Fact: The Brits can absolutely drink. And nowhere is that more evident than in London, where, yes, you can toss back a pint on every block, but also find legit craft cocktails served in aesthetically on-point spaces that may make you blow off any preconceived plans you had for the night (or afternoon—again, this is the U.K.). Obviously, we love that hotel bars here are a thing here, or rather, a tradition (to skip Claridge's, The Connaught, or the American Bar come cocktail hour is near sacrilegious) and that new icons are certainly in the making (see Mondrian’s Dandelyan and then foam at the mouth over that impossibly long green marble bar). Of course there’s also the emerging, of-the-moment spots that even those who travel to London more than twice a year probably don’t know. Lucky for you, we do.