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 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


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Argyll Arms
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Argyll Arms
Inspected: on 29/10/2013

The Audley
The Audley

41-43 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2RX

The Audley was established in 1730 as The Bricklayers Arms and was rebuilt in 1888 on the instructions of the Duke of...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Mount Street Explore Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Audley
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Audley
Inspected: on 23/01/2018

The Beer House
The Beer House

Charing Cross Station (next to platform 1), Soho, London, WC2N 5HS

Before Charing Cross Station was built, there was a village named Charing. People met there to drink on their...Read more

Nightlife Covent Garden Pubs Charing Cross Station Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Beer House
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Beer House
Inspected: on 12/10/2015

The Blind Pig (at Social Eating House)
The Blind Pig (at Social Eating House)

58 Poland Street, London, W1F 7NR

Upstairs is award-winning barThe Blind Pig. An electric interiorwith a vintage twistof antique mirroredceilings,...Read more

Nightlife Bars Poland Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Blind Pig (at Social Eating House)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Blind Pig (at Social Eating House)
Inspected: on 15/05/2018

Part of Social Eating House

The Britannia
The Britannia

1 Allen Street, London, W8 6UX

The Britannia is tucked away just off Kensington High Street, at No. 1 Allen Street, and has been looking after our...Read more

Nightlife Bars Pubs Kensington


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Britannia
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Britannia
Inspected: on 05/09/2018

The Burlington Arms
The Burlington Arms

21 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2JL

The Burlington Arms is a central London Victoria pub with traditional decor. The Burlington Arms is situated on a...Read more

Nightlife Gastro Pubs Old Burlington Street Explore Mayfair Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Burlington Arms
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Burlington Arms
Inspected: on 08/10/2015

The Cambridge
The Cambridge

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

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

Nightlife Bars Charing Cross Road Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Cambridge
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Cambridge
Inspected: on 13/01/2012

The Clarence
The Clarence

4 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LB

Located in the bustle of Piccadilly, a short walk from Green Park tube, The Clarence in Mayfair offers a welcoming...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Dover Street Explore Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Clarence
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Clarence
Inspected: on 07/07/2014

The Club (at The Ivy)
The Club (at The Ivy)

9 West Street , Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NE

The Club at The Ivy opened in September 2008, spanning three floors above The Ivy restaurant. The entrance is...Read more

Nightlife West Street Eating Restaurants Covent Garden Approved Wedding Venues


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Club (at The Ivy)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Club (at The Ivy)
Inspected: on 12/02/2018

Part of The Ivy (West Street)

The Crown
The Crown

64 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9TP

You will find The Crown in Brewer Street London within a short stroll of Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and...Read more

Nightlife Bars Brewer Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Crown
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Crown
Inspected: on 26/09/2018

The Crown & Two Chairmen
The Crown & Two Chairmen

31-32 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SB

We are your local pub, proudly serving some of soho's best pints along with awesome food and our excellent sunday...Read more

Nightlife Bars Dean Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Crown & Two Chairmen
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Crown & Two Chairmen
Inspected: on 18/12/2012

The Delhi Brasserie
The Delhi Brasserie

44 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SB

For thirty years, the Delhi Brasserie Indian Restaurant in Soho, London has been serving the highest quality Indian...Read more

Frith Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Indian Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Delhi Brasserie
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Delhi Brasserie
Inspected: on 24/02/2015

The Dog & Duck
The Dog & Duck

18 Bateman Street, Soho, London, W1D 3AJ

You will find The Dog and Duck in Soho London within a short stroll of Dean Street, Greek Street and Frith Street -...Read more

Nightlife Bars Bateman Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Dog & Duck
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Dog & Duck
Inspected: on 12/12/2012

The Donovan Bar (at Brown's Hotel)
The Donovan Bar (at Brown's Hotel)

33 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP

Our homage to sixties london, the donovan bar serves expertly-mixed cocktails and a menu of hix british snacks. Enjoy...Read more

Nightlife Bars Albemarle Street Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Donovan Bar (at Brown's Hotel)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Donovan Bar (at Brown's Hotel)
Inspected: on 14/05/2018

Part of Brown's Hotel

The Fitzroy Tavern
The Fitzroy Tavern

18 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LY

The Fitzroy Tavern is a public house situated at 16 Charlotte Street in the Fitzrovia district of central London,...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Charlotte Street Fitzrovia


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Fitzroy Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Fitzroy Tavern
Inspected: on 14/08/2017

