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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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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Tonteria
TonteriaTop Pick

7-12 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8EG

Tonteria is an exciting and fun restaurant, bar and club located in Sloane Square, London.Read more

Bars Eating Nightlife Restaurants Nightclubs Sloane Square Mexican Restaurants Themed Bars

Mahiki Kensington
Mahiki KensingtonTop Pick

2a Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PT

Acclaimed Mahiki founders Piers Adam and David Phelps have teamed up with the creators of South Kensington private...Read more

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs Restaurants Eating Japanese & Sushi Restaurants Kensington Kensington High Street

Aqua Kyoto
Aqua KyotoTop Pick

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

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

Nightlife Bars Japanese & Sushi Restaurants Argyll Street Soho Eating Restaurants Approved Wedding Venues Regent Street

Beaufort Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)
Beaufort Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)Top Pick

The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

The Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical, art deco setting in which to enjoy cocktails that push the boundaries. The...Read more

Nightlife Bars Strand Covent Garden

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Drama Park Lane
Drama Park LaneTop Pick

35 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7SD

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

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Duke of York's Theatre
Duke of York's TheatreTop Pick

Saint Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is an extraordinary success story. Founded in 1992, ATG is now the world’s number...Read more

Nightlife Theatres St Martin's Lane Covent Garden

Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum TheatreTop Pick

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

The Lyceum Theatre in London is a long and complex tale of success, downfall and rebirth. It all started in 1772 when...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Wellington Street Covent Garden

Mahiki
Mahiki MayfairTop Pick

1 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LD

Mahiki is an exclusive tropical Tiki themed paradise in Mayfair London.Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs Dover Street Themed Bars

Royal Opera House
Royal Opera HouseTop Pick

Bow Street, London

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Covent Garden

Cuckoo Club
The Cuckoo ClubTop Pick

Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4EZ

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

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

The May Fair Bar
The May Fair BarTop Pick

70 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

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

Nightlife Bars Stratton Street Mayfair Berkeley Street Cocktail Bars Wine & Champagne Bars

Part of The May Fair Hotel

Toy Room
Toy RoomTop Pick

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

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

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho Argyll Street

Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1

Shaka Zulu restaurant, bar and club at Stables Market, Camden Town in London regularly gains rave reviews. It's a...Read more

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs Camden Market Eating Restaurants

Jako London
Jako London

1A Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP

Jako London is located on Kensington High Street.Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Kensington Kensington High Street Kensington & Chelsea

 The Argyll Arms
The Argyll Arms

18 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TR

You will find The Argyll Arms in Oxford Circus London within a short stroll of Oxford Circus Tube, Oxford Street and...Read more

Bars Nightlife Pubs Argyll Street Soho Carnaby Street

1 Lombard Street
1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street, London, EC4N

1 Lombard Street is a Brasserie, Bar & fine dining restaurant at the heart of Bank in London. Where the city meets...Read more

Shopping Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants Lombard Street

100 Club
100 Club

100 Oxford Street, Fiztrovia, London, W1D 1LL

The 100 Club is one of the most celebrated live music venue in Europe and one of the most famous in the world. ...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Fitzrovia Oxford Street Live Music Venues

100 Wardour Street
100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Upstairs, our Lounge serves a diverse, all-day menu & is already gaining quite the reputation for its bottomless...Read more

Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants Soho Wardour Street

146 Paddington (at Hilton London Paddington)
146 Paddington (at Hilton London Paddington)

146 Praed Street, London, W2 1EE

Inspired by a location steeped in locomotive history and set to become as iconic as the station in which it can be...Read more

Bars Nightlife

Part of Hilton London Paddington

23 Paul Street
23 Paul Street

23 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4UQ

We are ethical. We are boutique. We are a house of striptease. A house for only the most discerning of rogues and...Read more

Nightlife Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs

28°-50°
28°-50°

17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2QH

If you love great food and wine, you'll love 28°-50°. The 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen concept takes the...Read more

Eating Restaurants Maddox Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Explore Mayfair

3 & 6 Bar (at Fortnum & Mason)
3 & 6 Bar (at Fortnum & Mason)

