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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606 Club

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This Chelsea jazz club has been doing things speakeasy-style since long before it became a nightlife trend in London. Buzz the door and...

American Bar

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Festooned with a chin-dropping array of old club ties, vintage signed celebrity photographs, sporting mementos, model airplanes and baseball...

Anchor & Hope

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One of London's most popular gastro-pubs, the Anchor & Hope doesn't take reservations (except for the three-course prix-fixe Sunday...

Cinnamon Club

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

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

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

Electric Diner

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

George Inn

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Shakespeare drank in what is now London's last remaining galleried inn and Dickens featured the place in Little Dorrit . Now owned by...

Gordon's Wine Bar

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Nab a rickety candelit table in the atmospheric, 1890s low-slung brick vaulted cellar interior of what claims to be the oldest wine bar...

Jerusalem Tavern

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Loved by Londoners and owned by the well-respected St. Peter's Brewery in Suffolk, the Jerusalem Tavern is one-of-a-kind: small, historic,...


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