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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Players Bar
Players Bar

The Arches, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 6NL

Looking for something different on your night out? Let us entertain you with our range of live singer/pianists, who...Read more

Nightlife Bars Villiers Street Covent Garden

Playhouse Theatre
Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue, London

The Playhouse Theatre is thrilled to announce the launch of a Coffee House set within the grand reception area of the...Read more

Nightlife Theatres St James's

Primo Bar (at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London)
Primo Bar (at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London)

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7UT

Masterful cocktails, chic design and the hottest local entertainers on the bar’s own stage make Primo Bar one of...Read more

Nightlife Bars

Part of Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Prince Edward Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre

Old Compton Street, London

The Emporium draper's shop was demolished and work began on a new theatre, designed by Edward Stone and built by...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Old Compton Street Soho

Prince Of Wales
Prince Of Wales

Prince of Wales, 8 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4EP

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Kensington Church Street Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Prince Of Wales Drury Lane
Prince Of Wales Drury Lane

150 to 151 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5TD

On the corner of Great Queen Street and Drury Lane sits this handsome Victorian pub. It was first established in 1850...Read more

Nightlife Bars Drury Lane Covent Garden

Prince of Wales Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre

Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS

The first hit production at the original Prince of Wales Theatre, initially known as Prince's Theatre, designed by...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Coventry Street Soho Approved Wedding Venues

Princess Victoria
Princess Victoria

Princess Victoria, 25 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6EB

Welcome to the Princess Victoria. First opened in 1830 and popular in Kensington ever since, the Princess Victoria is...Read more

Nightlife Gastro Pubs Kensington

Princess Victoria
Princess Victoria

Princess Victoria, 25 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6EB

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Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Queens Theatre
Queens Theatre

51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA

Committed to providing the best facilities for patrons owner Cameron Mackintosh, one of the world’s most successful...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Shaftesbury Avenue Soho

Radio Rooftop Bar
Radio Rooftop Bar

336-337 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1HA

Radio is a rooftop bar situated on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel with striking views across the river...Read more

Strand Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Accommodation Hotels Covent Garden

Raffles
Raffles

287 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EW

Raffles was originally established in the swinging '60s and is still a mainstay of the high-end side of the London...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Chelsea

Reign
Reign

215-271 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9HN

London Reign is an aerial show nightclub which brings an eclectic mix of top class Las Vegas and Moulin Rouge...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs St James's

Riley's
Riley's

Riley Arms, 433 King's Road, London, SW10 0LR

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King's Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS

The Royal Court is the writers’ theatre. It is a leading force in world theatre for energetically cultivating writers...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Chelsea

Sadlers Wells Theatre
Sadlers Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

Sadler's Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three...Read more

Nightlife Theatres

Salt n Pepper
Salt n Pepper

Orange Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London, WC2H 7HQ

Salt’n Pepper restaurant is situated in the heart of Central London in Leicester Square and specialises in serving...Read more

Leicester Square Orange Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Eating Restaurants Indian Restaurants

Scarlet's (Covent Garden)
Scarlet's (Covent Garden)

1 Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NY

Covent Garden presents a quirky Bar & Club open until 3am! 2-4-1 cocktails & £4 Amstel Pints 5-8pm EVERYDAY! Read more

St Martin's Lane Upper St Martin's Lane Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

Secrets (Holborn)
Secrets (Holborn)

3 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PH

Secrets Holborn is conveniently located on the edge of the City of London (next to Chancery Lane tube station). Our...Read more

Nightlife Holborn Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs

Shaftesbury Theatre
Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

Welcome to the Shaftesbury Theatre. The largest independent theatre in the West End, we have been presenting high...Read more

Nightlife Theatres Shaftesbury Avenue Covent Garden

She Soho
She Soho

23a Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL

SHE is the only women-priority venue in London, drawing a great variety of LBTQ+ individuals all year round. SHE's...Read more

Old Compton Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Gay Bars

Shepherd Market Wine House
Shepherd Market Wine House

21-23 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, W1J 7PN

The creator of one of London’s hidden treasures, Pall Mall Fine Wine, now brings you Shepherd Market Wine...Read more

Nightlife Bars Shepherd Market Explore Mayfair

Simmons Bar (Fulham)
Simmons Bar (Fulham)

