London has a very intense and attractive nightlife. Some of the best night clubs of the world, private parties,musical events, theatre plays and its traditional pubs are part of this magnificent nightlife style.
Here are helpful resources we suggest, such as some nightlife tips that you should consider for having fun and enjoying your stay in any London hotel has to offer:
Due to its dense population, it is common to suffer large queues to get in London’s venues. Therefore we recommend booking your tickets in advance, in order to avoid both queues and annoyance.
Other option is to arrive earlier to the venues. If you are planning this, you must check the timetables for the different activities and make your best effort to arrive a few minutes before the opening hour. Registering in advance for “Guest Lists” is a smart choice.
Londoners are a very organized society. The events calendar will always be exposed in advance, so you will have the possibility to check the best alternatives for your night plans.
For major events it is extremely necessary to check the schedules in advance, because in general the demand will exceed the supply of tickets.
London venues have different schedules, but in general most of the parties and events start late on the evening. People start drinking in pubs directly after work like 18:00 or 19:00 hours, and usually pubs close at 00:00 during the week.
Some pub-bars and clubs make parties during the week, and close at 3:00 a.m. This is the latest hour to enjoy a night-party in London during the week (with some exceptions). If you arrive at 23:00 hours, you will find the club full of drunken people dancing and having a good time.
On weekends, the nightlife journeys have no end. Most of the clubs will be open till 6:00 a.m., but there are several after-hour parties that will extend and satisfy the most exigent night aspirations. However, most of the clubs don’t allow the entrance after 1:30 or 2:00 a.m., so we recommend to arrive by 1:00 a.m.
In conclusion, you must check your venue’s schedule in order to ensure that you will arrive at the best moment and you will have fun for sure.
Although London has a very effective and well-connected transport system, at night you could experience some difficulties. The tube closes at 12:00 o’clock or 1:00 a.m. depending on the line services. In fact, you should move by bus or cab.
Night buses frequencies are less than daily ones, so you should consider this inconvenient. Taxis are very expensive (especially night fares), so you should consider this transport alternative if you are in group or running late.
You must check for the different promotions that London venues offer every week. You could find happy hours, students nights, costumes night with free drinks, special promotions at pubs, among others.
If you frequently visit the same night club, you should apply for a member’s card that will give you different benefits like avoiding queues, ticket discounts, etc.
The Circle Club Card is a popular gateway to save money at London’s night. It gives you special promotions for drinks, free or half-price entrance to clubs, among other benefits.
It is not allowed to smoke at London clubs and pubs. Moreover, the cigarette packs are very expensive in London, so we recommend bringing your packs from your home country, and be prepared to get cool outside when smoking.
To stop smoking during your stay could also be a more intelligent and healthier alternative that we support.
Remember that London is one the most expensive cities worldwide and the nightlife is not the exception. However, once you have joined London’s nightlife, you will never want to be back home.
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