We've all been there. Your meeting at work dragged on, you've finally ordered a drink and found a seat and in what feels like only five minutes later the barman is calling last orders. Which is where the best late bars come in.
Guarantee that your night out will be a stress free occasion and use our pick of the best late bars in London to plan your night out. You'll never be tempted to hand in your notice again.
316-318 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UH
(020) 7351 5998
Winner of the London Bar & Club Best Late Night Bar award 2013, JUJU Chelsea have top DJs playing until the early hours of the morning. With luxurious private areas for large bookings and exclusive hire, JUJU is great for any occasion.
70 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY
(020) 7359 1710
The Ladybird is a music and cocktail bar, nestled in the heart of Upper Street. A superb selection of cocktails, accompanied by bottled beers, wines and spirits from across the globe can be enjoyed to the backdrop of funk and soul classics with DJs mixing it up on Fridays and Saturdays.
7 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, London, SW4 9DW
(020) 8772 0303
Gigalum is the ultimate in London venues. You can relax with a glass of wine outside with the warmth of the patio heaters to break the chill, or sit at the bar sipping a cocktail.
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333 Mother is a vibrant venue that is also home to Mother Live and The London Apprentice.
333 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LE
(020) 7739 1800
The Alibi is refreshingly lacking in pretentiousness and edgy, raw and musically on point – go here for your nocturnal thrills and spills
91 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB
(020) 7249 2733
The Alley Cat is a busy late night bar that hosts regular live music and DJs in the basement of 4 Denmark Street.
4 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8LP
(020) 7836 1451
Being open 24 hours a day, every day, Bar Italia proves to be a popular choice for both night owls and early birds.
22 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RP
(020) 7437 4520
Enjoy the late licence here at this famous Fulham sports pub.
171 North End Road, Fulham, London, W14 9NL
(020) 7603 6071
31 Jamestown Road, Camden, London, NW1 7DB
(020) 7424 9054
Fifty Five Bar and Lounge is a high end cocktail bar manned by professionally trained bartenders with over 45 years of combined experience. Fifty Five rocks out party tunes ranging from the 70s right up to the present day - never leave your air guitar at home!
With a fantastic private bar available to hire, the menu consists of 180 cocktails; from much loved classics to modern creations there is something for every drinker. With two for one offers as well as an impressive selection of beers and wines, Fifty Five is a superb choice for those seeking a fun, relaxed and friendly environment.
Curtain Road's Horse and Groom is a popular destination for late night carousing - while other Shoreditch venues shut their doors, this lively pub stays open until 4am at weekends.
28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NZ
(020) 7503 9421
Rubens at The Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
The New York Bar, located in the Rubens at the Palace Hotel in Victoria, provides a welcoming atmosphere in which to relax or socialise with friends, family and colleagues.
Renowned for its striking red décor, original artwork and friendly ambience, The New York Bar blends traditional hospitality with innovative cocktails, gin tasting experiences and live music.
There is a delicious bar menu and Express Lunch menu available. Resident singer Sourya provides the perfect live soundtrack Monday to Saturday from 7.30pm – 11.30pm.
The Silver Bullet is located opposite Finsbury Park Tube station. They host regular club nights and live music events from a wide range of genres including acoustic, folk, electro, indie and rock.
5 Station Place, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2DH
(020) 7619 3639
32 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DT
(020) 3879 9243
Open until 3AM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Simmons Kings Cross is a hotspot for old school tracks - 80s, 90s, disco and funk.
165 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7SS
(020) 7622 4004
SOUK Clapham is a vibrant bar and restaurant that can be found on Clapham High Street. Here you can enjoy mouth-watering cocktails and great Modern European dishes within stylish surroundings.
SOUK Clapham also hosts regular club night with DJs from Defected records and Lifted records playing the latest in house tracks.
148 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 2LW
(020) 7924 7022
Suburb SW11 is a popular bar situated a short walk from Clapham Junction station. Boasting an industrial chic background, with distressed walls, angled mirrors, zinc drinks counters, iron and bamboo features as well as an artistic and comfortable lounge; the venue's versatile design and lighting create a set of moods to fit any occasion.
At Tonteria in Chelsea, the party keeps on going until 3am.
7-12 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8EE
(020) 7881 5991
This bar and dance floor on Hoxton Street hosts live jazz and soul music events that are open until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights.
10 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London, N1 6NG
On Saturday nights this lively bar in Islington stays open until 4am.
2 Essex Road, Angel, London, N1 8LN
(020) 7704 8789