Night Tales

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Read about Night Tales's new tropical pop-up party, Summer Tales.

Average User Rating

2.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:3
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:4
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Dennis J
1 of 1 found helpful

When we got there, it was shut - not a soul there, and no real sign that anyone had been there earlier in the evening. I double-checked the Time Out listing to make sure I hadn't mixed up the dates, but sure enough, it was supposed to be open. Very disappointed.

Papi G
1 of 1 found helpful

Aweful. We had to queue half an hour or so without the queue moving at all... only bouncers' relatives would jump the queue. What a wasted time!

1 of 1 found helpful

The concept for Night Tales is a good one, and for a pop-up they have met the requirements, however I was disappointed in this. Staffing does not cater for the capacity, we were unable to even get a drink from either of the main bars, and so ended up buying the spiced cocktails from the Negroni bar. These were tasty, but small, and not worth the £8 they cost, and not long after our first drink down, the Negroni bar ran out of it. To add to this, the barmen were spaced out, disinterested, and well, just rather rude to be honest. We managed to get a few of the gyoza from Rainbo which were nice, and cheaper than the measly cocktail we had, but queues for food everywhere else were just not worth the wait. On our way out, we stopped to use the "bathroom" or rather port-a-loo, of which was horrific - there was no toilet paper in any of the ablutions, the tap did not work, and there was absolutely no lighting whatsoever, just a whole bunch of people fumbling around terribly maintained toilets; something I would have thought would have been factored into account, given that the pop-up is primarily NIGHT Tales. Overall, the concept is great, but sadly it fails to bring it all together.

Karry Larkin


Beautiful space, but awful service. . Overall a very stressful experience trying to get in and trying to get served. Very rude bouncers, and you have to pay to get in!

Hazel H


It was good when we eventually got in, but we did queue for 2 hours when we were told it was a one hour wait and it was £5 on the door not £3. Poor show guys!

alstar s

Love it!  Incredible space with loads of different bars, good when there's a crowd of you.  Can drink, dance, sit, eat, talk or go into the crazy cupboard.  Excellent.

0 of 1 found helpful

There is nothing quite like Night Tales...with some of London's best food, drink and music all under one 'tent'. Yes it was busy on the launch night and yes there were queues but I guess that's part and parcel of a good event or food spot. Patty & Bun burgers were standardly great and the Smokey Tails buffalo wings are killer. Amaretto sour was the best I've ever tasted. It's a perfect warm-up spot for a night out or meeting friends. No ramping.

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Such an amazing vibe on the opening night !