Party Earth Review A long-time neighborhood favorite, The Cross Keys is an easy go-to joint for a wealth of Covent Garden workers – a place where beer and banter unite under a cornucopia of British bric-a-brac. The rather ornate exterior with its decorative columns, cascading plants, and sculpted cherubs holding the crossed keys to heaven ... read full review of The Cross Keys
Party Earth Review From sake to saxophones to surly young songsters bellowing off-key renditions of 18th-century Lutheran hymns, Cafe OTO offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Dalston scenesters who might otherwise spend their evening grooving to the hum of their refrigerators. An open and airy bohemian café by day, at night scruffy locals ... more
Party Earth Review Despite bearing the name of a South American bird, The Toucan is a treasured Soho dive that serves as a testament to all things Guinness. Entering the venue is like stepping into a cozy, cave-like shrine, with walls plastered with old-timey adverts that anyone who’s ever visited Dublin’s Guinness museum ... more
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Party Earth Review The translation from French of Coq d’Argent – a restaurant perched atop the postmodern office and retail building at No. 1 Poultry – is “money rooster” (or “silver cock,” to be literal), a term that makes perfect sense considering The City’s high-flying financial types who flock to this rooftop hotspot. Accessed via two ... more
Party Earth Review City professionals visiting the Worship Street Whistling Shop may feel like they’re stepping back in time as they descend the stairs to this two-room wood-paneled bar. Curious couples and adventurous tourists find themselves in a Victorian-themed space, complete with flickering lights and a large glass enclosure that is ... read full review of Worship Street Whistling Shop
Party Earth Review A cozy neighborhood pub situated directly above the Barons Court Theatre, The Curtains Up is yet another addition to the ever-expanding Geronimo chain, but it definitely has its own personality. Tucked into a residential corner of Baron’s Court, the venue shares much of its clientele – as well as the bathrooms – with the ... 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 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
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.