Best Spots for Nightlife In London

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London is undoubtedly a city known for its nightlife. With a wide range of clubs, arts events and boroughs springing to life after dark, there’s a place for every party reveller’s tastes.

While many areas of the city are seemingly lifeless in the daytime, once the sun goes down, the streets well and truly come to life. With world-class music and trendy bars and clubs frequented by celebrities, there is a unique sense of excitement that comes with experiencing London’s nightlife.

If you’re staying at the Lancaster Gate Hotel London and are looking for make some memories over your weekend, make sure to check out these London boroughs known for their nocturnal delights.


The East London Dalston area is well known for its abundance of gay bars, live music venues and buzzing pubs.

With clubs down every street, this East London area is popular with many of the city’s fashionistas and arts communities. Watch out for live music venue EartH Hackney, as well as the late night licensed Shacklewell Arms for cheap-as-chips scuzzy club nights.

Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick is one of the best spots for international DJs and artisan bars. Here you will find a beautiful collection of repurposed warehouses with banging sound systems and beautiful canal-side bars and restaurants.

With many internationally renowned DJs playing here on a weekly basis, it’s well worth the Overground trek to this eastbound utopian hub.


The North London borough famous for cultivating Amy Winehouse, Camden is well-known for fostering the 70’s punk movement at venues like KOKO and Dingwalls. Another canal-cut borough, you’ll find a rowdy crowd of late licensed pubs and club venues here.

With a long history spanning back into the 50’s rock and roll era, Camden is the perfect mix of culture and cheesy fun.


Based in London’s West End, Soho is a historically famous part of London, due in part to its connection to the aristocracy as a social hub. Over time and after its Victorian resurgence, Soho has become London’s premiere entertainment district.

This isn’t surprising, though. With Soho’s amazing range of theatres and bars, the streets glitter with the chatter of after-work drinkers and the nightcaps of off duty actors.


With a collection of nearby Lancaster Gate Restaurants and bars, Chelsea is well-known for its upmarket clubs and traditional British pubs.

With the likes of tiki-themed Mahiki enforcing a strict dress code and Knightsbridge offering arts clubs and boutique bars, the Chelsea area has quickly become one of the best areas for upmarket nightlife, giving you the chance to party with international high society.


Peckham has long established itself as one of the best areas in the city for nightlife with the nearby Bussey Building offering four floors of arts and club nights and the nearby Bold Tendencies having turned a seven storey car park into theatre and bar space.

And, with a range of art schools and universities nearby, it’s no wonder the area has garnered such a youth-centric, creative following.


With its long history of cultural integration, the area of Brixton has been known to inspire the likes of The Clash along with many of the best hip hop groups in London. Brixton is also known for its killer venues, including the nearby O2 Academy and Brixton Windmill.

This borough is a surefire hit of a night out.