Christmas is the perfect time of year to indulge in delicious cocktails, and London has some fantastic bars to enjoy them in. Enjoy an extra special festive night out, as the city’s bars and restaurants give their cocktail menu a touch of festive magic, with tempting new seasonal flavours, and Christmassy twists on old classics.
Read on for some great suggestions for where to enjoy some excellent drinks this festive season in the city.
St Pancras by Searcys
As the home of Europe’s longest champagne bar, this is perhaps the perfect place in the city to enjoy a festive glass or two during the Christmas season. Searcys will be featuring a fantastic menu of drinks that have been especially crafted for the holidays, in association with the beauty brand, Lancome.
Expect champagne garnished with delicate rose petals, marmalade vodka and pear liqueur, elegantly blended into a delicious cocktail. Or try the Christmas Barlow, which gives mulled wine a stylish new look. If you’re looking for something non-alchoholic, you can also enjoy mocktail versions, keeping everyone happy.
Drake and Morgan
Enjoy a little extra sparkle at Kings Cross this Christmas, at this stylish and popular cocktail bar. This year, their special menu of drinks for the festive period is more tempting than ever, with a minced pie-flavoured drink, featuring vermouth and winter spice, or the creamy, chocolate-infused treat of a Bailey’s Reindeer.
With their great ambience, it’s a lovely place to enjoy drinks with friends or colleagues, before heading over to a bar Near Silicon Roundabout for more excitement.
London Cocktail Club
Close to the M by Montcalm, you can find the impressive local favourite, London Cocktail Club. With a name like that, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when it comes to finding drinks this Christmas, and neither the menu nor the fun stuff will let you walk away feeling disappointed.
Prepare to see bar staff in special festive gear to get you in the mood before you tuck into their excellent selection of drinks. All of the cocktails are well crafted and utterly delicious, but if you’re looking for something with a special festive feel, indulge in the wonderfully named, Fairytale of New York, with plenty of Irish whiskey and prosecco.
Queen of Hoxton
If you’re on the hunt for a fun and stylish bar Near Silicon Roundabout then the rooftop bar, Queen of Hoxton is always a fantastic choice for a night out. You’ll find a lively variety of special events there during the holiday period, and with brilliant views across the city from the cosy roof, it’s also the ideal place to enjoy a tasty cocktail.
You can look forward to plenty of festive classics, including mulled cider and deliciously indulgent hot buttered rum. Or for something extra naughty, tuck into their boozy hot chocolate. Look out for their Emerald City inspired cocktails, to put you in the mood for some Christmas classic TV later on.
For a festive tipple with a bit of a twist, check out the circus themed Trapeze bar, close to the M by Montcalm. The fun and surreal décor of the bar is met with an equally exciting menu of drinks, with a great selection of classics, as well as seasonal specials to add an extra dose of fun.
Indulge in a 6 Shooter for a Russian Roulette of cocktails, or tuck into some of their brilliant, clown-inspired treats. The double vodka and espresso infused Pennywise is one for the brave, while the Flamin’ Bobo comes with a rum-fuelled fire show, to kick off your night in memorable style.
Duck and Waffle
If you’re looking for a great place to head to for drinks after dining in one of the restaurants in Shoreditch, check out the iconic bar with a view, the Duck and Waffle. You’ll always get great views over the city from the 40th floor enormous windows, and their Christmas menu selection of cocktails makes it an even more irresistible destination.
Alongside all of their usual favourites, which are always worth a sampling, you can try out a refreshing Yule Mule, with spiced sugar and Grey Goose vodka, or a non-alchoholic version that still retains the kick of spice. For something a little more creamy and luxurious, enjoy the heavenly Panetonne Flip, with cognac and panetonne infusion for a deliciously flavoursome festive treat.
Archer Street Soho
This fun and distinctive Soho cocktail bar is a great place to go if you’re out in the city and looking for a good place for drinks in Central London. Serving up a refined menu of cocktails in luxuriously decadent surroundings, you can enjoy memorable entertainment from live singers and dancers, as well as a delicious range of drinks.
Their Christmas cocktail menu this year takes its inspiration from your favourite festive mix tape – take your pick from Bublé, Wham! or Carey, with each drink chaneling the spirit of an iconic Christmas hit.
Mews of Mayfair
If you’re in the mood to indulge in something a little extra special, head over to the wonderful Mews of Mayfair to enjoy their truly fabulous menu of cocktails. The bar itself exudes the luxurious spirit of Mayfair, with beautiful oak panelling and leather sofas, and a buzzing and inviting atmosphere.
The drinks menu is extensive and impressive, with a variety of champagnes, whiskeys and wines to choose from, and their cocktail menu is delightfully cheeky. Choose from brilliantly named favourites such as the Filthy Immoralist or Kinky Fantasy, or if you’re in the mood for something indulgently sweet, tuck into the Icepresso, featuring a decadent blend of espresso coffee and custard syrup.
There are also plenty of tasty nibbles on offer to make sure that you can enjoy a long and leisurely night here, and if you ever need to slow down during the night, you’ll also find a delicious selection of non-alcoholic options to help you party without a headache the next day.