The City of London is not just about the iconic attractions and amazing shopping streets you can visit, it is also about the incredible nightlife. As London is such a huge city, there are plenty of things to do for nighttime entertainment during your stay.
The Visit London website has plenty of tips and advice for you to fully enjoy the exciting London nightlife scene, and has some great recommendations for theatre shows, karaoke bars, jazz clubs, and rooftop bars, that are not worth missing out on! Whether you are going out with friends or out on a date, here are just some fun and exciting things you can enjoy doing in the city at night.
Grab a drink with friends
No night out in London would be complete without at least thinking very hard about spending some time in one (or more) of the fabulous drinking locations that can be found dotted across the city. Around almost every corner, there is a pub, club, or bar, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink with company. If you like jazz music, then a must-see location is Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho for music and drinks.
Since 1959, the club has been a symbol of London and some of the greatest artists in jazz have played there. If you prefer drinks with a view, then London also has some fantastic rooftop bars to visit too. City Garden Bar at the Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street is a great location to visit where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and bar food.
Spend the evening at a theatre show
In London, there are plenty of entertaining and creative theatre shows that you can experience during your stay. London has some famous long-running shows that you can book tickets for such as The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
Some of the other popular shows that the whole family can visit include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Mama Mia and loads more! You can visit many beautiful theatres that the city has to offer such as The Royal Opera House, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Old Vic, and the National Theatre.
There is even Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre that you can visit on Bankside where you can see spectacular theatre shows in a beautiful venue reconstruction of the original 1599 open-air playhouse.
Check out some great gaming venues
For those who fancy a flutter, London’s casinos are also well worth a visit on an evening. Some of the best in the city include the Colony Club at Park Lane, The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square and the Grosvenor St Giles Casino at Tottenham Court Road.
At many casino establishments in the city you can visit the in-house bars and restaurants too for refreshments after spending some time at the tables.
If you would rather the convenience of playing at an online casino instead, then sites like Pink Casino have blackjack, roulette, and many more games that you can play live on your mobile. These offer the same real dealer experience as you’d find if visiting a physical location, streamed directly to your device.
Catch a live concert
London is a great place for live music entertainment too and there are plenty of locations around the city where you can enjoy a concert at a large arena venue or an intimate gig at smaller venues.
The O2 London at Peninsula Square and The Roundhouse in Camden are just some well-known venues where you can enjoy incredible music concerts, whether catching your favourite artist or checking out new musicians.