The George
The George

1 D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8DG

There’s no shortage of great pubs in Soho - but a visit to The George is special. Cross the threshold to a warm...Read more

Pubs D'Arblay Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Pizza Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The George
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The George
Inspected: on 27/07/2018

The Goat Tavern
The Goat Tavern

The Goat, 3A Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP

Public HouseRead more

Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs Kensington Bars Gastro Pubs


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Goat Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Goat Tavern
Inspected: on 30/10/2017

The Golden Lion
The Golden Lion

25 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QY

Eating Nightlife Restaurants Pubs British Restaurants King Street St James's King Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Golden Lion
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Golden Lion
Inspected: on 07/10/2013

The Green Man (Berwick Street)
The Green Man (Berwick Street)

57 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8SR

It may be sandwiched between hectic Oxford Street and vibrant Soho, but The Green Man feels like it's a world...Read more

Nightlife Bars Berwick Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Green Man (Berwick Street)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Green Man (Berwick Street)
Inspected: on 19/05/2014

The Hercules Pillars
The Hercules Pillars

18 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5DG

The Hercules Pillars is a charming traditional English pub that can be found minutes away from Holborn Station. This...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Covent Garden Queen Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Hercules Pillars
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Hercules Pillars
Inspected: on 14/06/2017

The King's Head
The King's Head

10 Stafford Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4RX

You will find The King's Head in Mayfair London within a short stroll of Piccadilly, Old Bond Street and Green Park...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Stafford Street Explore Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for The King's Head
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The King's Head
Inspected: on 31/07/2014

The Larder
The Larder

8 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF

All day café for health conscious eats with a deli counter.Read more

Nightlife Bars Cafes & Coffee Shops Pearson Square Fitzrovia


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Larder
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Larder
Inspected: on 30/11/2017

The Loop Bar
The Loop Bar

19 Dering Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1AH

Located in-between London's famous Oxford, Regent & New Bond Streets, Loop is a dedicated party playground - a mecca...Read more

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs Dering Street Explore Mayfair Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Loop Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Loop Bar
Inspected: on 18/02/2015

The Marquis
The Marquis

51-52 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS

The Marquis The Marquis’ history is as colourful as the people who drink here. The name The Marquis is rooted in...Read more

Pubs Chandos Place Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Marquis
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Marquis
Inspected: on 28/01/2015

The Nags Head (Aldgate)
The Nags Head (Aldgate)

17-19 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1DU

The Nags Head is one of London's oldest dance establishments where you can enjoy exotic performances from dancers...Read more

Nightlife Bars Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Nags Head (Aldgate)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Nags Head (Aldgate)
Inspected: on 12/06/2018

The Nellie Dean
The Nellie Dean

89 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SU

Our little corner of Soho has been home to a pub since way back in 1748. The area changed a lot during the years in...Read more

Nightlife Bars Dean Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Nellie Dean
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Nellie Dean
Inspected: on 14/12/2017

The Nest
The Nest

36 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XJ

Since opening in 2010, The Nest has become renowned for showcasing the newest and most exciting dance music talent...Read more

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Nest
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Nest
Inspected: on 11/01/2019

The Princess Of Wales
The Princess Of Wales

27 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 6ND

You will find The Princess Of Wales in Charing Cross London within a short stroll of Embankment, Charing Cross Tube...Read more

Nightlife Bars Villiers Street Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Princess Of Wales
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Princess Of Wales
Inspected: on 22/10/2013

The Queen's Head
The Queen's Head

15 Denman Street, Soho, London, W1D 7HN

The Queen's Head is a rare independent pub in the heart of London's West End. A hideout two steps away from the...Read more

Nightlife Denman Street Soho Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Queen's Head
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Queen's Head
Inspected: on 30/10/2015

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

Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT

The Riverfront is a busy, attractive bar on one-side, a relaxed, welcoming restaurant on the other. With lots of...Read more

Nightlife Bars American Restaurants Burger Restaurants Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Riverfront Cafe,Bar & Restaurant (at BFI Southbank)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Riverfront Cafe,Bar & Restaurant (at BFI Southbank)
Inspected: on 18/07/2016

Part of BFI Southbank

The Rosebery Lounge (at Mandarin Oriental)
The Rosebery Lounge (at Mandarin Oriental)

66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Discover a quintessentially British experience by joining us for traditional afternoon tea at The Rosebery Lounge,...Read more

Nightlife Bars Belgravia Knightsbridge


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Rosebery Lounge (at Mandarin Oriental)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Rosebery Lounge (at Mandarin Oriental)
Inspected: on 11/12/2017

