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 Situated on a busy street just minutes from Trafalgar Square, Gordon’s Wine Bar is said to be one of the oldest wine bars in the world and a former haunt of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling and Sir Laurence Olivier. Despite its historic prestige and old-timey feel, the wine-only bar remains popular among young vino connoisseurs ... more
Party Earth Review A staple of the Shoreditch nightlife scene, 333 Motherbar is two venues in one – the spacious 333 club, which hosts raucous electro, breaks, house, and hip-hop nights, and its oddball sidekick Motherbar. A cheerful little space, Motherbar consists of two intimate rooms separated by an archway and features black and white ... more
Party Earth Review Whether the speakeasy trend is genius or just a tired gimmick, few could deny that the Prohibition spirit is in full force at Evans & Peel Detective Agency, a subterranean haunt where a 20s-era vibe is in effect 100% of the time. Once buzzed through the nondescript door, would-be guests enter a fake detective ... more
Party Earth Review A Japanese-themed destination for those with sultry tastes and a nose for exotic drinks, Shochu Lounge is an easy-to-miss venue that focuses on exactly what its name suggests. Shōchū – a distilled Japanese beverage often compared to vodka in taste – gets far less attention than sake, the country’ ... read full review of Shochu Lounge
Party Earth Review Housed in an old theater, Monto Water Rats is a rather run-down pub and nightly live music venue that hosts primarily new bands playing indie, rock, pop, and acoustic music. Frequented by a laid-back urban crowd of music lovers, the club is widely regarded as one of the best venues in town to see new artists and has featured ... 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 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.