The Light Lounge

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The Light Lounge is a boutique cocktail bar hidden between Leicester square & Chinatown. Located off the beaten track, it’s a first floor hidden treasure with the feel of an exclusive member’s bar.

Once you’ve tracked down the discreet entrance, climb the stairs towards a stylish and relaxed lounge bathed in natural light. Bartenders mix up a blend of the classics and some bespoke seasonal creations, while there’s also plenty for fans of premium beers, wines and spirits to get stuck into. Get there during the Light Hours of 5pm - 8pm all week and grab 2FOR1 on selected cocktails.

The Light Lounge is cool and sexy to its core, with DJs every Friday and Saturday, form 8:30pm-midnight.


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square
Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
17:00 23:30
17:00 23:30
17:00 23:30
17:00 23:30
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
Sunday - -

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 03:00
15:00 00:00
17:00 03:00
15:00 03:00
17:00 03:00
15:00 03:00
17:00 03:00
15:00 03:00
Saturday 24th December 2016 - -
Sunday 25th December 2016 - -
Wednesday 26th October 2016 - -


The Light Lounge
1 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7JR

Central London

Nearest station:
Leicester Square (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.70
Pint of Real Ale £4.70
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.70
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.70
Cocktail £9.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £9.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.50
Bottle of House Wine £22.50
Bottle of Champagne £58.50


Private Hire

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Cost Min spend
Min spend
100 Venue Hire
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Light Lounge is the perfect spot to meet friends and enjoy one of their amazing cocktails, the Sugar Mama is my personal favorite. visited The Light Lounge on 14 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Great cocktails and Vibe, made for a fantastic post Cabaret drinks venue. visited The Light Lounge on 14 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Really nice and chilled atmosphere. We were the only ones there 6-8pm on a Thursday but was very relaxed and excellent cocktails, especially during Light hours happy hour! Imagine would be great at the weekend
12 Aug 2016 by Eppie

Chilled out venue, nice décor and we got a table for our group which was pre-booked. Would go again and recommend. The only down side is that it closed at midnight so it is only really for pre-drinks.
30 Jun 2016 by Nicola

Amazing Saturday night. Had a nice area booked for a birthday. Chilled bar music. Great for catching up and mingling! Staff were friendly and had great service! Would go again! Gucci visited The Light Lounge on 08 Apr 2016
10 Apr 2016 by Gucci
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Really nice atmosphere, great drinks and lovely staff. Good selection of cocktails and at very reasonable prices. Will definitely visit again and recommend to others. Thanks for a great evening! Jonny visited The Light Lounge on 26 Mar 2016
27 Mar 2016 by Jonny

This is a great little place for pre drinks before a night out. We were a large group of 18 and were looked after very well. Booking was very easy and I managed to secure an area which accommodated the whole party. I would go back here-drinks were delicious too. simen9 visited The Light Lounge on 19 Mar 2016
21 Mar 2016 by simen9

Wonderful customer service, great location and amazing cocktails! I booked this place for my leaving drinks and was very positively surprised. It has a really nice, modern ambiance, and the music (which is also really good) is at the perfect volume for you to both enjoy it and be able to have a normal conversation with your friends. Would definitely recommend! :-) matylda25 visited The Light Lounge on 19 Mar 2016
21 Mar 2016 by matylda25
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More of a 3.5 stars as I went on a Friday night and it was really quiet. The staff were lovely and welcoming and the drinks were delicious but I expected more of a buzz. That being said I would definitely go back. It was nice to be able to get somewhere comfortable that I could drink at and actually have a discussion. Lara visited The Light Lounge on 11 Mar 2016
13 Mar 2016 by Lara

Went to the Light Lounge last night for a much needed evening out with my hubby. Although quiet (it was a Monday!) we were made to feel really welcome by the hostess Nicola and the barman. Enjoyed a selection of happy hour cocktails which were all delicious. The atmosphere was chic and sophisticated, the location in the heart of soho just beside the hippodrome and W hotel, plenty of eateries outside in china town.. What more could you ask for?? Thanks guys! Great chilled evening in a fab place..
23 Feb 2016 by chloebagir

We had a party of 18. We had the most amazing time. The venue was beautiful and the cocktails were amazing. The manager and staff where friendly and hospitable. We had a lovely table that catered for all of us. Thank you for the memorable evening. Craig visited The Light Lounge on 23 Jan 2016
25 Jan 2016 by Craig
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The bar tenders pete and nick made our night memorable! Prices were great for the quality of our drinks. 5 stars!! Very good music and friendly staff! Shall be coming back!

Reply from The Light Lounge

We look forward to welcoming you back!
12 Dec 2015 by Jonny

Great little cocktail bar with a huge range of drinks, nice staff, really well looked after they were always more than happy to offer recommendations or ask the bar tender to create something new! Cool vibe. Definitely would recommend. Tom visited The Light Lounge on 07 Nov 2015

Reply from The Light Lounge

Always a pleasure to create something new!
09 Nov 2015 by Tom

Huge thank you to the staff at Light Lounge who made my birthday so special. They really took care of my guests and were extremely kind and courteous. The vibe of the bar was relaxed and you could actually have a conversation with people without needing to shout - always a bonus! It's well worth checking out and I would absolutely come back again...

Reply from The Light Lounge

Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!
28 Sep 2015 by anonymous
1 person people found this helpful

Just found this place and wow, it's not ott basic with bleached wood floors and a dirty bathroom like some; in fact it's like a six star hotel but incredibly friendly, good fun and thankfully not part of yet another big chain. Turning into my new favourite. Perfecting for impressing friends or a chilled out drink.
20 Jun 2015 by Tomthomastom

Great find behind the Hippodrome, brilliant staff in a stunning venue. Great cocktails, I would recommend the Bianchissimo or Sugar Mama cocktails although all are pretty yummy and look great.
31 May 2015 by Scott

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