The nightlife in London is second to none. Everything that you could ever want or need on a night out will never be more than a short distance from where you’re staying; the capital is guaranteed to give you one of the best nights of your life…
Shoreditch is home to a range of clubs, bars, pubs, music theatres, live entertainment venues and tasty restaurants, so there’s plenty to do when night falls over London; if you like a drink then you could easily find yourself ending up in Shoreditch for most of the night. Shoreditch has recently developed an exciting indie vibe, which particularly appeals to young people and students. The food on offer in Shoreditch is fit for any taste and any budget. Gourmet hot dogs and burgers are a big hit there, along with Vietnamese foods, and all the food is top quality but still leaves you with money to spend on alcohol! Clubbing has hit a new high in Shoreditch over the last few years. Cargo and The Book Club are two of the most popular clubs, offering genres of music such as art punk, dubstep, wonk pop and psychedelic prog. The Book Club has a relaxed atmosphere; situated in a basement, the club hasn’t changed much since it opened, and this original feel makes the club really unique.
London is home to some amazing clubbing venues, with big names performing at London’s top clubs every weekend. Fabric is one of those clubs; a converted Victorian meat cellar, it has become one of the most famous clubs in the world, and it is well-known for the fact that it gives new DJs a chance to show clubbers their skills. This usually happens on a Saturday night. Friday nights normally feature performances by some of the hottest DJs in drum and bass, indie and electro. Sunday nights are just as busy but totally worth it, this is when the ‘wet yourself crew’ come to town and other well-known bands usually attend Fabric on a Sunday evening. The headlining acts don’t normally come on stage until 3am, so space your time out well.
The classy Egg nightclub is an excellent summer clubbing hotspot with a brilliant garden and terrace for when you need to cool down and take a break from the dance floor. Egg has 3 floors and 3 major music genres; House, Electro and Dirty Beats. The club is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you could carry on dancing all night (and day)! Every Sunday, clubbers can enjoy ‘Breakfast at Egg’, for hard-core clubbers who want to rave until 11am!
Here are a few other nightclubs that might interest you…
- Ministry of Sound
- Electric Ballroom
Pubs are not only a great place to socialise and have a laugh with close friends and family; they also give you a feel of London culture. Some pubs have been around for decades and are arguably a key part of London’s history, and if you’re going on a night out then a short stop at a pub is a great way to set up your night before hitting the town.
The Anchor & Hope is a gastro pub which has an amazing selection of draft beers and we hear the food is out of this world! This classy, old fashioned pub is the perfect way to enjoy a traditional, hearty English pub dinner, and the food is delicious. The pub doesn’t take dinner reservations, so if you don’t want to wait to be seated we recommend you arrive early in the evening. The food is also great value for money and the portions are huge, so when visiting the Anchor & Hope you simply can’t go wrong.
The Eagle Pub in Farringdon is arguably one of London’s best gastro pubs. Serving primarily gorgeous, Mediterranean food with an Iberian influence, the portions that are served are absolutely enormous! The décor is that of a traditional, rustic pub, and features a lot of wood, from the floorboards, tables and chairs to the bar. If you’re looking for an old-fashioned English pub, the Eagle is the place to go!
There you have it! Some of London’s nightlife you can check out. We hope we have included something that appeals to you and we hope you get back to us after you have visited a London bar, club or pub and let us know how it went!