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Nightlife in Romford

Nightlife in Romford

Fancy a night of painting the town red? Being one of the last stops on the mainline route between Essex and London, Romford is a popular nightlife destination for students and twenty-somethings looking for an entertaining spot to socialise without heading all the way into Central London.

Whether you’re after a cocktail and a chin-wag in one of the local watering holes, or a DJ-themed club night, Romford has a fantastic selection of venues to choose from:


Head to Romford’s largest nightclub, ATIK, where you can immerse yourself in the music, lights and vibes. Featuring three different rooms of music, ATIK welcomes many guests on Fridays and Saturdays, and is known as one of the go-to party spots with DJ nights hosted by some of the most prominent names in the industry.

Slug & Lettuce

This popular chain bar and restaurant is new to Romford’s South Street, having only opened in March 2018, and is already a hit with the locals. Ideal for after-work cocktails, private parties or a lively evening of music and dancing with friends, Slug & Lettuce is the place to be. During the day, the vibe is a little different but it’s still as popular, particularly for luncheons and afternoon tea.


By day, this pub is heaving with locals coming in for the lunchtime trade, and by night it’s alive with karaokes and resident DJ nights. If you’re looking for somewhere to meet friends and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple, Yates offers the kind of laid-back environment you’re after.

For more nightlife options in East London, take a look at our guides on the best rooftop bars and nights out with a twist to keep you entertained.

Edited: 21st November 2022