We hate referring to the cliche of ‘it’s 5pm somewhere’ but in the instance of happy hours, it seems fitting. Because after all, who doesn’t love a cocktail to help you cool off after a stressful day at work? 

If you’re looking to expand your bar horizon and explore some of London’s best happy hours, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up ten of the city’s best. 2-4-1 cocktails pending…

Double Standard

If you’re searching for somewhere to soak up the warm weather, look to The Standard’s popular alfresco bar spot, Double Standard. Home to tropical plants, monochrome sun shades and bright red and blue seating, the bar is the place where London’s trendsetters sip on cocktails late into the night. 

Monday nights sees them take the term ‘happy hour’ to a whole new level, offering six (yes, six!) hours of 2-4-1 deals on selected drinks. From 4pm through to 10pm, you’ll be able to sip on their popular cocktails and alcoholic slushes. 

Offer: 2-4-1 on selected drinks every Monday from 4-10pm 

Where: 10 Argyle Street The Standard, WC1H 8EG

Website: www.standardhotels.com

Simmons Bar

If there’s one bar that’s at the top of every happy hour roundup, it’s Simmons Bar. With 21 venues spread across London, the bar group is hard to miss thanks to their renowned neon signs, fluorescent interiors and endless cocktail options. 

Expect their happy hour to go far past the usual 60 minutes, with an offer of 2 of the same cocktails for £10, every day from 4pm until 9pm, as well as deals on Prosecco, wine, spirits and beer.


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Offer: 2 of the same cocktails for £10, from 4pm—9pm (3pm-8pm in Soho Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street & Piccadilly Circus)

Where: Various Locations Across London 

Website: www.simmonsbar.co.uk

Chez Antoinette

For those searching for sophistication, Chez Antoinette is the place to head for authentic French cuisine and cocktails. Over at their Victoria site, you’ll find them serving up ‘happy hour’ Monday to Friday between 4:30pm – 6:30pm. 

Cocktails start from £7 and mocktails at £5. Sip on chic French cocktails including the St Germain Spritz and French Negroni, or go simple with a Cosmo or Margarita. 

Pair your tipples alongside the likes of duck served with crispy duck fat potatoes and braised white cabbage; croque monsieur or madame with mixed leaves; and mixed platter of charcuterie and cheese. 

Offer: Selection of cocktails from just £7 and mocktails at £5 every Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm 

Where: 64 Buckingham Gate, 22 Palmer Street, Victoria, SW1H 0PH 

Website: www.chezantoinette.co.uk 

The Richmond Club

Richmond’s first private members’ club, The Richmond Club is the place to head for cocktails and catch-ups with friends. Unlike many bars, their happy hour is on a Friday! From 5pm until 8pm, enjoy two cocktails for £18. 

Sit at the bar or head out to the secret garden to sip on cocktails made by their team of cocktail masters. There’s something for everyone from pornstar martini to brambles and Negronis. To keep you entertained late into the night, their in-house DJ will be playing the tunes from 8pm.

Offer: 2 Cocktails for £18 every Friday between 5pm – 8pm 

Where: 115 – 117 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PN

Website: www.therichmondclub.uk

Eastway Brasserie

The perfect stop off before commuting home after a busy day, Eastway Brasserie has happy hour every week between 5pm –  7pm. 

If you’re a fizz lover, look forward to 2-4-1 glasses of Prosecco or fulfil your cocktail void with 2-4-1 on their signature Negroni. Pair your drinks with sharing nibbles thanks to their bountiful menu offerings. Tuck into smaller dishes such as wild mushroom arancini with truffle mayo, rocket and Parmesan; prawn cocktail; and crispy calamari with daikon slaw and Sichuan salt chilli jam.

Offer: Monday – Friday between 5-7pm 

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN

Website: www.eastwaybrasserie.com


Put your putting to the test and challenge your friends to a game of mini golf at Birdies. Home to endless fun, you’ll find them serving up 2-4-1 cocktails all day on Mondays meaning you can keep the friendly competition going until they close.

Once you’ve had a game or two around the court, battling with the rolling hills and uneven surfaces, grab a cocktail at their bar and enjoy cocktails like the Watermelon Sugar, Sweet Spot and Birdies Bellini. They’ve also got a food menu that’s actually worth trying too, complete with mac and cheese crispy bites; truffle and parm french fries; and dirty burgers.


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Offer: All day 2-4-1 cocktails on Mondays

Where: 6 Arches Lane, Battersea, SW11 8AB

Website: www.playbirdies.com

Bar 31

Unwind with friends at Bar 31. Located just a short walk from London Bridge, this bar serves up happy hour every Wednesday through to Sunday (excluding Saturdays). Between 4pm to 6pm, you can order a whole host of cocktails, from Aperol Spritz to Moscow Mule, and reap all of the benefits from the 2 for 1 cocktails. 

Pair the drinks alongside some light bites from their all-day menu. Delight on pizzettes topped with prosciutto, fungo et tartufo, cep, truffle and mozzarella, or share one of their charcuterie platters as you catch up with friends.

Offer: Runs 4pm – 6pm Wednesday- Sunday, Saturdays are excluded 

Where: 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU

Website: www.bar31.com

The Rum Kitchen

It’s not happy hour without a bit of partying, and The Rum Kitchen is home to some of the best party vibes in the capital. The bar, home to venues in Soho, Brixton and Shoreditch, pays homage to carnival season. Expect ultra tunes pumping throughout the night and cocktails served until late.

Their Happy Hour includes special priced cocktails everyday from 6pm. Head down early to reap all of the deals…

Offer: Special priced cocktails everyday from 12pm – 6pm 

Where: Soho, Brixton & Shoreditch 

Website: www.therumkitchen.com

The Last Talisman

Bermondsey’s favourite, The Last Talisman has launched a special ‘golden hour’. Bridging the gap between day and night, the time where work mode turns to ‘out of office’, their offering allows you to kick off the evening with cheap drinks. 

Available every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 5pm – 8pm, enjoy discounts on pints, bottles of Prosecco, bottles of house wine and cups of their signature Talisman punch. Drop by for after-work drinks and a much-needed catch up with friends to download from your day. 

Offer: Drinks discounts every Tuesday – Friday, from 5pm – 8pm 

Where: 171 – 173 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UW

Website: www.thelasttalisman.com

London Cocktail Club

For party vibes, good times and endless cocktails, a trip to London Cocktail Club is a no brainer. Especially when they serve up cocktail deals every single day. 

Don’t expect any menu exemptions either – their infamous cocktail hour runs across the whole cocktail menu. Sip into the night on mojitos, espresso martinis, brambles or leave it up to the experts and enjoy the bartender’s choice.

Offer: 2 for £12 cocktails everyday from open – 7pm (Until 8pm at Bethnal Green & Clapham)

Where: Various Locations

Website: www.thecocktailclub.com

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