Bubbly bliss: What are the best bars in Knightsbridge? 

Tucked between the posh neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Mayfair, Knightsbridge is not just a place for high-class designer boutiques and iconic department stores. It’s also home to some of the city’s most dazzling boutique bars and upscale cocktail lounges. 

If you aren’t sure where to start, just join us as we become your compass through the area’s must-visit bars. 

Egerton House Hotel Bar

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Location: 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7589 2412

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Nestled a short stroll away from the iconic Victorian and Albert Museum, Egerton House Hotel Bar is an ideal retreat after a day of strolling in the capital. 

This bar is known for its great bartenders who craft cocktails that’ll tantalise your taste buds. One of their best sellers is the martini special, which uses equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth. Plus, it’s chilled to an impressive 23 degrees below. 

If you’re looking for a more immersive experience, you can try their Martini Masterclass. Here, you’ll learn about cocktail-making so that you can impress your friends on your next night out.  

The Hari Bar

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Location: 20 Chesham Pl, London SW1X 8HQ, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7858 0100

Pricing: £££

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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When it comes to drinks, the Hari Bar knows the name of the game. Whether your preference leans towards champagne or fine wines, this place promises an experience tailored to your palate.

One drink you can’t miss here is their Haritini (well, it’s a martini with an H). One of their best sellers is the Gin and Jam which is a delightful concoction featuring gin, blackcurrant jam, lemon juice and a subtle dash of tonic.

The Capital Bar

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Location: 22-24 Basil St, London SW3 1AT, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7591 1202

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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If you and your friends prefer an intimate space, then the Capital Bar is the place to be. What’s great about this bar is that they give you one of the best selections of cocktails from champagne to vodka.

And just like Egerton House Hotel Bar, they also offer cocktail masterclasses. Aside from being informative sessions, these classes provide a hands-on experience that deepens your appreciation for the craft. 

The Library Bar

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Location: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7259 5599

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Monday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

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This venue is known to be the “liquid museum” of London. This is because of the wide array of drinks they offer. And if you’re having a hard time choosing one to sip, their bar manager, Manager Mickael Perron, is there to help.

One of the distinctive features that sets The Library Bar apart is its renowned selection of cognacs, some dating back to the 1770s. However, if cognac is not your cup of tea, the bar also boasts a selection of expertly prepared cocktails. 

Privée

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Location: 2 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NG, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7581 4296

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Friday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM

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If you’re the type of person who prefers an atmosphere that pulsates with vibrance, then you better make a reservation to Privée. On top of this, you’ll get the chance to sip on spectacular cocktails crafted by their executive chef, Joseph Chahine.

Privée’s pièce de résistance is the Champagne Cocktail, which is a mix of sparkling wine, Angostura bitters, sugar and a lemon twist. It’s an absolute marvel that ensures a sensory journey with every sip. 

Mandarin Bar

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Location: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7201 3724

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Monday – 11:30 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday to Saturday – 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM

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Nestled in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Mandarin bar stands as a testament to a chic sophistication.

Once you’re here, make sure to try their collection of cocktails inspired by the memories and experiences of Marco Stella, the renowned Head Bartender. Among the gems is the Torta Della Nonna, a unique fusion of Nonino Grappa, lemon curd and pine nuts. 

The Blue Bar

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Location: The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7235 6000

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

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True to its name, The Blue Bar stands out with its captivating blue-themed furnishings and decor. 

But what truly elevates this bar is its ability to tantalise your taste buds with an array of innovative drinks. 

Among the standout creations is the Champagne Milkshake. While the name might conjure intriguing images, the reality is even more delightful. 

Picture a blend of Grey Goose, La Coste rose, strawberry, and rosehip, topped with Lauren-Perrier (we know it’s a mouthful, but trust us, it’s worth trying).

Restaurant Ours

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Location: 264 Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW3 2AS, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7100 2200

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday to Thursday – 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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With interiors that boast leafy elegance and a style that begs to be captured on social media, this venue is where to go when you want to be seen in the right place at the right time. And when the night falls, the living room bar comes alive where expertly crafted cocktails take centre stage.

