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5 London Bars For All Your Dating Needs – Guest Blog

Ellie was put to work and asked to suggest 5 Central London bars to cover all eventualities. Take your pick, we love them all!


1. Super Casual and Relaxed

Gordon’s Wine Bar

47 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE

Nearest tube: Embankment/Charing Cross

Drinks prices: £5-8 a glass

Busiest times: Friday and Saturday early evening

Dress code: relaxed, with plenty of suits after work on weekdays


A classic favourite of the MFC team, the vibe at Gordon’s is romantic and cosy inside, and relaxed in the extended terrace outside. Great for early drinks or those that go on and on…


Our rating 4/5


2. Hipster Hangout

The Bar With No Name

69 Colebrooke Row, London N1 8AA

Nearest tube: Angel

Drinks prices: c. £10 per cocktail

Busiest times: Saturday night

Dress code: hipster-tastic


This speakeasy-style bar is a dark and vintage noir dream, with cocktails to die for. Somewhere to take people who appreciate a drink with pedigree and distinction…


Our rating 4.5/5


3. A bit snazzy but welcoming

The 10 Cases

16 Endell Street, London, WC2 9BD

Nearest tube: Covent Garden

Drinks prices: £6-12 a glass

Busiest times: Friday early evening and Saturday night

Dress code: relaxed, but well- tailored


10 Cases specializes in new wine discoveries as they only buy 10 cases of each wine, so as to keep the list fresh. Impress a wine buff by taking them here, but don’t worry if your own knowledge doesn’t cut the mustard as the staff are massive wine geeks who are eager to share their suggestions!


Our rating 4/5


4. The Place To Be Seen

Aqua Shard

Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Nearest tube: London Bridge

Drinks prices: £12 up

Busiest times: Friday and Saturday night

Dress code: Glam, with heels


Aqua is all about the view of London you get from half-way up the Shard. Drinks are not cheap, but worth it for excellent taste and that view. Quite easy to pretend you’re in a Bond film, possibly as the baddie…!


Our rating 4/5


5. Pushing The Boat Out

American Bar at the Savoy

The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0EU

Nearest tube: Charing Cross/Embankment

Drinks prices: c. £20 upwards

Busiest times: Early evening for pre-dinner snifters

Dress code: Expensively upholstered


Drinking at the home of cocktails in London is a special old-school experience. This legendary bar is for those nights when you’re really pushing the boat out, and comes with a live pianist and over a century of mixologist experience!


Our rating 5/5