West End Nightlife
From the bright lights of ‘Theatreland’ and Soho clubs to hidden bars frequented by London’s elite, the West End is swarming with opportunities to enjoy its extraordinary nightlife.
Here is a look at the top spots West Enders love to frequent.
Whether you crave an after-work drink or are looking for a first-date spot to impress, these West End bars will cater to all.
This sophisticated hotel bar in Mimi’s Hotel’s lobby serves stylish cocktails within an intimate setting. Ideal for a post-dinner digestif, get cosy by the fireplace or grab a pew outside and watch the world go by as you sip on a handcrafted cocktail at Henson’s Bar.
Little Scarlet Door
A homely industrial basement that will make you feel right at home, Little Scarlet Door was born by a group of friends, aka ‘The Flatmates,’ whose mission was to create an unpretentious atmosphere where revellers could party the night away in their own style. Sit back and chill on the sofa as if you’re at home, or go crazy and dance the night away; the choice is yours at this unique venue.
The Bar at Hush
Located within Hush, one of Mayfair’s hidden gems, The Bar at Hush has an exclusive vibe owed to its full-length bar, swanky cocktail menu and talented bartenders. Enjoy live DJ sets alongside your unique cocktail from Thursday-Saturday at this prestigious establishment which was voted ‘Best Bar in London’ in 2017.
Hidden behind a red doorway on Broadwick Street, this underground cocktail and dessert bar is dimly lit with cosy sofa seating, ideal for an intimate date night. Head for dinner in one of Soho’s bustling restaurants before stopping for a digestif and dessert at Basement Sate.
Tucked away in the charming Kingly Court, this trendy basement hangout with speakeasy vibes is the ideal setting for a nightcap. Whether you’re after a theatrical cocktail that’s Instagram-worthy or a sophisticated classic that has been expertly made, Disrepute’s art-deco-inspired venue is technically members-only. However, depending on capacity, you might be lucky on the night.
A firm favourite for a fun-filled evening out with friends, Blame Gloria’s electric atmosphere is the ultimate vibe. The music is fun, and the cocktails taste good and look fantastic too! Their themed brunches are a huge hit where you can take to the mic at ‘Gloriaoke’ and belt out your favourite ballad or go back to the noughties with Blame Gloria’s throwback brunch, which is sure to get you and your pals up dancing.
The Cocktail Club
Located on Great Portland Street, just off Oxford Street, The Cocktail Club is the ideal setting for a post-shopping extravaganza tipple. Enjoy 2 for £12 happy hour cocktails at this moody basement bar whilst you let loose on the dancefloor.
This late-night haunt has the tagline of ‘cocktails, dreams and disco’ so it’s not difficult to know what to expect on a night out at Simmons. Established in 2013, you can find a Simmons in most pockets of London, with three bars located within the vicinity of Soho and the surrounding streets. Here you’ll experience a budget-friendly, fun atmosphere with their happy hour running for a whopping FIVE HOURS. Cheers!
If you live in London, you’re probably already familiar with Archer Street. This fun night out is the perfect venue for letting your hair down with friends, where you’ll experience high-energy performances and non-stop dancing all night long. Think dancing on the tables, West End performers belting out ABBA hits and all round good vibes, and you’ll be pretty much there with what to expect at Archer Street.
For a themed bottomless brunch with musical bingo to “the best happy hour in town”, Barrio Soho’s vibrant setting will surely put a smile on your face. Enjoy 2-4-1 during happy hour, along with a side of tacos to soak up the alcohol – you’ll need it!
If karaoke is your style, Lucky Voice will not disappoint. Hire a private room for an evening of singing your heart out with your friends, or book a cocktail masterclass to show off your skills. Lucky Voice is perfect for groups, and if you’re celebrating a birthday, you even get a free round of shots – it’s a win-win!
This tiny Italian bar is the place to get a Negroni after work. Whether you’re meeting friends, out with colleagues or on a date, pop into this coffee-shop-turned-cosy-bar for a delicious cocktail accompanied by some Italian charcuterie and cheese.
Experimental Cocktail Club
Set in the heart of Chinatown, the Experimental Cocktail Club not only serves excellent cocktails, but their ‘experimental’ twist ensures a unique menu. Whilst you might not be familiar with many of the ingredients used, the clue is in the name of this distinctive establishment.
A brand new luxury residential landmark, TCRW SOHO comprises 81 apartments and penthouses on Oxford Street. Offering one of the most superior living spaces in the West End, each property benefits from a bespoke design concept by the world-renowned Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design. A tailored concierge service will be on-hand to residents around the clock to assist residents with everything from booking restaurants to arranging dry cleaning. Residents will be minutes from the connectivity of the Elizabeth line, with the brand new Crossrail ticket hall being located directly below TCRW SOHO's Block C.
Now sold out, The Chilterns presents a superlative collection of 44 luxury apartments, enviably situated in the heart of Marylebone. Each resident can enjoy access to a private sauna, spa, gym and cinema, whilst wine connoisseurs have the opportunity to own their own temperature-controlled wine cellar. Art lovers will also be impressed with the private lobby gallery, which houses an exclusive collection by the renowned British photographer, David Bailey.
Now sold out, Hanway Gardens in Fitzrovia offers a premium choice of 18 individually-designed apartments, featuring opulent interiors, a daytime concierge, and fabulous multi-level landscaped roofs and private terraces. Residents are just a few minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road station and the dazzling array of shops within its precinct.