Cocktail Bar / Lounge
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
No. 1 Whitby Street
London E1 6JU
Club / Lounge
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 ... more
35 Hertford Street
Mayfair London W1J 7SD
Party Earth Review Nestled on a cozy tree-lined street, Beach Blanket Babylon is a quintessential Notting Hill retreat perfect for enchanting evenings in lush surroundings. Passing the pristine patio tables and white awnings outside, patrons step into a veritable Rococo wonderland of baroque candelabrum, gold statues, vases with towering ... more
45 Ledbury Road
Notting Hill, London W11 2AA
Party Earth Review Better suited for energetic young artists looking to party than for bookworms reading great literature, The Book Club is an adult sized playhouse where patrons are more likely to get hit by errant ping pong balls than to get a paper cut from turning pages of the classics. A Choose Your Own Adventure map inspired by London ... more
100–106 Leonard Street
London, EC2A 4RH
Party Earth Review An ultra-trendy Scottish bar, lounge, and club, Albannach lures in passersby from Trafalgar Square with its hip urban décor and modern glass exterior. Deer antler chandeliers and male staff members in sharp black kilts give a nod to the Scottish ambiance without going over the top, while a scattering of silver couches and ... more
66 Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DS
Party Earth Review A trip to Lounge Bohemia begins with an appointment – a visit would likely be futile without one. Then there are the two simple but steadfast rules: no suits and no standing room. Finally, there’s the journey inside: through the unmarked door, along a hallway papered with old Czech newspapers, and finally down two flights ... more
1 Great Eastern Street
London, EC2A 3EJ
Party Earth Review Part art gallery and part hipster lounge, the mercurial DreamBags JaguarShoes is a classic Shoreditch hangout where art lovers gather to bond with grungy music types over a few pints of beer and slices of pizza. Taking its quirky name from the original neighboring storefronts – Dream Bags and Jaguar Shoes – the now connected ... more
32-36 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DA
French Restaurant / Lounge
Party Earth Review An elegant retreat for French-fusion cuisine and bubbling flutes of champagne, Café des Amis is a smart little restaurant and lounge in the heart of London’s theater district. Just north of the Royal Opera House – and right across from the Royal Ballet School – the bi-level venue attracts a variety of dapper theater-goers ... more
11-14 Hanover Place
London WC2E 9JP
Party Earth Review It may be signless and nameless, but 69 Colebrooke Row is anything but anonymous, and offers a stylish speakeasy atmosphere steeped in Old Hollywood class. The brainchild of cocktail wizard Tony Canigliaro of Isola and Camille Hobby-Limon of the Charles Lamb Pub, this small cocktail bar prides itself on its inviting yet ... more
69 Colebrooke Row
London N1 A88
Reviewed by Naomi G.
"Cirque du Soir showcasts glamour and lights, from the second you see the entrance until you finish your last drink and head home. It excels in the sta ..." more
21 Ganton Street
London W1F 9BN
Indian Restaurant / Lounge
Reviewed by Tara R.
"My Take: In London, going for Indian food means one of two options – a “curry house” with a food and hygiene rating of 3 (if you’re lucky) and an ups ..." more
84D-86 Lillie Road
London SW6 1TL
Club / Lounge
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
111/113 Walton Street
London SW3 2HP
London’s nightlife scene can be hectic and wild between the hottest music venues, clubs, and crazy bars – but for something more relaxed, refined, and laid-back, the lounges in London make for the perfect alternative from the clubbing chaos.
Some of the most interesting venues in London are the wide array of lounges set across the city. There is no central spot for what’s best as the establishments can be found in Mayfair, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Soho, Dalston, and Shoreditch alike.
There are London lounges that feature live jazz, others that serve mixological masterpieces, while more start out docile but turn into booming clubs later on in the night. And for those looking to take out a date, you can’t go wrong with the lounges in the city as there are some of the chicest and coolest high-end spots, hidden away haunts, and non-descript drinking dens that are sure to impress.
So if you’re looking for a quiet place to chat with a group of friends, a secret rendezvous hideaway, a members only joint, or a quirky cocktail lounge, you can’t really go wrong with the vast array of options that London provides any night of the week.