Saint Johns Hall, 374 North End Road, London, SW6 1NB

A charming late night cocktail bar boasting a fantastic FIVE hour long Happy Hour located just two minutes walk from...Read more

Nightlife Bars

Simmons Bar (Liverpool Street)
Simmons Bar (Liverpool Street)

21 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP

The people have spoken and they want another Simmons! A brilliant two storey venue with a great little beer garden...Read more

Nightlife Bars Liverpool Street

Simmons Bar (Soho)
Simmons Bar (Soho)

2 Bateman Street, Soho, London, W1D 4AE

Simmons has taken its well deserved spot, bang in the middle of Soho! Set in a classically designed building just off...Read more

Bateman Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Home to: Simmons Bar (Clerkenwell) and Simmons Bar (Euston Square)

Sisu
Sisu

535 Oxford Street, Mayfair, London, W1C 2QW

The latest rooftop popup located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of...Read more

Nightlife Bars Oxford Street Explore Mayfair

Smith & Whistle (at the Park Lane Hotel)
Smith & Whistle (at the Park Lane Hotel)

Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BX

Mayfair’s local, Smith & Whistle takes inspiration from the fictional story of Detective Inspector Smith and his...Read more

Nightlife Bars Park Lane Mayfair

Part of Park Lane Hotel (Sheraton)

SophistiCats (Marylebone)
SophistiCats (Marylebone)

28 Marylebone Lane, London, W1G 0BA

SophistiCats is a Premier Lap Dancing Club with a sumptuous lounge bar, 3 Stage Poles and Table Dancing. Located...Read more

Nightlife Marylebone Lane Marylebone Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs

SophistiCats (Soho)
SophistiCats (Soho)

5 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RF

SophistiCats is a Premier Lap Dancing Club with a sumptuous lounge bar, 3 Stage Poles and Table Dancing. Located...Read more

Nightlife Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs Brewer Street Soho

Stem + Glory
Stem + Glory

Dominion House, 59-60 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7ED

City of London Nightlife Bars

Sunset Strip
Sunset Strip

30 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RZ

Sunset Strip London's hottest striptease club is also one of the oldest adult venues in Soho, with over 70 years of...Read more

Nightlife Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs Dean Street Soho

Taittinger Terrace
Taittinger Terrace

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5

The Taittinger Terrace is the best kept secret in Covent Garden - overlooking the bustling streets...Read more

Nightlife Gift Shops Pubs Catherine Street Drury Lane Covent Garden

Tamesis Dock
Tamesis Dock

Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

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Nightlife Pubs

Tape
Tape

17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1HU

Tape London occupies one of the best club locations in Mayfair, the site formerly occupied by Jalouse. Tape is...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Tattersalls Tavern
Tattersalls Tavern

1 Knightsbridge Green, London, SW1X 7QN

Tattersall Tavern is named after the famous Tattersall's horse market found by Richard Tattersall in 1766. The pub...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Knightsbridge Eating American Restaurants Burger Restaurants

Temple Bar
Temple Bar

Paternoster Square, London, EC4M

City of London Nightlife Bars

The Academy
The Academy

The Academy, 57 Princedale Road, London, W11 4NP

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Princedale Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Ambrose Cafe at Heal's
The Ambrose Cafe at Heal's

196 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PJ

The Ambrose Cafe located in Heal's furniture store, uses seasonal ingredients sourced in the UK to deliver an all-day...Read more

Eating Nightlife Cafes & Coffee Shops Fitzrovia Tottenham Court Road

The Antelope
The Antelope

22 Eaton Terrace, London, SW1W 8EZ

The Antelope is a beautiful, traditional pub in Belgravia, with plenty of character and a history that dates back to...Read more

Nightlife Belgravia Gastro Pubs

The Army & Navy Club
The Army & Navy Club

36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

The Army & Navy Club was originally founded for former and serving officers of the British and Commonwealth Armed...Read more

Nightlife St James's Pall Mall Private Members' Clubs

The Back Room
The Back Room

148 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QY

Few would expect to find an understated and music-orientated hangout in the heart of Mayfair. Tucked away on Old Park...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Park Lane Old Park Lane Eating Pizza Restaurants Explore Mayfair

The Bar (at The Dorchester)
The Bar (at The Dorchester)

