The Only Way Is Essex Bars and Clubs
Always wondered where the stars of TOWIE partied outside of Essex? Look no further than our list of the bars and clubs in London that your favourite stars are frequently spotted at. From swanky restaurants to rooftop bars, we reveal the top places to spot the TOWIE cast gossiping, flirting and throwing drinks at each other!
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Prepare to be amazed by 60ft giant statues, meat flavoured cocktails and a giant escalator taking you between floors. A totally unique clubbing experience, Shaka Zulu brings authentic and diverse influences in taste and style from the heart of South of Africa to Camden! A favourite amongst the TOWIE cast, Lauren Goodger, Frankie Essex and Lauren Pope have been seen several times partying here.
Boasting three bars, an Americana crab-shack cuisine and eclectic interior, it's clear that guests at Steam & Rye are in for a multi-sensory tasting delight. With head mixologist Andy Mill and Chef Andrew McLeish cooking up a storm, it's no wonder Ricky takes Jess here for romantic meals.
Core is a lively City nightspot offering good food and a broad range of cocktails. The venue has a 'Brew & Brew' philosophy that ensures both coffee and draft beers lovers are well taken care of. Head down in the evening for an easy-going party vibe and if you're lucky enough you might see Chloe having a cheeky cocktails with her pals.
London's very first rooftop bar and club is a haven of style and relaxed glamour. Perfect for alfresco drinking and summer nights, as well as their live music nights in the winter, and late-night clubbing, it is the ideal venue to watch the sun set over London. But watch out, you may be caught in an awkward crossroads between Lucy and Mario!
W Lounge at the W London Hotel is a stunning London Hotel bar that is a stylish and trendy home for cocktail drinking. Elegant and refined, they boast oversized and inviting Chesterfield sofas to lounge away on. A relaxed atmosphere, great drink options and brilliant service, it's definitely worth checking out. If you're there at the right time you may encounter another awkward run in with Lucy and Mario!
Fancy a cheeky drink with Sam? Located on the 10th floor of the ME hotel on The Strand, Radio Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and take in the stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral. With a cocktail menu catered by the ONE group, expect some English twists on well-known cocktails.
Another venue where you can spot Charlie (again - hopefully with Fearne!) is at Roka in Canary Wharf. A fantastic Japanese fine dining and drinking experience, the venue is said to serve up the very best contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine alongside a superb selection of international wines.
The Lauriston is a great pub in Victoria Park Village and is a haunt of superstar DJ and TOWIE Queen Lauren Pope. Serving stone baked pizzas all day alongside a great selection of drinks, enjoy East London the Essex way.
You may see Charlie and Fearne (well, hopefully it's Fearne) having a quiet romantic meal at Sushi Samba. Located in the top three floors of the Heron Tower in Bishopgate, this venue delivers a unique and tasty blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Sushi Samba boasts two restaurants, as well as a stunning outdoor dining space, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The perfect place to impress a date!
Along with the Sanctum Soho Hotel Roof Garden, this boutique hotel in Soho is also home to the No.20 restaurant and bar. Serving up delicious traditional British food and a wide range of cocktails, it's enough to rival some of the best London hotel bars. Be warned, you may here the constant echoing of 'Shuuutuuup' and 'Yeah babes 100%' from Gemma and Harry!
STK London is a modern steakhouse fused with a chic lounge to offer a sophisticated dining/drinking experience, with the signature STK décor of plaster cast horns and curvilinear black platform seats, the space looks trendy yet retains a formal element - it's no wonder why Lucy dines here! The cocktail menu is curated by the ONE Group who are known for their twists on classic cocktails, so you won't be disappointed!
The third London-based Roka restaurant to hit our city streets, guests can expect to dine at this Japanese robatayaki eatery in elegant surroundings. Serving up an array of iconic Roka dishes, you and your friends can mimic Lucy's lifestyle and enjoy fine food and a selection of international wines.
If you see girls screaming and going wild, do not fear - it's most likely that they've spotted Joey, Tom and Diags! Located in the heart of Mayfair, Aura is a stylish nightclub buzzing with celebrity personalities, musicians and models. With cutting edge DJs and live acts this venue is sure to deliver a night you won't forget!
Follow in Sam and Billie's footsteps and have a delightful afternoon tea at Aqua At The Shard. Spanning two wings on the 31st floor, this venue offers a different dining experience alongside absolutely perfect views of the London skyline. The menu offers a range of British fare and the bar serves deliciously crafted cocktails.
Fancy having some sushi with Lucy and Lydia? Nobu Berkeley is a sophisticated restaurant in Mayfair that serves a variety of Japanese dishes. Boasting a sushi bar and hibachi table Nobu Berkeley is a popular destination for any occasion. But be careful, you may get caught in a Chloe and Lauren Pope crossfire!