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 ... read full review of Two Floors
Party Earth Review The Phoenix Artist Club is kind of like a high school theater club, if that club was located in the basement of a West End theater, served lots of booze, and was populated by the Who’s Who of London’s established and aspiring theater scene. Tucked around the corner from The Phoenix Theatre is a wide staircase ... more
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Party Earth Review Launched in 1996 – and revamped in 2011 after being taken over by gay bar magnate Gary Henshaw – Candy Bar is a buzzing, late-night destination for the double-X chromosome set. And a few dudes, depending on the night. Considerably less pink than its original incarnation, this simple, three-level venue ... more
Party Earth Review Fine dining, afternoon drinking, and a cheeky game of pool make for a leisurely afternoon or a joyous early evening romp at The Cadogan Arms. Definitely not a place for raging parties, the airy venue serves as a relaxed break – or escape – from the bank-breaking boutiques that line King’s Road. The expansive front room ... 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 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 No need to board a plane to travel the globe – London dwellers can just head to Vinoteca and revel in a booze-powered journey with hundreds of wines from all over the world. The combination wine shop, bar, and restaurant has been a big hit with a diverse mix of regulars since opening in 2005, catering to foodies, snooty ... more
Party Earth Review Set at the pinnacle of Tower 42 – an enormous skyscraper that rises some six hundred feet above London – Vertigo 42 promises a champagne-fueled gala with panoramic views. Once through the airport-style security at the building’s entrance and then up to the forty-second floor, reservation-wielding patrons are led around ... 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.