Iconic Farringdon spot Piano Works is a restaurant-meets-bar-meets-club where you're in charge of the music. With a live band on hand to play your requests non-stop throughout the night, this modern take on the classic piano bar also offers a gorgeous menu of dinner-ready dishes, from juicy steaks to vegan curries and indulgent desserts.
Dinner and Dancing
London is one of the most lavish cities to get the best of both worlds - dinner and dancing. With plush eateries and fine dining destinations aplenty, we've picked out the best joints that will transform into a late-night playground of opulence, dancing and DJs. Whatever you're looking for, a plush palace, a decadent diner or a laid-back bar with eats and beats, London has it all right here.
Trapeze is a cheeky circus themed haunt of colourful booths to munch down some nosh and sup on some of their immensely tasty cocktail creations. Once you've filled your boots upstairs, venture to the basement where you'll find one of Shoreditch's loudest and most raucous clubbing nights. Sweat, drink and dance down here to the best tunes and DJs around.
Atmospheric, even before sundown, this brimming haunt is just the ticket for brilliant Spanish-inspired cuisine and bustling dancefloors. Lit by bejewelled lamps and playing a party-ready selection of hits, it's something of a no brainer. Not in the area? They also have an outpost in Covent Garden.
Learn some Salsa moves, or impress others with the moves they didn't know you had at Salsa, where the Latin rhythms pound strong and the hip swishing reigns supreme. This fun time party bar is a whirlwind of South American sass and spirit - just make sure you load up on their spicy treats so you can keep up with the rest of them!
Shrouded in prohibition charm and 1920s elegance, The Candlelight Club are an elusive speakeasy experience hidden in the heart of London. Offering bespoke cocktails, delicious food and live music, it's the perfrect place to lose yourself to a bit of Golden Era glamour.
A cool spot that's a mixture of restaurant, bar and nightclub rolled into one; Abbey is a cracking choice for going out in the heart of the city. Come by at dinner time and enjoy something from their gastro menu, with everything from fully fledged mains to casual nibbles on the cards.
Bringing the culture of South Africa to Camden Town, Shaka Zulu is one-of-a-kind, with the entrance down an escalator. Eat the exotically named dishes of Crocodile Cigars, whilst surrounded by life-sized African tribesmen statues before weaving your way through the grand decor and joining the well-dressed crowd on the dancefloor.
Not many restaurants in London boast stylish interiors, delicious plates and a club to their name. Except of course, Haymarket Kitchen. Located just off Piccadilly Circus, this little gem is connected to the rowdy Tiger Tiger - but when inside, you'd never guess it. Fronting some contemporary European dishes, a varied selection of wines, and a banging post-dinner club set up, it's one of the city's best party restaurants.
A true party paradise just a short walk from Holborn station, Tropicana Beach Club is a place for drinking, dining and dancing until the early hours. On top of the excellent edible offerings, you'll also get your fill of entertainment as this unique bar brings a stunning selection of cabaret and circus performances.
Spread across two floors, this stylish bar has a relaxed atmosphere, serving up British pub grub and thirst-quenching drinks. Meanwhile downstairs, the cellar has been transformed into a club with plush leather furnishings, disco balls and live music.
Paradise By way of Kensal Green is a decadent restaurant, pub and party bar with some serious style. Think opulent decor, contemporary British cuisine and an extensive wine list. Come the weekend however, this plush den gives way to DJs, dancing and a stunning roast dinner.
This Texan BBQ-inspired eatery lays on the Southern hospitality come dinner time with their selection of burgers, ribs, bourbon and beers. Then, once the plates are cleared the venue's live bands and DJs take to the stage with tunes to shake a tailfeather to. Check out their Camden and Brixton joints for much of the same.
With venues in Embankment and the City, this fantastical lair of boudoir stylings and 1920s French chic is here to entertain you. Take to your table and enjoy a decadent meal whilst feasting on the spectacular show in front of you. Expect burlesque, jazz and a whole lotta sass.
Gigi's Hoxton Square's all-encompassing social space perfect for eating out in Shoreditch. Here, the kitchen team serve homely comfort foods, the bar team keep the drinks flowing and this place becomes one of the hotspots for DJs and dancing as the evening presses on.
An ideal set up for dinner and dancing in London, Forge is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of the City of London, not only promising delicious eats and boozy cocktails, but also a lively, party-hungry crowd - from Monday through to Friday. With a late opening time of 3am (wed-fri), this is the perfect place to dine, then let loose on the dancefloor mid-week.
This super venue located just a stone's throw from Covent Garden compromises of three bars, a nightclub and a modern restaurant. The ideal restaurant in London for dinner and dancing, Sway serves modern plates, small snacks and delicious desserts. Post-dinner, enjoy commercial tracks and a fun-time party crowd.
The perfect excuse to let loose when it comes to drinking, dining and dancing in the city, Venn St Records is coming up trumps on all fronts; head on down for pizzas in the early evening, chase those with cocktails and finish them all off with a bout of dancing.
Located just off Covent Garden's main square, Roadhouse is an American-themed restaurant and bar promising live entertainment, tasty food, and happy hour cocktails aplenty. Whether you're down throughout the week or over the weekend this place always promises a lively atmosphere perfect for drinking, eating and tearing up the dancefloor.
Located right by Oxford Circus is The Social is an innocuous haunt seemingly undiscovered by the majority of Londoners. This humbly sized nook is a slice of 50s suave with tan leathers and low lighting throughout. Stumble upon this den and enjoy some traditional pub and bar food whilst supping on some vintage inspired drinks.
Let the Latin fever wash over you at one of the best places to drink and dance in London. Not only can you chow down on Mexicana bites, complete with some fiery cocktails, Barrio Brixton cranks up the DJ noise come sundown for hip-shaking aplenty.
Experience the taste and culture of the Middle East at Kenza - a luxuriant, silk draped haven of Lebanese cuisines and belly dancing entertainment. Decked out with ornate furnishings, rich textures and a low-lit ambiance, Kenza is a hidden palace of indulgent eats and opulent dancers.
Drink and dine to your heart's content at the Upper House where contemporary cool is the name of the game and the partying comes spread over three huge floors. Known for it's delicious food and excellent cocktails, this Islington venue is also no stranger to a bit of a blow-out with regular DJ nights and a 4am finish come the weekend.