Places to Party in London
Pay attention, you're in London and there's partying to be done. And if there's one thing London is good for, it's places to bloody parrrrtay. It doesn't matter if you're looking for somewhere to go clubbing, a place to enjoy some cocktails or somewhere to dance until late, party bars in London are rife and raucous. Deceiving to the naked eye, what might start out as a cocktail or two will turn into a fully fledged night out with this little lot. See what you think of our places to party in London and the rest is history.
Last updated on 30th August 2016
The Wall is all about bringing quality food, drinks and service inspired by the New York cafe-cum-diner scene to London. It’s a venue based in a quirky spot right in the heart of the city, with lots of interesting things to eat and drink alongside a relaxed and friendly ethos perfect for a private party.
Kanaloa offers a welcome break from the dreary London weather, whisking you to warmer climes in their tiki-inspired clubbing spot. Offering a night of tropical debauchery, guests nurse fruity and liquor-laced drinks presented in tiki-styled vessels as DJs play feel-good party tracks deep into the evening.
Babble offers a night of debauched revelry right around the corner from Liverpool Street. Priding themselves on impressive service and an eye-catching cocktail menu, make your way to the opulent Crimson Club and let loose; there’s DJs and dancing until 3am at this popular city pad.
Forge is a lively and popular haunt that’s something of a late night playground for the city’s workers. Found just down from Bank in the heart of the city, Forge serves up beers, wines, champers, spirits and cocktails in a space of industrial opulence, with DJs and dancing until 3am (Wednesday to Friday).
This Tiki wonderland offers the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of urban life. Retaining an upmarket, stylish brand of partying in keeping with its Chelsea location, Kona Kai also keeps a sense of fun with its mix of fresh fruit cocktails and sunshine party playlists.
Cracking, cool and brimming with fun nights out? Head on down to Amber for a roaring night of commercial anthems and plush pop hits as this London party plot indulges guests with VIP tables, a disco inspired dance floor and more. Free entry to the club? Bet your bottom dollar there's that too.
A notorious party palace of late nights and debauchery, Proud come up trumps for party bars in London. An upgraded 19th century horse hospital makes for the digs of this place where making moves on the dance floor comes as standard with saucy cabaret up for grabs as well as a cream of the DJ crop behind the decks. Perfect for chilling with mates, having some bevvys and discovering you got way too drunk last night the following morning.
Somewhere between a cafe, crafts centre and clubbers hot spot, Drink Shop & Do is a haven for all cool and quirky events (including a Beyonce dance class) as well as being a place to party in London. Offering space to catch up with some vino and friends or a basement bar where the dance floor gets hot and the DJs stay on until late, Drink Shop & Do does partying in London the best.
If you're looking for a guaranteed fun night out in London and somewhere you can party until 3am, then Opal is where you need to be. Not far from Embankment, you can relish in riverside views with your drinks or head down to their basement club, Noir where the lights are low, the music pumps loud and the dancing gets raucous.
Loud, proud and way more than just your average pub, The Old Queen's Head know how to do partying in London to an absolute 'T'. Big on raucous antics and hosting a spread of live musical talent, you can cotch on their sofas or get stuck into their heaving dance floor once you've washed down some drinks. These guys are pioneers of the party bar movement really (but we didn't tell you that).
Want to go big in Leicester Square, but don’t fancy spending the big bucks? Meet Ruby Blue, the West End’s fun, lavish and happily affordable party spot occupying one of the most famous locations in central London. Get started with some happy hour drink discounts (5-8pm) and hang around for some late-night DJs and dancing; the venue plays a mix of the biggest party bangers ‘til late every day.
The undisputed kitsch and quirky bar of cocktail royalty had to make the list of places to party in London. The Simmons force is one to be reckoned with boasting plush dens across the city in King's Cross, Camden, Shoreditch and the newly appointed Soho. Their happy hour is the stuff of 5 hour legend and their party policy is a simple die-hard combination of cocktails and dancing.
Known for their heavy array of American inspired foods and a penchant for going hard, Blues Kitchen is one place to party in London where you can fill up on gluttonous meats and then shake it off on the dance floor. Soulful partying is how things go down here with a playlist of blues and disco tunes making this one London party bar with extra swag.
If you're on the hunt for a fun night out in central London, the mega party palace that is Jewel Piccadilly will do you just right. Spread across a huger three floor spread you can discover chandelier draped rooms, Moroccan themed dens and luxurious bars where the drinking goes on until late and the playlist is a strict adoration of the best chart hits and r&b jams.
New to the Brixton block, Phonox satisfies both a bar and nightclub outfit where you can enjoy an after work tipple, or come for some midnight revelry at the hands of hand picked DJs. Their mantra is all about good times with an unpretentious price tag and style so expect nothing less than a simple, sleek style with an underground bar and dance floor to be had for some big partying in London.
A hot bed for South American sass and Latino inspired revelry, Barrio knocks up a cocktail list of flaming, exotic tipples and interiors to match making for one fun party bar in London. With a lively personality and a penchant for Mexican spirits, things tend to get out of hand in the best way possible here. Check in for cantina foods, punchy cocktails and a musical mix of worldly beats.
Part of the popular Shoreditch click, there's no question when it comes to wondering where to party in London when The Book Club is about. Spread over 2 floors, owning a ping pong room and a basement bar where the music gets cranked up, The Book Club suits anyone after a laid-back drink but looking for some crackin' party potential and a fun atmosphere.