Best for People Watching in London

London is one the best cities to visit for people watching; from the coolest bars around Old Street to the most exclusive clubs in Mayfair. There's always a great place for watching the world and other people go by over a drink, be it celebrity haunts, basement bars or even gastro pubs. We've put together our list of the best people watching bars and clubs in London to make your decision just that little bit easier.

Last updated on 19th July 2018


108 user reviews 5

A Central London pub commanding amazing views of the river; on days where the sun shines, their beer garden is perfect for a tranquil after work drink, and the bar inside and the balcony area also overlook the river. These fantastic views, central location and traditional pub-feel make this a popular choice for those wanting more than just a quiet drink; inside the beautiful bar you can also amuse yourself at their pool table, or sit back and enjoy watching the varied Central London crowd that pass by. Book now.


3 user reviews 5

They say west is best? Well, this is the perfect spot for breakfast or brunch right through to dinner and after-work drinks, as the swish Maple is ideal for a relaxing shopping break and people watching.


50 user reviews 4

Favoured by the after-work crowd of the West End, Gem is located close to both Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus. Best to visit on a Thursday or Friday for the full people watching experience, and come early to take advantage of their excellent happy hour.

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Nobu Berkeley

1 user review 3

The Michelin Star awarded Nobu Berkeley ST is located at 15 Berkeley Street in the heart of Mayfair. The critically acclaimed venue is one of London's most fashionable and star-studded restaurants and has also held some of the capital's most high profile parties. Located over two floors, Nobu Berkeley St is open for lunch and dinner and houses a suitably glamorous 200 cover restaurant and a stylish, yet relaxed lounge bar with a licence until 2am. Once you've made it on to the reservations list, a trip to Nobu will ensure you brush shoulders with all the top A list celebrities. Book a table at Nobu Berkeley ST here.

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