181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

Extraordinary cocktails, spirits, wine and food, in the heart of our 3rd floor.Read more

Eating Nightlife Restaurants Piccadilly St James's

Part of Fortnum & Mason (Piccadilly)

4 Mayfair Club
4 Mayfair Club

4 Mill Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2AX

Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, No 4 Mayfair is one of the relatively new gentlemen’s clubs in the borough....Read more

Living Life Nightlife Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs Mill Street Explore Mayfair

50 Mayfair
50 Mayfair

50 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4NY

Step into London’s first one of a kind entertainment experience, an oasis of luxury and refinement, in the heart of...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

68 & Boston
68 & Boston

5 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DD

Soho's award winning Wine Bar and Cocktail Lounge on Greek Street. Located beside Soho Square in the heart of theatre...Read more

Greek Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Wine & Champagne Bars

Adelphi Theatre
Adelphi Theatre

Strand, London

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

Nightlife Theatres Strand

Admiral Duncan
Admiral Duncan

54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UB

Welcome to the Admiral Duncan, a triumph of brash fun over basic flirting, this Soho stalwart attracts party-oriented...Read more

Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Gay Bars

Adventure Bar
Adventure Bar

20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP

A rabbit warren of wonder, a labyrinth of delight; this subterranean Covent Garden bar thrills with its architectural...Read more

Bedford Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar
Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar

20 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PZ

'The Best Blues Bar this side of the Atlantic, probably.Read more

Soho Kingly Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Carnaby Street

Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych, 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF

The Nederlander Organization operates 9 theatres on Broadway and a further 15 across North America.In London, we own...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Aldwych Aldwych Covent Garden

All Bar One (Bishopsgate)
All Bar One (Bishopsgate)

175 Bishopsgate, 175 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

City of London Nightlife Bars Bishopsgate

All Bar One (Byward Street)
All Bar One (Byward Street)

Tower Apartments, 16 Byward Street, London, EC3R 5BA

City of London Nightlife Bars Byward Street

All Bar One (Byward Street)
All Bar One (Byward Street)

Tower Apartments, 16 Byward Street, London, EC3R 5BA

City of London Nightlife Bars Byward Street

All Bar One (Henrietta Street)
All Bar One (Henrietta Street)

19 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QH

All Bar One Henrietta Street is a stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply...Read more

Henrietta Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

All Bar One (New Oxford Street)
All Bar One (New Oxford Street)

108 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HD

We’re the perfect place to meet friends, unwind after work or de-brief during the day. Whether you want to catch up...Read more

Eating Nightlife Bars New Oxford Street Oxford Street Fitzrovia

Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA

The Almeida has a curved back wall just behind the stage. This unusual feature has the effect of making audiences...Read more

Nightlife Theatres

American Bar (at the Beaumont)
American Bar (at the Beaumont)

8 Balderton Street Brown Hart Gardens, London, W1K 6TF

Jimmy's Bar belongs to the great tradition of American Bars that became legendary in London and Paris from the 1920s...Read more

Nightlife Bars Brown Hart Gardens Explore Mayfair

Part of The Beaumont

American Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)
American Bar (at The Savoy Hotel)

Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

The Savoy hotel's legendary art deco bar, with classic cocktails and live jazz pianist every night.Read more

Nightlife Bars Strand Covent Garden Cocktail Bars

Part of The Savoy Hotel

Annabel's Wine Cellar
Annabel's Wine Cellar

3 Hay's Mews, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PU

Annabel’s has a global reputation that has been established over the past five decades, founded on superb service,...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Hay's Mews Explore Mayfair Eating Restaurants

Antelope
Antelope

22 Eaton Terrace, London, SW1W 8EZ

Public HouseRead more

Eaton Terrace Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Apollo Victoria Theatre
Apollo Victoria Theatre

17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

The 2,328 seat theatre opened as a cinema in 1930. In the era of 'super' cinemas, Provincial Cinematograph Theatres...Read more

Nightlife Theatres

Appleberry Foods Limited
Appleberry Foods Limited

94 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8DT

APPLEBERRY FOODS LIMITED - Free company information from ... Bhavinkumar Inamdar, Temple Bar, Temple Underground...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Fleet Street

