London Nightlife

The pace with which London bars and clubs go in and out of fashion is mind-boggling. New trends, likewise, emerge all time. In one somewhat recent development, the dreaded velvet rope has been usurped by the doorbell-ringing mystique of members-only drinking clubs. Some of the city's most talked-about nightlife spots these days are those attached to some of the best restaurants and hotels—no wonder,

when you consider the increased popularity of London cuisine in international circles. Moreover, the gay scene in London is still going strong. One constant of the nightlife here is variety. The understated glamour of north London's Primrose Hill, which makes movie stars feel so at ease, might be considered dull by the übertrendy club goers of London's East End. Likewise, the price of a pint in Chelsea would be considered blasphemous by the musicians and poets of multicultural Peckham.

Whatever your pleasure, however your whim turns come evening, chances are you'll find what you're looking for in London's ever-changing arena of activity and invention.

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Beaufort Bar

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Things could hardly get more glamorous than at the Savoy's lesser-known Beaufort Bar–-a black-and-gold art deco master class with dramatic...

Birthdays

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Dalston is probably London's hippest neighborhood for nightlife right now, and this stark industrial bar near the top of the main drag...

Cafe Oto

  • Music Clubs

A relaxed café by day, and London's leading venue for experimental music by night, Cafe Oto is a Dalston institution. Its programming...

Café Kick

  • Cafes–Nightlife

This homey Iberian-vibe café and sports bar on Exmouth Market is open all day for meals, snacks, coffee, and cocktails. Decked with...

Cinnamon Club

  • Bars/Pubs

In the ground floor of what was once the Reading Room of the old Westminster Library, the book-lined Library Bar of this contemporary...

Claridge's Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

This elegant Mayfair meeting place remains unpretentious even when it brims with beautiful people. The bar has an art deco heritage made...

Connaught Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

The walls are platinum silver leaf and everything's all buffed and burnished at this glamorous David Collins–designed 1920s Irish Cubist-inspired...

Craft Beer Co

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With 37 beers on tap and 350 more in bottles (one brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company), the main problem here is knowing where...

Cutty Sark

  • Bars/Pubs

Take a break from Greenwich's cultural and historical attractions at this spacious riverside pub, which dates back to the late 1700s.

Electric Diner

  • Bars/Pubs

A huge selection of bottled beers and quirky twists on classic cocktails (Courvoisier, mint, and champagne anyone?) are the attractions...

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