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.
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.
Clapham newbie Lit is popping every weekend as Lit hosts a jam-packed season of events. Whichever night you head down for, they're open until 3am, so grab your mates and dance late into the early hours with a cocktail in hand.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for late night bars in Central London? Head on over to Midnight Lounge Bar & Restaurant, where you'll find lively cabaret and burlesque showcases until the early hours, with a wide range of thirst-quenching refreshments to enjoy as you watch.
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.
Looking for somewhere to whet your whistle into the early hours of the morning? Over at Memory Box Palace, they're open until 3am on the weekends, with delicious cocktails available all night long, which you can sip to the tunes of their DJs spinning club classics.
Looking for a new party spot to head to? Open until 2am on the weekends, Cherry Galore in Stoke Newington has all the late night vibes you'll need with disco DJs, expert bartenders and fun cocktails to keep you entertained all through the evening.
When it comes to late-night bars, it's all about the drinks and music right? Wrong. Not only does this Leicester Square provide the liquid libations and banging tunes, but it's also got a dreamy menu from Dip & Flip to keep you going till the wee hours.
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.
Searching for the best late night bars in East London? Cargo is a sprawling venue and nightclub that's home to some of Shoreditch's biggest events. Whether you're stopping by to catch the latest footie action or fancy grooving to club classics, this place will keep you sticking around.
Looking for late night bars in Soho? Put Ruby's on your list. The Soho restaurant and bar is a haven for Australian-style brunching, classy cocktails and beer-fuelled dinners along with live DJs to keep the party going.
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.
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.
Play all of your favourite games over at Horizons Casino in Leicester Square, which is open until 6am every night. The gaming floor not only features poker, blackjack and roulette, but there's also a sports lounge and a food menu if you're feeling peckish.
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.
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.
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.