Guide to... Nightlife in London

London is well known for its nightlife. From great bars, pubs and nightclubs to more cultural evenings out like a trip to the theatre or to the opera London has plenty of fantastic nights out. Our nightlife guide has lots of recommendations of our favourite places to enjoy a fun night in London.


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Metra Bar & Club

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Metra Bar & Club
14 Leicester Square, Soho, London, WC2H 7NG

The Biggest Parties in London are hosted at The Metra Club in Leicester Square. The ultimate party bar and nightclub,...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Molly Moggs

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Molly Moggs
2 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TA

Friendly bar on the corner of Soho, live drag entertainment 7 days a week.Read more

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Molton House

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Molton House
43 Molton House, Mayfair, London, W1K 5RS

A premium luxurious members’ club destination situated in the heart of the West End of London in a converted 5-storey...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Movida

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Movida
8-9 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7TF

Internationally acclaimed French designer, Sammy Chams of Prospect Designm, was commissioned to design Movida. His...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

No 5 Cavendish Square

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No 5 Cavendish Square
5 Cavendish Square, Mayfair, London, W1G 0PG

No 5 Cavendish Square is a unique venue; the former Spanish Embassy has been totally refurbished to provide elegant...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Pangaea

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Pangaea
85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NB

Located in the heart of Mayfair Pangaea was opened as a result of the enormous success of the original Pangaea club...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Paper

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Paper
201 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8AY

The legendary Paper nightclub has re-opened its doors after eight years away. The West End nightclub was the hottest...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Project

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Project
78 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3QL

Tucked away in Fitzrovia, Project Club is conveniently situated just off central London’s Oxford Street, offering a...Read more

Nightlife Fitzrovia Nightclubs

Punk Soho

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Punk Soho
14 Soho Street, Soho, London, W1D 3DN

This is not just another club with a nondescript interior, charging extortionate drink prices and playing funky...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Runway

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Runway
55 New Oxford Street, Soho, London, W1B 5QB

This is the latest addition to the list of exclusive and fashionable West End nightclubs, attracting models,...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Scandal

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Scandal
78 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3QL

The newly refurbished club features a multi-million pound refit, with great care being taken to include several...Read more

Nightlife Fitzrovia Nightclubs

Shadow Lounge

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Shadow Lounge
5 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RF

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Silver

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Silver
17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1HU

Silver was a well-hidden club in London Mayfair, just around the corner from Movida. Once inside you were surrounded...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar

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Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar
29-31 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DB

At Sophie's we pride ourselves in the simple things:great food, great service, great atmosphere.Don't miss out on our...Read more

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Strawberry Moons

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Strawberry Moons
15 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BF

Welcome to the internationally renowned Strawberry Moons, West End’s best excuse for a night out. Grab some nibbles...Read more

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Studio Valbonne

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Studio Valbonne
62 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5QN

Making a triumphant return after a nearly two decade absence, the modern day glitterati can now experience the look...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Taman Gang

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Taman Gang
141 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7AA

Taman Gang is cool and fun. The decor aims for luxury, with handmade tiles, gold-lined candle niches, intricately...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Tantra

Closed or Replaced

Tantra
62 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5QN

An internationally acclaimed venue in its hey day,Tantra took the London nightlife scene by storm. It brought the...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

The Lukin

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The Lukin
4 Conway Mews, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6BB

At the base of the BT Tower, in the heart of Fitzrovia you’ll find ‘The Lukin’. Opened in October 2008, The Lukin is...Read more

Bars Nightlife Conway Mews Fitzrovia

Umbaba

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Umbaba
15-21 Ganton Street, Soho, London, W1F 9BN

Located on London's Ganton Street in Soho, this unique bar and club is inspired by the magic and mystery of the...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Valmont

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Valmont
266-266A Fullham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9EL

London Nightclubs are the best night clubs in the world and The Valmont Club situated in the heart of exclusive...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Chelsea

Vendome

Closed or Replaced

Vendome
85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NB

Situated within the stylish district of Mayfair, before closing down Vendome was one of the most exciting venues in...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

View Lounge

Closed or Replaced

View Lounge
1 Leicester Square,, Soho, London, WC2H 7NA

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Volstead

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Volstead
9 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DN

Volstead, the brainchild of Willa Keswick, has been one of the few Mayfair clubs that offered an eclectic feel to it...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Whisky Mist

Closed or Replaced

Whisky Mist
35 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7SD

Housed in the former Zeta bar at the London Hilton Park Lane, Whisky Mist was created by Nick House, Piers Adam,...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Willas

Closed or Replaced

Willas
9 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DN

Willas, formerly known as Volstead, is a fixture of London's young art and fashion party scene rekindling the...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Zenna Bar

Closed or Replaced

Zenna Bar
77 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SH

Originally London’s first and only Indian themed cocktail bar created in September 2010, Zenna then adapted a ‘fusion...Read more

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FAQs about Nightlife in London


The nightlife in London is brilliant. We have some of the best clubs in the world and the city is so exciting in itself that any clubbing experience is heightened.



We publish a list of the best nightclubs in London every week so check that out or take a look at top picks for London club events.



The best nightclubs in London and their location is rather subjective as there are great clubs in different areas of London each with a different vibe. Mayfair tends to have the most exclusive celebrity clubs whilst east London is a little bit cooler.

Soho has some good places too although you won't rub shoulders with high society if you cross over Regent Street.



The main areas in London for the best London clubs are Mayfair and Soho. Shoreditch and East London are becoming increasing popular too.





London nightlife is concentrated in a few different areas of London. If you visit to London is aimed at making the most of London nightlife then you are well advised to stay in one of those areas.


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