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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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

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Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis

26-29 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3LL

Quo Vadis is a historic Soho restaurant and members’ club with a colourful past and a timeless allure. Formerly a...Read more

Dean Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Approved Wedding Venues

Brasserie Zédel
Brasserie Zédel

20 Sherwood Street, Soho, London, W1F 7ED

A large, bustling Parisian brasserie transported to the heart of London. Open throughout the day, offering great...Read more

Eating Restaurants French Restaurants Sherwood Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Wood Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Brasserie Zédel
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Brasserie Zédel
Inspected: on 26/11/2018

DoubleTree Tower Hill by Hilton
DoubleTree Tower Hill by Hilton

7 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 4AF

Discover the City at the DoubleTree Tower Hill hotel, near Tower of London and financial hubs. Rooms with iMacs and...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Accommodation Hotels Pepys Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for DoubleTree Tower Hill by Hilton
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for DoubleTree Tower Hill by Hilton
Inspected: on 27/03/2018

Terroirs
Terroirs

5 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4DN

A vibrant wine bar in central London, serving drinks with energy and food with respect.Read more

Eating Restaurants French Restaurants William IV Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Terroirs
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Terroirs
Inspected: on 23/10/2018

City Social
City Social

Tower 42 (24th Floor), 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

Michelin star dining, offering modern-British cuisine with panoramic views of the city.Read more

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

66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Boulud (at Mandarin Oriental)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Boulud (at Mandarin Oriental)
Inspected: on 11/12/2017

Part of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Dehesa
Dehesa

25 Ganton Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 9BP

Dehesa is a charcuterie and tapas bar inspired by the cuisine of Spain and Italy. Dehesa opened in January 2008 and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Dehesa
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Dehesa
Inspected: on 16/02/2016

Opera Tavern
Opera Tavern

23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JS

Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of central London’s theatre land. Located on...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Opera Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Opera Tavern
Inspected: on 11/02/2016

Part of Salt Yard

Tapas Brindisa (Soho)
Tapas Brindisa (Soho)

46 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 7AF

Our family mission for the past 19 years has been to celebrate the varied cultures, landscapes and above all, the...Read more

Spanish Restaurants Broadwick Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Tapas Brindisa (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Tapas Brindisa (Soho)
Inspected: on 22/11/2012

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

Fera (at Claridge's Hotel)
Fera (at Claridge's Hotel)

49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

Fera, the Latin word for ‘wild’, reflects the powerful connection to nature that is at the heart of our...Read more

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Part of Claridge's Hotel

Hix (Soho)
Hix (Soho)

66-70 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9UP

The unequivocal jewel of Soho, HIX boasts a weekly-changing menu of seasonal British food and an eclectic collection...Read more

Eating Restaurants Brewer Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Barbican Arts Centre
Barbican Arts Centre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

City of London Nightlife Bars Silk Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Barbican Arts Centre
Hygiene Rating: 0/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Barbican Arts Centre
Inspected: on 01/01/1901

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Ba Shan Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Ba Shan Restaurant
Inspected: on 25/03/2015

Mon Plaisir
Mon Plaisir

19-21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DD

Mon Plaisir is London’s oldest French Restaurant and has been family owned for over fifty years. Established by the...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Mon Plaisir
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Mon Plaisir
Inspected: on 10/09/2018

Randall & Aubin
Randall & Aubin

14-16 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0SG

Launched in 1996 on Brewer Street in Soho, Randall & Aubin is an Anglo/French Brasserie that specialises in seafood...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Randall & Aubin
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Randall & Aubin
Inspected: on 03/07/2018

Galvin at Windows (at the Hilton Park Lane)
Galvin at Windows (at the Hilton Park Lane)

22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE

With an interior evoking the glamour of the 1930s, Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar has become...Read more

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Part of Hilton Hotel Park Lane

Koya Bar
Koya Bar

50 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SQ

This sibling to the original Koya doesn't stand in the shadow of its departed neighbour - it's asserted its own...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Koya Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Koya Bar
Inspected: on 18/09/2013

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

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Centraal)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Centraal)
Inspected: on 18/02/2019

