Top Night Time Spots in London
London is a fantastic place to visit, no matter whether you live in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, or on the other side of the globe. It’s packed with exciting things to see and do, from tourist hotspots like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Bridge to lesser-known places like Eel Pie Island.
The British capital has a much more diverse nightlife than anywhere else in the country, and possibly even the world, thanks to its equally diverse population and booming local economy.
This means you’ll find some fantastic night time spots in the city, no matter what you’re into or where you are.
The Hippodrome is a one-stop-shop of entertainment, bringing together a steakhouse, bars, live entertainment, and gaming floor, all under one roof.
The Hippodrome’s casino floor packs in a whole host of different games, including pai gow, dice and three-card poker. It also offers centuries-old games like roulette and blackjack, two of the most-played casino games. If you’re a fan of playing video slot games, you’ll also enjoy the range of electronic gaming and slot machines available on the mezzanine.
Heliot Steakhouse, also found on the mezzanine, serves up some of the best cuts of meat in the city, as well as a number of seafood dishes like grilled octopus and sea bass ceviche. The steaks are cooked exactly to your preference and can be paired with a range of different sauces and sides.
The Hippodrome is also home to the Magic Mike Live show, a steamy theatrical performance based on the hit movie that gets you up close to the action.
You’ll find The Hippodrome right in the heart of London’s West End, making it conveniently accessible for most visitors and a short walk from many other entertainment venues.
Ballie Ballerson is no ordinary nightclub. Of course, it has everything you’d expect: a large dancefloor, banging tunes mixed by live DJs, and a selection of creatively named cocktails (such as “No Lychee, No Lighty” and “Vanilla Ice, Ice Baby”).
But what Ballie Ballerson has that other venues don’t have is a giant ball pit, big enough for adults to dive in and splash about in. It’s great for people who want to just let their hair down and have fun in a unique venue, as well as being aesthetically pleasing enough to make your Instagram posts look great too.
If all that ball pool fun has left you feeling hungry, there are several delicious pizzas to choose from, including ones with ingredients like truffles, nduja and boujee cheese.
There are two Ballie Ballerson venues in the city, one in Soho and another in Shoreditch, near other unique venues like Mama Shelter.
The Top Secret Comedy Club
London has a wide selection of comedy clubs, but The Top Secret Comedy Club in Holborn stands out as one of the best thanks to its small size that creates a more intimate setting. It describes itself as a no-frills basement club with low ceilings, which is a pretty accurate representation.
But with hilarious acts like those at The Top Secret Comedy Club, frills aren’t important.
You’ll find a mix of famous and up and coming comedians performing here, including names like Jack Whitehall, Trevor Noah, and Andy Parsons.
You may have been to many of London’s museums already, but probably not at night. Several of the city’s museums regularly keep their doors open late on certain days each week or month, providing a unique night time experience.
The London Transport Museum’s “Museum After Dark” events combine regular access to the exhibits with a pub quiz and a bar. The British Museum also runs weekly events on Friday nights, including screenings of films, lectures, debates, and other performances.
Meanwhile, the Natural History Museum stays open until 10 PM on the last Friday of each month (excluding December), with all the regular exhibitions open, as well as science demonstrations and even a silent disco.
In London, there really is something for everyone. No matter what you enjoy, the city serves up great events and venues day and night.