London Nightlife, Restaurants and Cafes


 

London Restaurants and Cafes

As one of the world’s major metropolitan centers, London nightlife has a veritable encyclopeida of great options for the visitor no matter what their taste. Restaurants of all the cuisines in the world, top bars of every kind and the hottest nightclubs are all a staple feature of London nightlife.

When it comes to dining, London nightlife certainly does not disappoint. In fact, your biggest problem will be deciding where to begin! The Table Café (83 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX; +44 02074012760; www.thetablecafe.com) is a great place to start, especially if you’re based in the financial district. Its prices are very reasonable, but the quality of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options is nonetheless high. If you are visiting the Millennium Bridge or the Tate Modern, you can get a great meal right nearby at the Northbank Restaurant (1 Paul's Walk, London EC4V 3QH; +44 02073299299; www.northbankrestaurant.com). This slick and modern British restaurant bar even has its own range of locally-brewed Cornish ales for you to try. For a taste of something closer to home, you’re sure to enjoy the Scandinavian delights of Madsen (20 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DL; +44 02072252772; www.madsenrestaurant.com). Try their excellent Smørrebrød or Hamburgerryg, which are available alongside British fare such as delicious smoked salmon from Scotland.

For bars and clubs, London nightlife has no less wide a choice to offer. For fashionable cocktails, head to the Blue Bar (The Berkeley, Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL; +44 02072356000; www.theberkeley.co.uk). If you want to see a classic British pub, the 300-year-old Lamb & Flag (33 Rose St, London WC2E 9EB; +44 02074979504) in the Covent Garden area will not disappoint with its tasty ales. A great beer lovers’ bar is the Carpenter’s Arms (73 Cheshire St, London E2 6EG; +44 02077396342). If you want to eat while you drink, the Marquess Tavern (32 Canonbury St, London N1 2TB; +44 02073542975; www.themarquesstavern.co.uk) is a gastropub that’s hard to beat. For something totally different, the 28th story bar at the Park Lane Hilton known as Gavin at Windows (28th floor, The London Hilton, Park Lane, London W1K 1BE; +44 02072084021;www.galvinatwindows.com) has a fantastic view of the capital.

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