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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Umbaba

Closed or Replaced

Umbaba

15-21 Ganton Street, Soho, London, W1F 9BN

Located on London's Ganton Street in Soho, this unique bar and club is inspired by the magic and mystery of the...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Valmont

Closed or Replaced

Valmont

266-266A Fullham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9EL

London Nightclubs are the best night clubs in the world and The Valmont Club situated in the heart of exclusive...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Chelsea

Vendome

Closed or Replaced

Vendome

85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NB

Situated within the stylish district of Mayfair, before closing down Vendome was one of the most exciting venues in...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

View Lounge

Closed or Replaced

View Lounge

1 Leicester Square,, Soho, London, WC2H 7NA

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Volstead

Closed or Replaced

Volstead

9 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DN

Volstead, the brainchild of Willa Keswick, has been one of the few Mayfair clubs that offered an eclectic feel to it...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Whisky Mist

Closed or Replaced

Whisky Mist

35 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7SD

Housed in the former Zeta bar at the London Hilton Park Lane, Whisky Mist was created by Nick House, Piers Adam,...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Willas

Closed or Replaced

Willas

9 Swallow Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DN

Willas, formerly known as Volstead, is a fixture of London's young art and fashion party scene rekindling the...Read more

Nightlife Mayfair Nightclubs

Zenna Bar

Closed or Replaced

Zenna Bar

77 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SH

Originally London’s first and only Indian themed cocktail bar created in September 2010, Zenna then adapted a ‘fusion...Read more

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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

Keith Moon Blue Plaque - Keith Moon (1946-1978) legendary rock drummer with 'The Who' performed here at the site of the Marquee Club in the 1960s
Edward Gibbon Blue Plaque - Edward Gibbon historian b.1737 Lime Grove
Thomas Woolner White Plaque - Thomas Woolner RA  Sculptor and poet  lived here  1860 - 1892
Lytton Strachey Multicoloured Plaque - Lytton Strachey Critic & Biographer 1880-1932 Love Lived Here
John Dankworth Blue Plaque - Sir John Dankworth CBE 1927-2010 the celebrated jazz composer, saxophinist and clarinetist "Johnny" Dankworth lived here in his early years.
Brushed Metal Plaque № 42497 - Ambika Paul  12 November 1963 to 19 April 1968  Always loved and remebered  Lord Swraj Paul and Family

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