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
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17:00 23:30
17:00 23:30
17:00 00:00
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16:00 22:00


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


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* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Cocktails were excellent. It's a good feeling to go in with high expectations, and have them be met. Waitresses were very polite, attentive. Will visit again. visited The Light Lounge on 11 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2017 by

We had a brilliant Sunday afternoon/evening! The staff were fantastic and cocktails in happy hour went down a treat. Great place & location. visited The Light Lounge on 19 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 by

It was nice but was a little disappointed that we had to sit at the bar rather than the tables, although we had booked in advance. Also the cocktails were good but felt that at other cocktail bars they make them and shake them in front of you so increasing the atmosphere. visited The Light Lounge on 16 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 by

Brilliant space for groups and lovely setting. Cocktails were gorgeous and staff really helpful. Only minus was DJ music was so loud we struggled to talk, which was a shame. visited The Light Lounge on 18 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017 by

Lovely small little lounge with amazing 2 for 1 cocktails khyati visited The Light Lounge on 11 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017 by

Cool venue. Good service. Music quite loud (went Friday 8pm). But no so loud you can't hear each other. Graham visited The Light Lounge on 17 Feb 2017
19 Feb 2017 by

This is a lovely lil bar, we booked at short notice as we had some time to kill before our dinner reservation. The waitress was in particular very good, she was incredibly friendly and attentive. It was Valentine's Day so they even gave me a rose (lovely little touch) the cocktails where on happy hour and very yummy! Definitely would go there again. Reetu visited The Light Lounge on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by

Very good - our waitress was wonderful - very attentive, but pleasantly so, rather than obsequiously so! She is Italian/Albanian - but annoyingly I cannot remember her name.... visited The Light Lounge on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by

Incredible night! Had my birthday drinks there for 20-30 people on a Friday night. Excellent service, great music and cocktails were spot on. Easy to book a table/booth, very friendly customer service. Will come again! Thanks Light Lounge visited The Light Lounge on 10 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017 by

Lovely venue. Very Helpful staff. Dean visited The Light Lounge on 27 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017 by

Lovely venue and really accommodating staff! visited The Light Lounge on 14 Jan 2017
16 Jan 2017 by

It was a nice evening Serena visited The Light Lounge on 30 Dec 2016
09 Jan 2017 by

Classy & spacious venue, friendly & helpful staff. The music was a bit too loud (even after I asked the DJ to turn it down), which admittedly applies to a lot of bars. Several of my guests thought the prices were a bit high, though I didn't find them unreasonable considering that it's not a regular pub. Everett visited The Light Lounge on 31 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017 by

Amazing place with great cocktail. visited The Light Lounge on 31 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017 by

Whilst the drinks were fine, service was very slow. visited The Light Lounge on 29 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017 by

Loved the service! Good choice of venue and staff were great. visited The Light Lounge on 17 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by

I went with a couple of friends on a Monday night. Upstairs was quite busy, but the bar downstairs was a great place to be able to chat with each other. The cocktails were great too. Definitely recommend it. Chandy visited The Light Lounge on 12 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 by

It Was a good location for drinks with friends, but service wasn't that great!! visited The Light Lounge on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by

Cool layout, clean seating area, attentive staff. visited The Light Lounge on 09 Dec 2016
11 Dec 2016 by

We visited the light lounge on Thursday 1st December for my boyfriends birthday and we had booked a booth for about 10 people. The service was great and the venue is lovely. They even gave us complimentary drinks as it was his birthday which was amazing and very much appreciated. The atmosphere was lovely and just what we wanted to catch up with our friends in. The only suggestion I make is that we got hungry and hoped to get some bar food but I don't think they did any. I would go again for a nice drink. visited The Light Lounge on 01 Dec 2016
06 Dec 2016 by

no one got back to my booking enquiry so i assumed i had no booking. therefore a pretty terrible service and experience! visited The Light Lounge on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

Really nice lounge atmosphere and delicious cocktails Kimberley visited The Light Lounge on 11 Nov 2016
20 Nov 2016 by

Deeelicious cocktails, Heartbreaker & Sugar Mama were spot on. Friend ordered off menu and was one of the best Dark & Stormy'a she's had (and there'a been a few)! We only few early drinks but a great little find far from the madding crowd below. Hilary visited The Light Lounge on 12 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by

Really disappointing actually. Service wasn't great and atmosphere was abismal but maybe because we were seated in an area more like a waiting area than cocktail bar. Not sure how I could recommend it to others. visited The Light Lounge on 11 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by

Amazing service and the staff were extra friendly visited The Light Lounge on 05 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by

Thank you for all your help on Friday 4th November - great space for a team night out! visited The Light Lounge on 04 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by

Lovely decor, and staff. It's a shame the Groupon voucher was limited to a very small selection of cocktails. visited The Light Lounge on 02 Nov 2016
04 Nov 2016 by

Venue is great, service amazing. Highly recommended for celebrating in style with friends. visited The Light Lounge on 28 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by

Friendly staff, reasonably priced cocktails and a lovely aesthetic. visited The Light Lounge on 22 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by

Great venue!! Easy to book a table, not overcrowded on a Friday which is rare to find at a bar in central London. Amazing cocktails, great music/dj, fantastic service! Highly recommended! Will be visiting again :) visited The Light Lounge on 21 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016 by

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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
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

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

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