53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

For decades, The Bar at The Dorchester has been the ultimate destination for cocktails in London. Providing, London’s...Read more

Nightlife Bars Park Lane Explore Mayfair

Part of The Dorchester Hotel

The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker
The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker

292-294 Saint John Street, London, EC1V 4PA

Inauthentic chinese foodsustainability is often overlooked in the hospitality industry as venues seek to cut costs...Read more

Nightlife Pubs

The Blue Posts
The Blue Posts

6 Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP

The Blue Posts pub has been given a lease of life following the demolition of the existing site to provide a bigger,...Read more

Nightlife Pubs St James's Bennet Street

The Bolton
The Bolton

326 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9BQ

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Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Box Soho
The Box Soho

11-12 Walker's Court, Soho, London, W1F 0SD

An exclusive theatre and nightlife experience set in a turn-of-the century playhouse. The Box brings back the...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

The Builders Arms
The Builders Arms

1 Kensington Court Place, London, W8 5QE

With our distinctive green exterior, it's easy to spot The Builder's Arms on the streets of Kensington. But it's not...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Gastro Pubs Kensington

The Castle
The Castle

225 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LU

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Portobello Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Chequers Tavern
The Chequers Tavern

16 Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6DB

Situated in the heart of London, in Duke Street St James, The Chequers Tavern  represent the oldest of our...Read more

Nightlife Pubs St James's Gastro Pubs Duke Street St James's

The Court Pub
The Court Pub

108A Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 5AA

An oasis of calm, comfort and quality pub food.Read more

Eating Nightlife Fitzrovia Tottenham Court Road

The Covent Garden Social Club
The Covent Garden Social Club

6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7JB

This is the LCC’s “brother from another mother” and was the original bar also from multi-award winning bartender JJ...Read more

Great Newport Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Covent Garden

The Cross Keys (Covent Garden)
The Cross Keys (Covent Garden)

31 Endell Street, Greater London, WC2H 9EB

The Cross Keys is testimony to Londoners love of old fashioned Victorian pubs. It is the perfect place to lose track...Read more

Eating Nightlife Covent Garden Pubs Endell Street

The Crown
The Crown

153 Dovehouse Street, London, SW3 6LB

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Dovehouse Street Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Devonshire Arms
The Devonshire Arms

37 Marloes Road, London, W8 6LA

A stone's throw from the boutique-lined streets of South Kensington, The Devonshire Arms has rustic character and...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Gastro Pubs Kensington

The Devonshire Arms
The Devonshire Arms

37 Marloes Road, London, W8 6LA

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Marloes Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Earls Court Tavern
The Earls Court Tavern

123 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9RL

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Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Flying Horse
The Flying Horse

The Tottenham, 6 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1AN

The Flying Horse is the last remaining pub on Oxford Street. Once known as The Flying Horse, its heritage can be...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Oxford Street Fitzrovia

The Friendly Society
The Friendly Society

79 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QB

Friendly Society Bar is a hidden gem in the heart of Soho, serving cocktails and fine drinks.Read more

Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Soho Wardour Street

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

49 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HW

Secreted inside the timeless glamour of Claridge's art deco interior, The Fumoir bar is the quintessential hidden...Read more

Nightlife Bars Brook Street Mayfair

Part of Claridge's Hotel

The Gloucester
The Gloucester

The Gloucester, 187 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QR

Join us at Gloucester. The Gloucester is a traditional London pub in Knightsbridge and records show that there has...Read more

Sloane Street Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Griffin
The Griffin

125 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DB

The Griffin is arguably the finest Table-Dance venue in the area. Sit Back and enjoy the shows as beautiful girls...Read more

Nightlife Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs

The Hamptons Bar (St. James’ Court Hotel)
The Hamptons Bar (St. James’ Court Hotel)

45 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS

With an air of sophistication, large elegant gilt mirrors and high-backed chairs, the décor creates a sense of...Read more

Nightlife Bars Accommodation Hotels

Part of St. James Court Hotel

The Hereford Arms
The Hereford Arms

Hereford Arms, 127 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4TE

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Gloucester Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Hogshead At Covent Garden
The Hogshead At Covent Garden

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

Fancy a pub with a traditional feel, friendly staff, a wide range of selected ales, a large variety of delicious food...Read more

