Party Earth Review Rio comes to London via Guanabara, a trendy, festive club and restaurant in which two spacious bars serving tasty fruit mojitos and caipirinhas overlook a dining area that transforms into a packed dance floor once live Brazilian acts and professional dancers take the stage. Given the club’s incredible energy level and diverse ... more
London WC2B 5PW
Party Earth Review Part casual country pub and part swanky Parisian saloon, Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen is a little subterranean joint serving up Middle Eastern-inspired comfort food and a spirited after-dark cocktail scene. Descending stairs that look more like a fire escape than the passageway to a bustling eatery, executives from the nearby ... more
33–34 Rathbone Place
London W1T 1JN
Party Earth Review Full of separate rooms – each with its own menu – not to mention a flamboyant decor and ever-quirky themes, Piccadilly Institute is a labyrinthine club that’s equal parts kitsch and glam. Noir, the first small dance floor, goes for a sultry vibe with crystal antler chandeliers, skull-patterned wallpaper, and DJs spinning ... more
1 Piccadilly Circus
London W1J 0DA
Party Earth Review The mismatch of quirky but stylish décor and a diverse music selection is mirrored by the range of clientele who frequent The Defectors Weld, a cozy, clean pub in Shepherd’s Bush. Background music scarcely penetrates the buzz of conversation in the early evening, as yummy mummies laden with bags debrief after a spree at ... more
170 Uxbridge Road
London W12 8AA
Reviewed by Tara R.
"My Take: It’s unfortunate that the Salisbury is part of the Taylor-Walker family of pubs. The longer I live in London, the more I am attracted to loca ..." more
90 St. Martins Lane
London WC2N 4AP
Party Earth Review Not to be confused with the famous nightclub that played a central role in Britain’s punk movement, The Roxy on Rathbone Place is much more – though not entirely – about glam pop and rowdy college revelry. The most student-oriented nights are earlier in the week, especially during Wednesday’s official student night, which ... more
3 Rathbone Place
London W1D 1
Party Earth Review The name may not be the most politically correct out there, but funky-chic bar and restaurant Navajo Joe isn’t big on proper behavior anyway. The owners have amalgamated all things with even a hint of south of the Mason-Dixon line flavor into the multi-level former warehouse space, forming a collection that ... more
34 King Street
London WC2E 8JD
Party Earth Review Zebrano Soho is an upbeat nightspot perfect for those looking for an affordable night out without the hassle of guest lists and long lines. The bar is open late and offers an excellent mix of lounging and dancing that attracts a varied and welcoming clientele that flocks in to take advantage of the easygoing atmosphere ... more
18 Greek Street
Soho, London, W1D 4DS
Party Earth Review Zoo Bar’s motto is “party hard or go home,” and the flirty patrons apparently take that advice to heart. Flashing colored lights illuminate sizzling dance floors jumping with commercial house, R&B, and 80s pop, creating a vibrant party scene for the energetic, outgoing crowd of college types and travelers. The enormous ... more
13-17 Bear Street
Leicester Square London, WC2H 7AQ
Party Earth Review With three floors offering three different vibes, The O Bar is perfect for dancing, singing along with the music, or just lounging with a cocktail, and attracts an energetic clientele that packs the place from end to end just about every night. The mirrored basement, which offers a spacious dance floor and intimate corners ... more
83-85 Wardour Street
Soho, London W1D 6QD
Party Earth Review While it’s true that prohibition-style speakeasies are nothing new, The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town may be the only one that’s accessed through a refrigerator. A retro SMEG handcrafted in Italy, to be exact, that’s inauspiciously tucked in the corner of the cozy American-style diner The Breakfast Club. After asking staff ... more
12-16 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS
Club / Cuban Bar
Party Earth Review For a taste of Cuba in London, patrons need look no further than Fiesta Havana, a place where Hemingway himself might have been a regular when he was homesick for Havana. Well, twenty-something Hemingway, anyway. The venue is awash in warm, tropical colors, fake stone patterns, and kitschy fake plants, as well as walls ... more
490 Fulham Road
London SW6 5NH
London is a celebrated party mecca that has been going strong with a hopping social scene for decades. While renowned for the ever-stylish "it" crowd that fills its venues, this city also caters to laid-back libation lovers. With ample variety all across town, London happy hours are just as diverse as the people who live in this lively metropolis.
From the moment the typical workday starts winding down at 5pm, weary-eyed Londoners make their way to the streets in search of the nearest watering hole, which is never far. Groups of friends also take advantage of happy hours in London to make the most of their money before a big night out.
Zebrano Soho is a great London happy hour hotspot that suits all types of patrons. With suits and army boots seated side-by-side, this place is welcoming both in atmosphere and drink deals, which are held Monday through Thursday from 5–8pm. With half price booze and oodles of space to kick back, this is a popular haunt for the after-work crowd.
The Roxy in Soho is the ideal London happy hour for younger, more tenacious partiers. With a mix of twenty-somethings and young professionals running the show, this joint has an electric vibe that draws denizens to its half-price wine and beer, served during its daily happy hour from 5–8:30pm.