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
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
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’ ... more
37 Charlotte Street
London W1T 1RR
Party Earth Review Occupying the top three floors of an otherwise nondescript warehouse building, Shoreditch House is an exclusive members-only club that offers celebrities and jet-setters a chance to unwind in comfort. The ground floor reception area is marked by a modern design and soft lighting, perfect for the bleary-eyed rock stars and ... more
London E1 6AW
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
Cigar Bar / Lounge / Restaurant
Party Earth Review A sleek open terrace perched atop the boutique Boundary Hotel, Boundary Rooftop bombards the senses with small plates of seasonal produce, panoramic views of East London, and the chance to enjoy both while puffing on a fine Cuban. An array of shrubs and flowers surround the open roof, enticing chic art collectors to take ... more
2-4 Boundary Street
London E2 7DD
(Entrance on Redchurch Street)
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Basement bars abound in Soho, but Zenna is literally spicier than most considering its selection of Indian-inspired cocktails – including one drink so hot that patrons have to sign a waiver before drinking it. Owned by the same folks behind swanky Indian restaurant The Red Fort upstairs, the venue is accessed ... more
77 Dean Street
London W1D 3SH
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
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Far down the rabbit hole and into the heart of Shoreditch lies Callooh Callay, an Alice in Wonderland-themed bar that’s as serious about its cocktails as the Mad Hatter is about his tea parties. A beautifully kitschy room awaits the trendy and creative patrons who regularly come in looking to warm themselves with absinthe ... more
65 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
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 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
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.