Nightlife and Entertainment in London

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Apartment 195 London Cocktails

Apartment 195 London Cocktails

Romas Ford

London is a work hard and play hard kind of city, so it should come as no surprise that London nightlife activities are abundant. As a global centre of nightlife and entertainment, this city really does know how to let its hair down. There is a scene for everyone on any given night of the week -- somewhere in the city of London.

For high culture, there is a plethora of options from the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall to hundreds of west-end (and fringe) theatres showing big name shows, packed with celebrities. Cinemas are plentiful, with star-studded premieres happening most weeks. For listings of shows, as well as club nights, concerts, and other events check out the weekly London listings magazine, Time Out.

And of course there are literally thousands of casual London bars and pubs, London restaurant bars/lounges, and clubs all across the city. There is a concentration of these across the West End and Soho, the latter being home to a thriving gay scene. Don't be surprised if you run into a few famous faces around Soho either. The obvious draw for tourists is around the bright lights of Leicester Square, but if you know where to look, there are equally good, if not better bars outside the centre, around areas such as Shoreditch in the East, Islington in the North, Notting Hill in the West or Clapham in the South.

Traditional old London taverns can be found allover the city, the seventeenth-century George Inn at Borough High Street or The Crown at New Oxford Street are among the most noticeable, but in the bar section there are a lot of alternatives.

Music fans are also very well catered for in London, with most major artists including the city in their tours, as well as hundreds of resident bands, musicians and DJs packing out venues across the city every night. Some of the more famous venues include the Brixton Academy, the Jazz Cafe, and the cavernous Wembley Arena.

And now with new licensing laws, more and more bars and other venues are opening way beyond the traditional 11:00 p.m. curfew. Whatever you are into, you are sure to find it in London's nightlife scene.

Best London Lounges and Nightclubs

Fabric - Dance Club open until 7 a.m., Guest DJs, 77a Charterhouse Street, Ph: 020 7336 8898. www.fabriclondon.com

Ministry of Sound - DJ shows, events, live performances, Open until 7 a.m., 103 Gaunt Street, Ph: +44 870 060 0010, www.ministryofsound.com

The End - Guest DJs, dancing until dawn, Open until 7 a.m., 16a-18 West Central Street, Ph: +44 207 419 9199, www.endclub.com

Late Lounge & Cocoon - Located in Cocoon restaurant, elegant bar with excellent signature drinks and an elaborate Sake collection. DJ spins house music and chill-out nightly. Open until 3 a.m., 65 Regent Street, Ph: 0871 971 5257, www.cocoon-restaurants.co.uk/latelounge.php

The Living Room W1 - Bar, lounge, and London restaurant all rolled up into one. Pop, rock, and blues music nightly. Open until 1 a.m., Sunday until 12 a.m., 3-9 Heddon Street, Ph: 0207 292 0570, www.thelivingroomw1.co.uk

Nuts Pub Crawl London - This Pub Crawl will show you the London Nightlife. Meet them at 9 Pm at the Kink Bar 18 bear street in leicester square. Ph : 07516066500, www.nutspubcrawl.com


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Vino Veritas

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01717305437

type:Bars & Pubs
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address:44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PA

Grosvenor Arms

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01716290534

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address:2 Grosvenor Street, London, W1X 9FA

Lamb & Flag

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01714080132 Dan: Small busy little pub. Has football on TV and often a few nice laydees!

type:Bars & Pubs
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address:24 St James Street, Off Oxford Street, London, W1M 5HN

The Borderline

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Famous bands as Blur and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers did their gigs here. Once a week Indie Night and promoter of (still) unknown bands.

type:Live Music
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address:Orange Yard, off Manette St
tel:020 7587 1441

Ain't Nothin' But Blues Bar

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Live blues and live jazz.

type:Live Music
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address:20 Kingly Street, Soho W1
tel:020 7287 0514

All Inn One

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Jazz Pub, with Modern Jazz Saturdays and Blues on Thursday nights. Good Wines, Real Ales and the best Sunday Roast in town.

