Covent Garden & Strand

Basson Bar

Found in the Corinthia Hotel, this is a music-themed destination bar with art-deco style surroundings.  The furnishings are all bespoke and the main show piece is the bar which has a piano built into its side. There are various reproductions of Jazz art adorned on the walls. A fabulous cocktail list but expect high prices. A place to impress or be impressed. Live music every night from 9pm except Sundays.

B.Y.O.C

A ‘Bring Your Own Cocktail’ Bar the first of its kind in London. A true hidden gem found in the basement of a Juice Bar. For a £20 entrance fee, you can take a chosen bottle of spirit which is used by the highly trained mixologist to create your own bespoke cocktails. All the ingredients required to make the fabulous cocktails are included in the entrance fee. This small, tiny basement is lit entirely by candlelight creating a very cosy, discreet atmosphere, surrounded by bare brick walls and the glasses hanging from the ceiling give the affect of chandeliers. Reservation is essential.

Cellar Door

This is definitely one of London's most unusual venues for a bar! Found underground, beneath the Aldwych, this intimate bar was once the most infamous gent's loo in London's Theatreland. Open till late, there are live cabaret, burlesque and jazz acts every evening. Within its limited space, it features the UK's first SMS text jukebox - 'Hang the DJ.'

Gordons Wine Bar

A legendary bar, been around since 1890 and is regarded as the oldest wine bar in London. It has a unique atmosphere where time has stood still. Old wooden walls, covered with historical newspaper cuttings and memorabilia faded with age. The cellar has rickety candle-lit tables. It is known to be a very romantic bar.

Light Bar

Located in the St.Martins Lane Hotel, this is an eclectic bar which has light as its main feature. The pure mix of pink, orange, green and purple colours creates a remarkable effect on the ceiling. Only table service is offered and patrons can enjoy sitting in the cozy niches. Snacks are provided from the hotel’s infamous Asia de Cuba restaurant and there are numerous popular cocktails to select from such as Strawberry Cheesecake and Raspassion Martini. The weekend features DJs and guest list reservation is advised.