What to do in London at night!
There are times when I find myself so busy during the day that I end up wanting to do something fun in the evening or night to at least end the day nicely; and this is a repetitive need, to want to spend some free time outdoors. However, every time I do a google search on the best places to go to right now, I end up being disappointed by the overwhelming amount of ‘closed’ or ‘closing soon’.
Consequently, I decided to put together my own list of what to do and where to go in London, specifically for the night-time. With the help of the Victoria, Central, Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines night tubes, servicing Fridays and Saturdays 24 hours, you can get around London as easily as you can in the daytime. Other days, the transport works just fine as it normally helps everyone get around during the night-time too.
- Visit the city’s famous landmarks in the dark. They are lit up with beautiful lights and are begging to be captured by your camera! Come along to any or all of these places: Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament and Harrods.
- Join the Angel Comedy Club, open seven nights a week, and enjoy the show run by comedians for comedians. If you want to go for a laugh, then this place is for you. There are three locations for this club, which are Camden Head, The Bill Murray, and online.
- Go to the TKTS booth in Leicester Square to get cheap tickets for a West End show performance on the day.
- Find the Ivory House in St Katharine Docks and step back in time to enjoy a medieval banquet. Entertainers include Henry VIII and his knights, jesters, acrobats, wenches and other historical figures.
- The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho offers great performances by top jazz stars, so swing by if you want a night full of jazz music.
- The Piano Works is a place with talented musicians who take song requests from the audience and perform it. If you are a music lover, don’t miss out on this!
- Take the ghost bus tour and hear creepy stories of London’s past. The journey is an hour and 15 minutes, with the pickup point being Northumberland Avenue near Trafalgar Square.
- Follow the route through old alleyways on a Jack the Ripper tour. The infamous murderer’s story comes to live with the ripper-vision, if you opt for one. The pickup point is at the Discovery Tour & Events, near the South Woodfrod tube station.
- Go to a karaoke bar in London and sing your heart out with your friends!
- Enjoy a stand-up comedy night at any pub and maybe start going weekly, maybe one day you can sign up for a stand-up yourself!
With only these ideas in mind, it can be easy to miss out on many other activities as well. However, the best tip is to usually go on social media and search what is happening in a specific area, whether it is where you live or where you want to go, then find what others have been up to.
Using this method, you will be able to not only find what is popular right now, but also narrow down what is closer to where you want to be!