Late Night Bars London
We understand - sometimes, the party shouldn't end after last orders, but it looks like nearly all the bars are shutting. Do you just go home? Well, no more, because London is packed full of venues that just don't want the party to stop and we've found them all for you. For all you night owls looking to party past midnight, here is our list of recommended late night bars and clubs in London to show you where the good times roll on.
Last updated on 28th February 2018
Did you know there's a private members bar lying under Kings Cross, only accessible by a secret ever-changing door code? Well... we'll let you in on it. Keystone Crescent is like a time capsule of swanky 70s, muted colours and style where for a flat fee you can become a member and enjoy this place and its 4am curfew for yourself.
Hidden under the arches of Clapham North, Fu Manchu is a cavernous party lair. Knock back cocktails and spirits until 3am here where you can make the most of some top DJ talent on the dance floor. Get ready for an unexpected late night out in London.
A discreet drinking spot in the heart of the city, WM Barker & Co is brimming with some dapper style and a bit of 50s classic throwback. Set underground, this elusive haunt is the place to come for some suave drinks where botanical mixology is the name of the game. Less clubbing vibes and more a place to drink late in London.
Looking for somewhere to fill your boots on Texan style foods and some big blues music? Come the weekend, The Blues Kitchen goes off at its homes in Shoreditch, Brixton and Camden where you can hit the dance floor for some live music from the likes of The Brassroots and you can sling back some bold bourbons.
Forge is the ultimate city worker’s party bar. A buzzing space known for its industrial opulence and stripped back feel, the mantra here is simple - work hard, play harder. Make your way here for some mid-week partying; Forge serves up a spectacular array of beers, wines, champagnes, spirits and cocktails with DJs and dancing until 3am (Wednesday to Friday).
Trace the streets of Chinatown and look for the innocuous green door, for a parlour of traditional dim sum dishes and some of the most creative cocktails in London await. Tonics, remedies and spices all lie in wait at their apothecary of a bar. So settle in and while away the hours with some serious liquor lusting at this secret late night bar in London.
With its rock n' roll vibe, Roadtrip is a lively and late night Shoreditch bar which keeps the party going long after other party bars have given up, closing at 5am Friday and Saturday night. With an eclectic mix of party anthems, and a feeling that most this was your journey's destination all along, Roadtrip is a wild night out and not to be missed.
Party-lovers rejoice, because London has bestowed on you Dirty Matini. They have a reputation for delivering irresistible, fruit and spice-infused creations, and is a favourite destination for drinking and dancing in London. If Islington isn't your local, they've got places in Covent Garden, Monument and Clapham (to name a few) all keeping you up late.
Get in your East London beers, your killer cocktails and pull up a bar stool at this Camden institute, which hosts regular club nights, pub quizzes and has a damn delicious selection of burgers.
Looking for a fun, stylish and accessible party haunt close to Leicester Square? Ruby Blue is your number one option, bringing a buzzing party atmosphere to one of the most prestigious parts of central London. Happy hour gets the cheap drinks flowing, there’s an outdoor terrace and a licence until 3am throughout the week.
Looking for a fun and vibrant venue that doesn’t take itself too seriously? The Warwick is the perfect fit, bringing a warm and welcoming pub-styled experience to West End revelers just off Regent Street. Open late seven nights a week, tuck into something from their seasonal menus or skip straight ahead to the booze; The Warwick serves a pioneering choice of signature cocktails as well as a lovely little range of bespoke G&Ts.
The Roxy in the West End has been turning heads with its laid-back vibes and carefree approach to most things. To accompany the booze-heavy cocktails served by the bar, the kitchen plates up all your comfort food favourites, including hearty burgers and Mexican snacks. Better still, the resident DJs are on hand to turn things up once the sun has set.
One of the best places to stock up on food and drinks near Monument, join Tank and Paddle not only for a roster of fresh craft beer straight from the tank, they also boast some of the most affordable and delicious pizzas in the business.
Open until 3am, Mint Leaf Lounge is a great place to while away the hours in the City. The stylish spot knocks up potent cocktails, often has live music and has some of the tastiest Indian plates around.
Open until 3am on the weekends, Martello Hall is East London's most stylish drinking spot. From a former pub, the venue is stripped back and rustic with a secret cocktail lounge, DJs and a cracking drinks list.
