Party Earth Review Refined but with a touch of cheeky sophistication, Danger of Death is a favorite of hipster Hoxonites and moneyed artistic professionals looking for an exclusive night of cocktails and conversation. Tucked behind the façade of a former antique shop, the cozy escape retains its secretive underground vibe through its stringent ... read full review of Danger of Death
Party Earth Review Sandwiched between Blackfriars Bridge and The Tate Modern Gallery, the Founders Arms is hardly a work of art, but the venue’s stellar views make up for the lack of architectural character. Many patrons choose to sit on the wide terrace directly by the water, looking out at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, and ... 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 One of London’s first urban bars, Alphabet claims to have coined the term “shabby chic” and has maintained the offbeat, modern style that consistently attracts young creative and media types. The stark white walls of the upstairs cocktail area showcase the abstract works of up-and-coming artists, while ornate gold mirrors ... more
Party Earth Review Live music, comedy, sports, and a mountain of Fuller’s pints can be found at George IV, a popular local pub that attracts a wide range of happy boozers. Part of the extensive chain of pubs branded by Fuller’s – whose 1840s-era brewery is less than a mile away – the venue’s dark wood bar is top-heavy with London Pride ... read full review of George IV
Party Earth Review For those who can afford to drop £900 on an Alexander McQueen clutch or a Vivienne Westwood frock, the opulent Fifth Floor Bar at upscale department store Harvey Nichols offers a chance to toast their pricey purchases with equally extravagant champagne. Arriving via an express lift designed exclusively for the bar’s clientele ... more
Party Earth Review With its velvet ropes, snazzy door staff, and line of chic patrons, it’s hard to miss the entrance to Whisky Mist, a premier London lounge and club located just off to the side of Park Lane’s Hilton Hotel. The sleek and shiny interior – done up in deep onyx punctuated by flashes of light, a decadent gold and glass bar ... more
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
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.