Best Speakeasy Bars in London

With over 1,300 pubs and bars in London, it would take a lot to visit them all. But how much do you know about the secret bars hidden away in the most unexpected areas of the capital. Well we’re here to help with a guide that will uncover the secrets of London’s very best speakeasy bars.

📍 Ladies and Gentlemen Camden, 213 Royal College St

Don’t be fooled by this disturbing looking public toilet, inside the old restrooms have been converted in to a quirky London cocktail bar. After the success of the original Ladies and Gents bar in Kentish, this one is sure to be Loo-dicrously good. There’s no urinals in sight in this underground bar, just cocktails, liquor and a piano to keep spirits high.

📍 Discount Suit Company, 29A Wentworth St, Spitalfields, London E1 7TB

Alterations while u wait at the Discount Suit Company. All is not what it seams. Hidden below an this tailor shop, a cosy little cocktail bar awaits, complete with cheeseboards and a Motown soundtrack.

📍 Ladies and Gentlemen, 2 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 1NR

Get yourself to this watering closet come watering hole in Kentish Town. Once inside you’ll quickly forget it’s former use as you’re served top notch cocktails. The bar even has it’s own Gin, distilled on site and named after the French highwayman that haunted the area in the 17th century.

📍 The Italian Job, 45 All Saints Rd, London, W11 1HE

Don’t get hung up finding the entrance, pick up the phone and see what happens. The Italian Job bar and restaurant in Notting Hill has already earned a name for great Italian food and craft beer near Portobello road. But now there’s a Italian themed speakeasy bar within the restaurant serving up cocktails. Just look for the phone.

📍 Evans and Peel, 310c Earls Court Road, Earl’s Court

This renowned detective agency in West London is a mystery in itself. Meet your personal detective, present your case and gain entrance to a sought after basement cocktail bar serving up local beer and cocktails by the caseload.

📍 The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, 12-16 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS

If you’re visiting The Breakfast Club in Spitalfields, don’t forget to ask to see the mayor and you’ll be invited to step through the Smeg fridge in to a vintage style bar with 12 signature cocktails – that’s more than enough to keep you distracted from your civil duties.