Fun Time Party Bars

We love a good night out in London and have found quite a few bars that fall into our category of "fun-time" party bars. Places that have an "anything goes" music policy, a friendly and up-for-it party crowd, where spilling a drink doesn't lead to a fight, the cocktails flow, and everyone is all about having a good time. We have picked our favourite fun time party bars in London that are perfect for celebrating, anything from your birthday, leaving party, work night out, or simply wanting a fun night out, Enjoy! 

Last updated on 26th October 2021




The Piano Works Farringdon

1491 user reviews 4

Happy Hour Thursdays and 3 other offers

The Piano Works is a place combining bygone days of classic music and jazz-inspired dancing with contemporary style. With venues in Farringdon and the West End you'll find a central stage with a grand piano where you can send in requests of all shapes and sizes. Sup on tantalising tipples and take to the dance floor at this house of non-stop live music. 

Le Fez

67 user reviews 4

A labyrinth of Moroccan-style partying, Fez Club is a legend in Putney for throwing some pretty wild parties that reign on until 4am. If you want a piece of this action, head down and discover their dance floor dedicated to some epic DJs as well as a bar well versed in the art of fabulous cocktails. 

Old Street Records

696 user reviews 4

2-4-1 Cocktails and 1 other offer

Eyeing up a night of live music, pizza and cocktails in Shoreditch? Old Street Records and sister venue Northcote Records ticks all those boxes, with a cutting-edge approach to EP launches, new bands and established live acts. Take in all kinds of great music in a venue with record-store-realness, intimate jazz nights and even DJ sessions happening in their secret basement space.

Rolling Stock

93 user reviews 4

Located just off the main Kingsland Road strip, the Rolling Stock is one of east London's hidden gems. A seriously happening bar, gallery, beer garden and dancefloor space, these guys win favour with the Shoreditch crowd thanks to their bold personality and top notch DJ nights. Kick on with up to 50% off selected food and drink (everyday between 4 and 8pm), with one of the best outdoor spaces in east London on cue for the sunnier months.

Kona Kai

163 user reviews 5

Whisk yourself away to the South Seas at this tropical party den in Chelsea. Impressing with its tiki decor and tropical vibes, Kona Kai offers fresh fruit cocktails, a sunshine party playlist and a fun atmosphere slightly different from the West London norm. Leave the frantic strains of urban life at the door, let your hair down and party all night.

Catch Bar

34 user reviews 3

Mexican themed Catch Bar in Shoreditch is the perfect setting for a fun time party in London. With two bars and some of the funkiest decor going, DJ's play top tunes, while the bartenders mix up some amazing cocktails. You can reserve an area, and if you're feeling peckish they serve traditional Mexican bites to satisfy your every need.  

With a rich heritage of live music and club nights to call upon, The Victoria continues to develop as one of East London's best for gig-goers and late-night revellers. Warm up in the independent bar (serving classic cocktails and local craft beers), then head next door where some of the industry's best promoters organise the late-night entertainment.

The Old School Yard

101 user reviews 5

Something of a playground for grown-ups, The Old School Yard in Long Lane serves up a long list of divine cocktails and teams them with a jumping dance floor that is kept moving and grooving by an endless stream of disco tunes! There's Karaoke room's available to hire, and there's even a Nintendo Wii to have a couple of games on should you fancy it. London Bridge bars don't come any livelier.

We defy you to stride on by a broody basement bar that serves a cocktail named the 'Confessions of a Cucumber Salesman'. You really would end up kicking yourself, especially when there's a whole host of other lip-smacking mixtures for you to get acquainted with. The ambience? Well that's all about the biker; with guests tucking in from the comfort of couches covered with black leather, studs, green velvet and plaid.

3 Course Spanish Bottomless Brunch Experience & Live Music and 6 other offers

Head to Salvador & Amanda near Leicester Square for amazing tapas, a fiesta atmosphere and lots and lots of Sangria! This basement restaurant and bar hosts fun flamenco nights every Tuesday as well as late night DJs from Thursday round to Saturday so you can burn of those patatas bravas calories by dancing into the early hours.

Simmons King's Cross

206 user reviews 4

Sunday Funday! and 1 other offer

Simmons is quirkiness at its best! Retro granny decor topped up with a collection of vintage lamps. Located in King's Cross, Simmons is one the few North London's bars, where DJs play daily. Thursday nights are great if you want to share your favourite tracks as Simmons hosts myPod. On other nights expect DJs to be spinning electro, house and indie. 

Bar Soho

315 user reviews 3

An Old Compton Street favourite for the party animals around Central London, Bar Soho is a colourful and fun time party bar. Relaxed for the day and pumping at night, any spot on the upper level on the bar is great for people watching the trendy crowd that mingle here. With regular DJ nights and delightful happy hour deals, this is the place to kick start your night.

Be At One Shoreditch

460 user reviews 4

In the heart of the happening Shoreditch area, close to all the places to be seen in the East End, such as Hoxton Square and Brick Lane, Be At One Shoreditch is the fun time party bar ready to host the fun at any time of your evening. For a competitive cocktail happy hour, and a chance to hang out with the trendy kids, this bar is the place to go. 

Thirst Soho

453 user reviews 4

Thirst Bar is a lively cocktail and DJ bar in Soho. Always full of friendly and smiley Soho types who are looking to forget about the working day, you can book yourself a table or area and tuck into their famous cocktails. The party gets going from 9pm where the DJ will be playing all the latest pop hits that never fail to get you dancing and singing along.

Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen

321 user reviews 4

Bottomless Bubbles 🥂 and 6 other offers

Within a five minute walk of Tottenham Court Road is Jerusalem, the very epitome of a fun-time party bar. The friendly staff, classy interior and excellent food and drink on offer intertwine to make this place a must for people looking to settle down for the evening and let the good times roll. There's also a happy hour packed to the rafters with great deals between 4 and 8pm on weekdays to take advantage of. 

Matchbox

26 user reviews 2

Nestled on the ever-trendy Shoreditch High Street, Matchbox is a cocktail den that serves both signature and classic cocktails with a smile. Guests can watch their favourite teams do battle on the huge plasma screen TVs spread throughout the venue and can dance long into the early hours courtesy of the fun DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays. 

There aren't many places in London more fun than Lucky Voice. The cool bar offers you cocktails aplenty, a dressing up box and a soundproof room to sing your heart out in, all you need to do is bring a pair of lungs and sing.

Bar Elba

2373 user reviews 4

Having been based on the party island that Napoleon stayed on with his mates while in exile, you can probably guess that Bar Elba has partying in its blood. This panoramic rooftop bar has a tropical island theme, with sunny colours and a cocktail menu of frozen delights.

The best destination for dim sum, cocktails and late night partying in London, Ping Pong has some of the best vibes in London. If you're looking to kick things off even earlier, head to one of their brunches.

Belushis Hammersmith

423 user reviews 4

Located just a stone's throw away from Hammersmith Station, Belushi's is a late-night drinking den perfect for sports fanatics and party people alike. Hosting nightly events, live music and sporting event screenings, this place promises an electric atmosphere around the clock. Looking to get competitive? Hire out one of their beer pong tables and bounce (or drink) your way to victory.

A dedicated party palace in the heart of Clapham, Tropix has got what you need to make a night of it. From unique tipples that front some of the finest rums on the market, to great music and whole range of delicious shots, they'll have you in the party spirit any night of the week.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

260 user reviews 5

Blingo is taking over Camden's The Electric Ballroom for a fun night of wild bingo, party tunes and raucous challenges. Your hilarious host Grandma Flash will be tasking you with lip syncing and taking part in dance offs against other teams in order to win silly prizes.