Looking for somewhere brilliant to drink in the City of London area? Take a look at our pick of the best City bars, so you can be sure that you’ll be sipping with the capital’s most clued-up suits. If you need a bar in Bank or a libation in Leadenhall, you’ll find our curated list of the best places to drink in the City of London below. Scroll on for London’s best City bars, all in one manageable list.
We found 13
Best bars in the City
1 City Road, London EC1Y 1AG
In the basement of Grade II-listed Lowndes House, former Singer sewing machines HQ, London liquor pimps Barworks (Electricity Showrooms, Well and Bucket,... more »
9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL
Exotic shakes, stirs and slings are the star turns at this postmodern spice-toned lounge adjacent to Vivek Singh's high-rolling Cinnamon Kitchen. On the... more »
65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
In 2014, we thought that Callooh Callay was becoming a bit tacky, but we're happy to report that this veteran of the Shoreditch scene is back on form,... more »
2a Worship Street, London EC2A 2AH
With venues that reinvented golf and bowling doing brisk trades, darts are the next old school pastime ripe for a reboot. Set over two sprawling levels,... more »
5a Ravey Street, London EC2A 4QW
Hidden in a clandestine basement beneath tiny cocktail den Casita, this gorgeous gem of a bar boasts a sexy wooden counter with alcoves off to either side... more »
1 Whitby Street, London E1 6JU
It’s a lounge and everyone loves it. End of! Ten years old and still going strong, this Shoreditch pioneer from the three guys at Les Trois Garçons... more »
129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB
Most locals will have spent plenty of time being turned away from this cult bar, but if you've not been before, don't let the queue or the surly doorman... more »
63 Worship Street, London EC2A 2DU
So convincingly Conan Doyle is this 'whistling shop' (a euphemistic term for an illicit still), you half expect a street urchin to appear, flogging the... more »
Discover the most popular bars in the City with the Squaremeal guide to the best bars in the City. Considered as the financial and legal centre of London, the City, otherwise known as the Square Mile, is filled with thousands of workers every day. It is also home to some of London’s most important landmarks including St Pauls Cathedral, the Bank of England, the Monument and the Old Bailey as well as more modern buildings such as the iconic Gherkin. With a work hard play hard ethic at its heart, bars play a vital role within life in the City. From lunchtimes through to late at night, the City is an exciting and vibrating London drinking spot.
There are countless great bars in the City catering for all tastes and budgets, each one certain to be buzzing during weekday evenings when they fill up with thirsty after workers. Squaremeal’s list of the best bars in the City is a helpful guide to discovering the City’s most popular drinking holes. Why not also check out Squaremeal’s excellent suggestions for the best bars in nearby Clerkenwell and Blackfriars too?
Every one of the top bars in the City featured in Squaremeal’s list of the best bars in the City have been tried and tested by critics and our own customers so check out the reviews with Squaremeal today. Each Squaremeal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from those who have visited, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.