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Top 10 Best Bars in Soho, London

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Soho: The Best Bars. Undeniably one of the most vibrant areas of London, Soho has been the centre of London's nightlife since the end of the 19th century. Its name is thought to come from a hunting cry - So Ho, as this central area of London was mainly hunting ground back in the day before the Great Fire of London in 1666, hence the name Soho Fields. Steeped in all manner of history Soho has a multitude of bars that service the diverse needs of all Londoners. Definitely one of the best destinations in London!

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Soho
Bar / Restaurant / Club
European

On the former site of legendary 1960s and 70s music venue The Marquee Club sits 100 Wardour Street. This all-in-one Soho venue features an all-day dining restaurant and bar called the Wardour Lounge, serving light dishes from breakfast through to the late evening. Downstairs in the Wardour Club, there is a live music venue, bar and restaurant, open from 5pm until 3am, serving more decadent dishes such as black truffle linguine and seafood platters. Integral to the space is the performance stage which will provide headline performances from both established and up-and-coming acts.

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Soho
Bar / Restaurant / Club
Latin

Soho - Much like its sister bar Barrio North, this slightly rowdier central London Latin cocktail bar is packed to the rafters with character and characters. Globetrotting cocktails and spirits from across the seas, the cocktail list is naturally heavy on the rums and premium tequilas. Best Cocktail: The No Brainer, a sharing cocktail served in a custom hand-made ceramic mug in the form of a Luchador's (Mexican wrestling) mask.

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Soho
Bar
Bar

Soho - This cocktail bar is not only one of the best cocktail bars in London, it's also one of the funkiest. The creative use of paint (redesigned every few months to keep the bar looking fresh) makes it a vibrant central London cocktail hangout. It's also home to probably the biggest collection of gin in London. And, table service (hoorah for no queues!!). Best Cocktail: the bar's signature paint tin punch cocktails, especially Green as it contains the delightfully reassuring Hendrick's gin.

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Soho
Bar

68 and Boston is an adventurous late night bar in Soho that has been created by three leading names in nightlife, wines and cocktails: Eric Yu of The Breakfast Group; Martin Malley of Planet of the Grapes; and Luca Cordiglieri, formerly of China Tang at The Dorchester. In 68, expect a radical take on the concept of a traditional wine bar: wines are modestly priced at £20 a bottle, and all are available by the glass. On first floor, at Boston, expect a suave and buzzy mood with a new generation of bartenders in white tuxedos, offering classics and originals from £10.

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Soho
Bar
British

Soho - Part of celebrity chef Mark Hix's restaurant in central London, this basement cocktail bar has Nick Strangeway at the helm. If you don't know the name, he is the former World Mixologist/Bartender of the Year so the best cocktails are guaranteed. The slightly clubby, New York bar feel of this cocktail bar is due to the bar billiards table, long zinc bar, and dim lighting. Best Cocktail: Hix Fix. A combo of Morello cherries in Somerset Eau de Vie crowned with champagne.

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Soho
Bar / Club

Tucked away in the heart of Soho, the darkened passageway down to this hidden bar and club may seem a little daunting, but reach the bottom and you'll find a quirky and cosy underground bar. With cocktails in teapots (not pitchers), retro lampshades and an old piano, The Arts Theatre Club has got speakeasy style down to a tee. Yet it has managed to remain refreshingly unpretentious, not to mention comfortable, welcoming, and great value for money.

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Soho
Bar

For London 's Gay community the opening of Village Soho in 1991 was a milestone in the history of Gay London. The Village was groundbreaking in its look, style and has been an influence behind the way Soho looks ever since. For the Gay community of pre-1991 there was little choice of attractive places to go and socialise that were Gay. This all changed with the opening of the Village in December 1991, and with it a change in style culture that predominates today's London 's Gay scene.

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Soho
Bar / Restaurant
Bar

Looking for that Gothic Rock and Roll experience mixed in with a tad of Swedish intervention, Garlic & Shots will fulfill your dreams. Think dark thoughts.....

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West End
Bar / Restaurant / Club
International

Hotbox is the first word that springs to mind. Red seems to be the colour of the season and Zebrano does not hold back. A basement destination cocktail bar & restaurant that fires you up with some of the best cocktails found in central London.

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