6 Cosy bars in London to keep you warm in cold weather

Posted February 8, 2019

Kate Xuereb – Astor Kensington


You’ve arrived in London during Winter, now take a look outside; what do you see? Let’s be honest, it’s probably raining, cold or at this rate, it’s even snowing. This is the perfect time to warm up in a cosy London pub or bar. If you like the sound of open fires, a great list of cocktails or just a nice spot to settle in too; then you’re in for a treat as London is filled with great picks. To make it easier we’ve put together a list of 6 Cosy bars in London snuggle up in.

Old Street Records – 350-354 Old Street, London EC1V 9NQ

One of the coolest places around Shoreditch, Old Street Records is open daily and will make you forget about the cold with live music and DJs keeping you dancing across two levels. They also have two for one cocktails between 5pm and 8pm and great deals on pizzas which have made this a top spot.

Phoenix – 51 Moscow Road, Bayswater, W2 4AL

Phoenix is the perfect spot if you fancy a game of pool, watch a game or lose some money on poker night. It also boasts affordable drink deals and classic British pub food that can warm your soul on the coldest of nights. Even better, it’s only a ten minute walk from Astor Kensington.

Cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW

Cahoots will transport you to a different era – you will walk what looks to be a tube station, down the old wooden escalator through a ticket hall and into an intimate post war 1940’s cocktail bar. It doesn’t stop there, you will find swing dancing, live music and its incredible cocktails served in hip flasks, tins and milk bottles. It’s the perfect place to forget about the weather outside and enjoy a new experience below the streets of Soho.

Scarfes Bar –  252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Scarfes Bar is sophisticated and intimate with dimmed lighting, an open fire, velvet armchairs to cosy up in and walls filled with antique books. To add to it there is live music seven nights a week and an incredible cocktail list to choose from. Scarfes Bar is just a short stroll from Astor Museum.

 The Grapes – 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, E14 8BP

In a quiet area overlooking the Thames you will find one of the oldest pubs in London called The Grapes. With a fireplace, heated terrace flaunting great views of the city and delicious English classics, why not escape the cold. If you need another reason, to all the Lord of the Rings fans it is owned by Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen and his stuff from the film are on display behind the bar.

The Eagle – 250 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5LP

If you’re looking for an intimate bar where you can cosy up around a fireplace, the Eagle in Ladbroke Grove is the one for you! You will find different atmospheres on each of the two levels, ground floor is a relaxed pub vibe with delicious menu to choose from. Whereas upstairs is a cocktail lounge and bar for you and a friend to grab one of the many fabulous cocktails from the menu.