London has many different faces. It is the cool, alternative scene where artists can enjoy themselves. It is the high-class club that only selected members can go to. It is the cozy bar, known here as a pub, that you can enjoy with your friends. There is something for everyone in this great city, but all that matters is that you find the perfect night out for you. To help you weed through the massive amount of options that London has to offer, and to enjoy a spectacular night out as a result, follow this guide:
Work Out Your Game Plan in Advance
The best way to have a good night is to get through all the logistical planning first. Know how you will get there, how you will get back, and what you can do if those first plans fall through. Thankfully, London now has a 24 hour tube service on their biggest Underground lines from Friday to Sunday, so your night out won’t leave you stranded.
Start with Some Great Wine
The pre-drinks are always the best part of the night, but when you are visiting you don’t want to stay in your hotel room. Instead, head to a wine bar. Of course, if wine isn’t your thing, there are so many establishments to choose from. Go to a pub, or a gin bar, or even a speakeasy such as the infamous Nightjar.
Invigorate Your Senses at Dinner
Of course, depending on your preferences you might want dinner before you drink. Regardless of which order you do this in, however, you will want to eat well. If you need to stay on a budget, then try to find soft launches nearby, or even find a good discount day to eat out. When choosing where you go, however, be careful. There are many places that look beautiful, but they are an Instagram showroom, more than someplace to eat well.
Enjoy a Show
If you aren’t someone who enjoys dancing till dawn, then London is your place to go. There are so many great ways you can enjoy entertainment on the down-low, including:
Skip the concert, skip the club, and instead find a nice pub or bar that has a live music act that you can enjoy. From slow songs to popping blues, London has everything. There are also free nights you can enjoy, so match that night-cap with some live vocals and some good company.
Of course, when it comes to a cultural night out there is no better place to go than the theater. London has so many great shows, both on and off the west end. You are absolutely spoiled for choice. Go see big hits like Wicked or these other family and kids theatre London shows, or go for something off-the-wall and catch a tour that originated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – there’s something for everyone, and a guaranteed night out waiting for you.
Or: Enjoy a Party Night Out
Of course, if dancing till dawn is your thing there are plenty of options to choose from. From fun and alternative nights out to big-time clubs, there are parties to be had all around London. Just remember to check in advance. The biggest and greatest parties are often sold out in advance.