It’s always fun going for a beer in the evening, for a late lunch or early dinner in London. But sometimes when a night becomes an unexpected full blown night out in the city everyone needs a club or a boozer that works until the wee morning hours. We’ve made a list of the best 10 late night clubs and bars in London. Staying out late is a fairly subjective term for each individual, some people think it’s late when midnight strikes. Others however could party and drink until the next night. It’s rare that a pub or club in London works 24 hours a day, but if you look hard enough, chances are you’ll find one. The night life in London is simply wonderful and eclectic, so everyone can find a venue where they feel most comfortable. London shows it’s real face once again and the more you find out about it, the more it will become a part of you. The best memories a person has are usually made with good mates while out and about town, and these are the memories everyone cherishes. Here are our picks for London’s top late bars and clubs.
Whether it’s because of its amazing location on Soho, because of its atmosphere or good French food, all we know that it’s a favorite bistro for many and we see no reason why it shouldn’t be. Situated in the busiest part of Soho this French bistro offers some tremendous classics on the menu, including steak tartar, delicious pâtés that everyone should try and above all from Monday through Saturday it works until 3am. Gives you more than enough time to give yourself a buzz and enjoy all the good food.
Visiting address: 13 Old Compton St, London, W1D 5JQ
We’ve already mentioned this bar when we were compiling a list of the top cocktails bars in London. Well, you’ll be happy to hear that you can enjoy world class cocktails here until 3 o’clock in the morning. Dick Bradsell works here and at the moment he is arguably the best mixologist in the UK. It’s a heavily Mexican themed bar which really makes it stand out from many other places in the neighborhood.
Visiting address: 25-27 Brewer St, London, W1F 0RR
When considering that this place is open during breakfast time to lunch time, offering cocktails and dinners in the evening and works until morning, it’s no real surprise why so many people love it. The window tables and the pavement seating are the best spots during the summer. The menu includes numerous classics, like traditional English breakfasts, burritos, Spanish chorizo, pulled pork sandwiches etc. The bar boast a large collection of drinks but cocktails seem to be the most popular among regular guests.
Visiting address: 60 Compton Street, London, W1D 4UG
The Italians are nothing if not passionate about what they do and it’s no different when talking about this little gem in Soho. It first opened its doors in 1949 thanks to Caterina and Lou Polledri and it didn’t take long for this place to become a hub for Italians in London. It works non stop, so guests can come in at any time of the day and enjoy one of the best espressos in the city that’s still made in the espresso machine that stood here when it was first established.
Visiting address: 22 First Street, London, W1D RF
This it yet another bar that deserved a place on a different list we made, but seeing as it works until 3am on certain nights we’ll list it here as well. Unlike the previous bar on the list, this doesn’t have history behind it seeing it opened in 2010, but what it lacks there it makes up with sheer style and modernistic class. Very few could resists the seductive nature of the bar, especially later in the night when the music is always made up of gentle smooth jazz and blues.
Visiting address: 129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB
While this particular place won’t blow you way with any of its features or offerings, it will never disappoint you either. The menu is filled with great classics that, like we said before, won’t make your head spin from excitement but it’s a great little bar where you can come and have a drink at any time of the day or night as it works 24/7.
While it might seem to be somewhat shady and dark, if you like being a down to earth type of person then you’ll like Canavan’s Peckham Pool Pub. It’s considered to be a local boozer for many and that comes as no real surprise seeing as it is open 24 hours a day. It’s one of the rare places in South London that works these hours.
It is thought that this pub is the oldest one in London, seeing as the building itself dates back to the Georgian era. Because of this it’s a popular place for photographers and video shoots. Amy Winehouse, Nick Cave and Kate Moss all did shoots here. Ever since the new owner bought this place in 2004 it has been hosting regular live music events. There aren’t many negative things a person could say about this place, which is why we recommend it. It usually stays open until 3am.
The Duck & Waffle is located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower and it is the highest restaurant in the UK. As you’d expect the views are breathtaking as long as you’re seated at a window table. If these places are taken you are free to relax and enjoy the tremendous views from the bar area. And here is the best part, this restaurant is open 24/7. Be prepared for smaller cocktails and modestly portioned plates at slightly higher prices than usual.
Visiting address: 40th floor at 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Situated in the marvelously refurbished booking office of the former St Pancras station is a true upscale London cocktail bar. It’s hard not to fall in love with the interior and architecture of this place. It’s chic and trendy while beautifully retaining all the design and architectural features that make it so special. Having a few drinks here after midnight is something else. Good news is you can stay until 3am.
Visiting address: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, Euston Road, NW1 2AR