Copita
Copita

27 D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EP

We love the Spanish culture of eating either standing up or on stools at bar level. We think it creates an upbeat,...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Copita
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Copita
Inspected: on 29/05/2015

Barbecoa Restaurant
Barbecoa Restaurant

20 New Change, London, EC4M 9AG

City of London Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Barbecoa Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 0/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Barbecoa Restaurant
Inspected: on 01/01/1901

Royal National Theatre
Royal National Theatre

Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX

The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible.We...Read more

Nightlife

Ember Yard
Ember Yard

60 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8SU

Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant from Salt Yard Group and has been influenced by our travels around Spain and...Read more

Berwick Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Ember Yard
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Ember Yard
Inspected: on 26/03/2019

Gordon's Wine Bar
Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers Street, Strand, London, WC2N 6NE

Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London having been established in 1890. The bar is very...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Gordon's Wine Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Gordon's Wine Bar
Inspected: on 24/10/2018

Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant
Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant

15 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 8QE

We are a traditional restaurant which moves along with the times, loved by the local community. We are not here to...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Vasco & Piero's Pavilion Restaurant
Inspected: on 29/10/2018

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

China Tang (at The Dorchester)
China Tang (at The Dorchester)

53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

China Tang was conceived by Sir David Tang, the founder of China Clubs in Hong Kong, Peking and Singapore, as well as...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for China Tang (at The Dorchester)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for China Tang (at The Dorchester)
Inspected: on 28/09/2016

Part of The Dorchester Hotel

Le Bar (West Smithfield)
Le Bar (West Smithfield)

59 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Bar (West Smithfield)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Bar (West Smithfield)
Inspected: on 12/03/2019

Masala Zone (Soho)
Masala Zone (Soho)

9 Marshall Street, Soho, London, W1F 7ER

Masala Zone Soho has been widely praised from the time it opened in 2001. Evening Standard has rated us as one of...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Masala Zone (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Masala Zone (Soho)
Inspected: on 24/01/2018

The Barbary
The Barbary

16 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

The Barbary is situated in the iconic Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. The restaurant takes inspiration from the Barbary...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Barbary
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Barbary
Inspected: on 12/12/2017

The Nadler Soho Hotel
The Nadler Soho Hotel

10 Carlisle Street, Soho, London, W1D 3BR

Welcome to The Nadler Soho, our 78 room, affordable luxury, boutique hotel - located in the heart of Soho. Known...Read more

Carlisle Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Accommodation Hotels

Cafe Below,Crypt and Coffee Bar
Cafe Below,Crypt and Coffee Bar

Saint Mary Le Bow Church, Cheapside, London, EC2V 6AU

City of London Nightlife Bars Nightlife Bars Eating Cafes & Coffee Shops Cheapside


Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe Below,Crypt and Coffee Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Cafe Below,Crypt and Coffee Bar
Inspected: on 06/02/2018

Mele e Pere
Mele e Pere

46 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TF

Independent and family-run, we opened Mele e Pere in the heart of Soho in February 2012. We wanted to create a...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Mele e Pere
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Mele e Pere
Inspected: on 05/10/2012

The Bar & Lounge (at The Goring Hotel)
The Bar & Lounge (at The Goring Hotel)

15 Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

With an impressive list of Champagnes, wines by the glass, remarkable spirits and cocktails, the inviting ambience of...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Bar & Lounge (at The Goring Hotel)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Bar & Lounge (at The Goring Hotel)
Inspected: on 06/07/2017

Part of The Goring Hotel

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

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Aqua Kyoto
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Aqua Kyoto
Inspected: on 12/09/2018

Inamo
Inamo

134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP

Inamo is a pineering Asian fusion restaurants and bars group.Read more

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Kitchen Table (at Bubbledogs)
Kitchen Table (at Bubbledogs)

70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG

Tucked away at the back of Bubbledogs through a discrete entrance, is the 20 seat Kitchen Table. Read more

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Part of Bubbledogs

The Promenade (at The Dorchester)
The Promenade (at The Dorchester)

53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

Frequently referred to as ‘the drawing room of Mayfair’ since opening in 1931, The Promenade is the heart of The...Read more

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Part of The Dorchester Hotel

Theatre Royal (Drury Lane)
Theatre Royal (Drury Lane)

