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Top London Nightlife Hotspots

London is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in the world. If you are a tourist visiting this capital city, a night out in the town is not to be missed.

Navigating your way around can be challenging, though. You don’t want to spend all of your evening in the same bar or pub, but you also don’t want to waste time travelling around the city either.

Where you head on your night out is crucial to the success of the evening. Ideally, you want to find a thriving scene with many venues close together, not too far from your hotel. With that being said, we have provided a list of some of the best areas in London for an exciting night out. From quirky bars to hipster venues and a casino, we have covered a wide range of venues to suit different tastes.

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Lots of places in Camden provide home-brewed ales in what perhaps is best described as old-school-style venues with a modern twist. If you are a fan of the ‘hipster’ vibe, then Camden is definitely for you. Camden has plenty of options if you like the alternative scene, and you will surely have an enjoyable night. 

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The Hippodrome Casino (Leicester Square)

We couldn’t leave out a casino just in case you fancy a flutter while you are visiting London. The Hippodrome in London is the UK’s largest casino and entertainment venue comprising three gaming floors, an 80-seat cabaret theatre, a steak house, a Poker Stars deck, and a slots room. It even offers an online option, and this is rightly regarded as a top online casino in the UK.

The venue has been established for over a hundred years and underwent a £40 million transformation to become one of the hottest entertainment venues in Central London. Not only can you enjoy playing classic casino games here, but there is entertainment, a top-class restaurant, and a bar. If you want to combine some gambling with fine cuisine and dancing, the Hippodrome is a must.

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Kensington to Putney Bridge

If you prefer the idea of sipping champagne and cocktails over the rough and ready, thumping clubs, then head to West London. Famous for the exclusive Raffles Nightclub, the area of Kensington to Putney Bridge has a host of posh drink-and-dine establishments for your pleasure. Tequila Mockingbird (Putney Bridge), Maggie’s club (Chelsea), and The White Horse (Parson’s Green) are all upmarket drinking venues. You will need to get a taxi to visit them all, but if you can afford these venues’ prices, that won’t be an issue for you.


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Soho is the hub of all nightlife in London. It is directly in the centre of the city and is a renowned party-place that provides some of the craziest nights out in town. There are superb disco venues such as Freedom Bar, Club 49, and Barrio Bar, to more quirky places like Ain’t Nothin’ But and Garlic & Shots. The prices are pretty high, but you are guaranteed a fantastic night.

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