Bar / Brasserie / French Restaurant / Rooftop Bar
Party Earth Review The translation from French of Coq d’Argent – a restaurant perched atop the postmodern office and retail building at No. 1 Poultry – is “money rooster” (or “silver cock,” to be literal), a term that makes perfect sense considering The City’s high-flying financial types who flock to this rooftop hotspot. Accessed via two ... read full review of Coq d'Argent
Party Earth Review Formerly a grungy underground nightclub, the refurbished Bardens Boudoir has ditched its basement party, enticing patrons with a chill vibe perfect for escaping the usual rollicking Dalston hotspots. Open and airy, the space features a sleek wooden bar that runs down one side of the room and liberally spaced leather chairs ... 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
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 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 ... read full review of Cafe Boheme
Party Earth Review Draped with British and French flags and cheerful blue canopies that welcome visitors, The French House is a sophisticated establishment with a small bar on the street level where an eclectic after-work crowd gathers to discuss wine, theater, and current events. Black-and-white photos of past theatrical stars, Bohemian ... 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 Icebar London is the UK’s first permanent bar made entirely of ice. Constructed from crystal ice imported from Sweden’s Torne River, the bar is kept at a temperature of minus five degrees Celsius all year round, the better to keep the bar stools, glasses, sculptures, igloos, and walls from melting. The small space is best ... 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.