Party Earth Review Greeted at the battered, paint-speckled door by a man in a waistcoat, first-time visitors to Experimental Cocktail Club can hardly be blamed if they find themselves a bit skeptical, unless of course they’re already familiar with the cutting-edge Paris original. Located on one of Soho’s busiest and most tourist-laden thoroughfares ... read full review of Experimental Cocktail Club
Party Earth Review Dating back to the early 1900s, The Hawley Arms has seen many a face lift, the biggest in 2008 when a fire ravaged flats and shops in the area, including this classic Camden pub. Once rebuilt, it was clear the bar had managed to retain its old spirit, and its free monthly live shows and rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic ... more
Party Earth Review Part casual country pub and part swanky Parisian saloon, Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen is a little subterranean joint serving up Middle Eastern-inspired comfort food and a spirited after-dark cocktail scene. Descending stairs that look more like a fire escape than the passageway to a bustling eatery, executives from the nearby ... 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 Down squiggling North End Road and the no man’s land between Kensington and Fulham lies The Goose, a haunt for aging regulars, budgeted drinkers, and a boat-load of soccer fans on game days. The venue appears bright and airy at first glance, with potted plants flanking both sides of the cream corner building ... read full review of The Goose
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 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 ... more
Party Earth Review A rowdy pocket of Bavarian beers, mammoth schnitzels, and dirndl-clad madness lies within London’s residential Fulham neighborhood in the form of Octoberfest Pub. Wilkommen! It’s not unusual to find many of the pub’s regulars in costume, complete with pigtails, lederhosen, and less-than-hosen, to the point that it’s sometimes ... 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.