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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John Innes Blue Plaque - John Innes 1829-1904 founder of the John Innes Horticultural Institute lived here
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Blue Plaque - In this house The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848.
Patrick Manson Blue Plaque - Sir Patrick Manson 1844-1922 father of modern tropical medicine lived here
Ellen Terry Blue Plaque - Ellen Terry 1847-1928 actress lived here
Bronze Plaque № 42177 - This pillar was erected in 1824 under the direction of the Reverend John Pond, MA, Astronomer Royal. It was placed on the Greenwich Meridian and its purpose was to indicate the direction of true north from the transit telescope of the Royal Observatory. The Greenwich Meridian as changed in 1850 and adopted by international agreement in 1884 as the line of zero longitude passes 19 feet to the east of this pillar.
Sam King Blue Plaque - Sam King MBE  Born 1926  Major of Southwark 1983-84  Wartime RAF Serviceman  Passenger on the Empire Windrush   West Indian Community Leader and  Christian Advocate  Lived here   1958-84  Voted by the People

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