Guide to... Covent Garden Nightlife

If you are planning a London visit and love nightlife, Covent Garden is good area of London to explore. From ballet to striptease, salsa to two-stepping there are some great bars and clubs.


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The Red Rooms
The Red Rooms

4 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG

As an Independent Gentlemen’s in Club London The Red Rooms offers you an exciting, exclusive, discreet and...Read more

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The Twilight (Kingsway)
The Twilight (Kingsway)

109 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 6PP

For a memorable evening visit Secrets, London's sensational Fully Nude Table & Lap Dancing Venues with continuous...Read more

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Vetro (by Dalla Terra)
Vetro (by Dalla Terra)

16A D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EA

Dropped into Soho’s most up and coming drinking & eating street, D’Arblay. Vetro is Dalla Terra’s younger chip off...Read more

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Wyndhams Theatre
Wyndhams Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London

Wyndham's opened on 16 November with a revival of David Garrick by T W Robertson in which the theatre's owner Charles...Read more

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Joe's Southern Table & Bar

Closed or Replaced

Joe's Southern Table & Bar

34 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD

Joe's Southern Table and Bar is all about Deep South cooking and Southern hospitality. Set in a converted...Read more

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Polpo (at Ape & Bird)

Closed or Replaced

Polpo (at Ape & Bird)

142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, WC2H 8HJ

POLPO is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young...Read more

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Bungalow 8

Closed or Replaced

Bungalow 8

45 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX

Bungalow 8 is an exclusive members only lounge where you’ll find elegant cocktails and top name DJs.Read more

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Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar

Closed or Replaced

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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Cuckoo Club
The Cuckoo ClubTop Pick

Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4EZ

0.64km

The Cuckoo Club has brought rock chic to London in the most elegant, glamorous way imaginable. This private members...Read more

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Toy Room
Toy RoomTop Pick

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

0.76km

Located in the space formerly occupied by Movida in Soho, Toy Room has established itself as one of the top clubs in...Read more

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Aqua Kyoto
Aqua KyotoTop Pick

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance at 30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB), Soho, London, W1B 3BR

0.78km

A contemporary Japanese restaurant with a stunning rooftop terrace high above Regent Street.Read more

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The May Fair Bar
The May Fair BarTop Pick

70 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.91km

Cool blue tones melt into sleek charcoal and grey to create an ambience of elegance and mystery. Mirrored walls...Read more

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Part of The May Fair Hotel

Photo showing the outside of Mews of Mayfair
Mews of MayfairTop Pick

10-11 Lancashire Court, London, W1S 1EY

0.97km

Mews of Mayfair is a unique hideaway, tucked in one of London’s historic courtyards. Including different bars, first...Read more

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Drama Park Lane
Drama Park LaneTop Pick

35 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7SD

1.23km

Drama Park Lane replaced Whisky Mist. One of the most exclusive clubs in London, Drama attracts a high-end crowd and...Read more

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Vaudeville Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

0.1km

The current building is the third theatre to be built on this prominent Strand site. The first theatre, which had a...Read more

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The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)

372 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ

0.11km

The Lounge Bar is a generous, relaxed space at the very heart of the hotel. It’s perfect for informal meetings,...Read more

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Part of The Strand Palace Hotel

Adelphi Theatre
Adelphi Theatre

Strand, London

0.13km

Having celebrated its bicentenary in 2006 the current Adelphi Theatre is actually the fourth venue on this site in...Read more

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Retro Bar
Retro Bar

2 George Court, Strand, London, WC2N 6HH

0.19km

Regular events: every tuesday: quiz night with lola lasagne from 8pm. £1 entry per player. Thursdays thursday...Read more

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Marconi Lounge
Marconi Lounge

336-337 Strand, Strand, London, WC2B 4RD

0.21km

Our chic, atmospheric lobby bar has many faces as the day evolves. By day, the bar serves artisanal coffee, aromatic...Read more

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Part of Marconi Lounge

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Cambridge Theatre
Cambridge Theatre

London, WC2H 9HA

0.22km

The Cambridge Theatre is one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with...Read more

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Zoo Bar & Club
Zoo Bar & Club

Leicester Square, 13-17 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AQ

0.26km

Zoo Bar & Club is London’s world famous party bar. Skewed towards darker side of retro, Zoo Bar has an eclectic...Read more

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Heaven
Heaven

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

0.27km

Heaven reserves the right to refuse admission to those deemed to be wearing unsafe footwear, specifically high heels...Read more

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Gielgud Theatre
Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London

0.28km

Opened as the Hicks Theatre on 27 December with The Beauty of Bath, a musical play by Seymour Hicks (after whom the...Read more

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Salsa!
Salsa!

96 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JG

0.29km

Salsa is a South American bar/restaurant/nightclub. Our food menu is a delicious selection of Latin infused dishes...Read more

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The Cambridge
The Cambridge

93 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0DP

0.3km

You will find The Cambridge in Cambridge Circus London within a short stroll of Charing Cross Road, Shaftesbury...Read more

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Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre

113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EG

0.3km

The Palace Theatre was originally built by impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte as The Royal English Opera House in 1891,...Read more

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The Spice Of Life
The Spice Of Life

6 Moor Street, Soho, London, W1D 5NA

0.3km

A pub that has truly stood the test of time… surviving two world wars and retaining its traditional charm.It is...Read more

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Bar Termini
Bar Termini

7 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JE

0.31km

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Norman's Coach & Horses
Norman's Coach & Horses

29 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DH

0.32km

The Norman’s Coach & Horses, 29 Greek Street, Soho, London’s best known pub! EST 1847.Norman’s Coach & Horses...Read more

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The Sherlock Holmes Pub
The Sherlock Holmes Pub

10 Northumberland Street, St James's, London, WC2N 5DB

0.32km

We're a traditional pub in London offering great food and drink, whilst you admire memorabilia from one of the...Read more

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Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua

118-120 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 5EP

0.32km

Nusa Dua is an Indonesian Restaurant located in Soho, the heart of Theatreland London. We are a restaurant that...Read more

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Shackfuyu
Shackfuyu

14A Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TJ

0.33km

Our pop-up that became so popular we made it permanent, Shackfuyu serves Yōshoku food – Western-inspired Japanese...Read more

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The Three Greyhounds
The Three Greyhounds

25 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DD

0.33km

You will find The Three Greyhounds in Soho London within a short stroll of Tottenham Court Road, Soho Square and...Read more

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FAQs about Covent Garden and 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.



Covent Garden has some great pubs which is no surprise as it is such a great area of London to meet in. Particularly if you like traditional pubs you are spoiled for choice as Covent Garden has some of the oldest and most traditional pubs to be found anywhere in London.

There are lots of pubs that serve Sunday lunch and traditional British pub grub too so if you are looking for a reasonably priced place to eat and drink one of the best gastro pubs in Covent Garden is well worth considering as a destination.

For a list of Covent Garden pubs you can view our Covent Garden pub guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/pubs) we have also recently created a blog post about our top picks for the best pubs in Covent Garden (https://forbidden.london/london-blog/best-pubs-covent-garden).



Covent Garden Piazza is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11am to 6pm. The Apple Market is open from 10am until 6pm and the East Colonnade Market is open from 10:30am until 7pm.



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.



There is Pay & Display parking on the streets off the Piazza - Henrietta Street, Southampton Street and Tavistock Street. There is also an NCP car park on Drury Lane.





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.



You can view a list of shops in Covent Garden, including information about offers, by viewing our Covent Garden shopping guide (https://forbidden.london/london-guide/covent-garden/shopping-in-style#businesses)


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