Part of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

The Salisbury
The Salisbury

90 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AP

We've been providing the best British pub food and drink to the people of our great cities for over two...Read more

Nightlife Pubs St Martin's Lane Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Salisbury
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Salisbury
Inspected: on 09/01/2013

The Ship
The Ship

116 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TT

The best nights out in Soho always start at The Ship - a lively local at the heart of the Soho music scene. A relaxed...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Soho Wardour Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Ship
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Ship
Inspected: on 27/05/2016

The Ship & Shovell
The Ship & Shovell

1-3 Craven Passage, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 5PH

The Ship & Shovell (that’s Shovell, not shovel!) is London’s only pub in two parts. The unique building is split over...Read more

Nightlife Bars Craven Passage Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Ship & Shovell
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Ship & Shovell
Inspected: on 16/02/2016

The St Barts Brewery (West Smithfield)
The St Barts Brewery (West Smithfield)

66 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DY

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for The St Barts Brewery (West Smithfield)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The St Barts Brewery (West Smithfield)
Inspected: on 15/04/2019

The Three Greyhounds
The Three Greyhounds

25 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DD

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

Nightlife Bars Greek Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Three Greyhounds
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Three Greyhounds
Inspected: on 07/07/2011

The Warwick
The Warwick

1-3 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5LR

Winter is upon us, and so is our specially designed food menu. Happy Hour Daily 5pm-8pm with up to 50% off...Read more

Eating Nightlife Gastro Pubs Warwick Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Warwick
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Warwick
Inspected: on 21/02/2017

The Wellington
The Wellington

351 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0HS

Our pub dates from 1903 and is well known for featuring an attractive neo-gothic exterior. We retain many lovely...Read more

Pubs Strand Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Wellington
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Wellington
Inspected: on 24/07/2018

The White Hart
The White Hart

191 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5QD

The Old Bailey archives reveal this corner to be the first and oldest licensed premise in London, dating back to...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Drury Lane Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The White Hart
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The White Hart
Inspected: on 17/05/2017

The White Horse Pub
The White Horse Pub

45 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PB

Pub in LondonRead more

Nightlife Eating Gastro Pubs Rupert Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The White Horse Pub
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The White Horse Pub
Inspected: on 20/08/2018

The White Lion
The White Lion

24 James Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8NS

You will find The White Lion in Covent Garden London within a short stroll of Covent Garden Tube, Long Acre and...Read more

Nightlife Bars James Street Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The White Lion
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The White Lion
Inspected: on 17/02/2014

Tonteria
Tonteria

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Tonteria
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Tonteria
Inspected: on 16/02/2017

Two Floors
Two Floors

3 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PD

Bar in SohoRead more

Kingly Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Carnaby Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Two Floors
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Two Floors
Inspected: on 18/02/2011

Village
Village

81 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QD

The Village really does offer something for everyone 'all under one roof'. The upstairs 'Soho Bar' dance floor is...Read more

Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Soho Wardour Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Village
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Village
Inspected: on 02/03/2017

Wagamama (Kingsway)
Wagamama (Kingsway)

123 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 6PA

‘kaizen’, meaning ‘good change’ is the philosophy that sits right at our heart. it shapes every dish we create, and...Read more

Eating Restaurants Japanese & Sushi Restaurants Kingsway Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Wagamama (Kingsway)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Wagamama (Kingsway)
Inspected: on 21/05/2018

We Are Bar (Bishopsgate)
We Are Bar (Bishopsgate)

Broadgate Business Centre, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TQ

City of London Nightlife Bars Bishopsgate


Food Hygiene Ratings for We Are Bar (Bishopsgate)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for We Are Bar (Bishopsgate)
Inspected: on 05/02/2018

Willys Wine Bar
Willys Wine Bar

Willys Wine Bar, 107 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5JF

City of London Nightlife Bars Fenchurch Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Willys Wine Bar
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Willys Wine Bar
Inspected: on 10/05/2018

Ye Grapes
Ye Grapes

16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7QQ

Ye Grapes is a handsome old building set in a corner of Shepherd Market, containing an eccentric collection of olde...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Shepherd Market Explore Mayfair Eating Thai Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Ye Grapes
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Ye Grapes
Inspected: on 12/03/2018

Zoo Bar & Club
Zoo Bar & Club

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

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

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs Leicester Square


Food Hygiene Ratings for Zoo Bar & Club
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Zoo Bar & Club
Inspected: on 17/03/2017

