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.
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 7th November 2023
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.
Situated on Liverpool Street and open all day and night, Polo 24 Hour Bar is a firm choice for those after an evening spot. From bespoke cocktails to breakfast food and pancakes, this venue has it all. On top of that, you can also hire this venue for special occasions.
With its rock n' roll vibe, The star In Shoreditch 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, this is a perfect place to dance to an eclectic mix of party anthems.
Notting Hill's Little Yellow Door is not only a cracking date destination for brunch, lunch and dinner, but it also boasts an enviable late nigh cocktail bar in the basement of the family home-style venue. Drop by and dance the night away to the DJ, explore the vinyl station and dip into the fancy dress box.
Located in Southwark, Omeara is coming in hot with their late-night libations and music events. Boasting a burlesque-style space and a private hire roof terrace with a bar, the venue is great for birthday celebrations and group nights out.
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.
An independent and versatile venue in the heart of Soho, Thirst is a go-to for late night cocktail sipping and hedonistic partying. Venture to the party bar on the notorious Greek Street and experience an evening fuelled by delicious drinks and DJs spinning hits until the sun rises.
The Alchemist on Old Street and in Canary Wharf both have a crackin' space that's ideal for those late-night antics in the city. From 10pm Thursday to Saturday, these suave spots offer an 'After Dark' option, where punters can pre-order their drinks and enjoy them ice cold.
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.
Open 'til 2am every day of the week, Silverleaf is an ideal haunt for those sultry late-night sips. Situated in the luxury Pan Pacific Hotel on Liverpool Street, this venue has a plethora of attention-grabbing concoctions, alongside a hidden bar that's ideal for special occasions.
Is there anything that Golden Bee can't do? Make your way over this Shoreditch staple to let your hair down and let loose on the dancefloor, with epic DJs, and a vibey selection of drinks and a 2am finished on the weekends. Plus, it's home to one helluva alfresco terrace.
After late night bars in London? Lucy Wong is a real winner. Just a stone's throw from Tottenham Court Road station, this 1950s-inspired drinking den boasts contemporary Chinese-style speakeasy interiors, alongside a drinks menu from the award-winning mixologist, Dré Masso.
With venues across the city, VQ has got you covered on all bases. From a delicious food menu to great drinks and 24-hour-a-day opening, you can go from early breakfast to late night dinner - or vice versa.
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.
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.
Whether you're in Bayswater or Victoria, make sure you end up at Grosvenor Casino. You'll find all the classic card games here, as well as roulette, slot machines and more. As well as this, you can chill out in the picturesque bar or order from their extensive menu if you get hungry.
Open until 2am every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Eastcheap Records is here for all your partying needs. From live music and craft beers, to great DJs and cocktail sipping until late, they've got a little something for everyone at this Monument bar.
A twist on the usual late-night bar in London, Kricket is an Indian restaurant that also doubles as a top cocktail spot. Swill pea and potato samosas down with spiced gin and cardamom-laced numbers, or go for everything from wine to draught beer and margs.
If you're on the hunt for late night bars in Fitzrovia, make your way to The Lucky Pig. The venue is slinging our dazzling drinks and a killer soundtrack in an intimate space until 2am on the weekends. Peckish during the night? Their food menu includes cheese boards and drool-worthy pizzas.
23 Paul Street is the naughty yet sophisticated drinking den that's bringing a touch of debaucherous decadence to East London. Slide into the sleek venue, which boasts Chesterfield sofas and chandeliers, for cocktails, bubbles and, of course, plenty of striptease 'til 6am.
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.
If you're on the hunt for a late-night spot, Frith Street's The Black Book stays open 'til 3am on some nights. Once a members' club, this venue lives up to its namesake with a wine selection which used to be guarded among the West End crowd, alongside delicious small plates.
Open 24 hours a day in London's entertainment hotspot, The Rialto Backstage Bar is an elegant casino in Leicester Square. Think Renaissance-style decor, balconies looking out over the city and plenty of classic games like roulette, blackjack and electronic slots.
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.
If you're looking for late night bars in Farringdon, Beduin Bar is a real winner. Enjoy everything from tasty cocktails such as mojitos and daiquiris to vibrant VIP booths and much more. To top it off, you can throw shapes until 4 am or 5am on the weekends.
Looking for luxe VIP clubs in Mayfair? The Scotch of St James is quite the stunner and fab for your nights out with friends. Settle in for a creative cocktail while lounging in their plush seating or opt for a little dancing on its LED dancefloor.