Need to get out of the house but don’t know where to go? Have no fear buddies! has compiled this awesome top ten list just for you, so you don’t have to waste hours wandering aimlessly around. So get out there and have some fucking fun!

When you’re just not ready for the party to be over, you can take advantage of London’s vibrant nightlife and 24-hour licensing. Here are our top picks to keep the midnight oil burning and the drinks flowing until you’re ready for one last nightcap at one of London's top late night bars.


And after the party is the after party.jpg's Top Ten Places to Fucking Go:

London Late Night Bars

10. Ain’t Nothing But…Skärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.10.40.png
Open until 2 am
Best known for live music and trademark blues vibes, this lively, bohemian venue sits among its trendier counterparts lining Kingly Street. Here you’ll be among a large student crowd, looking to relax with a few casual cocktails, free cover, and the smooth sounds of Central London blues.

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.... Not anymore!

9. CrobarSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.11.33.png
Open until 3 am
It’s dingy, but the charm of Crobar lies within its simplicity and its attitude. The small bar that crams itself into a tiny row of shop fronts boasts an impressive selection of spirits as well as music selection from their truly retro jukebox. Things here are uncomplicated, with the odd gig and comedy show punctuating an otherwise simple yet charming late night atmosphere.

8. Bar ItaliaSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.15.23.png
Open 24 hours
24-hour spots are a rare find in London, but when they’re there, they’re hot. This Soho café has been around since 1949 as a hub for Italian culture and features much of the same décor and fixtures from their key day. Charming red and white tiles to a signature old-school espresso machine form the flawless Italian image that London’s Italian community embraces to this day.

Step outside the fucking box and try something new!

7. CahootsSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.18.35.png
Open until 3 am
Fancy a bit of role-playing? For once we don’t mean it in that way, but this tube-themed bar is a favourite if you’re willing to battle some eager tourists (or potential worldly drinking buddies). Actors pose as “train guards” and refuse to break character as you make your way to the “platform” (AKA the bar) for a choice cocktail on their newspaper-sized menu. No shortage of selection here for your late night libations.

6. El CamionSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.19.21.png
Open until 3am
If drinking in a Mexican basement at 3 am is your thing, then it doesn’t get much better than Soho’s El Camion. With an on-staff mixologist overseeing bar operations, the wall of tequila (38 bottles to be exact) never goes to waste and gives you the opportunity to sip on everything from the straight stuff, to perfectly blended margaritas.

Mix it up until the wee hours of the morning with these cocktail clubs.

5. BalansSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.21.26.png
Open until 6 am
This one makes our list if only for the closing time. If you’re looking for your own personal after-after-party, then Balans has to be one of your top choices for its 6 am closing time. Cocktails are their signature item here, with popular favourites like the frozen daiquiri or pineapple swizzle being house favourites. If you’ve been up a bit too long, you can also replenish your energy with nibbles available late into the night with quesadillas, duck spring rolls, and delicious crab cakes!

4. Experimental Cocktail ClubSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.22.17.png
Open until 3 am
London isn’t short of cocktails at 3 am is it? Chinatown is a hipster haven at night, the least of which isn’t ECC. Door policy is a bit more strict here, so it’s not your best bet to swing by for a quick pint before bed, but this three-floor bar features throngs of friends and dates alike, enjoying some refreshing custom creations; a choice that you’ll spend hours agonizing over. The décor is cozy, yet opulent, and makes for a great late-night destination to cap off the evening.

Speakeasies and Chinatown adventures... Where will you get lost?

3. NightjarSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.24.19.png
Open until 3am
Want the true after-hours experience in speakeasy-style London? Drinks are separated into categories like Pre-Prohibition, Prohibition, and Post-War, but don’t worry – there are no dry drinks here, with these old-school libations pouring until 3 am. Elegant décor and vintage spirits give this place and upscale but old school vibe that should be experienced at least once in your London nightlife.

2. OpiumSkärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.26.06.png
Open until 3 am
If you’re looking for something a little on the trendier side, venture to Chinatown’s cocktail-bar-meets-dim-sum-parlour; food is served up until 2:30am, with a drink to wash it down until 3. This late night rendezvous even sports its signature drink, the Opium No.1, served over a dry ice for maximum cool factor; the right amount of pretention and quality to finish off your night out.

And the Number One place to fucking go this week is…

1. Troy 22Skärmavbild 2016-12-28 kl. 10.27.03.png
Open until 2:30
Don’t stop the party before hitting up this club with the most eclectic music in the city. Johnny Cash, Queen, all the way through 90’s alternative will keep you bumpin’ and be sure to please everyone in your crowd. Free entry draws all walks of life into the flamenco bar upstairs and rock ‘n roll club downstairs that feels like an unpretentious dance party in your parent’s basement (in the best way possible)


Charlotte is the writer behind the sex-positive blog, My Tickle Trunk. She is a sex blogger and passionate advocate for body-safe sex aids, sexual exploration, and body positivity! Twitter: @MyTickleTrunk

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