London nightlife is only second to none. It is so full of life it is unbeatable. You will find everything you want here, near to your hotel or hostel. From top pubs, bars, and night clubs with all types of trendy music to theater to high culture (orchestra, ballet, opera) worthy of the royals, London is the best place to experience nightlife.
Trendy pubs and bars
London has got the best when the sun goes down in the city. It is teeming with age-old nocturnal tradition with a touch of ultimate trendiness. More than 5,000 London bars and pubs, from public hangouts to exclusive celebrity ones, dot the city. Traditional British pubs also await on almost every corner, including one of London’s oldest, the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.
Two major hubs for serious pub and bar hopping are Shoreditch and Hoxton. Greek Street also has some great bars. Entry to pubs and bars is free, although you may be charged for nights when live acts perform.
Vibrant club scene
The London club scene is unparalleled. With over 200 venues, it has reached peak levels. Even Sunday nights will provide you with a wide variety of dance and music. The city houses some of the globally famed night clubs, including the School Disco and the Ministry of Sound. For centuries, Soho has been the heart of nightlife in London. It is filled with an aura of glamour as well as a thriving gay scene.
The London theatrical life has been buzzing long before the time of Shakespeare. At present, London has over a dozen musicals playing in the West End, many with discounted tickets. The National Theatre stages musicals, classics, and new plays within three auditoriums: Cottesloe, and Olivier. Shakespeare’s Globe located on Southbank encourages audience participation.
Entertainment fit for royals
If you crave for high culture London nightlife, the city also has something in store for you. The city is home to 4 of the largest orchestras in the world – the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Theatreland is home to ballet, opera, musicals, and theater. The Royal Opera House, located in Covent Garden, is home to the Royal Ballet.