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 ... read full review of MEATliquor
Restaurant / Tapas Bar
Party Earth Review Though Barrica’s location leaves it competing with several top Italian restaurants and high-end steakhouses on the surrounding blocks, this authentic tapas joint stays packed for lunch and dinner throughout the week. Going out for tapas – that well-loved Spanish tradition of noshing on small plates of ... more
Party Earth Review Once voted Best New Club at the London Club and Bar Awards, The Cuckoo Club is undoubtedly one of London’s hottest nightspots and attracts a well-heeled, fashionable crowd of the city’s movers and shakers, as well as a routine smattering of celebrities. Lavishly decorated in hues of pink, burgundy, and purple, The Cuckoo ... more
Party Earth Review It’s hard to miss the clash of orange chandeliers, red leather seats, and purple walls at Verve, a mod bar and club with a big dash of 70s panache. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, this venue is always buzzing with an ever-changing mix of friendly after-work types and wandering tourists lured in by all the activity ... more
Party Earth Review An absolute haven for sports fanatics, The Sports Café is an immense two-story bar featuring 120 televisions, three giant super-screens, and three full bars serving an often rowdy crowd of Europeans and North Americans. The décor, not surprisingly, consists of sports-related souvenirs, signed memorabilia, trophy cabinets ... read full review of The Sports Café
Party Earth Review Located in the always vibrant Chinatown section of Soho, O’Neill’s is a bustling Irish pub that offers visitors homey grub, live music, and more draft beers than Ireland has potatoes. A late liquor license and classic rock music six nights a week means the bar draws a steady stream of stout lovers and Stones fans ready ... 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 ... more
Party Earth Review Any love-hate relationship between England and France is hidden at Cafe Boheme, which – from the sidewalk on in – could as easily belong on a side street in Montmartre as it does in London’s hopping Soho district. Despite opening in the early 90s, the space has a distinctly vintage feel. The stools and booths are deep ... 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.