The 10 Best Nightlife Spots in London
Gearing up for a night out in London, but unsure where to go? From live music venues to upscale bars, the big city has it all, and we’ve rounded up all the best places to go for an unforgettable evening, one that might even turn into morning.
With this guide, you’ll be able to navigate the nightlife in London like a pro, acting as a travel guide for all your comrades, showing them the best places London has to offer. No matter what type of a night you’re after, we’ve got you covered.
1. Luxx Club
The Luxx Club is a hit nightclub with multiple private rooms available to book, each with its own vibe to instantly set the mood. Whether you’re after something moody and sexy for an intimate night, or something open and lively for a get-together with a large group of friends, the Luxx Club has you covered. Plus, each room is temperature-controlled to keep you at peak comfort, so you can wear whatever you like without worrying about freezing or sweating your ass off.
If you’re totally into live music, the Luxx Club is the place to be. With both booth seating and a dance floor, Luxx Club is a happy medium between conversational and entertaining, making it possible to have a heart-to-heart with friends, but just as easy to find someone to take home. The first-class DJ will elevate the vibe, and have everyone in a sublime mood.
The Luxx Club is also the perfect venue for holding private, luxury events. The private rooms are easy to book online, and your guests will be impressed by the venue. Plus, with their amazing selection of champagne, wine, and top-shelf liquor, you won’t have to supply the alcohol.
If you’re looking for a truly unique night, be on the lookout for the Luxx Club’s theme nights. With different styles of music playing throughout the evening, you’ll be thrilled you came.
Looking for an elevated experience at a low-key yet elegant venue? Look no further than Artesian. This is literally one of the world’s best bars, and its cocktails are unmatched, but they’ll be fighting with the interior for your attention.
You’ll be charmed by the decor and in serious appreciation of the attention to detail and commitment to the overall vibe. No guest leaves Artesian disappointed, as it’s a five-star experience from the second you enter until the moment you leave.
Meet an old friend at Artesian for a night of catching up, or pop in after dinner for a drink or two to extend a really good first date. Or, if you’re feeling spontaneous, go alone and meet someone there. Artesian attracts interesting people, and there will undoubtedly be someone there ready to strike up a conversation. Given its world-class reputation, people from all walks of life will be ordering drinks at Artesian, giving you plenty of options for someone to talk to. It’ll be a memorable conversation and an even more memorable night.
3. The Nickel Bar at The Ned
For an authentic American experience without actually being in America, try The Nickel Bar at The Ned. The Ned is a five-star hotel with stunning decor that lends to the American vibe but in the classiest way possible. The Nickel Bar serves classic American drinks at all hours of the day, but it truly comes alive at night. Their menu is divine, and it’s the perfect place to spend an evening.
The Nickel Bar also boasts a piano on a circular stage, and live music is played often, including New Music Mondays. If you’d rather spend an evening out at the beginning of the week than the end, hit up The Nickel Bar on Monday to discover new sounds.
When you’re not watching the musicians, the emerald green marble and black and white checkered floors will catch your eye. The interior decorator did a fabulous job, and you’ll be tempted to spend the entire night taking photos as inspo for your next home improvement project. If you don’t want to spend your night snapping photos, at least pull your phone out for one quick picture. A photo at The Nickel Bar will instantly improve your Instagram feed, and give your followers major FOMO.
4. Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel is one of London’s most exquisite places to stay. Having once employed Guccio Gucci, founder of the eponymous and iconic fashion house Gucci, The Savoy Hotel collaborated with the designer to up the elegance at The Savoy Hotel (as if it wasn’t already elegant AF), making it a truly remarkable place to lay your head at night. But The Savoy Hotel’s excellence doesn’t end there – it also has a wonderful nightlife spot in Beaufort Bar.
A moody, sensual, eye-catching locale, Beaufort Bar exudes mystery and class, making you feel nothing but intrigued and exhilarated all at once upon entry. Its dark decor creates the perfect environment for an upscale night out, and it’ll have you feeling some type of way when you leave. Before you go, though, enjoy a glass of their highly-talked-about spirits. As an added bonus, Beaufort Bar is working to make its drinks as sustainable as possible.
5. Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel
We see London, and we see France at Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel. This one-of-a-kind London entertainment spot brings the Moulin Rouge across the English Channel, employing just as much vim and vigor as the original location. Its interior will have you entranced from the moment you step in, and the performances will keep your attention the entire night. It’s the perfect place for a night with friends or a date. Hell, you could go there alone and you’d still be entertained.
Crazy Coqs offers world-class entertainment. Its French-themed theater and cabaret are undeniably sexy, and there’s comedy and magic on display for those interested, truly offering something for everyone. There’s no way you’ll leave Crazy Coqs disappointed.