Secrets Covent Garden
Secrets (Covent Garden)Top Pick

51 Parker Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5PS

One of our favourite strip clubs in London. Great management and beautiful dancers. Great for corporate entertaining....Read more

Bars Nightlife Holborn Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs Covent Garden Parker Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Secrets (Covent Garden)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Secrets (Covent Garden)
Inspected: on 31/03/2014

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for 100 Club
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for 100 Club
Inspected: on 29/01/2014

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for All Bar One (Byward Street)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for All Bar One (Byward Street)
Inspected: on 31/01/2019

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for All Bar One (Byward Street)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for All Bar One (Byward Street)
Inspected: on 31/01/2019

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Archer Street
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Archer Street
Inspected: on 21/03/2017

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Remo
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Remo
Inspected: on 21/11/2018

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


Food Hygiene Ratings for Benugo Espresso Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Benugo Espresso Bar
Inspected: on 04/06/2018

Bloomsbury Tavern
Bloomsbury Tavern

236 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8EG

One of the most historic pubs in Holborn, The Bloomsbury Tavern was once the ominous final watering hole en route to...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Shaftesbury Avenue Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Bloomsbury Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bloomsbury Tavern
Inspected: on 24/05/2016

Byward Kitchen and Bar
Byward Kitchen and Bar

Byward Street, London, EC3R 5BJ

City of London Nightlife Bars Byward Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Byward Kitchen and Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Byward Kitchen and Bar
Inspected: on 12/02/2019

Comptons of Soho
Comptons of Soho

51-53 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HN

Soho’s favourite gay bar. Beautifully intricate interiors and top DJ’s every weekend. Read more

Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Gay Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Comptons of Soho
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Comptons of Soho
Inspected: on 09/06/2015

Corney and Barrow (Exchange Square)
Corney and Barrow (Exchange Square)

5 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EH

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Corney and Barrow (Exchange Square)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Corney and Barrow (Exchange Square)
Inspected: on 11/12/2018

Crusting Pipe
Crusting Pipe

Jubilee Market Hall, 30 Tavistock Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RD

The Crusting Pipe is one of Covent Gardens most original finds just minutes away from Charing Cross, Embankment,...Read more

Tavistock Court Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Crusting Pipe
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Crusting Pipe
Inspected: on 20/01/2018

Davy's at St James's
Davy's at St James's

20 King Street, London, SW1A 1EE

An atmospheric cellar bar, elegant private rooms and the original arches of the Champagne vaults offer endless...Read more

Nightlife Bars Pubs King Street St James's Crown Passage King Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for Davy's at St James's
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Davy's at St James's
Inspected: on 17/10/2017

Dirty Martini (Mayfair)
Dirty Martini (Mayfair)

10C Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1JH

If you’re after a chic and contemporary cocktail bar in London’s Mayfair, then look no further. Situated just a short...Read more

Nightlife Bars Hanover Square Mayfair Cocktail Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Dirty Martini (Mayfair)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Dirty Martini (Mayfair)
Inspected: on 29/01/2018

Ferrari's Snack Bar
Ferrari's Snack Bar

8 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9JR

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Ferrari's Snack Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Ferrari's Snack Bar
Inspected: on 23/10/2017

Garrick Arms
Garrick Arms

8-10 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 0HG

A little something for everyone, our Greene King Pubs bring people and communities together. We have around 800...Read more

Nightlife Bars Charing Cross Road Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for Garrick Arms
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Garrick Arms
Inspected: on 12/02/2016

Graphic Bar
Graphic Bar

4 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9HT

At Graphic we’re surrounded by our two favourite things, a world-class gin collection and the latest in...Read more

Golden Square Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Graphic Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Graphic Bar
Inspected: on 24/03/2018

Harry's Bar and Pizzeria (Black Friars Lane)
Harry's Bar and Pizzeria (Black Friars Lane)

15 Black Friars Lane, London, EC4V 6ER

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Harry's Bar and Pizzeria (Black Friars Lane)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Harry's Bar and Pizzeria (Black Friars Lane)
Inspected: on 18/03/2019

Heaven
Heaven

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

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

Nightlife Bars Nightclubs Gay Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Heaven
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Heaven
Inspected: on 29/03/2017

Jamie's Wine Bar and Restaurant
Jamie's Wine Bar and Restaurant

36 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0BH

City of London Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants


Food Hygiene Ratings for Jamie's Wine Bar and Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Jamie's Wine Bar and Restaurant
Inspected: on 05/02/2018

