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Bars and nightlife in Greater London

Top bars

Movie Theater
“Really good cinema with local feel. Great bar and cafe too. Book online before you go. You can get her eby taking the W15 bus”
  • 232 locals recommend
Place to shop
“These photos don’t do justice to this lovely covered market in the Heart of Greenwich. It has lovely crafts and gifts and many food outlets. It is very close to the Park snd even closer to the Cutty Sark museum.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Café
“The Ritzy cinema opened in 1911 and was one of England’s earliest purpose built cinemas, seating over 750 seats in the single auditorium. This beautiful Victorian cinema is a 20 minute walk from the flat.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Place to shop
“world famous portobello market - featured in the film Nottinghill with Julia Roberts. An excellent place to go people watching and have a coffee and buy things from the clothes market”
  • 224 locals recommend
Brewery
“Craft ale made in site and the most amazing pizzas. The perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, you can watch the boats go by on the canal, listen to the DJ spin some tunes and it really doesn't feel like you're in London!! ”
  • 198 locals recommend
Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Fashionable Asian fusion. Not cheap, but a local favourite. Also has a fun - but small - bar at weekends. ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Diner
“Notting Hill feels like it should have a good old fashioned diner, and it does. The Electric isn’t cheap, but it’s a great shout no matter what time you’re in the area. There’s an all-day breakfast menu from 8am which is generally very satisfying, and a solid selection of uncomplicated but delicious food for a really hearty dinner. The flat iron chicken and a double cheese burger should at the very least be on your table, but the mac and cheese is the only side worth a fiver. Even if you aren’t making use of the cinema here, most of the food is worth making a journey for – especially without the 50% off if you’ve got a cinema ticket for next door. ”
  • 140 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Lounge
“Theatre shopping dining sightseeing enjoy the vibrant streets and culture a one hour train journey or drive away”
  • 238 locals recommend
Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Large space for food, drinks, and music. Check their website for what's on.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“The views here are totally insane very sophisticated & romantic be sure to make a reservation ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Descend the stairs and be prepared to be enchanted by a 1920's scene of candlelit tables, glorious tin cup cocktails, where jazz and swing bands will soundtrack your evening.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Established in 1991, this flagship London club has spawned a record label and countless multimedia outlets since then, but still remains a key destination for dedicated clubbers in the capital. Some of the world's biggest DJs regularly play here alongside up-and-coming acts in various rooms, so if you're seeking a big night out in Elephant and Castle, there's nowhere better.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“The stock picture is a little misleading! yes it sells pizza, but its a cocktail bar with music. there's often dancing, and it might get messy. loved by the gay community”
  • 99 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“This bar-restaurant-club draws on a Nordic aesthetic and occupies the previously deserted old Hackney rail station. Upstairs is a music venue playing of-the-moment bands. Open late!”
  • 84 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“The O2 is home to the world’s most popular music, sport, comedy, entertainment and so much more. With premium outlet shopping at ICON Outlet, bars and restaurants, a multi-screen Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park and 12-lane Hollywood Bowl, it’s the ultimate destination. See a different side of the city by climbing the famous roof at Up at The O2 and experience incredible 360-degree views of London.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Stunning Victorian building with the world famous round scene and amazing programme of concerts and entertainment throughout the year. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The South Bank is a beautiflul area to explore along the river with restaurants, theatres, cinemas and market stalls. ”
  • 201 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Really cosy little cinema to relax with a nice glass of wine while watching independent films. Community arts hub staging music, dance and spoken word performance, art shows and film screenings.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of London’s premier live music venues, the 4,921-capacity Brixton Academy has booked an unbelievable roll-call of music talent since it opened in 1983. Previously this building had been the Astoria Cinema, completed in 1929. Although the lower seating was removed when the cinema was converted in the 70s, a lot of the original neo-Renaissance details remain, like a proscenium arch, false loggia, balustrade and Corinthian columns.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Recording Studio
“12 minutes away by bus is the historic and melodic Abbey Road studios, home of where The Beatles recorded music. Why not recreate the famous Abbey Road album cover whilst you are there? ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Café
“Open since 1954, the pub has a 114-cover ground floor restaurant, a 132-capacity club, and a 20-seat wine bar, plus two self-contained flats, and office, garden, and extra storage. It has developed a reputation as a host venue for stars including the first UK shows of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix, and other more modern acts such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. It also welcomed Rolling Stones bandmembers Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, when they played a “secret” gig together there in 2013. SW5 9JA”
  • 99 locals recommend
Event Space
“Alexandra Palace is a venue which holds many concerts and sporting events. The World Darts Championship is held yearly and many concerts and other events. The park itself is lovely for a walk at all times of the year and the views of London are the best around.”
  • 118 locals recommend