Nightlife & the Arts in London


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Name Category Location
American Bar
Festooned with a chin-dropping array of club ties, signed celebrity...
Bars St. James's
Anchor & Hope
One of London's most popular gastropubs, the Anchor & Hope...
Bars The South Bank
The Blackfriar
A step from Blackfriars Tube station, this spectacular pub has...
Bars The City
Blue Anchor
This unaltered Georgian pub has been seen in the movie Sliding...
Bars Hammersmith
Craft Beer Company
With 37 beers on tap and 300 more in bottles (some brewed exclusively...
Bars Clerkenwell
Donmar Warehouse
Hollywood stars often perform in this not-for-profit theatre...
Theater Covent Garden
Draft House Charlotte
The tiniest of a microchain of craft-beer pubs, Draft House Charlotte...
Bars Bloomsbury and Holborn
Friendly Society
An unremarkable-looking door in a Soho alleyway leads down some...
Bars Soho
With the best light show on any London dance floor, Heaven is...
Music Clubs Covent Garden
Jerusalem Tavern
Owned by the well-respected St. Peter's Brewery from Suffolk...
Bars Clerkenwell
O2 Academy Brixton
This legendary Brixton venue has seen it all—mods and rockers...
Music Clubs Brixton
Open Air Theatre
On a warm summer evening, open-air classical theater in the pastoral...
Theater Regent's Park
Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho
One of the U.K.'s most ubiquitous pizza chains also runs a great...
Music Clubs Soho
Punch Bowl
In a quiet corner of Mayfair, the cozy little Punch Bowl has...
Bars Mayfair
Royal Opera House
As well as the Royal Opera, the renowned Royal Ballet performs...
Dance, Opera Covent Garden
Royal Opera House
Along with Milan's La Scala, New York's Metropolitan, and the...
Dance, Opera Covent Garden
Sadler's Wells
This gleaming building opened in 1998, the seventh on the site...
Dance Islington
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
This faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse where...
Theater The South Bank
One seat never looks like the next at this downright extraordinary...
Bars Soho
Tate Modern
This converted power station is one of the largest modern-art...
Art Galleries The South Bank
Wigmore Hall
Hear chamber music and song recitals in this charming hall with...
Concerts Marylebone
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