Unusual Bars In London
...When a simple pub just wont do

Unusual Bars In London Intro

The wonderfully unique and unusual bars in London are integral to the fantastic nightlife. When you're looking for places to drink in London you'll be spoilt for choice - actually, thats half the challenge, so many bars, so little time.

These bars are NOT run of the mill and you won't find them on every corner. In fact Sherlock Holmes would have trouble finding some of these hidden lesser known gems. Grab your detective hat and dancing shoes, lets go!

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Waxy O'Connors

Waxy O'Connors
Walk into Waxy O'Connors and you'll be transported to a labyrinth of 4 unusual bars across 6 levels deep in the forest of Ireland. Recognised for it's reputation for traditional service, honest home cooking and an extensive range of beers, spirits and coffees Waxy's has something for everyone.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Wed: 12 noon - 11pm
Thu: 12 noon - 11.30pm
Fri - Sat: 11am - midnight
Sun: 12noon - 10.30pm
Closest Tube: Piccadilly / Leicester Square
Phone: +44 (0)20 7287 0255
Web: www.waxyoconnors.co.uk
Address:14-16 Rupert St London, W1D 6DD

Lounge Bohemia

Lounge Bohemia
Lounge Bohemia is one of the locals favourite unusual bars in London. After standing hesitantly at the street level unmarked door, you'll be escorted down the spiral staircase into an 1960's Eastern European cocktail wonderland complete with low tables, comfy sofas and funky light fittings. The mood is intimate and relaxed as a jazz soundtrack plays in the background and you peruse the creative 'gastro-molecular' cocktail menu. Your first taste confirms your choice, cocktails of the finest order. Don't miss this one!

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6:00pm - 12 midnight
Closest Tube: Liverpool St / Shoreditch High St Rail
Phone: +44 (0)77 2070 7000
Web: loungebohemia.com/
Address:1E Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3EJ


Purl Bar London
With drink names like 'Whats Your Poison' London's Purl bar is not your average cocktail establishment. Decked out like a 1920's speak easy the bar is seperated in to small intimate rooms where you can sink into a couch while amazing 'different' concoctions are ferried to you by your friendly server. Bookings adviced for this unusual bar in London.

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 5:00pm - 11:30
Closest Tube: Bond St / Baker St
Phone: +44 (0)20 7935 0835
Web: www.purl-london.com
Address:50/54 Blandford St, Marylebone, W1U 7HX

Courthouse Hotel Bar

Courthouse Hotel Bar
With in the Courthouse Hotel is 'The Bar'. It's one of the best unusual bars in London featuring original holding cells as 'VIP' rooms - they're cosy and intimate, I promise. The 3 cells can be booked in advance and can cater for groups of up to 8 people. On the drinks menu you will find a range of beers, wines and spirits as well as a number of legal themed cocktails. Delicious bar food is available so no matter what sentence you get, you'll be catered for.

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00am - 1:30am, Sun 11:30pm
Closest Tube: Oxford Circus
Phone: +44 (0)20 7297 5555
Web: www.courthouse-hotel.com
Address: 19-21 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7HL

The Castle Farringdon

The Castle Farringdon
Back in the 18th century when The Castle was visited by a penniless King George (apparently by mistake) they needed to find a way to keep the him happy, but not give away beer for free. The ever resourceful king issued the pub with a pawnbroking license and started cashing in his wares. The king got his beer and pub kept the license that is still in operation today. Great beer, great service and yummy food.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu, Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 0:00
Fri-Sat 12:00 - 1:00

Closest Tube: Farringdon
Phone: +44 (0)20 7553 7621
Web: www.thecastlefarringdon.co.uk
Address: 34-35 Cowcross St, London, EC1M 6DB

London Stone

London Stone
The London Stone is a pub by the Eerie Pub Company and has a gothic theme. The pub is decked out with everything goth. ghouls and goblins watch over you while you drink, while the walls are covered in spooky pictures, masks and other artefacts. Fancy a drink or food special? Checkout the coffin blackboards in this, one of the most spookily unusual bars in London.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sat 9:00pm to 3:00am
Closest Tube: Cannon St
Phone: +44 (0)20 7626 8246
Web: www.thecastlefarringdon.co.uk
Address: 109 Cannon St, London, EC4N 5AD

Cellar Door

London Stone
Keep your eyes peeled, this bar can be hard to find. Imagine 1930's Berlin meets New York all in a basement bar that only just big enough to swing a cat around in. Each night there is a bill of talented cabaret, lounge singers and drag acts providing entertainment while you sip the night away. Of the unusual bars in London, this one has a little secret, it was a public toilet in a previously life. Get there before 8:00pm for drinks specials and to bag the best seat in the house.

Opening Hours: 4:00pm-1:00am daily
Closest Tube: Covent Garden/ Temple
Phone: +44 (0)20 7240 8848
Web: www.cellardoor.biz/
Address: Zero Aldwych, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DN

Annies Bar

Annies Bar
Annies Bar is a beautifully designed, chic and friendly. There is a rich and luxurious feel throughout with chandeliers beautiful, vintage sofas and a baby grand piano. Seen as one of the more unusual bars in London Annies offer low calorie cocktails and high calorie pies and mash. There is a condradiction in the clientele also, from esteemed business people to grunge rockers all enjoying this fantastic bar.

Opening Hours:
Mon to Thur 12:00 - 23:30
Fri 12:00 - 24:00
Sat 12:00 - 24:00
Sun 12:00 - 22:30

Closest Tube: Kentish Town
Phone: +44 (0)20 7485 3237
Web: www.annies-bar.com/
Address: 180 Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2AE

Callooh Callay

Callooh Callay
Callohh Callay is a fun, uber cool and unusual bar in London. Featuring well thoughtout cocktails the bar loosely themed around Alice in Wonderland. Sipping cocktails in this establishment will take you to all sorts of wonderlands. The design is eccentric, fascinating and full of delightful conversation peices including a secret door disguised as cupboards. This bar recieves accolade after accolade for fantastic service and drinks - put it high on your list.

Opening Hours:
Sun - Wed 6:00pm - 12:00am
Thr - Sat 6:00pm - 1:00am
Closest Tube: Old St
Phone: +44 (0)20 7739 4781

Web: www.calloohcallaybar.com
Address: 65 Rivington St, London, EC2A 3QQ

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