London Nightlife

Looking for some tips on things to do in London after dark? We’ve got plenty to say about London nightlife, let’s begin…

Our first tip for a night out in London is to remember that you are a tourist. There are a few things that you should experience, that a local would never do. For example, take a night tour to see all the must see London attractions while they are illuminated, or book an evening cruise, and do your London sightseeing in a whole new way. After all, you can go dancing whenever you like in your hometown, but you can’t see the Big Ben illuminated every night!

Nightlife in London – Musicals, Pubs & Bars

If you want to enjoy the London nightlife, the West End is a must. Again, you are a tourist, so you would probably like to see a musical or show at West End, and combine this with dinner at a nice restaurant, or drinks in a typical English pub perhaps. Our tip? Book your tickets well in advance. They will still be at a discount price, and you will know for sure that you have the right ticket to the right show. Discount stands in the center of London are considered a tourist trap and they could sell you the worst tickets in the house, for the same price you would get online…

Looking for some after hour culture? Some of the museums in London have late closing hours, and it’s a good idea to check which one will be open till late while you are in the city. For example: the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery will be open until 9PM daily, while Tate Modern will be open until 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Of course, if you want to have a “traditional” night out, then London has everything you could wish for (and more)! Our tip would be to search for a club, bar or pub which is in the same area as your hotel. The underground closes around midnight, and a fare for a night taxi could be extremely expensive…

Check our London nightlife offers on the right side of the page for more ideas on what to do in London at night. Want to know more about day time activities? Plan your best vacation with our London video guides and get more tips on family attractions, sightseeing and things to do in London.

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$