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 July 2017
Wave goodbye to the summer in style at the Late Summer Night's Dream Ball at Kensington's Roof Gardens. As part of the Late Night Cocktail Club's fifth birthday celebrations, the event will see the elegance of a masquerade ball coupled with the style and fun of a boozy club night. Pull on your best outfit, grab a cocktail and watch as the sun sets behind London's iconic skyline.
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.
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.
When walking down Shoreditch High Street, there’s no way that you’ll miss the alluring hum of the Last Days of Shoreditch. Offering up everything from delicious street food stalls to great live music and amazing art installations, there’s more than one thing to do at night in London here.
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.
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.
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.
How better to spend a Tuesday night in London than by enjoying some great stand-up comedy in a totally unique venue? Taking over the Cirque in East London, Cirque Comedy is a night that revolves around a handful of hilarious open-mic stand-up performances from some of the UK's biggest comedic names. Once the final act has performed, ticket holders can then make their way across to XOYO, where they'll have free entry into one of London's most popular clubs.
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.
Drink, dance and party Scottish style with Fiddle Pardiddle's Pop-Up Ceilidh party. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand at the dance, the night will lead you through the steps all while putting on an eclectic mix of live music.
The Night Star Cinema is taking control of Blair House in South London to host not one, but two mid-summer parties like no other. The team will be screening the Great Gatsby and La La Land on the venue's idyllic lawn, all the while serving themed cocktails and complimentary popcorn to guests as they arrive. Relax under the stars and enjoy everything this summer event has to offer.
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.
You’ve just found your new favourite comedian as Eleanor Conway returns with her hilarious stand-up set. Critically acclaimed and ludicrous, she’s been compared to Russell Brand and Graham Norton, and is known for her alcohol-strewn stories. Side-splitting and a must-see thing to do at night.
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.
Hot summer nights are always best spent at the beach and Neverland are bringing those sultry vibes to Fulham with an amazing pop-up beach on the banks of the Thames. The spot will have white sand, beach huts, day beds and street food as well as a BYOB option.
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.
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 likes of DJ Yoda and Nightmares on Wax, Soul City at The Jazz Cafe is a huge night of live music taking place most Fridays. The famous venue has played host to be many talented artists and continues to bring you the best music accompanied by delicious drinks and food.
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.