Party Earth Review With live performances every night for the past thirty years, the 606 Club has built its reputation as the place to hear some of the coolest jazz in London. Much like a 1920s speakeasy, the club requires guests to stop at its iron gates and ring a buzzer, after which they must descend the basement steps to a locked door ... read full review of 606 Club
Party Earth Review An elegant retreat for French-fusion cuisine and bubbling flutes of champagne, Café des Amis is a smart little restaurant and lounge in the heart of London’s theater district. Just north of the Royal Opera House – and right across from the Royal Ballet School – the bi-level venue attracts a variety of dapper theater-goers ... more
Party Earth Review London’s alternative culture may mostly move to a hipster-punk beat, but inSpiral Lounge retains a decidedly hippie-chic edge, from its dedication to gourmet nutritional eats and organic cocktails to its one-off seminars with names like “a lecture on the positive healing aspects of chlorophyll & living ... more
Party Earth Review The rumored location of Prince Charles’ bachelor party and a favorite haunt for celebs from Madonna to Gwyneth Paltrow, Julie’s Restaurant & Bar has been a trendy hotspot since the late 1960s. Crisp white tables and a bar near the quaint façade belie the size of this place, for a jaunt downstairs reveals Julie’s is much ... more
Party Earth Review Fine dining, afternoon drinking, and a cheeky game of pool make for a leisurely afternoon or a joyous early evening romp at The Cadogan Arms. Definitely not a place for raging parties, the airy venue serves as a relaxed break – or escape – from the bank-breaking boutiques that line King’s Road. The expansive front room ... read full review of The Cadogan Arms
Party Earth Review The name would imply a place most dedicated students would hope to never find themselves, but The Court draws in a lively young crowd of regulars thanks to the venue’s proximity to the main dorms of the University of London. Daytime hours see the big group tables crammed with students taking a break from brain-busting midterms ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked behind the famed Liberty shopping center, Kingly Street can feel far removed from the bustling thoroughfare of Regent Street –the perfect setting to hide Two Floors, a bar with a distinctly split personality. Though a chalkboard listing quirky messages (like “Soup of the day: Rum!”) is occasionally ... 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 ... 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.