La Porchetta Pollo Bar
La Porchetta Pollo Bar

20 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TW

La Porchetta harks back to a time when signed, black-and-white photos of film stars were standard-issue wallpaper for...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for La Porchetta Pollo Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for La Porchetta Pollo Bar
Inspected: on 19/03/2019

Le Beaujolais
Le Beaujolais

25 Litchfield Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NJ

Steeped in history, Le Beaujolais resides at an address that has managed to stay in French hands ever since the war....Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Beaujolais
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Beaujolais
Inspected: on 10/10/2018

Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien

18 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HU

At Le Pain Quotidien, we believe that our environment is everything. Our mission to serve fresh, wholesome food means...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Pain Quotidien
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Pain Quotidien
Inspected: on 29/01/2018

Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf

41 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7LJ

A Canadian sports bar and grill located in Covent Garden.Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Maple Leaf
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Maple Leaf
Inspected: on 16/06/2014

Milk & Honey
Milk & Honey

61 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 7NU

Milk & Honey opened in Soho, London, in April 2002 and remains dedicated to bringing unrivalled drinks quality and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Milk & Honey
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Milk & Honey
Inspected: on 04/03/2011

My Place (Soho)
My Place (Soho)

21 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0PZ

A laid back all day dinning spot, where you can enjoy a coffee and a sandwich or share a couple of dinner plates with...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for My Place (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for My Place (Soho)
Inspected: on 23/11/2017

Nell Gwynne Tavern
Nell Gwynne Tavern

2 Bull Inn Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0NP

Built on the site of the Old Bull Inn, the Nell Gwynne Tavern was named after the infamous mistress of Charles II....Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Nell Gwynne Tavern
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Nell Gwynne Tavern
Inspected: on 13/01/2018

Obicà (Poland Street)
Obicà (Poland Street)

19-20 Poland Street, Soho, London, W1F 8QF

Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a casual Italian restaurant concept based on best Mozzarellas di Bufala Campana, together...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Obicà (Poland Street)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Obicà (Poland Street)
Inspected: on 16/11/2017

Opium
Opium

The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London, W1D 6JE

After a year spent searching for a space in which to open a cocktail bar, Eric Yu and Dre Masso opened Opium in...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Opium
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Opium
Inspected: on 30/10/2018

Pall Mall Fine Wine
Pall Mall Fine Wine

7 Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY

Pall Mall Fine Wines focuses on the traditional values of retailing, including superlative customer service,...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Pall Mall Fine Wine
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Pall Mall Fine Wine
Inspected: on 20/11/2017

Piccolo Bar
Piccolo Bar

7 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7BX

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Piccolo Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Piccolo Bar
Inspected: on 21/08/2018

Punch & Judy
Punch & Judy

40 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF

Built in 1787, this listed building and retains much of the original brick and stonework. It's known as being one of...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Punch & Judy
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Punch & Judy
Inspected: on 07/09/2017

Randy's Wing Bar
Randy's Wing Bar

30-33 Minories, London, EC3N 1DD

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Randy's Wing Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Randy's Wing Bar
Inspected: on 25/10/2018

Simmons Bar (Camden Town)
Simmons Bar (Camden Town)

7 Kentish Town Road, London, NW1 8NH

Located right next to Camden Town tube this addition to the Simmons empire is in the heart of the action of this...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Simmons Bar (Camden Town)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Simmons Bar (Camden Town)
Inspected: on 07/11/2017

Simmons Bar (Mornington Crescent)
Simmons Bar (Mornington Crescent)

7 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE

Set opposite the world famous music venue Koko and a 30 second walk from Mornington Crescent Underground Station...Read more

Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Simmons Bar (Mornington Crescent)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Simmons Bar (Mornington Crescent)
Inspected: on 03/05/2016

Spread Eagle
Spread Eagle

8 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, London, W1C 2AD

The Spread Eagle in Marylebone is a traditional London pub set over two floors and found just off Oxford Street. Our...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Woodstock Street Explore Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for Spread Eagle
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Spread Eagle
Inspected: on 28/06/2018

Steam Wine Bar
Steam Wine Bar

1 Saint George's Lane, London, EC3R 8DJ

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Steam Wine Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Steam Wine Bar
Inspected: on 29/01/2019

Tamarind (Soho)
Tamarind (Soho)

167-169 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WR

Tamarind Kitchen offers a convivial Indian dining experience on Wardour Street, Soho, with soulful, sensory dishes...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Tamarind (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Tamarind (Soho)
Inspected: on 19/09/2018

