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 Minimal space, nightly DJs and a crowd united by a common interest in the latest live indie music make The Social the most aptly named bar in the city despite its out-of-the-way location on a rather deserted street near Oxford Circus. Guests may feel a bit dubious about the club’s possibilities as they walk down a long ... more
Party Earth Review The unassuming and easy-to-miss Walton Street entrance may not promise much, but what lies behind it is Eclipse, a posh lounge and perennial hotspot that consistently attracts some of London’s hippest clubbers. A bongo player jamming by the bar and the cool beats of funky house music contribute to a lively atmosphere, while ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a tiny East End alley, Loungelover is an alluring little treasure, the sort of secret hideaway that most regular patrons hope no one else discovers. Guests are greeted by a hostess before being led into the inner sanctum of cozy nooks and various seating areas surrounding a center bar. The charming but eclectic ... 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 ... read full review of Whisky Mist
Party Earth Review Momo is a sumptuous Moroccan restaurant, bar, and club that caters to an energetic international clientele looking for a bit of luxury and a loud and lively atmosphere. Rhythmic background beats and a North African décor of plush cushions, exotic tapestries, and elaborately carved tables all combine to make Momo a particularly ... 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
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
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.