Weekend Nightlife in London

Whether you’re a simple draft beer drinker or an all-night partier, London’s weekend nightlife will have something for you. You won’t want to end up in the wrong part of town if you prefer a local ale to Mexican tequila though.

The weekend starts on a Thursday in London, with many locals having a tipple after work. You’ll need to be in early to make the most of the happy hours as the bar managers know that whether or not there’s a deal, most people in London like to drink.

Live music is big in the English capital’s bars. If you love jazz then try Ronnie Scott’s, or if you’re into pop and indie head to the Roundhouse or Brixton Academy. If it’s classical music you like then go to the Royal Albert Hall or the Southbank Centre. The biggest and most popular clubs in London are Pacha, Fabric, Egg and Dalston Superstore.

If you want to be centre stage, have a go at private or public karaoke. You can sing some songs all over London, but Soho and Angel are the most popular places to unleash your inner pop star.

Pubs and bars are legally allowed to open 24 hours in London with a special license, but not many places actually take up the offer. Try Cahoots and Café Boheme in Soho, the Dophin in Hackney, Bethnal Green’s Birdcage, or Public Life in Liverpool Street. Keep an eye on local listings too as some places have the license, but they only use it on special occasions.