Get boozy at some of Soho's best bars and clubs. Bottoms up!

Soho is London's beating heart. It has thousands of bars jostling for attention, and none of them, or almost none of them remain empty at any time of the day or night. Each one has its own scene, and its own clientele, and depending on your tastes, they are always fun. If it's wine bars you are looking for, try the Cork and Bottle or Grape St wine bar, or Terroirs. If it is music and historic dinginess, then you can pop in to Ronnie Scott's or the 100 Club which depending on your night will bang your ear drums and make your feet tap whilst feeling like you are at the cutting edge of cool. Lab bar will oblige with classy cocktails which will delight your tastebuds, and relax you in a seventies vibe, with modern space age tastes and tingles. If your style is more high class hotel, then you could pop in to the Sanderson's Purple Bar for a taste of dark decadence. If you fancy hanging with the private members and anti establishment gurus, then Black's private member's club might be for you. If you can't get in there, then try the Groucho, or Soho house.  And if it's a traditional pub you want, then The Lamb and Flag, or the Rising Sun might be just the kind of solidity you were searching for. Sit back, relax, and Cheers to you.



Lab bar is at the forefront of exceptional cocktails, and in Soho is hard to beat for great twists on tried and tested and the sparklingly new. Soho is the place to be in London, and if you show up at any hour of the day or night, you will find...  Read More



Black's is one of Soho's many private members clubs. You won't get in without being a member, or going with a member, so don't even try, but if you are lucky enough to know someone in the know, then it is definitely worth a visit. The club is...  Read More



Sure, Oxford Street's 100 Club has a few gray hairs. But, after hosting performances by Muddy Waters, the Stones, the Sex Pistols, Metallica, The Clash, and Oasis; all in their prime; what club wouldn't start to show a little mileage? Make no...  Read More

Purple Bar


If you like the colour purple, then you'll love this place. Housed in Soho's ultra-posh Sanderson Hotel, this upscale bar invites patrons to gather at the end of the day, sip martinis, and discuss the day's events or make plans for the night....  Read More



For 150 years, The Rising Sun has occupied an imposing, four-story structure known around Tottenham Court for its Gothic architecture. With large pilasters framing second-story bay windows and a high parapet, the exterior certainly isn't...  Read More



One of the oldest pubs in London, this 300 year-old institution still retains its traditional charms: oak beams, low ceilings, a decided lack of sitting room and a constant crowd. However, the mood is always congenial and boisterous, and if...  Read More



One of the oldest Jazz Clubs in the world, Ronnie Scott's has been on the scene since 1959, so for more than 50 years. Most of the greatest names in the Jazz firmament have visited here at one time or another. Indeed, Ronnie Scott's caters to...  Read More



As you might expect from the name, this wine bar, just South of London's Covent Garden Market focuses on French and Italian 'naturally produced' wines. The wine list is 27 pages long, which tells you something about the range and breadth of the...  Read More



Grape St Wine Bar on London's Shaftesbury Avenue, is an old style wine bar, but peopled with those who love their wine and love to have fun with it. From trendy hipster students to relics from the fifties and sixties bohemian London who want to...  Read More

Leicester Square


The Cork and Bottle had to be included on a list of London's wine bars for the name alone. But apart from the great name, and the central location, the Cork and Bottle prides itself on fresh tasty food, and innovative wines from all over the...  Read More


Meet Emma Wallis

London gives Emma a warm fuzzy feeling every time she gets back to her home city. As a writer and broadcaster she travels extensively round Europe and the world, but is always happy to return to...  More About Emma