The Blue Posts
The Blue Posts

22 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0QA

A little something for everyone, our Greene King Pubs bring people and communities together. We have around 800...Read more

Nightlife Bars Berwick Street Soho


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Blue Posts
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Blue Posts
Inspected: on 12/03/2018

The Chandos
The Chandos

29 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4ER

Chandos is split across multiple floors with comfortable seating areas and a main bar space. They serve bar food...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Chandos
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Chandos
Inspected: on 27/10/2017

The Duke Of Wellington
The Duke Of Wellington

77 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QA

A friendly bar in the heart of soho catering for men and women of all ages. Our bouncy barmen are more than willing...Read more

Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Soho Wardour Street


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Duke Of Wellington
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Duke Of Wellington
Inspected: on 15/12/2011

The Fox Club
The Fox Club

46 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7ER

Welcome to The Fox Club, a sharper social choice for the discerning. Step inside and you’ll immediately recognise the...Read more

Nightlife Private Members' Clubs Clarges Street Explore Mayfair


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Fox Club
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Fox Club
Inspected: on 12/03/2018

The Gin Palace
The Gin Palace

372 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0JJ

The Gin Palace is an elegant cocktail bar featuring over 30 gins, 20 whiskies, an extensive Round the World and...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Gin Palace
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Gin Palace
Inspected: on 07/12/2018

Part of The Strand Palace Hotel

The Glasshouse Stores
The Glasshouse Stores

55 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 9UJ

A lovely pub with great food served in our downstairs cellar bar in Soho, by Regent Street Food served 12-3 &...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Glasshouse Stores
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Glasshouse Stores
Inspected: on 08/09/2017

The Harp
The Harp

47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS

A choice of 10 hand-pumps is music to the ears of any ale aficionado - and in this Covent Garden pub, the sweet sound...Read more

Nightlife Bars Chandos Place Covent Garden


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Harp
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Harp
Inspected: on 06/10/2014

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

372 Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ

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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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
Inspected: on 07/12/2018

Part of The Strand Palace Hotel

The M Bar
The M Bar

48-51 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LT

City of London Nightlife Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for The M Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The M Bar
Inspected: on 22/01/2019

The Phoenix Pub and Dining Room
The Phoenix Pub and Dining Room

23 Smith Street, London, SW3 4EE

Reserve a table at Phoenix, London on TripAdvisor: See 87 unbiased ... Pub. 23 Smith Street | Chelsea, London SW3...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Phoenix Pub and Dining Room
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Phoenix Pub and Dining Room
Inspected: on 24/01/2018

The Porterhouse
The Porterhouse

21 – 22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NA

OK, so we might be one of the largest bars in London, but it does not feel that way. The bar is split over three...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Porterhouse
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Porterhouse
Inspected: on 10/03/2014

The Toucan
The Toucan

19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London, W1D 3BY

The Toucan is a cosy little pub in the heart of soho. The bar was set up by Colin Taylor and his business partner to...Read more

Pubs Carlisle Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for The Toucan
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Toucan
Inspected: on 14/02/2018

THIRST Bar
THIRST Bar

53 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 3DR

We are a friendly, fun and independently owned late night cocktail bar that has been serving fantastic cocktails in...Read more

Greek Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars


Food Hygiene Ratings for THIRST Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for THIRST Bar
Inspected: on 24/03/2017

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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

François-René De Chateaubriand Brass Plaque - In 1793 the author of "Memoires D'Outre-Tombe"  Chateaubriand  1768–1848  lived as an emigre in a garret close to this   site and began his literary career.  He returned in 1822 as French Ambassador  and resided in Portland Place
Frederick Richard Simms Blue Plaque - Father of the British Motor Industry. Beneath this arch was situated the first workshop of Frederick Richard Simms 1863-1944
William Nicholson Brass Plaque - William Nicholson (1824-1909) Distiller, politican, cricket player, benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William Nicholson was a Victorian all-rounder - a businessman, MP and sporting hero. He played first-class cricket, ran the family's distilling business, and financed Lord's Cricket Ground and its famous pavilion. In 1873, William revitalised a collection of characterful alehouse
Blue Plaque № 9800 - Becontree Estate. This block of houses was the first to be erected on this estate and was completed on 7th November 1921
Thomas Hardy Blue Plaque - Thomas Hardy 1840-1928 poet & author lived here 1863-1874
Blue Plaque № 6424 - Site of  "The Angel"  where met the  Stamford Hill  Green Lanes  Turnpike Trust  1713 – 1826

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