No two nights in London are the same. From dinner, shows, mingling with the locals, or dancing at high end nightclubs, you can always find something to do in London to suit your mood and budget. The next time you’re in England’s capital city, explore everything that the nightlife has to offer and see why London always makes it to every traveller’s bucket list.

Why go to London?

Free romance

It’s nice to have at least one romantic evening in London with your partner, and you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to make it unforgettable. London’s Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street is absolutely perfect for a romantic evening; you can enjoy spectacular views over the capital as the sun sets and pay absolutely nothing for the pleasure. Just bear in mind that entry is limited, so make a reservation online well in advance.

Budget shows

There’s no business like show business, and London shows are no exception to the rule. In fact, when you can catch a production by the bard himself for only £5, I think it’s practically mandatory to watch one of William Shakespeare’s plays at The Globe Theatre. Cheap theatre tickets are also available at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, or the Finborough Theatre, Earls Court, both of which are pub theatres so the drinks are discounted.

High-end nightclubs

The Ministry of Sound has been a part of the London nightlife for over 20 years. With four bars and four dance floors, it’ll keep you entertained. However, if you want something a little different, then get yourself on the Cirque Le Soir guestlist; I’ve heard it’s a truly outrageous night out. This decadent venue has a downtown New York vibe, a Moulin Rouge-inspired interior, and has been host to A-list names such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Katy Perry, and Jude Law to name a few. It’s definitely one of the more high-end nights out. If you don’t want to splash out, of course a good old pub will do! Check out Worlds End if you want something a little more alternative.

Unbelievable sights

What I love about London is that the sights can always surprise me. If you want to see London from a different angle, spend an evening at one of its many rooftop bars. Brixton Beach definitely surpass expectations, as most aren’t expecting to see palm trees in the middle of London; this Cuban-themed rooftop bar offers sand, cocktails, film screenings, all-day parties, and even exercise classes from the Ministry of Sound. Or, reconnect with your inner child at the Peter Pan-inspired rooftop garden, the Queen of Hoxton. This is a magical youth club for adults, where you can enjoy BBQ food, cocktails, and panoramic views of East London.

Top tourist spots:

Big Ben

Located in Westminster, the clock can be found on top of the 320-ft high The Elizabeth Tower. Some interesting facts that you should know about the Big Ben include that it has rung through the reigns of six monarchs, it stands 7.2 ft tall and that it was designed by Edmund Beckett and Edward Dent.

The West End

For a vibrant experience, you should visit the West End the next time you’re in London. You’ll find some of the most popular stores and brands in the world as well as an ever-present buzz from the hustle and bustle of people who work in the city, artists, and tourists. You will also notice a number of theaters, famed for their West End musicals.

London Eye

A classic! From the eye you can see buildings including Parliament and Buckingham Palace from the thirty-minute Ferris wheel ride.

British Museum

This monumental attraction has millions of visitors on an annual basis, you’ll be amazed at how many artefacts there are to see. Things like… the Rosetta Stone, the Sutton Hoo Helmet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Egyptian Mummy.

Buckingham Palace

A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without having a look around the famous Buckingham Palace. Located in the city of Westminster it’s a great spot for a picture!

London is a multifaceted city and one that is filled with many hidden gems. There is so much ground to cover this is just the tip of the iceberg!

Sarah x