Best Bars to Visit in London This Summer

The summer is well on its way and as the sun is ready to put his hat on, it’s time to start thinking about all those long, balmy evenings, misspent nights on the town and fun times with those you love. For many of us, that means looking for the best bars for a great night out – and it’s no secret that London has some of the quirkiest, most vibrant establishments around. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the best bars to visit this summer.

Sky Garden

One of the greatest things about drinking in summer is the fact that everything is bright and beautiful, so if you are looking to book a night out for a large group, look no further than Sky Garden, situated right in the heart of the City of London. Choose between gorgeous sky pods, lush garden areas and bountiful terraces for a stunning summer night you simply won’t get anywhere else.


If thinking of summer nights elicits thoughts of delicious cocktails, live music and a bar that has an award-winning reputation, Shoreditch’s Nightjar is the one to watch. This is certainly a location to tick off of the bucket list if London hotspots are your thing.


When it comes to the top Mayfair bars, Purl is the cream of the crop when it comes to a unique summer experience; you really won’t find a more quirky, interesting place to spend the night. You’ll get to partake in the most unique cocktails on the market, provided by expert mixologists – all in a brooding, vintage setting in an underground locale.

Callooh Callay

Back to Shoreditch now to keep up the dark, sultry theme; Callooh Callay blends amazing cocktails made by expert bartenders with plush materials and atmospheric lighting with a few hidden secrets of its own.


Sticking to West London bars, Neverland couldn’t be more different than Purl as it has an ever-changing face with popup events to suit every need – all while bringing the fun summer elements of great cocktails and bar games. Check in and see what’s coming up!


Nothing quite says nostalgic summer fun than going to the funfair. With the bright, colourful lights, quirky music, mouthwatering smells from concession stands and the best games, why not bring your childhood back to life with the inclusion of your favourite cocktails and other beverages? Fairgame is a funfair-themed bar in Canary Wharf that can do all this and more.

The Absinthe Parlor At the Last Tuesday Society

No summer drinking itinerary would be complete without Hackney’s very own The Last Tuesday Society. This cocktail bar brings the weird and wonderful world of quirky taxidermy-filled decor to this quaint little spot where Instagrammable drinking moments will hold a special place in your memories forever.

Plan your London night out right now

So there you have it, a collection of the best London bars to visit this summer – and each and every one has the ability to cater to your perfect night, no matter what you’re looking for.