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8 Best 1920s themed bars in London

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Harriet

Last updated: 21/12/2021

A night of cocktails... laced with history.

Looking for a Christmas cocktail event with a twist, or just super into the 1920s? With its air of mystery and flair, the 'roaring twenties' were simultaneously an era of gangsters and secrets as well as flamboyant fashion and entertainment, so no wonder it holds such allure for us! With that being said, here are the top 8 best 1920s-themed bars in London, from your classic American speakeasy to a 1920s-China themed dim sum parlour and cocktail bar, for the most top-secret, classy Christmas possible.
BookableLooking Glass Cocktail Club
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Looking Glass Cocktail Club

A buzzing cocktail club, in Shoreditch's undiscovered Hackney Road, with a 'secret' speakeasy drinking den, mesmerising cocktail list and awesome DJs! In the heart of Shoreditch at the bottom of the hip Hackney Road, lies a parallel universe. Step through the giant opulent ‘looking glass’ and into a world of decadent debauchery with unique mesmerizing cocktails and eccentric entertainment in a lav...

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BookableBlind Spot London
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Blind Spot London

Set behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins Lane London, a late-night speakeasy that offers guests bespoke and signature cocktails bursting with flavours influenced by the British Empire and its ancient tea trade. Blind Spot cocktail bar travels from harbour to harbour and gathers the world flavours into its new menu.

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Barts

Step back in time to the 1929 prohibition-era, as you enter the apartment-turned-speakeasy of the prolific Chicago gangster ‘Uncle Barts’! A bygone era of debauchery, glamour and hedonism, the speakeasy spirit is immortalised here. Barts is a London epicentre for unique cocktails and quenchers of the highest quality.

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The Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar
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The Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar

​ The Lucky Pig lends its origin to the 1920’s Prohibition Era: “Lucky” based on the notorious American mobster “Lucky Luciano,” and “Pig” a nod towards the Blind Pig watering holes where people gathered during the ban for hedonistic evenings of illicit drinking.

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BookableDo Not Disturb (DND Bar)
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Do Not Disturb (DND Bar)

DND, Do not Disturb is a discreet, underground and sophisticated speakeasy cocktail bar takes inspiration from the clandestine bars of 1920s New York with hand-beaded images of Ziegfeld Follies girls lining the walls, beckoning guests into this secret bar through a darkened entrance tucked back on Garlick Hill. DND offers guests speciality barrel-aged and house cocktails alongside a menu of small...

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Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour
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Opium Cocktail bar and Dim Sum Parlour

Opium is a 1920’s Shanghai themed cocktail bar and Dim Sum parlour located in the heart of Chinatown. The venue is split across two floors and home to 3 oriental themed bars – The Apothecary bar, The Academy bar and The Peony bar; each bar serving their own signature cocktail menu.

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Evans & Peel Detective Agency

A secret underground Pharmacy themed prohibition bar and restaurant offering an extensive innovative cocktail list and small plates of American style food.

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