Crazy Coqs keeps guests hydrated, or dehydrated rather, with their spectacular choice of wine, champagne, and cocktails, and this unbelievable venue can be made even more special by booking a private show, ensuring a truly magical night. Crazy Coqs is the absolute best place to be for a night unlike any other in London, as you’ll be transported to an entirely different world inside, leaving you to wonder if you dreamt your time there.
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6. Gigi’s Hoxton
One of the hottest venues in London, Gigi’s Hoxton can take you from day to night. This premiere spot is open for long hours, making it easy to spend the entire day at Gigi’s. The atmosphere is whimsical and fun and has pops of art all over. It’s versatile and sexy and makes for the perfect evening.
One of the best parts of spending your night at Gigi’s? There are different floors with different vibes, making it easy to find something you’re in the mood for, and easy to switch up in the middle of the night if you need a change of scenery. Whether you’re there for a lowkey evening or a night of endless partying, Gigi’s is the place to be.
Gigi’s really has it all. Live DJs with themed music nights, multiple levels, and bar food is available if you’re hungry. Hoping to spend 12 hours at Gigi’s? No problem. You won’t go hungry, and you won’t be bored. From the interior to the clientele, there’s no shortage of things to look at. Even if you’re by yourself, you’ll be highly entertained, trust us. It’s the ultimate spot for a night out in London.
7. The Mayfair Bar
If you’re after an exquisite bar with exceptional and unique cocktails, stop at The Mayfair Bar. Its stunning modern and glamorous decor will have you reeling, rifling through your pockets to find your phone to snap a photo. The second you see the booths, you’ll want to take a seat, even if you’ve just been sitting for hours. Their unique shape is intriguing and inviting, leading you in with utmost excitement. More than you’ve ever had for a booth, that’s certain.
The Mayfair Bar has a menu you won’t believe. Using Hendrick’s gin, the bartenders stir up awe-inspiring concoctions, and the chef serves food to pair perfectly. If you’re awake in time after your mind-blowing night at The Mayfair Bar, return in the morning for brunch, as the menu is seasonal and just as superlative as the fare you dined on at night.
Not only can you return the next morning, but you can also book The Mayfair Bar for a private event, making sure you and your guests have a refined night at one of London’s best bars. All of this can be enjoyed while listening to a world-class DJ, who’s spinning the perfect playlist to set the mood. What more can you ask for?
8. Kadie’s Club
For an epic night spent partying, visit Kadie’s Club. A popular venue for some of the most famous people in the world like Idris Elba and Dua Lipa, who have regularly been spotted at Kadie’s. It’s a London staple, and one of the most exciting places in town. For a night you’ll never forget, spend it at this exceptional nightclub, where cheeky interior meets perfect party vibes.
The first hour of the night, Kadie’s is open for drinks, and then it transforms into one of London’s best nightclubs that celebrates the best DJs the city has to offer. You’ll have to spend the next day nursing your tonsils from downing all the delicious drinks and singing all the contagious music at the top of your lungs alongside your best friends.
Note that part of the club is members only, but also note that this ups its exclusivity, making it all the more desirable to visit. And if you can become a member of Kadie’s Club, you’re in for night upon memorable night at this stellar venue, collecting legions of stories to regale your friends with.
There’s no dress code required to enter Kadie’s, but they do suggest you dress as you would for a major event, yielding fashionable nights out. And you should probably listen to that suggestion, as a night at Kadie’s is a major event. You’ll want to look the part.
9. Cirque Le Soir
Not to be confused with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Le Soir is a members-only club that you absolutely want to become a member of. To do so, reserve a table for the night, and let yourself be entertained by the people, the staff, and the club itself. There’s no other place in London you want to gain access to than Cirque Le Soir because this club is all about the environment.
From the interior decor to the music, to the dress code, this place exudes vibes. There’s no other way to describe it – you’ve just got to experience it. While you’re there, take advantage of the bottle service. Treat yourself to a boujee night and revel in the fact that you’re at one of the best nightclubs in the entire world.
10. Connaught Bar
Another bar located inside a hotel, Connaught Bar is nestled in The Connaught, one of London’s finest hotels. This luxurious hotel has everything a hotel could possibly have, giving guests no reason to leave. At the heart of its luxury is Connaught Bar, recently crowned the world’s best bar for the second year running.
Connaught Bar is a master class in how bars should be. Its impeccable interior is matched by its fine drinks and menu, putting fresh, modern twists on classic cocktails. Connaught Bar’s bartenders are some of the best in the business, putting patrons first with their favorable service.
From its upscale ambiance to its tasty tipples, Connaught Bar is the whole package. No place in London, or the world, is quite like this venue. You’ll be delighted you came and sad to go, planning your return before you pay your tab.
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