london hotels

London Nightlife.... pubs & clubs

London has a huge nightlife scene - whether you fancy a quick pint, a sophisticated cocktail, or dancing 'til dawn. London's main nightlife and bars are located around the West End, but no matter where you are, you will not be short of places to go.

London has many traditional pubs located all over the city. Many tend to serve real ale and food. Many of these pubs also lie on original sites and provide an authentic drinking experience.

For those looking for something more trendy there are a great many bars to suit, ranging from themed to the ultra chic and trendy. Here is a selection:

Absolut Icebar
31-33 Heddon Street, London, +44 (0)207 478 8910

London’s first permanent ice bar is kept at a temperature of -5°C and everything is made completely out of ice. Entry is restricted to time slots of 40 minutes and costs £12.00-£15.00, but includes a designer thermal cape to keep you warm, and a personal ice glass with a choice of vodka cocktail.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
Piccadilly Circus

China White
6 Air Street, London, W1B 5AA, +44 (0)20 7343 0040

A favourite haunt of London’s elite celebrities, the bar is themed with Chinese style furniture and décor. At busy times (which is more often than not) the bar accepts members only, so try and get yourself on the guest list where possible. Open from 20:00-03:00 Monday to Saturday.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
Piccadilly Circus

Lost Society
697 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JF, +44 (0)20 7652 6526

Voted Best Bar of 2006 by Time Out, Lost Society is set in a former 16th century barn and incorporates many original features. Decorated in an art deco style with its own private garden, Lost Society offers restaurant facilities, as well as a handful of resident DJs playing a mixture of breaks and house at weekends.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
Clapham Common

5 Kingly Street, Soho, LONDON, W1B 5PE, +44 (0)207 434 3417

Bar decorated in red, creating a seductive, funky interior, while offering a popular cocktail selection. Popular bar with a restaurant downstairs.
Open until 00:00/01:00 Monday to Saturday.

London is home to a great many of the superclubs such as:

Ministry of Sound
103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
Piccadilly Circus

77A Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 3HN

Nearest Tube and Hotels:

63b Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PT

Nearest Tube and Hotels:

There are also many other venues that may not always attract the big named DJs but still prove to be a fantastic night out.

256-264 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DD

Club with a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The club hosts different music nights ranging from cheesy pop to soul and garage.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
Old Street

The Cross
Arches 27-31, York Way, London, N1 0UZ

Home to legendary night Renaissance. Provides an exclusive clubbing experience, while retaining that 'underground' feel.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
King's Cross / Saint Pancras

7 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ

This club hosts some excellent nights incorporating old school, drum 'n' bass, techno, and much more.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:

1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE

The new name for the refurbished Camden Palace. Hosts concerts from many well known bands (it is advisable to book in advance), as well as showcasing new up-and-coming talents.

Nearest Tube and Hotels:
Mornington Crescent