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF

Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Catherine Street Covent Garden Approved Wedding Venues

Polpo (Soho)
Polpo (Soho)

41 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9SB

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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Food Hygiene Ratings for Polpo (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Polpo (Soho)
Inspected: on 07/05/2015

Shackfuyu
Shackfuyu

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

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

Eating Restaurants Japanese & Sushi Restaurants Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Shackfuyu
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Shackfuyu
Inspected: on 17/12/2018

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

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Food Hygiene Ratings for 1 Lombard Street
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for 1 Lombard Street
Inspected: on 14/11/2018

Hubbard & Bell (at The Hoxton Holborn Hotel)
Hubbard & Bell (at The Hoxton Holborn Hotel)

199 - 206 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7BW

Hubbard & Bell is a cafe, bar and grill in Holborn, Central London, open from early morning until late at...Read more

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The Duck & Rice
The Duck & Rice

90 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0QB

The Duck+Rice is a Soho pub serving Chinese comfort food. Downstairs is a public bar, fronting onto the bustling...Read more

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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

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bellamy's
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bellamy's
Inspected: on 17/07/2018

The Breakfast Club (D'Arblay Street)
The Breakfast Club (D'Arblay Street)

33 D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EU

Ahh, good old Soho BC. Small but mighty, this is the cafe where it all began when we opened up on D’Arblay Street in...Read more

Nightlife Pubs D'Arblay Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Breakfast Club (D'Arblay Street)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Breakfast Club (D'Arblay Street)
Inspected: on 09/06/2017

Voodoo Ray's
Voodoo Ray's

95 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB

Ray's Bar is a cocktail bar with DJs until late and live jazz every Wednesday. Bookings and walk-ins are both welcome.Read more

Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Voodoo Ray's
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Voodoo Ray's
Inspected: on 26/01/2018

Leggero
Leggero

64 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UQ

LEGGERO in Italian means light. A destination for all; a casual dining room located in the very heart of vibrant...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Leggero
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Leggero
Inspected: on 26/07/2017

Buddha Bar
Buddha Bar

145 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA

A decadent and unique venue, the award winning Buddha-Bar London, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, is well...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Buddha Bar
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Buddha Bar
Inspected: on 11/02/2019

Lots Road Pub & Dining room
Lots Road Pub & Dining room

Knowles & Christou Ltd, 114 Lots Road, London, SW10 0RJ

Lots Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

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

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Holborn)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Holborn)
Inspected: on 07/11/2018

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Soho)
Inspected: on 27/07/2018

Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar

139 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 9QU

A lovely day was had by all, from the children in the afternoon who had their faces painted, to the adults in the...Read more

Nightlife Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Ebury Restaurant & Wine Bar
Inspected: on 28/10/2014

Heddon Street Kitchen
Heddon Street Kitchen

3-9 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4BE

Gordon Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen is located just off Regent's Street, in the heart of the West End. Heddon...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Heddon Street Kitchen
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Heddon Street Kitchen
Inspected: on 13/01/2018

Hush
Hush

Lancashire Court, 8 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

Tucked away in a hidden courtyard in the historic heart of Mayfair, Hush remains one of Londons favourite dining...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Hush
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Hush
Inspected: on 19/03/2019

Lina Stores
Lina Stores

18 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0SH

Lina Stores is an Italian delicatessen in the heart of London's Soho. We import and sell authentic Italian produce,...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Lina Stores
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Lina Stores
Inspected: on 01/03/2010

Nightjar
Nightjar

129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB

Our inspiration comes from an age when live music was a customary part of a good night out, drinking was a...Read more

Nightlife Bars City Road


Food Hygiene Ratings for Nightjar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Nightjar
Inspected: on 19/03/2019

Wahaca (Soho)
Wahaca (Soho)

80 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TF

Alongside Thomsina Miers’ delicious street food dishes, muralled walls and laid back ambiance, Wahaca Soho also...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Wahaca (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Wahaca (Soho)
Inspected: on 30/04/2019

Zelman Meats
Zelman Meats

2 St Anne's Court, Soho, London, W1F 0AZ

Located in one of those well-hidden streets of Soho, a stones throw from hectic Dean Street, our original Zelman...Read more

