Looking for some vibrant nightlife in London? 10 of the most popular late night bars in London include:
Dandelyan is just a fantastic late bar. The decor is plush but not to the point you feel intimidated. Being part of the boutique hotel Mondrian London means there is sense of elegance and relaxation.
Black Rock, Shoreditch
Whisky is the theme in this bar with over 250 of them from all around the world – by flavour rather than country, so choosing is easy, and most drams, apart from a few rarities, are from £7-£11. Do try their Japanese-influenced cocktails which are excellent.
Mark’s Bar at Hix, Soho
This is the place to visit for a choice of excellent drinks and excellent service with mouth watering bar snacks. It is has the exciting environment and atmosphere that inspires you to take a new date!
The Nightjar, Shoreditch
It is best to book in advance as it does get very busy. A walk down the stairs through a long thin corridor and into the bar for the first time is amazing. It’s a dark space, with candles everywhere. It has a beautiful tin ceiling that reflects the light beautifully.
Shrub and Shutter, Brixton
A very lively bar with so much going on, plenty of packed shelves stacked full of bottles, books and herbs and a seasonal menu on the blackboard. They have live jazz nights and even one-off Disney nights where cocktails come served in a smoking genie lamp.
Trailer Happiness, Notting Hill
Trailer Happiness attracts an excellent crowd and serves the best rum cocktails in London. It’s a great bar to visit with a group of friends or even alone as the atmosphere is amazing. They also serve superb innovative cocktails which are usually rum-based.
The Sun Tavern, Bethnal Green
This place is homely and welcoming and it feels like a pub should feel. It is an 1850’s bar serving local microbrews and fantastic cocktails. They also serve award winning whiskies. The interior is ‘shabby chic’ with exposed brickwork and worn leather stool bars.
Cahoots is a 1940’s themed bar, which works really well. It’s themed around blitz-chic and is designed with a high level of authenticity: down to the staff dressing to suit and talking in clipped tones – fabulous!
Craft Beer Co, Brixton
On the corner from the two Brixton stations, is the Craft Beer Co. It has a huge outside space, which is always very busy. It has an excellent selection of beers, including some exclusive imports. Very handy for a pre-drink before seeing a gig at Brixton Academy.
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington
There is always a fantastic welcome even when it is very busy. It is a small bar with white-jacketed staff – and a relaxed elegant atmosphere. It is the sort of place that writers and artists frequent. Superb for sipping a relaxing drink and people watching.