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London nightlife: The 13 best places in London for an epic night out

As one of the most visited cities in the world, London is always buzzing and the nightlife is nothing short of spectacular. With thousands of bars and clubs throughout the city, you can be sure there is a different scene around every corner. With every bar and club vying to stand out from the crowd, you can find some truly bizarre and memorable venues throughout the capital! We’ve created a list to help you navigate the very best clubs and bars London has to offer.  

Camden

Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG

As obvious as the name may sound, don’t let it fool you; this is no ordinary jazz café in Camden… With live music 7 nights a week, the Jazz Café is always introducing new acts to the scene. No matter the night you intend to visit, there will most certainly be something exciting to see. Having hosted big names such as Amy Winehouse, Roy Ayers and many more, this is a must-visit venue in London city centre.   

The Camden Pub Crawl

48-50 Camden High St, London NW1 0LT

While not technically an individual bar or club, this Pub Crawl allows you to meet new people and enjoy the diversity of more than one bar. While a classic pub crawl is always enjoyable, the Camden Pub Crawl takes it to a whole new level. With highlights including free entry and free queue jumps, you can enjoy your night to the full extent without having to stay in one location. With fantastic venues like Electric Ballroom and The Monarch, The Camden Pub Crawl’s not one to miss.

Soho

Flight Club Bloomsbury

55 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BS

With four Flight Clubs based in London, these bars are some of the most popular places to visit in the city. With a carousel themed bar and dartboards located all around the room, you can catch up with friends while enjoying a game or two. As runner up for bar of the year in 2017 also, it’s a must-see while visiting Soho!

Cirque Le Soir

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

Back in 2009 the renowned Cirque le Soir opened in the heart of Soho and has been a smash hit ever since. Expect the unexpected when entering the home of all things eccentric and unusual. With clubs located all across the world, the Cirque le Soir franchise is said to be one of the most thrilling brands. From live performances to pinball machines, your night begins and ends here! Be sure to get there early as queues can get long fast!

Fitzrovia

London Cocktail Club Goodge Street

61 Goodge St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1TL

For a decadent and relaxing evening in Fitzrovia, head on over to the London Cocktail Club. With an unmissable bright red light on Goodge Street, you won’t get lost when finding your way here. With welcoming staff as soon as you walk through the door and positive vibes all around, you and your friends can relax and enjoy the night ahead. If you’re wanting to hold a private party you can hire out the Hendricks room where you can ring up the bartender through the phone booth and place your order!

Battersea

Suburb SW11 Clapham Junction

148 Falcon Rd, Battersea, London SW11 2LW

As one of the best and most popular bars in Battersea, it’s no surprise that this decadent cocktail bar in over 21s only. Commonly used for after-work drinks or eating with friends, this bar is perfect for a chilled and relaxing night in Battersea. With an extensive collection of spirits, beers and cocktails, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this top bar in London. For a relaxed venue ideal for a catch up with friends, the Suburb SW11 is the place to go.  

Bunga Bunga Battersea

37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3BA

From pizza to karaoke, Bunga Bunga Battersea features some of the best pizza around and not to mention some of the best karaoke nights too. This chic and trendy spot in Battersea offers a scene unlike any other. With quirky and extravagant staff to help make your night more memorable, the atmosphere alone is enough to draw the crowds to Bunga Bunga.

 

Shoreditch

Trapeze

89 Great Eastern St, Hackney, London EC2A 3HX

For a night full of unexpected delights, look no further than the magnificent Trapeze. With three floors of mouth dropping acts, there’s no better place for entertainment in Shoreditch. From hanging acrobats to fire-breathing artists, the acts are so heart-pounding you’ll be watching through your fingers. With a fabulous choice of dishes too, you can have the full package – a dinner and a show!

Ballie Ballerson

97-113 Curtain Rd, Hackney, London EC2A 3BS

If you don’t quite feel grown-up enough yet then Ballie Ballerson’s might be the place for you. Release your inner child at this unique bar in the centre of Shoreditch. In a room completely covered in mirrors and lights you’ll find yourself sinking into a… ball pit? That’s right; Ballie Ballerson’s is a large ball pit with a bar fitted in too. You can drink, laugh and play around in this big-kid-fantasy.

Chelsea

Embargo

533 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0TZ

For a slice of the Cuban lifestyle combined with the atmosphere of London, Embargo’s is the ideal location for a night on the town. With welcoming staff and flavoursome cocktails, a relaxing time awaits you at this classic choice in the heart of Chelsea. With vintage style décor featured all around you can almost feel the heat of the Cuban sun as you enter.

The Bletchley: Decode yourself into cocktails

459 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ

Lasting a total of 1 hour 45 minutes, The Bletchley is an interactive and immersive experience that will make your trip to London extra special. As one of the most interesting bars in Chelsea, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a team to decode WWII secrets to win yourself treats in the form of cocktails. If you’re looking for an interesting night out in London to drag some friends too, then The Bletchley is a perfect choice.

Farringdon

The Piano Works

113-117 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3BX

London’s only live music club that constantly plays music requested by the audience – all performed by a live band! Hidden away in the basement of an old Victorian-style building, The Piano Works lie deep in the heart of Farringdon. Immerse yourself in the music that never stops and enjoy delicious food and cocktails along the way!

Bounce

241 Old St, Hoxton, London EC1V 9EY

A spin on the classic game that gets everybody in a good mood, Bounce, Farringdon is an ideal place to relax and unwind while playing a few party games. With interactive table tennis screens that register when the ball bounces, there won’t be any cheating in these games! With tables to hire and a fantastic staff on hand, where it’s an event with friends or a works do, Bounce is an adventure waiting to happen!

London is full of the best clubs and bars around. With so many to choose from your trip to the city will certainly be full of adventures. Check out our other blogs for some top tips and tricks for conquering London!

Annabel Connell

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