St Anne's Court Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Zelman Meats
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Zelman Meats
Inspected: on 07/02/2018

Bonds
Bonds

11-16 Dering Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1AR

We are a relaxed, modern bar based in the heart of Mayfair, and we offer the best food and drink service delivered by...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bonds
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bonds
Inspected: on 20/02/2014

Browns (Covent Garden)
Browns (Covent Garden)

82-84 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AG

Lively, vibrant, eclectic Covent Garden is in the heart of the West End, surrounded by theatres, galleries, shops and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Browns (Covent Garden)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Browns (Covent Garden)
Inspected: on 18/07/2018

Cutter & Squidge
Cutter & Squidge

20 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0SJ

Cutter & Squidge are two food obsessed sisters and the journey all began from a 'compact' kitchen in North West...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Cutter & Squidge
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Cutter & Squidge
Inspected: on 03/10/2018

Jinjuu (Soho)
Jinjuu (Soho)

15 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PS

Jinjuu, meaning “PEARL”, is London’s premier modern Korean food restaurant with celebrity chef, Judy Joo, at the...Read more

Kingly Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Carnaby Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Jinjuu (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Jinjuu (Soho)
Inspected: on 25/05/2018

Kulu Kulu Sushi
Kulu Kulu Sushi

76 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TU

At Kulu Kulu you sit around a conveyer belt and wait for your food to come to you. It’s reasonably healthy, quick and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Kulu Kulu Sushi
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Kulu Kulu Sushi
Inspected: on 14/08/2018

Mamie's
Mamie's

19 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JS

MAMIE’S was opened in 2016 by Aymeric Peurois, its founder and director. MAMIE’S is a true Breton crêperie located...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Mamie's
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Mamie's
Inspected: on 08/02/2018

The French House
The French House

49 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 5BG

The French offers a warm welcome to friends and newcomers alike, together with a choice of thirty superb champagnes...Read more

Nightlife Bars Dean Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The French House
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The French House
Inspected: on 27/03/2018

The Lemon Tree
The Lemon Tree

4 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4BP

Welcome to the gorgeous Lemon Tree pub in Covent Garden. Offering delicious authentic Thai cuisine, a great selection...Read more

Nightlife Bars Bedfordbury Covent Garden Eating Thai Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Lemon Tree
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Lemon Tree
Inspected: on 09/01/2018

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

Churchill Arms
Churchill Arms

119 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN

Dripping in flowers and crammed with Churchill memorabilia, The Churchill Arms is one of London’s most recognisable...Read more

Kensington Church Street Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Mall Tavern
Mall Tavern

Mall Tavern, 71 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8 4RU

Public HouseRead more

Palace Gardens Terrace Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Wigmore (at The Ritz)
The Wigmore (at The Ritz)

Langham House, 1C Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA

The Wigmore, a new modern British Tavern is now open. Located on Regent Street, The Wigmore is set to become a new...Read more

Nightlife Bars Pubs Marylebone Portland Place

Part of The Langham Hotel

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

10-11 Lancashire Court, London, W1S 1EY

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

Nightlife Bars Brook Street New Bond Street Oxford Street Old Bond Street Lancashire Court Mayfair Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Mews of Mayfair
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Mews of Mayfair
Inspected: on 24/07/2018

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for 100 Wardour Street
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for 100 Wardour Street
Inspected: on 21/03/2019

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

Eating Restaurants Italian Restaurants Catherine Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Augustus Harris
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Augustus Harris
Inspected: on 26/01/2016

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Black Roe
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Black Roe
Inspected: on 15/01/2019

Le Petit Sud
Le Petit Sud

1 Palace Gate, London, W8 5LS

Le Petit Sud is a Bistro and Wine bar in the heart of Kensington, opposite Hyde park, minutes away from Royal Albert...Read more

Nightlife Bars Kensington


Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Petit Sud
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Petit Sud
Inspected: on 07/09/2016

Proud Cabaret (City)
Proud Cabaret (City)

1 Mark Lane, London, EC3R 7AH

Enjoy our cabaret cocktail club; Our bartenders will tempt you with an extraordinary variety of Prohibition era...Read more

