Things to Do in London at Night
Night owls listen up, this is London after dark... Never boring, never sleeping and always up for a laugh, London is like your long distance best friend that you stay up late to talk to. The best way to see this city in all her glory is to get stuck into the spread of events at night in London. With Soho's red light past, an all-night party addiction and enough events going on to keep you busy for years to come, we're here to make getting up to no good in this city a whole lot easier. So, looking for a low-down of the top things to do in London at night? Seek. No. More.
Last updated on 24th March 2017
This May, pull on your best sparkle outfit and head to the Brookdale Club in South London for a night of huge disco tunes and even louder dance moves. This great event is the brainchild of Little Nan's Cocktail Bar and Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet. The bartenders will be serving a handful of Little Nan's signature teapot cocktails, while the DJs play all the best funk & soul tunes in their impressive vinyl collections. Reaching back a few decades, this night is certain to leave you with a head full of tunes and a smile on your face.
Just a quick wander around the corner from the bright lights of Piccadilly lies the bustling atmosphere of Chinatown. A place brought to life once the sun goes down, Chinatown is home to plenty a place to drink at night in London. Experience the plumpest Dim Sum and the most discerningly crafted cocktails at Opium and spend a London night lost in another culture.
It's time to turn out the lights and turn on the hurricane lamps as The Blitz Party returns with a D Day special. Dress up in your best 1940s gear and dance the night away to original swing and jazz at this completely unique London night event.
One of London's most famous landmarks, the St Pancras Tower is opening its doors for an incredible late-night London event. UNA is a unique supper club that takes place in the tower, around a table for 12 you will be dined and wined by master chef Martin Milesi as he creates a six-course Argentine menu.
The sun’s down, you’re looking for something to do in London at night, and you really want to listen to some amazing music. Campfire Club invites you to some of the natural pockets of the city where the top musical talent the capital has to offer will play you songs, unplugged, around a campfire.
We all know liquor lusting comes into full force come sundown. So in anticipation of you thirsty folk, we've curated a hand selected list of only the best, the most notorious and the most creative cocktail hangouts in this here city. Marvel at next level mixology form some of the world's best bartenders and ponder no longer about places to go at night in London.
There are some London nighttime activities that everyone loves, and fortunately The Four Thieves is sporting a whole host of them. Head to the Battersea babe to try more than 70 gins, a hot selection of craft beer and play in their epic games room which includes retro arcade games, ping pong tables and an immersive escape room.
The V & A Museum of Childhood is hosting a night of informative, funny talks this April. With three different speakers on stage, guests will hear a number of factual speeches about a topic they probably know nothing about. Asking bizarre yet fascinating questions and challenging norms, this night is perfect for anyone looking to experience some culture in London.
Immerse yourself in an underwater world come sundown in London as the aquarium lets you in after-dark. Opening for a series of special night events, the venue will let you wander the tanks and rooms without the usual crowds, as well as serving prosecco.
Partying all the way until 4am, Guilty Pleasures at KOKO is a combination of all the things we love about London at night. Head to Camden for a massive evening of pop parties, hilarious burlesque, and even Father Oates to tell all your confessions to.
North London's Snooty Fox is hosting a truly quirky day out in London this Easter, teaching guests how to create their favourite Easter-themed origami pieces. Guests will be taught every fold, turn and rip that it takes to turn a plain piece of paper into a cute bunny, a paper egg basket and a beautiful blossoming flower. Grab your mates, relax and celebrate Easter in quirky style.
Located in Camden, Blues Kitchen Camden is one of North London's most fun party spots. Head there early evening to munch through their massive BBQ plates, slurp bourbon cocktails and stay late to dance to the high-octane and hugely entertaining blues bands.
London at night can be a scary place, especially if the CoLab theatre have anything to do with it. They will be leading you down to a dark basement, turning out the lights and immersing you in a terrifying horror experience.