Aqua Spirit
Aqua Spirit

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

We are unable to take reservations for the terraces. Entrance is on a first come, first served basis. We open for...Read more

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Archer Street
Archer Street

3-4 Archer Street, Soho, London, W1D 7AP,

A Sophisticated Cocktail Lounge with A lot of personality. Located in the heart of London’s Westend, Archer Street...Read more

Archer Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Artesian Bar (at the Langham Hotel)
Artesian Bar (at the Langham Hotel)

1C Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

The Artesian bar is on the most famous bars in the world. It was winner of the World's Best Bars for four consecutive...Read more

Nightlife Bars Portland Place Marylebone Cocktail Bars

Part of The Langham Hotel

Arts Theatre
Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street, London, WC2H

Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Great Newport Street Covent Garden

Ashtar
Ashtar

81 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UD

Our Lounge is open from Midnight till 6:00 AM in the morning. Our Bar is open from midday till midnight. Our venue...Read more

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs

Aspall Bar
Aspall Bar

Imperial College Road, London, SW7

Our mission is to give you unforgettable memories of fantastic experiences. We want to hear your feedback – whether...Read more

Nightlife Bars Kensington

Augustus Harris
Augustus Harris

33 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JT

Augustus Harris is a wine bar and coffee shop inspired by the bàcari of Venice. We are open from midday serving...Read more

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Ba Shan Restaurant
Ba Shan Restaurant

24 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AH

Hunanese food is the fieriest of all the Chinese traditions: less oily than Szechuan and much more...Read more

Chinese Restaurants Romilly Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants

Bag O'Nails
Bag O'Nails

9 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PN

Tucked away in the heart of the bustling Soho district, the Bag O’Nails is a private members club offering a luxury...Read more

Nightlife Bars Kingly Street Soho Carnaby Street

Balls Brothers (Mayfair Exchange)
Balls Brothers (Mayfair Exchange)

34 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5DN

We're excited to open our doors to our loyal customers for our launch week. Come experience the new Mayfair! With an...Read more

Nightlife Bars Brook Street Explore Mayfair

Balls Brothers Wine Bar
Balls Brothers Wine Bar

38 Saint Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EX

Established in 1860, Balls Brothers is home to nine restaurants and bars in London. Join us for lunch, dinner or to...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants

Bar Américain
Bar Américain

20 Sherwood Street, Soho, London, W1F 7ED

A classic American bar, serving traditional mixed drinks in the most glamorous, authentic Art Deco surroundings. "A...Read more

Sherwood Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Wood Street

Bar American (at The Stafford Hotel)
Bar American (at The Stafford Hotel)

16 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ

The American Bar at The Stafford London is an institution in its own right where every available wall and surface is...Read more

Nightlife Bars St James's Cocktail Bars

Part of The Stafford Hotel

Bar Boulud (at Mandarin Oriental)
Bar Boulud (at Mandarin Oriental)

66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X

As the only London restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, Bar Boulud offers a truly special dining...Read more

Nightlife Bars Belgravia Knightsbridge Eating Restaurants

Part of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Bar Remo
Bar Remo

2 Princes Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 2LB

Family-run by the Vignali family for over 90 years, we pride ourselves on a warm and friendly welcome to all of our...Read more

Eating Restaurants Italian Restaurants Princes Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Explore Mayfair

Bar Rumba
Bar Rumba

36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, London, W1D 7EP

Bar Rumba is a late night party bar and club in London’s West End. Rumba plays commercial music, chart hits and dance...Read more

Nightlife Bars Shaftesbury Avenue

Bar Soho
Bar Soho

23-25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL

With a wide selection of wines and cocktails, parties here are always unforgettable. Inside you’ll find atmosphere...Read more

Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Bar Swift
Bar Swift

12 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TQ

Our Upstairs Bar is great for that spontaneous drink. We serve a short menu of light cocktails as well as any classic...Read more

Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

The Barbican was developed from designs by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon as part of a utopian vision to...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Silk Street

Barburrito
Barburrito

60B Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

Liverpool One · London Farringdon · London Hammersmith · London Paddington Station · Sheffield, Meadowhall ·...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Holborn Viaduct

