Toronto is in undoubtedly the epicentre of Canadian culture, nightlife and business, much in the same way that London dominates all of these areas in the U.K. There are now about 70,000 Canadians living in London alone, with many more spreading out across the U.K., and many of them are likely to hail from Toronto. With that in mind, it’s worth considering what it is that’s drawing all these (mostly young) Canadians over to the big smoke, and whether or not the nightlife matches up to what they may be used to in Toronto. Let’s see how the nightlife of these two great cities compares.
There’s no doubt that competition is stiff when it comes to dining out. While Toronto is more famed for local delicacies and fusion hits such as poutine, Canadian roti and wonderfully addictive peameal bacon sandwiches, London is more known for the variety of non-local fare. There are over 300 languages spoken in London, and the city is acclaimed for the sheer variety of top-notch cuisines available, boasting the best Indian, Chinese, French, Peruvian and every other food that can possibly be found outside it home country.
Getting the low-down on the best casino options in gamer-friendly countries like Canada and the U.K. can be a pretty big task in itself given the huge variety on offer, so it’s worth doing some research beforehand, starting with checking out this article recommending casino.com. There are few better ways to experience the electric atmosphere of local nightlife than hitting up the casino scene. Whether you feel like trying your hand at blackjack, spinning the roulette wheel or just rocking up at the slots, casino facilities can make or break a city’s nightlife. London ‘s casino experience is definitely a unique one, given the rich history of world-famous casinos in the city, where you’re likely to be gaming next to the rich and famous at the historic Hippodrome and Park Tower Casinos. Toronto’s casino scene is a little more muted, with a couple of big casinos outside the city centre, such as the Woodbine and the Delta. Luckily, there’s a huge number of Canadian online casinos for locals to choose from, which more than makes up for some of Toronto’s shortcomings in this area. Overall, the gaming experience in both cities is something that should definitely be experienced, for different reasons.
Bars and Clubs
Whether you’re a Londoner of Torontonian, it’s more than likely that wetting your whistle at some of your favourite bars is a treasured past time. Both cities have lively and innovative bar scenes, but let’s have a closer look to see how the two compare. If we’re speaking strictly in terms of numbers, London wins hands down, with over 2,600 bars compared to Toronto’s 957 watering holes. In terms of prices, however, Toronto gains the upper hand, with drinks prices across the board being considerably cheaper than in London.
When it comes to dancing the night away on a glitter and sweat-covered dance floor, London wins hands down. Toronto simply doesn’t have enough late-night party venues, and strict licensing laws mean many places close at 1 am, meanwhile you can find Londoners dancing the night away at Fabric, Egg, XOYO, Printworks or the infamous Bussey Building until well past 9 in the morning. Sorry, Toronto!
Whether it’s living the high life casino-style or sipping on cocktails that you’re into, let us know in the comments what you think about Toronto and London’s nightlife!