Party Earth Review A wholesome dose of sophisticated British eats and an extensive wine list beckon big groups to The Mitre, a stylish hangout nicely anchored between Hyde Park and the famed Portobello Road Market. A large, hedge-lined terrace strewn with big tables is the first of the venue’s many faces, and makes for an ideal ... read full review of The Mitre
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 With three floors offering three different vibes, The O Bar is perfect for dancing, singing along with the music, or just lounging with a cocktail, and attracts an energetic clientele that packs the place from end to end just about every night. The mirrored basement, which offers a spacious dance floor and intimate corners ... 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 Creative takes on British classics, craft beer, and an atmosphere that melds both retro and modern designs are all on offer at Cock Tavern, a cozy gastropub that’s as quirky as its name. The spacious main room features a mishmash of styles, with elevated drinking and dining sections covered in throw rugs, a ... read full review of Cock Tavern
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Party Earth Review With curry fast replacing fish and chips as the UK’s national dish, London’s Indian food scene is becoming trendy and even gourmet, a fact that is very evident at Soho hotspot Carom at Meza. Although it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Leicester Square, the venue transports guests into the ... more
Party Earth Review Situated on a busy street just minutes from Trafalgar Square, Gordon’s Wine Bar is said to be one of the oldest wine bars in the world and a former haunt of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling and Sir Laurence Olivier. Despite its historic prestige and old-timey feel, the wine-only bar remains popular among young vino connoisseurs ... more
Party Earth Review It may be signless and nameless, but 69 Colebrooke Row is anything but anonymous, and offers a stylish speakeasy atmosphere steeped in Old Hollywood class. The brainchild of cocktail wizard Tony Canigliaro of Isola and Camille Hobby-Limon of the Charles Lamb Pub, this small cocktail bar prides itself on its inviting yet ... 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.