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Bars and nightlife in London

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Place to shop
“Loads of food options at the weekend. Grab something to eat on the walk up the hill”
  • 216 locals recommend
Cinema
“Wonderful place to catch a movie. Has a restaurant with decent snacks. People just hang out. Their little 'Lounge' cinema has some pretty unique features and documentaries on. Half price tickets o Mondays!”
  • 229 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“If you want to see London, floor to ceiling views, one of the best cities in the world ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Café
“The Ritzy cinema opened in 1911 and was one of England’s earliest purpose built cinemas, seating over 750 seats in the single auditorium. This beautiful Victorian cinema is a 20 minute walk from the flat.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Place to shop
“world famous portobello market - featured in the film Nottinghill with Julia Roberts. An excellent place to go people watching and have a coffee and buy things from the clothes market”
  • 224 locals recommend
Brewery
“Craft ale made in site and the most amazing pizzas. The perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, you can watch the boats go by on the canal, listen to the DJ spin some tunes and it really doesn't feel like you're in London!! ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Cinema
“Independent cinema. Book a film i the room with deep and cosy sofas, you can even get a bottle of prosecco to enjoy during your film. ”
  • 116 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Lounge
“Best place in london to go out for a drink. Lots of cool, trendy bars and restaurants and only 30-40 minute away from our flat.”
  • 235 locals recommend
Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“The views here are totally insane very sophisticated & romantic be sure to make a reservation ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“This is a secret cocktail bar! Make sure you knock on the door for entry :) Or thats what we had to do last time we went there.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Large space for food, drinks, and music. Check their website for what's on.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Located in a former bus depot, Ministry of Sound was once the epitome of warehouse cool and is still perhaps the UK’s best-known clubbing venues: thus, any self-respecting fan of dance music in any form should visit Ministry at least once. To be honest, though, once won't be enough when you've seen the fun you can have in this gargantuan beat playground. Laid out across four dancefloors and various bars, there’s lots to explore thanks to the club's extensive refurb at the end of 2013, as well as a shift towards more underground pastures in the music programming, too.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“This bar-restaurant-club draws on a Nordic aesthetic and occupies the previously deserted old Hackney rail station. Upstairs is a music venue playing of-the-moment bands. Open late!”
  • 84 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“I Love this place, whether you stop by for breakfast, brunch, or a drink after work even a night out there is something for everyone with an amazing atmosphere and great music.”
  • 98 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Stunning Victorian building with the world famous round scene and amazing programme of concerts and entertainment throughout the year. ”
  • 162 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The O2 is home to the world’s most popular music, sport, comedy, entertainment and so much more. With premium outlet shopping at ICON Outlet, bars and restaurants, a multi-screen Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park and 12-lane Hollywood Bowl, it’s the ultimate destination. See a different side of the city by climbing the famous roof at Up at The O2 and experience incredible 360-degree views of London.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The South Bank is a beautiflul area to explore along the river with restaurants, theatres, cinemas and market stalls. ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of London’s premier live music venues, the 4,921-capacity Brixton Academy has booked an unbelievable roll-call of music talent since it opened in 1983. Previously this building had been the Astoria Cinema, completed in 1929. Although the lower seating was removed when the cinema was converted in the 70s, a lot of the original neo-Renaissance details remain, like a proscenium arch, false loggia, balustrade and Corinthian columns.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Recording Studio
“Want a taste of the swingin' 60's during your stay? Abbey Road Studios is a only few minutes away and is most notable as being the 1960s' venue for innovative recording techniques adopted by the Beatles (who recorded almost all of their albums and hits there between 1962 and 1970) as well as Pink Floyd, the Hollies, among others. Perfect day out for a tour with any Beatle loving friends or family!”
  • 135 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Really cosy little cinema to relax with a nice glass of wine while watching independent films. Community arts hub staging music, dance and spoken word performance, art shows and film screenings.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Event Space
“you can see the whole of london and many music events happen at Alexandra Palace including ice skating and shows”
  • 115 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Iconic music and arts venue in Camden - definitely check out what's on before you visit. ”
  • 110 locals recommend