Let Your Hair Down in London
Been a long week? Perhaps you have a special occassion lined up, or its been too long since you've really had a wild, dance-all-night, drink-till-dawn, get-in-when-the-suns-coming-up night? If so we at DesignMyNight have hand-picked some of the best places in London to really let your hair down in style.
Last updated on 27th February 2017
For a wild adventure to unleash the inner animal, head to Zoo Bar, a fantastic Central London destination that is a favourite of the stylish and young. A hectic party with recent chart toppers and commerical house the dancing is non-stop. A great selection of cheap beers and spirits will give you a lively night to remember.
If you're looking for somewhere to let loose in London then Fez Club in Putney is the only place you need to be over the weekend. Whether you're looking for some relaxed yet sophisticated cocktails or to go wild on the dance floor until 4am, Fez Club is like a Middle Eastern den of exotic fun waiting to be explored...
With 3 bars, a restaurant and a nightclub there's no reason that an evening at Sway shouldn't turn into a full-blown all-night party. Set in the heart of Theatreland, Sway has event nights every Friday and Saturday and is a great destination in London to get down and party.
A great destination for cheese-lovers, Strawberry Moons is an entertainment, cocktail and show bar in Central London. Playing non-stop classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and plenty of the latest hits to have you crooning into your Cosmo, they have fancy dress nights on Saturdays and tribute and burlesque nights on Thursdays. Strawberry Moons has a night for every guilty pleasure, join the other sinners any night of the week or weekend.
Blending a Latin American feel-good factor with the vibrant nature of the local neighbourhood, Barrio is a top place to let off some steam in Brixton. The cocktail menu focuses on tequilas, mezcals, piscos and rums, the kitchen cooks up mouth-watering Peruvian anticuchos and the DJ plays a Latin party playlist until 2am at weekends.
A fun-time party crowd haunt Opal Bar, and it's no surprise as the lounge bar is a sublime social area, and overlooks the River Thames. Downstairs, in the sexy Noir basement club enthusiastic merry-makers dance the night away. This is a perfect spot to hire out for large groups; book with DesignMyNight and get free guestlist before 11pm, plus a 50% Happy Hour deal.
A great contemporary Soho bar/club, Gem is an all-in-one party destination. The sexy interior of sleek booths and black top bar sets the tone for a flirty and fun night. Enjoy 50% off drinks before heading downstairs to the dancefloor that keeps pumping till 3am. Book your perfect night at Gem with DesignMyNight.
Barrio Shoreditch is one of London's Best bars for letting your hair down. This fun time party bar is a great place in Shoreditch for letting your hair down while enjoying delicious cocktails. Barrio Shoreditch is a cool and quirky cocktail bar that raises the bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London. Book your place online with us, eat, drink and relax and have a great time at Barrio Shoreditch.
Loop Bar, just off of Oxford Street is a basement bar and club with a sexy, upbeat feel. There are Happy Hour everyday of the week and the staff always make you feel welcome. And once the DJs step up to the turntables your feet won't leave the dancefloor, well, unless its to get another delicious cocktails.
After a long, stressful week at work, there's nothing more therapeutic than letting your hair down at a frivolous, carefree, fun-loving event in London; enter Rouges. Based in South London, the team behind this venue have worked hard to offer a stellar night that celebrates everything we love about the 70s and 80s. From amazing aerialist performance to the best funk and soul tracks around, all your worries will feel far away after a night out here.
London living isn't always easy, and sometimes you need to get a little loosey goosey come the weekend to make it feel just right. So why not head to the City as Amber doses up the fun loving crowd with commercial anthems and cracking cocktails alongside a disco inspired dancefloor.
Glittering chandeliers, draped ceilings and a whole room that's a haven to Moroccan luxury, Jewel Piccadilly is certainly a place to party in central London. Their huge venue is spread over 3 floors so there's definitely somewhere for you to sink a few drinks with friends if you're looking for somewhere to let lose with friends in London.
