The new night tube service on Friday and Saturday nights lets Londoners and visitors explore the city’s late-night bars, clubs and pubs without having to dash for the last train – and gives a huge boost to London’s nightlife in the process. To celebrate this major shake-up for nocturnal fun in London, we’ve plotted the best late-night drinking dens – bars, clubs, eateries and a few pubs – within staggering distance along the newly nocturnal Victoria line.
Let the night tube bar crawl commence!
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Victoria line bars and clubs
Check out Mirth, Marvel and Maud, a bar in an old cinema foyer that’s open until 2am at weekends, or The Duke E17 pub which opens to 3am. There’s also The Victoria Bar (with cabaret, karaoke and drag) and Ye Olde Rose & Crown (with big comedy names), both till 1am, and Caribbean bar and restaurant Turtle Bay till 1.30. Or you could ring The Bell – a friendly party pub that’s open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
You’re spoilt for choice in King’s Cross: multi-room superclub vibes at Egg London (open till 7am on Friday and 9am on Saturday), one-off parties and gigs at Scala and Surya, regular DJs till 3am at the Big Chill House, cocktails at Booking Office, Simmons King’s Cross (both open till 3am) or Keystone Crescent (booking required) or offbeat fun at Drink Shop & Do (till 2am). Phew!
Brixton never sleeps and you shouldn’t either. For something low-key, sip cocktails at Three Eight Four till 2am (booking recommended) or Ekcovision till 4am. For proper partying check out the Prince of Wales (which closes at 3am most weekend nights) or Phonox and The Dogstar, both open until 4am.
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