Night Out in London

Looking for your ultimate night out in London? From burlesque to ping-pong, banging night clubs to swanky cocktail bars, you can bet your bottom dollar that our fair city has it covered. Whatever the budget, whatever the weather and whatever the vibe; we've comprised a definitive list of fun things to do on a night out in London so you don't have to trawl your way through the internet.

Last updated on 3rd October 2019


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Phonox showcases that famously vibrant Brixton atmosphere with its raucous yet welcoming club nights. Brought to us by the team behind XOYO and The Nest, local DJs hit the decks and a Funktion One soundsystem creates a pulsating atmosphere. Open nice and early from 6 PM onwards, Phonox is located moments from the station if you need to catch the last tube home.

Roof East

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Nights out in London don't get much cooler than when you're partying at Roof East. A cracking rooftop terrace serving cocktails and street food while you gaze out across views of the Olympic Park, there's even a play zone and a space for events like the outdoor cinema screenings from Rooftop Film Club. It's a unique place to head for a few cheeky beverages and, best of all, the whole place smells of lavender!

Paradise's whole host of stunning private rooms makes it a perfect candidate for settling in and celebrating a special occasion, before popping over to their club room where a rousing atmosphere rife with house, hip-hop and party bangers gets into full flow. Always lively and packed with people who like to party, this is where West London comes to let its hair down.

CLUE: oche, killer, booze, something Brad Pitt isn't part of... ANSWER: Flight Club. Yes, you heard, this is Flight Club and the rules are ... there are no rules! Talk all you want, drink all you want and get a team together to take to an oche where you'll experience the coolest, new wave of nights out in London. 

Be At One is your failsafe choice for a feel-good evening out in Covent Garden. Tucked away in an intimate basement just off the piazza, head downstairs where a promise land of flamboyant cocktails, guilty pleasure dance tracks and infectiously charming bartenders await. Happy Hours run from 4.30 PM every day and the venue boasts a 3 AM licence for all your late-night dance floor needs.

Tequila Mockingbird Putney

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Martini Wednesdays and 3 other offers

Boasting an awesome 'happy hour' that stretches from 5 PM 'til 9 PM every night, Tequila Mockingbird always promises to put on a cracking night whatever day you choose to visit. This super cool, three-floored cocktail bar in Putney will see you drinking and dancing the night away as the best local DJs spin all of the biggest party tunes until 2 AM! 

Old Street Records

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Cheap Date - 2 Pizzas and 2 Drinks for £19 and 1 other offer

Bringing live music, authentic Italian pizza and brilliant cocktails to Shoreditch, there's little doubting Old Street Records' place as one of the coolest hangouts in east London. Soak in that record-store-realness and expect to see anything from EP launches to new bands and established live acts on the main floor, with a more low-key feel to the jazz nights and DJ sets that go down in the basement.

Barrio Brixton

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Barrio blends a Latin American feel-good factor with the vibrant nature of the neighbourhood, and the end result is one seriously fun night out. You'll find this quirky hangout on Acre Lane, mixing it up with a vintage caravan, local artworks and hand-painted tiles aplenty. Cocktails focus on tequila, mezcal, pisco and rum, and a Latin party playlist soundtracks a pumping night on the tiles until 2 AM at weekends.


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Kanaloa offers the ultimate in tiki-inspired debauchery from their exotic playground in central London. Borrowing its name from the Hawaiian God of the Sea, this place draws inspiration from distant shores while serving up fruity, liquor-laced cocktails presented in tiki-styled vessels. Always colourful and always vibrant, dance until 3 AM at this impossibly fun party pad.


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There's nothing ordinary about a night out at Aeronaut. Head on over at the weekends to find a boozer hosting its own scintillating night at the circus, complete with aerial acrobatics, balancing acts hula-hooping, juggling, dancers and heaps more. As if all that excitement wasn't enough, there's DJs to get those dancing feet shifting into gear soon after.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

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Bottomless Brunch!

We'd tip bagging yourself a table at this jumping Curtain Road joint nice and early in the evening. That way, you can stock yourself up with some delicious smoked meats and get merry with some of their delightful cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere. Once you're done at the table make that short journey over to the dance floor, where a cracking blues band will have you on your feet long into the night.

The Candlelight Club

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The ever elusive Candlelight Club are famous for staging rip-roaring prohibition parties in stunning, tucked away venues that are only revealed days before the event itself. Everybody gets dressed up to the nines in their twenties best, there's excellent cocktails and late night dancing to a charismatic live jazz band. The team behind this venue are leaders on London's speakeasy scene.

The Escapologist

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Happy Hour - 2 For 1 Cocktails, Peroni Rossa and glasses of Prosecco

Based at the HQ of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is part modern-day Victorian men's club, part Masonic Lodge in Covent Garden. It's the ideal fit for those looking for something different from their night out, with a fun yet refined cocktail list served alongside cheese-drenched pizzas in a beautifully designed basement joint.

Under The Bridge

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Multi-purpose party lair Under The Bridge tucked beneath Stamford Bridge Football Stadium in Fulham is an atmospheric drinking den that caters to all manner of entertainment to satisfy every night-out need. Stylish with a splash of industrial inspiration, this hip hangout showcases everything from live music gigs, off-your-seat-funny comedy nights to fashion shoots and late-night club-time, so shoot down for a hot night showcasing a sweet state-of-the-art sound system.


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XOYO is one of East London's hottest venues. Situated just a few streets away from Old Street station, XOYO is the perfect venue to head to if you are looking for an exhilarating club experience, and it features an ever impressive list of top DJs and regular live music. With inventive nights and ever changing line-ups, XOYO continues to better itself, making it easily one of London's top clubs. 

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes

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Definitely a night out you want to remember, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is an uber-innovative, impression-lasting bar with its constantly shifting interior design, from its unique 1950s American-inspired kitchen look to its kid's play area. Think just for instance dancing among kitchen condiments, cleaners and crazy craft as you tuck into an experimental and extensive cocktail menu, such as "Bleach & Milk" for a taste of this bar's madness.

Drink Shop & Do

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A quirky cafe by day, a prime party destination by night; Drink Shop Do has got it going on. If you're planning a night out packed with old skool tunes, classic party anthems and an infectiously fun atmosphere in King's Cross, this is the bar for you. With free entry until 10 PM and a £3 entry fee thereafter, you won't be breaking the bank either.

Simmons Fulham

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Champions of cocktails, mischief and fun atmospheres it's got to be the one and only Simmons empire striking a space south of the river. The chic surrounds of Fulham welcome this little parcel of vintage style and quirky personality with open arms. Your night out in London just got a whole lot boozier thanks to Simmons. 

Simmons Fitzrovia

116 user reviews 4

We'll start with the sensational happy hour deals, which offer quirky and innovative drinks at slashed down rates between 4 and 9 PM, Sunday to Friday. No need to feel left out if you're going on Saturday though; there's two cocktails for a tenner then too, and a full-on disco with resident DJs, banging, tunes and delicious cocktails gets up ahead of steam until 1 AM.