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
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 The mismatch of quirky but stylish décor and a diverse music selection is mirrored by the range of clientele who frequent The Defectors Weld, a cozy, clean pub in Shepherd’s Bush. Background music scarcely penetrates the buzz of conversation in the early evening, as yummy mummies laden with bags debrief after a spree at ... more
Party Earth Review Like Alice in Through the Looking Glass, visitors to Miss Q’s need only follow an unassuming underground path to discover a world of pool tables and rock and roll as far removed from the straitlaced affluence of Earls Court as America is from England. Folded napkins, rigid posture, and aristocratic elocution take a backseat ... more
Party Earth Review Set deep within Mayfair, a neighborhood best known for its plethora of private banks, The Punch Bowl is an unassuming bar that happens to be owned by the less-unassuming film director Guy Ritchie. Movie buffs hoping to find a joint styled after Ritchie’s signature fast-paced films, however, will be sorely disappointed ... read full review of The Punch Bowl
Party Earth Review Right on busy Kingsland Road, The Haggerston is a popular Dalston bar that caters to hip-casual locals during the week and manages to turn up a serious party vibe with its late-night weekend license. Patrons who sidle past the picnic benches out front find themselves in a minimally decorated room with lots of exposed brick ... more
Party Earth Review Dangerously cheap beer, pub games, pop music, and sports are the calling card of The Rocket, a modest but crazy-busy pub in King’s Cross. Centrally located near several universities and colleges, the bar is always populated with swarms of fun-loving local and study abroad students, and caters to its customer base with killer ... more
Party Earth Review From sake to saxophones to surly young songsters bellowing off-key renditions of 18th-century Lutheran hymns, Cafe OTO offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Dalston scenesters who might otherwise spend their evening grooving to the hum of their refrigerators. An open and airy bohemian café by day, at night scruffy locals ... 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.