If you’re young and unattached, hitting up the bars is one of the best ways to enjoy your London holiday. Throughout the city, every neighbourhood has its own unique character, from the glitz of Soho to cosy traditional pubs. When you’re new to the city, Central London is your best bet for nightlife. There are bars and clubs on every street and you won’t have to go far to find your perfect night out. Meet locals, try exciting new cocktails and dress to the nines – you might even catch a glimpse of someone famous. We’ve collected some of the best nightspots near Great Cumberland Place in Central London to help you decide on your next glamorous night out.
Chakana: This unique bar has an exotic Inca theme and has been known to attract A-listers like David Beckham and Lindsay Lohan. The décor is full of rich, dark wood with sumptuous accents of gold and red in geometric patterns. Drinks here also carry a South American vibe, with pisco, rum and tequila mixed with other trendy regional ingredients like chia seeds, coca leaves and Inca berries. This decadent lounge bar on Orchard Street is a great place to wind down your evening.
The London Cocktail Club: There are three of these in central London, but the underground location on Great Portland Street is the original and the best. Achingly trendy, the cocktails here are highly inventive and you’ll rarely order the same thing twice – except during Happy Hour, when all drinks are 2 for 1. With its own dance floor, this place is loud, extroverted and geared towards a young, imaginative crowd.
Hotels near Great Cumberland Place
The Montcalm London Marble Arch: The champagne bar at this luxurious central London hotel features a mixture of classic cocktails with new and inventive pieces, as well as authentic champagne to add an extra touch of glamour to your night out. The hotel also features SixtyOne Restaurant and Bar, which serves artisanal seasonal food. Marble Arch is the closest Tube station to Great Cumberland Place. Just across the street is The Marble Arch by Montcalm London, a chic and trendy hotel perfect for a party-filled stay in the capital.
The Montcalm at The Brewery London City: Home to two gourmet restaurants featuring traditional English cuisine, The Jugged Hare and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms. It’s located at the edge of the Square Mile, home to several swanky bars. Its sister property, London City Suites ByMontcalm, lies on the other side of the road – it was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014. Just a few streets away is Amber, a 1970s-style club with a light-up dancefloor and three well-stocked bars.
M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City: Set in the heart of London’s trendy East End, this hotel features a bar on the 17th floor to provide stunning views over the city. A Michelin-starred chef oversees its fine dining menu. On the ground floor mezzanine, you’ll find a chic cocktail bar perfect for those nights when you want to see and be seen.
There’s no shortage of places to go in London to drink, pose and chat. Start making a list before you get here to make the most of Party Central.