London is the image of his nights: eccentric and extravagant as friendly and engaging. But where to go out and have fun in this ever-changing capital city?
Follow our selection of five addresses to discover London that never sleeps.
OVAL SPACE: To Dance Without Stopping
Oval Space is a multi-use arts space in Bethnal Green that has become synonymous with the capital’s most forward-thinking and exciting programme of music events.
The large hangar, has retained a real industrial touch. Inside, get ready to dance all night as if no one was looking at you. The place also has the most beautiful terrace of all London, an irresistible asset in the summer.
- 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT Londres
- check the programming on their website: http://www.ovalspace.co.uk
GOD’S OWN JUNKYARD: To Enlighten You
It’s thanks to God’s Own Junkyard that Soho is the hottest neighborhood we know and love today. This East London workshop is the work of a man, Chris Bracey, who spent his life lighting up the London nights.
Its countless luminous signs are gathered here and offer an extraordinary spectacle to the Sunday visitor who would come to push the door (the place is only open from Friday to Sunday). God’s Own Junkyard is a real London treasure!
- Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow,
- E17 9HQ London T. +442085218066
- Friday-Saturday: 11 am-9pm and Sunday: 11 am-6pm
FRANK’S CAFE & BAR: Fantastic Rooftop bar
The terraces on the roofs of the buildings are numerous in London. But if you have to choose one, then do not hesitate: go to rooftop bar FRANK’S CAFE & CAMPARI BAR.
Open only in summer, it is only known to Londoners … and only those who are very well informed. This treasure is well hidden, little known, but certainly offers one of the most beautiful views of London skyline. Once you arrive at Peckham Rye, look for the cinema and the adjacent parking lot. Walk around on your right, push one of the doors and go up the stairs to the 10th floor. There is no indication. This place is reserved for connoisseurs.
Do not be frightened by the underground and not very clean side of the parking lot, you will soon forget all that when you sit on the terrace with a glass in hand, in front of a sunset falling on the London Eye, The Shard or The Gherkin.
- 10th Floor, Peckham Multi Story Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15
- 4STTuesday to Friday: 5pm – 11pm /Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 11pm
DRINK, SHOP & DO: Exactly What Promise His Name …
This shop is a true hidden treasure in the heart of King’s Cross. From the outside, the place looks small and dark but inside, it opens onto a space bathed in light upstairs thanks to a Victorian canopy, where you can order coffee, tea, a beer And they also serve cakes and other things to eat. At nightfall, go down to the bar and the dance floor, where extravagant themed evenings are organized. Enjoy!
- 9 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX London
- +442072784335 http://www.drinkshopdo.com
- Monday-Thursday: 10:30 am-midnight, Friday-Saturday: 10:30 am-2: 00 pm and Sunday: 10:30 am-8pm
THE LEXINGTON: A Classic of The London Nights
Sometimes, happiness is made of simple things: a good concert with a good beer in hand.That’s exactly what The Lexington proposes.The Lexington is a classic London boozer turned bar, with a charm and lashings of rock & roll excess. Enjoy award winning food with our favorite American craft beers or just lounge around in our baroque mezzanine exploring the best bourbon selection in London. If you like music, go head upstairs for the latest and greatest bands in our live venue. Then dance the night away with our family of music-loving DJs, playing everything from 20s jazz to the newest indie through the sea of counter-cultural sounds into the wee small hours.
- 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB London
- +442078375371 http://www.thelexington.co.uk
- Monday-Wednesday, Sunday: noon-2am, Thursday: noon-3am, Friday-Saturday: noon-4am