian phone box, whether you return is up to you!
46-48 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NA
What more could you want? A converted tram shed, where downstairs is a giant dance floor and upstairs is a hip bar, overlooking the dancers.