Party Earth Review One of London’s first urban bars, Alphabet claims to have coined the term “shabby chic” and has maintained the offbeat, modern style that consistently attracts young creative and media types. The stark white walls of the upstairs cocktail area showcase the abstract works of up-and-coming artists, while ornate gold mirrors ... read full review of Alphabet Bar
Party Earth Review Right off bustling Charing Cross Road, The Spice of Life is a down-to-earth boozer with an impressive musical history that’s still going strong thanks to nightly live acts. The venue’s location has all the geographical trimmings of a tourist trap, but a diverse clientele can always be found inside the ... more
Party Earth Review Despite bearing the name of a South American bird, The Toucan is a treasured Soho dive that serves as a testament to all things Guinness. Entering the venue is like stepping into a cozy, cave-like shrine, with walls plastered with old-timey adverts that anyone who’s ever visited Dublin’s Guinness museum ... more
Party Earth Review Although it may look like a fairly ordinary upscale bar and restaurant by day, at night The Loop transforms into a packed club that’s perfect for partiers looking to really let their hair down. Daily lunch and Happy Hour specials promise a strong crowd of local office workers, who fill the place in the afternoon to grab ... more
Party Earth Review The Phoenix Artist Club is kind of like a high school theater club, if that club was located in the basement of a West End theater, served lots of booze, and was populated by the Who’s Who of London’s established and aspiring theater scene. Tucked around the corner from The Phoenix Theatre is a wide staircase ... read full review of The Phoenix Artist Club
Party Earth Review When the often frenetic Dalston scene gets too much – or when folks just need a comfortable place to chill – the Marquis of Lansdowne offers a cozy spot for a proper pint, some good conversation, and a little bit of footie on the handful of TVs. The pub consists of a spacious room filled with wooden chairs, tables, a few ... more
Party Earth Review A charming and traditional black-and-white pub located on a posh side street, the bright and airy Admiral Codrington – locally known as The Cod – is a reflection of the surrounding upscale neighborhoods of South Kensington and Chelsea. The décor of plush seating, paintings of English scenes of another era, and delicate ... more
Party Earth Review Anyone who snagged a bite at the short-lived but incredibly popular pop-up burger bar Meateasy will be shaking their buns with joy at MEATliquor, which officially opened on November 11, 2011. Helmed by Yianni Papoutsis, the mastermind behind Meateasy and the beloved #Meatwagon burger van, the new diner welcomes lively young ... more
As a major city, there are myriad bars and clubs in London, but both day and night, it’s the pubs that truly set the stage for London’s infamous drinking culture, and range in size and vibe from friendly neighborhood meeting places to bigger and rowdier commercial establishments.
Besides the pubs, the booming nightlife takes place at hundreds of low-key or lively bars, trendy lounges, and vibrant dance clubs. Those in the mood for a night of luxurious revelry have a bevy of posh venues to choose from, many frequented by A-list celebrities and the occasional royal – though access to this elite scene can be difficult as it’s generally reserved for the wealthy, fashionable, and privileged.
Luckily, the city is also host to plenty of more accessible and equally fantastic dance clubs where DJs keep the floors thumping until 7am. With hip-hop, techno, and house music, these all-night super-clubs beckon ravers and revelers the world over to enjoy pulsating beats, mega sound systems, and famous DJs.
Partiers who crave an edgier hipster scene will find it in the East End where artsy types congregate in a variety of unique bars and clubs that cater to their trendy lifestyle.