One of the best places to party in London this summer, Between The Bridges is the new outdoor venue taking over the South Bank. Join them for nights soundtracked by some huge DJ talents, from Gilles Peterson and Erol Alkan, to Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and Nabihah Iqbal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hive of Brazilian hotness and salsa dancing, Floripa is like a beach bar-cum-fiesta of fun time partying in London. Experience island inspired cocktails and some South American fever at this place and revel in late nights, colourful cultures and eclectic interiors. London partying takes on Brazil here with DJs, live music and excessive dancing go down.
Sway is a restaurant, bar and club all located in one awesome venue. Come here for some great pizzas and small plates, then get stuck into some cocktails shaken up by their master mixologists – and then dive onto the dancefloor until the early hours of the morning.
A party at Karaoke Hole won't be one you forget, no matter how many on-tap cocktails you drink. The drag queens will guide you through a night of karaoke, special effects, campery, and all your favourite tunes in one helpful library.
Spend your Fridays and Saturdays dancing to old school hits at Dartmouth Arms. The Tuffnell Park pub will be playing host to weekly vinyl-only DJ sets, serving up anthems over an impressive sound system for you and your mates to bop to.
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.
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.
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.