Hot list: Best bars in London

The Devonshire Club

Devonshire Club’s Garden Room is London’s best-kept secret garden in the heart of the City. The private members club is now open to non-members from Friday evening to Sunday and the garden is a great spot to soak up the sun with a bubbling beverage in hand. You can also eat at Number Five headed by executive chef Adam Gray who has a created a delicious contemporary menu with a nod to some traditional East London fayre. devonshireclub.com

The American Bar, Savoy Hotel

This bar earned the title ‘best bar in the world’ in 2017 so it’s well worth a visit. Plush with beautiful glassware, this has to be one of the fanciest places to enjoy a cocktail. The drinks menu is currently (loosely) based around the many famous faces snapped by photographer Terry O’Neil; Bowie, Jagger, Paul, Ringo, Liza so you get to admire fab photos as you sip your drinks. accorhotels.com

George’s Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Marcus Wareing, one of our favourite chefs who also runs the Gilbert Scott restaurant has teamed up with bar manager Dav Eames to create some exciting new cocktails at this historic English bar tucked away from the crowds who throng to the Booking Hall at the other side of the hotel. There’s new cocktails every month, The Bee Keeper features honey from another Marcus project, Melfort Farm in Kent. georgesbar.co.uk

Punch Room, London Edition

Berners Tavern restaurant is famous for attracting the ‘in-crowd’ and the Punch Room, the speak-easy style bar tucked away at the back of the reception, is the other place to be seen. As the name suggests punch is a feature of the menu but nothing like those sickly concoctions from student party days, these are fragrant, artfully constructed cocktails made with some surprising ingredients such as green tea and mezcal. Order a mini mac ‘n’ cheese from the restaurant to soak up all that lovely alcohol. editionhotels.com

Skylight, Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock’s hot rooftop bar Skylight has reopened for the summer, bringing unrivalled views across the Capital, and a delicious new cocktail menu. With a variety of entertainment on offer, The Skylight Sangrita could be well paired with a cheeky game of croquet or keeping you cool whilst watching a live game on one of the many screens. skylightlondon.com