Party Earth Review Located in the luxury boutique Charlotte Street Hotel, Oscar Bar & Restaurant is a swanky but very upbeat watering hole that attracts lots of folks beyond the hotel’s moneyed guests. Though most of these folks still have money, too. Subtle green-gray paint, French doors, striped awnings, and elegant ... read full review of Oscar Bar & Restaurant at the Charlotte Street Hotel
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 ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked behind the famed Liberty shopping center, Kingly Street can feel far removed from the bustling thoroughfare of Regent Street –the perfect setting to hide Two Floors, a bar with a distinctly split personality. Though a chalkboard listing quirky messages (like “Soup of the day: Rum!”) is occasionally ... more
Party Earth Review Right off bustling Charing Cross Road, The Spice of Life is a down-to-earth boozer with an impressive musical history that’s still going strong thanks to nightly live acts. The venue’s location has all the geographical trimmings of a tourist trap, but a diverse clientele can always be found inside the ... more
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 ... read full review of Bardens Boudoir
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a residential area of the posh Chelsea zip code, The Pig’s Ear is a local favorite for its amped-up take on British and French classics, signature brews, and regular crowd that includes Prince William and plenty of English soccer stars. The front dining area suits the rowdier silver-spooned social groups ... more
Party Earth Review Located just steps from the West Kensington Station, Famous Three Kings consistently wins Best Sports Pub polls in London, perhaps because this cavernous shrine to sports has enough TVs to satisfy almost anyone’s game-viewing aspirations. Thirteen plasmas and three big screens, to be exact, all tuned to different ... more
Party Earth Review Creative takes on British classics, craft beer, and an atmosphere that melds both retro and modern designs are all on offer at Cock Tavern, a cozy gastropub that’s as quirky as its name. The spacious main room features a mishmash of styles, with elevated drinking and dining sections covered in throw rugs, a ... 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.