Bars With Entertainment In London

London's nightlife and bar scene has diversified, offering an entire avenue of entertainment that the city could previously only dream about. But we're not just talking live music bars, arcade boozers and impressive burlesque cocktail spots - the capital is now brimming with ping pong party spots, circus acts, comedy nights, mini golf and more. Need a hand finding these gems? Here's our guide to the best bars with entertainment and activities in London.

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Last updated on 3rd June 2024

Flight Club Shoreditch

Afternoon Fizz

Throwing darts at a board just went next level. Changing the world of social gaming in London and revolutionising the game of darts itself, we present to you Flight Club. Come here for your standard boozing activities with the added extra of playing darts where the game is radically digitised and packed with fun for beginners and experts alike. 

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two is an immersive cocktail bar that throws you into America's most notorious prison. Found in Shoreditch, this themed hangout sees you smuggling contraband booze past the warden, which will then be shaken up into bespoke cocktails by the bent guards.

Swift Soho

Nestled on Old Compton Street is Swift Soho, a bar spread over two floors promising European aperitvo vibes and plenty of live music come Sunday. You'll find jazz and ragtime musicians take to the stage for your pleasure, while you revel in Art Deco interiors and sip on bespoke concoctions. From the matcha and Jameson Black Barrel Irish whiskey-based Chiffon to the spicy Shanghaied, there's plenty to choose from. 

The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield Mayfair

Looking for an evening hotspot to unwind in central London? Tucked away on Charles Street, The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield Mayfair is kitted out in dark wood panelling, plush armchairs, moody lighting and swish vibes. As it offers live music during the week, with jazz on Wednesdays and a live singer and pianist on the weekends, it's the perfect spot to cosy up with your boo and groove to the top-notch live entertainment on offer.

BAM Karaoke Box

BAM Karaoke Box has it all - from being the largest venue of its kind in Europe to serving some sensational food and drinks in the process. Hit up this eclectic playground, laced with hedonistic paintings scrawled across with bright pink lettering, shiny embellishments and animal print furnishings to sing your heart out in one of 22 individually designed rooms. Then, munch on some dainty European fare paired with Champagne and cocktails, before getting involved with a late-night DJ session. 

The Little Yellow Door

£5 Picantes

This brilliantly unique gem of a spot is sure to have you feeling right at home and keep you coming back for more. Designed to imitate a flat, you can grab some toast in the kitchen, have a cuppa with friends in the sitting room or head downstairs to the party den, complete with a DJ booth and vinyl station, and sip on cocktails whilst playing poker, backgammon or messing around in the fancy dress box. 

Pizza Pilgrims Canary Wharf

The Full Pilgrimage £29.50 per person and 5 other offers

The renowned team at Pizza Pilgrims are looking East, serving their customers great pizzas coupled with 16-person foosball, plasma screen TVs and vintage video games. The famous pizza chain has made a name for themselves by creating stunning Neapolitan pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients around. Relax with a giant slice and enjoy everything their relaxed atmosphere has to offer.

Belushis Hammersmith

£5 Classic Cocktails! and 6 other offers

Whether you're looking to watch the best football teams in the world battle it out, or want to have a bash at beer pong, Belushis Hammersmith will keep you partying for hours. The sports bar packs a punch with plenty of themed nights, American bites, and DJs til late, there's also sister venues in Camden, Greenwich and Shepherd's Bush.

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Lucky Voice Karaoke - Venues in London

Nothing beats a great karaoke bar in London when it comes to something outrageously fun on a night out. Lucky Voice, with its private booths for singing and partying, is an absolute favourite for a group night out and a great opportunity to test out that Whitney ballad you've spent so long practising in the shower... 


For those of you after entertainment hubs in Central London, then venture to FAIM. This Fitzrovia joint offers a range of shindigs, from the likes of live quiz nights to drag brunches and burlesque-themed nights, making it a great stop-off for fun antics.

Electric Shuffle

Brought to you by the brains behind Flight Club comes Electric Shuffle, a new social sports bar bringing back the traditional game of shuffleboard. With 10 different tables to choose from, you can also fuel up on the brand's popular pizza paddles whilst quaffing on creative cocktails. 

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

Entertainment doesn't get much cooler than Avora, the immersive experience in Hoxton which transports you to a whole new planet. Brought to you by the creators of Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon, this magical destination involves donning custom-made jumpsuits and exploring a mystical woodland area while completing laboratory missions along the way. Engage with a range of actors and discover the secrets of this world, while sipping on three bespoke cocktails throughout. Even better? Every ticket sold to this event results in a tree being planted.


Lunch Deal and 3 other offers

Greenwood has drawn in crowds from across London with its offering of stunning dishes and ice cold craft beers. Based in Victoria, the pub has really excelled since opening, thanks to its serving of amazing food, its collection of great craft beer and its lively sports bar. With pool tables and huge screen TVs showing all the latest live sporting action, this is one of London's most charming bars with entertainment. 


Spend your evening drinking and putt-ing your way to glory at plonk, a brilliant crazy golf venue. With bars across London, the hands-on spot is a must for fun date nights and entertaining afternoons with your bubble.


As a London cocktail bar that plays host to the UK's only indoor petanque court, and boasting a wide range of pastis and absinthe-infused drinks to give its guests a taste of the Provence in the summer; this is a sure choice for one of the best bars with entertainment in London. As a popular private hire venue over the weekend (no minimum spend), this place is sure to fill up quickly.

Lane7 London Victoria

Get ready to roll into the ultimate nightlife experience at Lane7 London Victoria on Victoria Street. This hotspot offers top-notch bowling with a mix of interactive and premium lanes, ensuring there's something for everyone's bowling style. But that's not all - the venue also features two epic mini-golf courses, beer pong, and augmented reality darts. With eight carnival-style games to try, there's plenty of fun to go around, so gather your crew and let the good times roll.

Cirque le Soir

The wild, weird imagination of youth meets the sleek, sexy vibes of adulthood at Soho's Cirque Le Soir. Decorated as a lively circus, and bursting full of character, you'll be thoroughly entertained at this exclusive venue. Whether you're being chased by a snake charmer or having your fortune read by their resident mystic, the devil-may-care ambience is something well worth experiencing.