Night Life in London

Jul 12th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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Night Life in London

We are going to London in 3 weeks and my adult step-daughter and her husband (28 and 31, respectively) would like to experience the night life that London has to offer (dance clubs, pubs, or bars). Nothing too wild, but something they will remember. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Where are you staying?
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Jul 12th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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Get a copy of Time Out magazine on arrival and see what's happening.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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We're staying on Gower Street in Bloomsbury.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Funny. I stayed on Gower St May last year. The Academy Hotel.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 04:32 PM
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We're staying at the Arran House Hotel, 77-79 Gower Street.
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Jul 12th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Nicec area. There is a good Thai restaurant on School St, and if you walk along Gower, past Tottenham, to Charlotte, there is a slew of restaurants (Indian, French , mexican, Italian,etc..) there. Quite a few busy pubs along the way too!
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Jul 12th, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Thanks for the restaurant info. When you travel with 6 people, including one picky eater, meal times can often be stressful. Knowing that we are surrounded by lots of restaurants will help us tremendously.
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Jul 13th, 2010, 12:14 AM
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Clubs:

Oxford Circus area:
China White
http://www.chinawhite.com/information.php

Mayfair:
Whisky Mist
http://www.whiskymist.com/

Mahiki
http://www.mahiki.com/

Kensington:
The Roof Gardens
http://www.roofgardens.virgin.com/en...rdens/the_club
(they must look around possibilities to get onto the guest list)

South Kensington:
Boujis
http://www.boujis.com/

Elephant & Castle:
Ministry of Sound
http://www.ministryofsound.com/club/

Bars:

Soho:
Little Italy, next to Bar Italia
http://www.littleitalysoho.co.uk/index.html

Chelsea:
Eclipse
http://www.eclipse-ventures.com/late...treet-sw3-2hp/
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Jul 13th, 2010, 01:05 AM
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Vertigo 42 in the City for (expensive) drinks but it's the view that makes it worthwhile - weekends are difficult to get in.

Nordic Bar in Newman Street, walk there from Charlotte Street down a small alley with cobble stones (Newman Passage)
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Jul 13th, 2010, 03:06 AM
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Restaurant in your greater vicinity with good cuisine and a happening atmosphere, a good bar area and quite treasonable prices:

Vanilla
http://www.vanillalondon.co.uk/
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Jul 13th, 2010, 03:12 AM
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>>quite treasonable prices<<

Sory can't resist - you pay in notes with Groucho Marx specs and moustache inked over the Queen's face?
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Jul 13th, 2010, 06:50 AM
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I spotted the typo, but could not be bothered to correct it - I herewith do: "reasonable".
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Jul 13th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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One thing I did was a PuB Walk of Hampstead Heath, offered by London Walks. A bit of history and wandering, helped by a couple of wet stops. I liked the area so much I also did their daytime tour. Nice area of London.
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Jul 21st, 2010, 12:15 AM
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You might want to check out the Show Off! Piano Bar at Cafe Koha (www.showoffpianobar.com). You can get food and drinks, and it's a great atmosphere with an entertaining MC and people getting up and singing showtunes. It's something fun and lively to do, but not too wild
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