London is beautiful no matter what the time of day, but London after dark is especially gorgeous. Silent Sounds Boat Party offers you the best of all worlds, a tour down the Thames taking in incredible sights, and a huge silent disco complete with various channels to choose your music - partying has never looked this good.
Freida Nipple and Saddie Sinner - two of London's biggest burlesque performers - are pulling out all the stops this Easter Sunday, hosting an event that's full of stunning burlesque numbers, delicious BBQ food and ice cold craft beers. You can expect to see the two dancers, alongside other iconic London performers all showing off their many talents at this quirky April event in London. Featuring heavy burgers, spicy wings and some of the best craft beer that London has to offer.
If there's one thing to tick off your bucket list, it's got to be clubbing in London. Out of all things to do at night in London, seeing a spread of world renowned DJs go hard until the sun rises has to be the best. The capital is home to some of the world's most famous clubs, like Fabric and even hyped newbies like Phonox in Brixton. There's somewhere huge to go no matter what corner of the city you're in.
With the sun shining and the nation once again mad about all things Wimbledon, head to the Regent's Canal and celebrate the British summer with a tea-themed cocktail masterclass. Based around Black Cow milk vodka, this cocktail masterclass will teach guests how to create a range of tea-infused cocktails that pack a punch.
This is a cocktail masterclass with a difference because, alongside learning to make a series of great drinks, you’ll also be taught to create original and creative garnishes made from fruit and vegetables. This means from now on your drinks will not only taste delicious, but look it as well.
Located in Shoreditch, Floripa is a carnival riot of colour and fun bringing Brazilian vibes to East London. The party spot gets your East London night out started with tropical cocktails and brilliant DJs that will have you dancing until the early hours.
Easter Sunday isn’t for resting, it’s time to make your way down to the Blues Kitchen Shoreditch for their Blues Brothers party. Coming packed with dancing nuns, an Illinois county jail photobooth and their trademark trailer, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of the movie. That’s especially so when the incredible live bands start playing tunes from the movie itself, before the DJs see the night off with the finest in funk, soul and rock.
With a hot selection of comedians and performers, It's Gameshow Time is coming to East London. The hilarious night is a combination of mad style quizzes and challenges, topped off with plenty of silliness.
This is a supper club with a difference. Key4Life have paired up five young offenders with five professional chefs to raise money for the charity, which helps stop young offenders from re-offending. Guests will be treated to a five-course meal planned, prepared and cooked by the duos, as well as a welcome cocktail.
Get yourself down to Hyde Kensington for a full Bollywood experience. A top Bollywood DJ will be playing the finest in Bollywood anthems and desi DJ beats, alongside live dhols, drums and more. To keep you refreshed as you dance the night away will be pani puri shots and Indian snacks.
The London Dungeon's team are hosting a series of Lates this March, offering Londoners the chance to see one of the city's busiest tourist attractions without the huge crowds. Alongside a few drinks at the Victorian Gin Palace and the Ten Bells pub, guest will be taken back to the world of Jack The Ripper, meeting characters like Sweeny Todd and Mrs Lovett. Better still, the night will conclude with a trip to the venue's iconic drop ride. You'll struggle to find a better thing to do at night in London than this immersive experience.
If you've ever had a night out in London, then you will know it usually involves cocktails. Cocktails in the City returns to London, taking place at One Marylebone, the evening will be a huge chance to sample some of the best cocktails in town, as well as learning more from expert mixologists.
Supper clubs are some of the best things to do at night in London, and this one is dedicated to the first meal of the day: Sobhane! This literally means breakfast in Persian, which means it will be a feast packed with delicious Iranian delicacies, as well as some anglicised inspired ones. You also get the chance to include wine pairings.
See the London skyline at night and watch the sunset at the latest rooftop hot spot. Aviary is located in Finsbury Square and has a huge roof terrace, perfect for sipping a delicious cocktail on or head inside to their swanky restaurant.