Speaking of cocktails, one of their best-sellers is the Cuban Sunset Royale. For £16 ,you get a blend of Bacardi Ocho and Bacardi Caribbean rum, combined with strawberry-infused goodness.

Baccarat Bar

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Location: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7225 6800

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Sunday – 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Behind an entrance on Hans Crescent, this bar effortlessly combines the opulence of Harrods with the craftsmanship synonymous with Baccarat. Among their standouts is the Dorage, a balanced blend of Quebranta Pisco, lychee infused with caramel and Batak berry. 

However, if you’re an aficionado of whisky-based offerings, then we recommend ordering their Grounded cocktail. It’s crafted from Sherry Cask Scotch, porcini mushrooms, capes, rose vermouth and milk whey.

Zuma

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Location: 5 Raphael St, London SW7 1DL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7584 1010

Pricing: £££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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Boasting an impressive collection of over 40 different sake varieties alongside an extensive menu featuring unique and delectable cocktails, Zuma is the ultimate destination for indulging in exquisite drinks. 

The place is also a nice one if you’re looking for an upscale taste of Japan in London. Zuma presents a modern interpretation of the traditional izakaya Japanese style, creating a vibe that’s both calm and relaxed. 

Fifth Floor Bar

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Location: Fifth Floor, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7235 5000

Pricing: ££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

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Whether your drink of choice is a crafted cocktail, a glass of champagne, or a G&T, The Fifth Floor Bar has you covered. Besides their drinks, they also offer a great view, so you can sip your drink while you take in the great scenery of London. 

But if you want a more heightened experience, you can dive into the Bar Experience, which encompasses the perennially popular Cocktail Masterclass, the lavish Billionaire Experience featuring enough Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque 1999 to fill 72 flutes and the delightful Oyster Hour.

Bar 109

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Location: Lower Ground Floor, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ, United Kingdom

Contact: [email protected]

Pricing: ££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Nestled conveniently next to the menswear section, Bar 109 exudes a distinct charm, leaning gently towards the gentlemen of the shopping mecca. 

Here, you can expect TVs that show sports games and a commendable selection of seatings. But let’s not jump to conclusions here, as ladies are in for a treat as well. Expect to have cosy booth seating and a great selection of wines and cocktails. 

The Lounge

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Location: 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7151 1010

Pricing: ££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Nestled within the luxurious Bulgari Hotel, The Lounge is a lavish sanctuary where chic design meets inviting comfort. Adorned with stylish black resin features and plush chairs, this is a space that exudes elegance and beckons you to unwind. 

You can even try the chocolates of Il Cioccolato, who stands as Bulgari’s master chocolatier, meticulously crafting exquisite chocolate “gems” with great precision and attention. 

And of course, don’t forget their cocktails. You can order their Margherita with San Marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil. You can even ask it to be vegan and lactose-free!)

Mina’s

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Location: 20 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3007 6599

Pricing: ££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 11:30 PM to 11:00 PM

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Offering not just a beautiful dining experience, but also a light-night cocktail bar, Mina’s is the perfect spot to dine in and party afterwards. 

Mina’s culinary focus revolves around Mediterranean sharing plates. From indulging in lobster linguine, courgette fritters and creamy burrata, their menu is a journey through luxe Mediterranean eats. 

You can cap off your evening with Mina’s rendition of an espresso martini. If you’re one to appreciate a good deal, Mina’s “Aperitivo” Hour, running from 4 PM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday, invites you to relish cocktails starting from £9, accompanied by delectable nibbles!

Star Tavern

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Location: 6 Belgrave Mews W, London SW1X 8HT, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7235 3019

Pricing: ££

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Known as one of the best bars in London, Star Tavern has a history steeped in both charm and intrigue. This establishment has long been a retreat for the city’s elite, gaining notoriety as the preferred haunt of London’s master criminals during the 50s and 60s. 

Now, if you have a penchant for traditional British fare, their menu showcases pub favourites that go beyond the ordinary. And as proud holders of the Fuller’s Master Cellarman accolade, this pub ensures that your pint of ale reaches the pinnacle of perfection.

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