Nightlife Wellington Street Covent Garden

The Horns
The Horns

262-264 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DD

The Horns strip club London is an adult entertainment venue in Shoreditch – located in a prime location just 100...Read more

Nightlife Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs

The Hour Glass
The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass, 279-283 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2DY

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Brompton Brompton Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The In & Out (Naval & Military Club)
The In & Out (Naval & Military Club)

4 Saint James's Square, London, SW1Y 4JU

The In & Out (Naval and Military Club) is a St James’s private members club for ladies and gentlemen, and...Read more

Nightlife St James's St James's Square Private Members' Clubs Approved Wedding Venues

The Italian Job
The Italian Job

The Pelican, 45 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HE

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All Saints Road Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Library Bar (at The Lanesborough)
The Library Bar (at The Lanesborough)

Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7TA

A destination in itself, The Library bar attracts guests in residence and locals alike. Retaining an intimate,...Read more

Nightlife Bars Belgravia Hotels Hyde Park Corner

Part of The Lanesborough

The Light Lounge
The Light Lounge

1 Newport Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7JR

Relax with friends in our stylish lounge setting and enjoy our bespoke cocktails (or your favourite classic), premium...Read more

Nightlife Bars Newport Place Covent Garden

The London Gin Club
The London Gin Club

22 Great Chapel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8FR

The Star, home of The London Gin Club, is family run (one of the oldest family businesses in Soho) and was first...Read more

Great Chapel Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

The Luggage Room
The Luggage Room

On the Corner, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JP

On a quiet corner of Grosvenor Square in the heart of historic Mayfair, lies the Capital’s newest drinking spot – The...Read more

Nightlife Bars Grosvenor Square Explore Mayfair

The Lyric
The Lyric

37 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LT

Welcome to The Lyric, a beautiful little Victorian pub in central London that offers more than expected: An excellent...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Great Windmill Street Soho

The Market Tavern
The Market Tavern

7 Shepherd Street, London, W1J 7HR

Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, The Market Tavern is...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Sheperd Street Explore Mayfair

The Mayfair Club
The Mayfair Club

49 - 50 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4NY

The Nightclub When the weekend arrives, the lights go down and the music goes up as the best DJ’s from around town...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Dover Street Explore Mayfair

The O Bar
The O Bar

83-85 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QE

The O Bar has been a Soho landmark for many years. Its central location makes it the perfect venue for after-work...Read more

Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Soho Wardour Street

The Old Crown Public House
The Old Crown Public House

New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BH

Pub with exposed brick walls, American bar food and a lounge with Chesterfield sofas and fireplace. The Old...Read more

Eating Nightlife New Oxford Street Gastro Pubs Bloomsbury Oxford Street

The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar

16 Carlisle Street, Soho, London, W1D 3BT

The Piano Bar is a members only cocktail lounge in the heart of Soho. Members enjoy guaranteed entry when listed on...Read more

Carlisle Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

The Prince of Teck
The Prince of Teck

161 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9RQ

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Kensington & Chelsea Nightlife Pubs

The Red Bar
The Red Bar

86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7TL

With its exclusive Park Lane entrance, Red Bar overlooks Hyde Park and is one of Mayfair’s most iconic destinations....Read more

Nightlife Bars Park Lane Explore Mayfair

The Red Rooms
The Red Rooms

4 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG

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

Nightlife Holborn Gentlemen's Clubs Strip Clubs Covent Garden Queen Street

The Reform Club
The Reform Club

Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5EW

The Reform Club was founded in 1836, in Pall Mall, in the centre of what is often called London's Clubland. The...Read more

Nightlife St James's Pall Mall Private Members' Clubs

The Rivoli Bar (at The Ritz Hotel)
The Rivoli Bar (at The Ritz Hotel)

150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

Stylishly designed to create the impression of walking into a glittering jewellery box, The Rivoli Bar is an intimate...Read more

Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants Mayfair Piccadilly St James's

Part of The Ritz Hotel

The Royal Automobile Club
The Royal Automobile Club

89 Pall Mall, London, PR7 3LT

The Royal Automobile Club was founded in 1897 by Frederick Richard Simms with the primary purpose of promoting the...Read more

Living Life Nightlife St James's Pall Mall Private Members' Clubs

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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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