  The Pub is in Forest Hill SE London, Next to the train station. 

type:Pubs
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email:allinnone@btconnect.com
address:53 Perry Vale
tel:020 8699 3311
ClosingTime:1am
closingtime:11am

Prince Edward Theatre

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type:Musicals
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address:28 Old Compton Street
tel:020 7447 5400

Prince of Wales Theatre

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type:Musicals
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address:Coventry Street
tel:020 7839 5972

Palace Theatre

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Palace Theatre has Spamalot playing
Palace Theatre has Spamalot playing
photo by: Joseph Hollick

The Palace Theatre has Spamalot playing. It is an extremely funny musical performance.

You can purchase discount tickets on the same day at Leicester Square Box Office at 41-43 Cranbourn Street.

type:Musicals
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address:93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue
tel:020 7434 0909

Her Majesty's Theatre

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type:Musicals
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address:Haymarket
tel:020 7494 5400

Nuts Pub Crawl London

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Meet us At the Kink Bar in leicester square at 9 pm, every Wednesday to Saturday you ll get discounted drinks, Free shots, etc...

more info www.nutspubcrawl.com


type:Clubs and dancing
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tel:07516066500
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email:jeremie@nutspubcrawl.com

G.A.Y. Astoria

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The largest, campest gay club in Europe. Where else can you see Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Westlife, Steps, Lisa Stansfield, Geri Halliwell and many other international stars? Camp Attack is the best Friday night in Western Europe and Saturdays host the largest names on the planet.

A 2500+ capacity means you'll get the hottest crowd anywhere in London.

Highly recommended!

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address:157 Charing Cross Road, Soho
tel:020 7734 6963
url:www.g-a-y.co.uk

The Swan

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01712625204

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address:66 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PH

Fabric

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Still often considered the best club in London, Fabric carries a progressive music policy. Queues can be horrendous so get there early, but once inside you'll be treated to a spectacular neo-industrial interior and an electric atmosphere.

type:Clubs & Dancing
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url:www.fabriclondon.com

KOKO

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Once known as the mighty Camden Palace, it had a reputation as the rave epicentre of London back 'in the day'. But it's been repainted and rebranded, but don't be put off by the name. The inside still looks like a grand old fashioned theatre, equiped with several bars and different levels to give you great views of the stage below.

There are still live music and club nights, like before. Every Friday (10pm-3am), there is Club NME, named after Britain's famous indie mag. You can regularly see new up and coming guitar bands. On Saturdays they have regulary more..

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email:info@koko.uk.com
address:1A Camden High Street, London NW1
openinghours:10pm - 3am
tel:0870 432 5527
url:www.koko.uk.com

Stringfellows

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nightclub featuring the Cabaret of Angels- lots of outrageous behavior. Joe: Probably THE worst place to go out in London. A tourist trap - avoid at all costs. Buy a copy of "Time Out" magazine to find out something more suitable.

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Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club

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type:Comedy Clubs
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address:231 Cambridge Heath Road E2
tel:020 7739 3122

Wellesley Arms

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01713527924

type:Bars & Pubs
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address:70 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NJ

New London Theatre

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Great place where you can see Blue Man Group Show

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address:Parker Street
tel:020 7405 0072

Apartment 195

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Apartment 195 London Cocktails
Apartment 195 London Cocktails
photo by: Romas Ford

Apartment 195 is right in the heart of stylish Chelsea, making it perfect for unwinding after shopping or a busy day at work.  Relax in the elegant surroundings of this beautiful listed building and admire the original fireplaces and contemporary art.

The main attraction is the extensive cocktail list served by a team of all female bartenders. As well as a wide range of delicious cocktails there is a carefully chosen selection of wines, champagnes, bottled beers and bar snacks.

The London cocktail menu celebrates london's landmarks and more..

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ClosingTime:11 pm
tel:020 7351 5195
address:195 King's Rd, London, SW3 5ED
email:info@apartment195.co.uk
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