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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

The 7 best bars in Tower Bridge

If you’ve never been caught on either side of Tower Bridge during a “bridge lift”, count yourself lucky. It’s a great view from the river but not one you’d particularly like to experience when you’re in a bus on your way home.

Transport ramblings aside, Tower Bridge has become home to many bars over the years. From the classy to the kitsch, Tower Bridge (and its surrounding area) have bars to rival the best of them.

We’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best bars, in, and near Tower Bridge, so you don’t have to. You can thank us later, but first, how about a drink?

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1. A small yet special secret bar in Tower Bridge: Simmons

Tower Bridge, London

Simmons brings their latest addition straight to Tower Bridge (near Tower Hill tube station to be specific).

Keeping up with the trademark Simmons’ design and impeccable service, this bar is turning out to be one of the most sought-after bars in the area. With bright pink lighting, fun decor and happy hours to keep you tipsy, it’s obvious why. Simmons are experts in keeping guests happy and the vibes going.

Open seven days a week and offering full venue hire with a seated capacity of 35 and a standing capacity of 120, be prepared for cocktails in teapots, some of the most creative shots you’ve ever tried, and a really good time.

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2. This Tower Bridge bar is heaven for history lovers: The Dickens Inn

Tower Bridge, London

The Dickens Inn is its own little bit of history, right near Tower Bridge. The wooden warehouse building, which was thought to have housed tea since the late 1700s, was moved and rebuilt in the 18th century to become the three-story balconied inn that now sits gracefully on the St Katharine Docks.

Featuring two lovely beer gardens, fresh flowers, dining tables, views of the docks, and BBQ food, this is the perfect place for your summer party (and can be booked for them too).

Enjoy one of their well-kept ales sit back and relax. As they’re open all seven days a week from 11 am to 11 pm, the only thing left to ask is when to visit.

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3. Get competitive at a game of shuffleboard at this Tower Bridge bar: Electric Shuffle

Tower Bridge, London

Electric Shuffle is the go-to place for delicious dishes, refreshing cocktails and shuffleboard (of course).

Transforming the traditional shuffleboard game into a thrilling social experience, Electric Shuffle encourages groups of up to 16 to compete in four distinct, instant scoring games. Larger groups can even gather in the Electric Shuffleboard Tournament, which will be hosted by an expert Gamesmaster. Exciting stuff.

From small plate shares to signature drinks, this bar is the perfect spot to catch up with your friends and have a little friendly competition, and with a pizza and prosecco-filled brunch every Thursday to Sunday, why wouldn’t you?

Head over to this Tower Bridge bar for a round of drinks followed by a round or two of shuffleboard with your buddies. Ready to shuffle?

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4. Try this Tower Bridge bar for dim sum and cocktails: Ping Pong

Tower Bridge, London

With branches scattered across London, Ping Pong serves up affordable dim sum and drinks with a special focus on authentic pan-Asian food. Har gau or bao buns, anyone?

Dishes are meant to be shared, but great value set menus (starting at £9.95 per person) can be ordered per person. Offering both outside spaces and inside seating, Ping Pong has cocktail mixing classes and dim sum-making sessions that’ll keep you entertained and well-fed.

Treat yourself and your friends to a wide range of Asian dishes or sip on a refreshing cocktail while you bask in the warm sun and cool breeze on St. Katherine’s docks.

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5. This Tower Bridge bar is the home to London’s finest sparkling wine: Prosecco House

Tower Bridge, London

London’s first bar dedicated to prosecco, Prosecco House by Tower Bridge, as the name suggests, offers over 28 different types of the stuff.

The all-day drinking den, which opens at noon, sources its wines from five vineyards in the Veneto region in Italy. Aside from prosecco, their drinks menu includes wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, as well as a selection of Italian meats, cheeses, and mixed platters. To top it all off, Prosecco House offers customers the option of taking away bottles of fizzy stuff.

Offering full venue hire for private parties and celebrations, this Tower Bridge bar has a seating capacity of 30 guests and a standing capacity of 120. If you’re in the mood for a bit of bubbly and a relaxed environment, Prosecco House might just be the place for you.

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6. Visit this bar for a touch of Spain: El Vino London Bridge

Tower Bridge, London

Sitting in one of London’s busiest areas, El Vino London Bridge is ideal for meeting, eating, drinking, and catching up – who with, well, that’s up to you to decide.

Treat yourself to their Spanish-influenced tapas, maybe with a glass of Chardonnay, Palomino or Sauvignon Blanc. With offers like the four tapas plates for £14.95 or the four tapas plates and wine for £24.95, and their regular wine tastings, it’s a no-brainer really.

El Vino’s floor-to-ceiling windows give you views of landmarks like the iconic Shard. Wine, good conversation and great views, that’s all there really is to say, and we think that’s good enough.

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7. Chill with a fireside tipple at this Tower Bridge bar: Vicinity

Tower Bridge, London

A riverfront bar overlooking Tower Bridge, Vicinity casually offers up one of the best views of the London skyline. From busy lunches to relaxing sunsets, Vicinity is a good place for cocktails on a heated terrace with Tower Bridge directly in sight.

Vicinity serves the best from the team's travels – think world classics, street food-inspired plates, cocktails, gins, rums, champagne, fine ales, and elegant wines.

Try the barrel and stone pizza or maybe sip on a Virgin Daiquiri. Incoming sunset, Tower Bridge, good food, great drinks and even better company. What else? Oh yeah, time to set a date.

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