City of London Nightlife Bars Mincing Lane


Food Hygiene Ratings for Proud Cabaret (City)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Proud Cabaret (City)
Inspected: on 13/06/2019

The One Tun
The One Tun

Young One Tun, 58-60 Goodge Street, London, W1T 4ND

Friendly local serving real ales and an all-day bar menu.Read more

Nightlife Bars Goodge Street Fitzrovia


Food Hygiene Ratings for The One Tun
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The One Tun
Inspected: on 09/05/2019

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

Nightlife Bars Tourist Attractions Argyll Street Soho Approved Wedding Venues Cocktail Bars Rooftop Bars Wine & Champagne Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Aqua Spirit
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Aqua Spirit
Inspected: on 12/09/2018

Christopher's
Christopher's

18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

Originally opened in 1991 in the heart of Covent Garden, Christopher’s has established itself as one of London’s...Read more

American Restaurants Wellington Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Christopher's
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Christopher's
Inspected: on 14/08/2018

The Punchbowl
The Punchbowl

41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RP

As one of Mayfair’s oldest pubs, we know a thing or two about good food and wine and pride ourselves on offering a...Read more

Nightlife Gastro Pubs British Restaurants Eating Restaurants Farm Street Explore Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Punchbowl
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Punchbowl
Inspected: on 21/11/2017

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Shaka Zulu
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Shaka Zulu
Inspected: on 03/01/2019

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

Claridge's Bar (at Claridge's Hotel)
Claridge's Bar (at Claridge's Hotel)

49 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HW

Claridge’s Bar serves an impeccable selection of rare and exceptional drinks. From the finest vintage champagnes and...Read more

Nightlife Bars Brook Street Mayfair Wine & Champagne Bars

Part of Claridge's Hotel

Donmar Warehouse
Donmar Warehouse

41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LX

Led by Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham, the Donmar is an intimate 251-seat,...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Covent Garden

Elephant & Castle Public House
Elephant & Castle Public House

Elephant & Castle, 40 Holland Street, London, W8 4LT

Public HouseRead more

Holland Street Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Experimental Cocktail Club
Experimental Cocktail Club

13A Gerrard Street , Covent Garden, London, W1D 5PS

A great place for great cocktails.Read more

Nightlife Soho Pubs Gerrard Street Covent Garden

Wellington Lounge
Wellington Lounge

The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QY

Wellington Lounge stands proudly on the former site of 145 Piccadilly; Her Majesty the Queen’s former childhood home....Read more

Nightlife Hamilton Place Explore Mayfair

Harry's Bar (Abchurch Yard)
Harry's Bar (Abchurch Yard)

5 Abchurch Yard, London, EC4N 7BA

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Harry's Bar (Abchurch Yard)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Harry's Bar (Abchurch Yard)
Inspected: on 18/12/2018

The Groucho Club
The Groucho Club

45 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QB

The Groucho Club is a private members club open to men and women formed in 1985. Dreamt up by a group of publishers...Read more

Dean Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Covent Garden Approved Wedding Venues


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Groucho Club
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Groucho Club
Inspected: on 25/02/2016

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for The May Fair Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The May Fair Bar
Inspected: on 05/02/2018

Part of The May Fair Hotel

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for 28°-50°
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for 28°-50°
Inspected: on 12/09/2018

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for 4 Mayfair Club
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for 4 Mayfair Club
Inspected: on 25/02/2009

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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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Blue Plaques in London

Ludgate Blue Plaque - Site of Ludgate demolished 1760
Eadweard Muybridge Green Plaque - Childhood home of Eadweard Muybridge  pioneer photographer 1830-1904
Elizabeth Fry Brown Plaque - The Elizabeth Fry Refuge 1849-1913  To help women in need.  Elizabeth Fry, 1780-1845  Reformer of conditions  for female prisoners.
F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas Blue Plaque - Wing Commander F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas GC  1902-1964 secret agent codename "The White Rabbit" lived here
Ladbroke Grove Train Disaster Black Plaque - This plaque was laid from the staff at Sainsbury's in memory of those lost in the Ladbroke Grove Train Disaster 5th October 1999. "We will remember them."
George Eliot Blue Plaque - "George Eliot" novelist lived here

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