Fantastically located on Leicester Square, Ruby Blue Bar has a great outdoor terrace overlooking the square; perfect for enjoying a quiet drink before heading inside and straight to the dancefloor. There are club nights every night of the week to the latest pop and chart tunes, this bar is always buzzing with a great party vibe.
A clubbing night staple, Tiger Tiger attracts a varied crowd with its banging chart toppers to dance away the night with like-minded revellers. The decadent bar and club are spread across two levels; explore the rooms and different dancefloors. Tiger Tiger never fnishes a party early; you'll never want the night to end.
Home of tiki-inspired debauchery and tropical cocktails served up in quirky vessels, Kanaloa is here to whisk you away to warmer climes. Borrowing its name from the Hawaiian God of the Sea, there’s retro touches and exotic quirks aplenty here, as a lively crowd converge to sip fruity, liquor-laced drinks and DJs play those feel-good party tunes until late.
Not only does the Salvador & Amanda near Leicester Square serve up great tapas but they're also more than capable of rousing up their customers to create a lively fiesta atmosphere in the basement venue. Aided along by great happy hours, diners and drinkers party on into the early hours accompanied by flamenco shows on Tuesdays and late night DJs Thursday to Saturday.
Forge is for those folk who like to work hard, but play ten times harder. A restaurant, cocktail bar and nightclub close to Bank, this is a slick hangout known for its industrial opulence and stripped back feel. The ideal choice for a midweek foray into the night, Forge serves up a mix of beers, wines, champers, spirits and cocktails with DJs and dancing until 3am (Wednesday to Friday).
The ultimate party-hard bar, Bar Soho on Old Compton Street is a great place to settle in to the Happy Hour in the late afternoon and carry on till the wee hours with the DJ sets that keep the diverse crowd happy and dancing to the latest mixes of commercial pop and popular house.
Foundation is Covent Garden’s underground party pad, where like-minded people head for a no holds barred night of debauchery in central London. There’s a restaurant for social eating out, cocktails are served in vintage storage jars and milk bottles and DJs play a mix of house music and club classics into the early hours. Start by getting up to 50% off drinks and platters during happy hour (5-7.30pm) and go from there!
Originally opened as a music hall in 1900, The Grand is still one of Clapham’s ultimate party palaces, located opposite Clapham Junction station. With an eclectic events programme that features club nights, live gigs, comedy shows, theatrical performances and rowdy bingo events, dance until your feet hurt at one of south London’s most beautiful clubs.
London's iconic Koko club are hosting Guilty Pleasures again for their monthly instalment of burlesque, huge tracks and stunning dance numbers. With the bar stocked full of all your favourite spirits, beers and shots, the resident DJs and live performers take control of the night, playing and dancing to everyone's favourite pop tracks. This is without question one of the biggest nights out in London.
Open ‘til late throughout the week, Babble the city’s premium cocktail bar and nightclub just perfect for debauchery around the corner from Liverpool Street. Priding themselves on their outstanding service and imaginative cocktail list, discover three opulent party floors and a drinks menu fronting a diverse mix to suit all tastes and preferences.
Hidden away in Berkeley Square, Fifty9 is a party playground that really comes to life at night. Found in one of London's most sought after post codes, head on down with your friends in tow for a night of high-end drinks, dancing and slap-up schmoozing with some of the best in the business.
A three-storey high party venue, The Village has been a favourite destination in Soho for those wanting a glamourous and kooky night out. The drag DJs and performing Go Go boys keep the crowd inspired with the extensive Happy Hours and karaoke nights a favourite with guests.
Open till 3am most nights, Piccadilly Institute is not a place for the faint hearted. There are 6 different rooms all dedicated to their wacky themes that centre light-heartedly around the idea of "Institute", enjoy the shots from the in-house nurses, take a breather with some champagne on a hospital bed. Explore the rooms and mingle with the other patients, you'd mad not to.