Party Earth Review Even though Soho is no longer the Little Italy it used to be, Bar Italia maintains its reputation as central London’s epicenter of the Italian social and coffee scene. Before there was Red Bull and vodka, there was grappa and espresso, and Bar Italia is sticking to it! Founded, and still run, by an Italian family from ... read full review of Bar Italia
Party Earth Review Cozy boozer The Dog and Duck appears to have changed little since its 18th-century beginnings, and serves as a budget-friendly destination in this traditionally wallet-shredding part of town. The pub isn’t exactly off the tourist radar, so visitors can expect to find lots of out-of-towners once they cram into ... more
Party Earth Review With three rooms, two main stages, and two floors spread over 25,000 square feet, Fabric is a monster of a nightclub where music is the main focus and easygoing patrons arrive in droves to hear everything from old-school drum and bass and deep house to breakbeat, dubstep, and techno. In fact, Fabric has become such a popular ... 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 In the heart of gritty Brick Lane is 93 Feet East, a live music institution that provides a platform for new and established acts and that has been part of the cutting-edge club scene for the past decade. Upcoming bands from all over the world and many signed bands like Kaiser Chiefs, The White Stripes, and Radiohead grace ... read full review of 93 Feet East
Party Earth Review Occupying the top three floors of an otherwise nondescript warehouse building, Shoreditch House is an exclusive members-only club that offers celebrities and jet-setters a chance to unwind in comfort. The ground floor reception area is marked by a modern design and soft lighting, perfect for the bleary-eyed rock stars and ... more
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Party Earth Review Walking into Elk Bar can feel like entering a cabin in the middle of the Adirondacks, save for the rowdy young regulars who are far more preppy professional than plaid-clad lumberjack. This spacious, high-ceilinged bar has deep red walls and hardwood floors, pictures of mountain habitats, and that sort of fake rural ... more
Party Earth Review A Brick Lane fixture for over a decade, the vibrant Vibe Bar is a hip but welcoming local hangout that helped popularize London’s East End. A buzzing beer garden in the cobblestone courtyard serves as the entrance to Vibe Bar, and given its rows of picnic tables, on-tap beer, and barbecue stand, it’s no wonder that many ... 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.