Famous essayist and poet Samuel Johnson once said, “…when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” When we speak of London’s vibrant nightlife the same stands true. The city has innumerable clubs, bars & restaurants to keep everyone engaged till the early hours of the morning. Visiting any of these will not only help you relax and have fun, but also feel the pulse of this unique city.
London can provide you with an unparalleled clubbing experience. Besides, the city boasts of clubs that suit almost everyone’s budget and taste. Do not forget putting on your dancing shoes before heading on to any of these.
Ministry of Sound
This was set up way back in 1991. Ministry of Sound has a huge dance floor and an equally powerful sound system. The DJs will ensure that you dance to their rhythm till the wee hours of the morning. They frequently organize themed parties and shows to keep the revelers engaged.
Cable is located inside the Bermondsey Street tunnel, but don’t let its location deter you from visiting the club. It has two dance floors and remains open nearly 24 hours a day.
This is one of the favorite night spots for many. The club uses a painstakingly restored 200 year old building as its venue.
Bars, Cafés & Restaurants
London is called the cocktail capital of the world. To taste a glass of cocktail you may head towards any of the renowned bars of the city like Artesian Bar in Regent Street, Happiness Forgets in Hoxton Square or Nightjar in the Old Street. Connaught Bar at Mayfair is another chic place to visit. On the other hand, if you may prefer venues that are slightly offbeat in character you will find the following ones most interesting.
Enter Callooh Callay through a wardrobe like doorway and you literally step into a new world. Many people consider this to be the best cocktail bar of Shoreditch. The atmosphere of the lounge is relaxed and the menu keeps on being updated.
The ambience, the accessories, costumes of the staff and the crockery bring back the memories of a bygone era. A visit to Barts will feel like a dream once the sun rises and you return to your room.
Back In 5 Minutes
Back In 5 Minutes is hidden behind a retail outlet at the Brick Lane. Diners will enjoy both the taste of the food and the intimate setting of this restaurant.
A night’s outing in London is never complete without visiting its many concerts or music venues. Places like Brixton Academy, Scala, The Forum, The O2 and Ronnie Scott’s are great places to unwind with the sound of soulful music. Royal Albert Hall continues to host major shows almost every week.
For the literary minded a visit to The Book Club in Shoreditch is a must. You may take a sip from a glass of champagne while turning over the pages of your favorite book. Many museums like National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, V&A etc. remain open late on a specific date each week.