Jan 09, 2023
London is a city that truly comes alive at night, with a vibrant and diverse nightlife scene that caters to all preferences and budgets. If you're planning a night out in London, it can be overwhelming to try and navigate the city's many options. That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide to help you make the most of your evening in the UK's capital city.
London is home to a wide variety of bars and pubs, each offering its own unique atmosphere and vibe. Whether you're looking for a cozy traditional pub or a trendy bar with live music, you'll find something suit your tastes.
One popular spot for a night out in London is Flight Club, a chain of bars known for their unique blend of social darts and craft cocktails. With several locations throughout the city, Flight Club is the perfect stop to relax and unwind with friends. Open until late, you can enjoy a fun night out at Flight Club any day of the week. Their bars feature multiple dartboards, as well as a range of classic and creative cocktails to choose from.
For a more upscale experience, check out Opium in Chinatown. This trendy bar and dim sum parlor serves up a variety of Asian-inspired cocktails, as well as a selection of small plates. Open until the early hours of the morning, the spot is perfect for a night out with friends in the lively atmosphere with chic decor.
Music lovers should head to The Blues Kitchen in Camden, a popular bar and restaurant known for its phenomenal food that hosts live music performances ranging from blues, soul, to rock 'n' roll. With a great selection of craft beer and cocktails, and a lively atmosphere, The Blues Kitchen is an ideal spot for a late-night outing.
London's rooftop bars offer spectacular panoramic views of the city making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. These bars are particularly popular during the summer months, when you can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset over this vibrant and diverse city.
One of the best rooftop bars in London is Radio Rooftop Bar, located on the 10th floor of the ME London hotel in Covent Garden. This trendy bar has a sleek and modern decor, with a heated outdoor terrace that offers striking views across the River Thames and the city’s impressive skyline. Radio Rooftop Bar is also well-known for its cocktails, which are expertly crafted using top-quality ingredients.
Another option is Sky Garden, an iconic rooftop bar and restaurant located in the heart of the city. With panoramic views of the London skyline, Sky Garden is a breathtaking spot for a night out with a touch of glamor. The bar serves a variety of cocktails and small plates and also frequently hosts events and live music performances.
If you're looking for a more casual atmosphere, check out Frank's Cafe in Peckham. This trendy rooftop bar is located on the top of a multi-story car park and offers epic views of the city. Frank's Cafe has a casual vibe, a great selection of drinks and a restaurant-quality food and table service, so don’t miss watching the sun setting over the iconic skyline at Frank’s. However, note that the bar is only open during summer months, so check if it is open by the time you visit here!
London is home to some of the best theatre and live entertainment in the world. With huge variety of scopes from West End musicals to experimental theatres, there's something for everyone.
Head over to West End of London, also known as Theatreland, to see an evening performance such as the world-famous Phantom of the Opera or The Lion King. These shows are of world-class productions with incredible sets, costumes, and performances. The Soho theatre’s late performances can run up to 12AM, perfect for an after-dinner treat. Tickets can be expensive, but they're well worth it for a night of unforgettable entertainment.
If you're looking for something off the beaten path, check out the fringe theatre scene in London. The city is home to a number of hidden stages and unique venues with a whole lot of personality comparing to London’s West End. London has many fringe theatre venues to explore: Theatre503, Old Red Lion, Park Theatre, Bush Theatre and more. These shows are often more affordable than West End productions, and are a great way to discover new talent.
London is known for its world-class clubs and music venues, attracting some of the biggest names in the industry. Whether you're into electronic music, hip hop, or rock, you'll find a venue in London to suit your tastes.
One of the most iconic clubs in London is Fabric, located in the heart of the city. This legendary venue has three separate rooms, each with its own soundsystem and vibe. Fabric is known for its cutting-edge electronic music and world-class DJs, and is a must-go for late-night partying in London.
If you're into hip hop and R&B, check out XOYO in Shoreditch. This trendy club has a great selection of cocktails and a roster of top DJs and live acts. The atmosphere is energetic and the decor is cool and contemporary, making it a popular spot for a night out. Check what’s on here!
For a more intimate music experience, head to the Roundhouse, a performing arts and concert venue located in Camden. With a capacity of over 6,000, this iconic venue has a range of spaces, including a main stage, a smaller venue, and a terrace with a bar, making it a versatile spot for live music. Find out more information about upcoming events, concerts, festivals and more here!
If you're looking for a night of laughs, London has a range of comedy clubs that feature some of the best comedians in the world.
One popular spot for a night of laughs in London is The Comedy Store, located in Soho. Seemingly as old as London itself, this legendary venue has welcomed over 3,500 people through its door every week. The club offer mix of news-based comedy, improv, stand-up and mic talent night. The Comedy Store has a relaxed and intimate atmosphere and always has whatever kind of humour to tickle you for a fun and unique night.
Another great option for a night of laughs is The Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden. This popular club features a mix of up-and-coming and established comedians such as Michael McIntyre, Ken Jeong, Robyn Perkins and Jack Whitehall. The comedians at The Top Secret Comedy Club cover a range of topics, from current events to personal experiences, and are sure to have you laughing all night long. The club itself with a cozy and intimate space is ideal for a night of laughter with friends.
In addition to the list above, London has a range of other options for a night out. These include:
No matter what kind of night out you're looking for, London has something to offer. Whether you're looking to dance the night away at a trendy club, catch a live music performance, or relax with a drink at a cozy pub, you'll find it all in this exciting and diverse city.
To enjoy the nightlife in London with confidence, ensure to stay with friends, plan your journey ahead and always aware of the surroundings including where you will be staying! With its top-rated comfort and convenient location right in the heart of Kensington, Park International Hotel London, is your safe home away from home in central London. The hotel is just steps away from the nearest Gloucester Underground station, making a great starting point to explore different areas in London for daytime sightseeing or late-night funs. Don’t forget to check-out latest offers for your next stay.