Nightlife Areas in London

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Party Earth Review The one-time abode of the Prince of Wales – and a former transient hangout until a major cleanup in the early 90s – Leicester Square is now considered the heart of London’s entertainment district and a buzzing hub for theatergoers, tourists, and raucous street performers. Home to some of the largest cineplexes in the city and many of the West End’s most popular live theaters, the Square is a nonstop center of activity – and with more than twenty million visitors each year, it’s quite possibly London’s busiest crossroads. During the height of the tourist season, jam-packed crowds compete for space with a variety of characters, from mimes and street ... more


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London Nightlife Areas Overview

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Nightlife areas in London aren’t tough to come by as there are thousands of bars, clubs, lounges, and live music venues all over the city. So if you’re looking to pub-crawl, bar-hop, or simply jump from one spot to the next, it’s easy to find nightlife areas to suit your needs.

London nightlife areas invariably have a few things in common. First, they are typically in bustling areas filled with shops, restaurants, and cafés. Second, there are multiple pubs and bars to choose from or jump between. And finally, the areas usually have an abundance of clubs from the highest of the high end to the most accessible and budget friendly.

One of the most popular areas for nightlife in London is right in the middle of the city. From Central London, to Soho, to Covent Garden, you’d be hard pressed to miss a street where there aren’t tons of drinking and dining options. The areas around Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus specifically are packed with drinking and dancing options for all tastes and budgets.

For grittier and more alternative areas, there are great stretches in Shoreditch or Brixton where the bohemian and hipster sets can troll the streets from one pub or bar to the next.

No matter where you go in London, there are going to be great places to go out, and with such an accessible and easy to navigate Tube system, you’ll always have an easy time landing at a stop that’s filled with nightlife options.

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