Barley Mow
Barley Mow

82 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JF

Records show that an Inn was built on this site in the early 18th century. The current building was adopted as the...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Duke Street Eating American Restaurants Burger Restaurants Explore Mayfair

Barrafina (Dean Street)
Barrafina (Dean Street)

26-27 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL

Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar owned and operated by restaurateurs Sam & Eddie Hart. There are three...Read more

Spanish Restaurants Dean Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden

Barraka
Barraka

7 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LJ

We know how it feels to have a perfect meal after a long day at work and our aim is to fulfil that desire. Come and...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars

Barrio Soho
Barrio Soho

6 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 8PS

Barrio Soho celebrates the vibrancy, excitement and zest of Latin flavours. We embrace this clash with a mix of...Read more

Nightclubs Poland Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Barshu Restaurant
Barshu Restaurant

28 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 5LF

The food of Sichuan province in southwest China is one of the world’s great cuisines. Its most famous characteristic...Read more

Chinese Restaurants Frith Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants

Basement Sate
Basement Sate

8 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8HN

Created by two friends who love well made drinks, decadent desserts and meaningful music in equal parts. Inspired...Read more

Broadwick Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Be At One (Covent Garden)
Be At One (Covent Garden)

23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DA

With our team of highly-skilled bartenders, this tiny bar belies it's size by having the biggest party atmosphere in...Read more

Wellington Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

Be At One (Greek Street)
Be At One (Greek Street)

17 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DR

A great late night venue in Soho! Allegedly set on the site where Spandau Ballet filmed Chant No.1 (which...Read more

Greek Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Bedales Wine Bar
Bedales Wine Bar

55 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LT

City of London Nightlife Bars

Belgo (Centraal)
Belgo (Centraal)

50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LJ

By far one of the largest restaurants in London boasting a huge 12,000 square foot and seating up to 420 diners at...Read more

Earlham Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden

Belgo (Holborn)
Belgo (Holborn)

67 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 6TD

Located on the edge of Covent Garden, and a 5 minute walk from High Holborn Tube, Belgo Holborn is situated in what...Read more

Kingsway Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden

Belgo (Soho)
Belgo (Soho)

29-31 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JS

One of the newer members of the Belgo family based in the heart of Old Compton Street. Belgo Soho has two levels. The...Read more

Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants

Bellamy's
Bellamy's

18 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6LY

Bellamy’s was established in 2004 and is named after the club in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy of novels,...Read more

French Restaurants Bruton Place Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Explore Mayfair Eating Restaurants

Benugo (Curzon Street)
Benugo (Curzon Street)

14 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5HN

We're about great tasting food, made just for you. We bake all our own cakes in our London bakery and have specially...Read more

Eating Bakeries Curzon Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Explore Mayfair

Benugo Espresso Bar
Benugo Espresso Bar

Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QH

London, N1C 4QR; About Espresso Bar - St Pancras. Award-winning coffee served from a classic La Marzocco machine at...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Liverpool Street

BFI Southbank
BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road, London, SE1

A four-screen cinema venue showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films each year, with new and...Read more

Nightlife Cinemas

Home to: The Riverfront Cafe,Bar & Restaurant (at BFI Southbank)

Black Dice Bar
Black Dice Bar

25 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BH

Black Dice is a swish new cocktail lounge found tucked away behind a pink door underneath Momo on Heddon Street....Read more

Nightlife Bars Heddon Street Explore Mayfair

Black Roe
Black Roe

4 Mill Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2AX

Black Roe in the heart of Mayfair, brings the finest Pacific Rim cuisine. The intimate restaurant opened by Kurt...Read more

Mill Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Explore Mayfair Eating Restaurants

Blackbird
Blackbird

209 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9AN

Public HouseRead more

Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Blagclub
Blagclub

11 Russell Gardens, London, W14 8EZ

Capacity is 120 pax with a West London late license where last drinks are served at 2.00amAt blagclub Kensington we...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Kensington

Blind Spot
Blind Spot

45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX

Set behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins...Read more

St Martin's Lane Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

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