With a party atmosphere that keeps pumping until 4am on the weekend, The Dead Dolls House is a collective of contemporary cool at its best. Swag between their 4 different bar rooms: the Parlour, Drawing Room, Library and Ballroom, and discover a playground of sophisticated supping. Drink, dine and dance the night away here.
Open 'til 3, Thursday to Saturday, Babble is the city’s premium cocktail bar and nightclub that you’ll stumble upon just around the corner from Liverpool Street. Outstanding service and an eye-catching cocktail menu are the two big draws here, with a stylish city crowd letting loose on the opulent Crimson Club dancefloor.
Looking to take your next night out with a tiki twist? It’s really all about Kanaloa, London’s exotic playground named after the Hawaiian God of the Sea. Expect tropical interiors and cocktails served in tiki-styled vessels, as DJs play a feel-good party mix of classic hits and commercial favourites until 3am (Thursday to Saturday).
Sultry in every way with dim lighting and softer-than-soft armchairs, Blind Spot in the West End draws in London's cocktail lovers with its elegant ambience and distinctive attitude. The line-up of resident DJs play all your favourite hip-hop, rnb and dance tracks, whilst the venue's talented bartenders let their creative side shine, mixing together a range of spices, fruits and potent spirits. Grab a cocktail, sit back and lose yourself in the intoxicating ambience of this sleek Central London bar.
The Jazz Café has let some of the most famous and respected artists through its doors, including Amy Winehouse, D’Angelo, Roy Ayers and many more, and continues to deliver some of the finest music in Camden. Come down for some food or just have a drink by the dance floor and take in the best tunes from across the capital – and the bar stays open till 3am on weeknights.
Sleek and sophisticated partying is the name of the game for Mayfair’s Fifty9. It’s a bar for those in-the-know, hidden away off the beaten track in Berkley Square. A late-night party hub with candlelit tables, an impressive lighting display and dark leather furnishings; it’s pretty clear you’re partying in one of London’s most opulent postcodes here. A late licence allows dancing until 3am at the weekends.
Head down to quirky drinking den The Aviary Bar for some late night tipples if you're near Oxford Circus. With an extensive selection of world beers, spirits, wines and champagnes, Aviary is buzzing, unique and well worth a visit. Their dinner menu is a delicious range of British favourites so if you're after a cool late night food and drinks spot, look no further than Aviary Bar.
Trafik is bringing you some of the best music until the early hours of the morning. Bringing together great DJ collectives Monday to Saturday, coupling that with two floors of fun and great happy hour deals, you’ve got everything you need to have a great time in London.
This decadent den, Soho's secret sojourn, is the perfect place to while away the late hours. Take a seat in the suavest of plush leather armchairs or sofa seats and soak in the sophisticated lounge atmosphere. Tipples are courtesy of Blyly Tran, expert mixologist famous for his role at Prescription Cocktail Club. Your food is in good hands too with top chef Dorian Picard on the case.
Bar Rumba is a late night club throughout the week and close to London’s Leicester Square serving up a mix of delectable cocktails, big hits and good party vibes. The commercial music, RnB and pop is the engine of this wild and crazy club but the generous happy hours and drinks promotions do their bit to fuel the spirits.
At this late night club you'll be dancing all night under one of the best sound systems in London, and to some of the Hottest DJs playing the best of Deep House, Tech House, Drum & Bass and Dubstep.
With a Kensington calling, Motezuma is probably the most suave late night club in London. Head here for some after hours partying across the weekend where a 3am curfew is a good mid ground for those not looking to go all out, but want to stay out past midnight. You'll find yourself in the throws of some of London's most lush revelers here.
Party until the sun comes up all through the week in this Moroccan hideaway in Farringdon. Escape the busy cosmopolitan streets of the capital and take a trip to the hot sands and bright colours of a Moroccan beach. And while you're at it, why not get boozy with delicious cocktails and get jiggy on the dance floor? You know you want to.
Arguably the best kept secret in Angel, the Ladybird Bar had been serving delicately produced cocktails and delectable tipples to locals for the past decade. The venue is wonderfully decorated, with a Boticcelli Dome and various angelic paintings splashes across the wall. To complete the experience, the team of mixologists are something of pioneers in the industry, mixing together unique flavours and constantly producing delectable, spirit infused treats. Open until 4am on Friday and Saturday, it's a suave late night bar that can compete with the best.