What to Do in London at Night

London is a city that never sleeps. In fact, it’s one of the only few cities in the world that offers late night train services. The 24-hour tube operates late nights, which means that you can explore London until late at night and not have to worry about paying for an expensive cab to go back to your hotel.

With the countless things to do in London when nighttime comes, you have every reason to go out and explore the city when the sun goes down. You can perhaps take a ride at the London Eye, join a late night sightseeing tour, hang out at the Piccadilly Circus, and so much more! So here are the top 15 things to do in London at night, regardless of the kind of traveller that you are.

London Night Things to Do

London Nightlife

Witness the Stunning London Skyline at The View from The Shard

As the tallest skyscraper in London, climbing to the top is an experience you should not miss, especially at night when it opens to the breathtaking views of the city. You’ll have two opens when visiting The Shard. One, you can visit The View From The Shard, which is an open air observation deck located on the tower’s 72nd floor and offers the...

Discover London Secret Bars

1. Discover London Secret Bars

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  • It is a tour of London that allows you to discover secret bars that are hidden in secret passages and requires secret passwords for entry and also entry to some appointment only bars in London.
  • This tour includes a chance to enjoy...
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Take Part in the Ceremony of the Keys

The Ceremony of the Keys is a traditional ritual taking place every night at the Tower of London. It starts at exactly 9:53 PM and ends at 10:05 PM. This ancient old ceremony involves the locking or securing of the tower, which is a significant event in the past when the royals reside there. Although it’s no longer the case now, the ritual is still being held since there are still lots of valuables that are kept inside, including the

Silent Sounds Silent Disco

2. Silent Sounds Silent Disco

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  • It is a silent disco tour on a boat cruise through River Thames in London that allows you view several amazing sights in the mesmerising beauty of the night.
  • With your personal headphones, you will enjoy any music of your choice as your...
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Listen to the Chime of the Big Ben

Big Ben is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. This famous clock is one of the biggest four-faced chiming clocks in the world. But contrary to what many people thought, the Big Ben is not actually the name of the clock but it’s the name of one of the bells that are housed in the clock. Hearing the bells chime at night is one of the free things to do in London at...

Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dining Experience in London

3. Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dining Experience in London

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  • This is a fun - filled activity tour during which you will use your intellect to unveil a murder mystery and also have a memorable dining.
  • An experience of how to solve puzzles and put together clues on what is the mystery of the...
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Join An Open Bus Sightseeing Tour

Sure, you may have already seen some of the top attractions in London during the day, but why don’t you try visiting them at night? When nighttime comes, these attractions exude a different beauty since and looks really magnificent.

The best way to go sightseeing at night in London is on board an open bus. This activity...

London Pub Crawl Experience

4. London Pub Crawl Experience

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  • A discovery tour of a few of London's top nightlife areas.
  • A visit to several nightlife hotspots in areas around Picadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Soho.
  • A welcoming drink at every club and bar you visit and socializing with...
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Shop at Harrods

Harrods is one of London’s most famous department stores. In fact, this iconic store is known worldwide as the best shopping destination for luxury goods. So if you’re looking to splurge on some of your favorite designer brands, this is the best place to go to.

The best thing about visiting Harrods at night is that the building is beautifully illuminated. In fact, even if you don’t intend to buy, you’ll surely have a great...

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour in London

5. Jack the Ripper Walking Tour in London

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  • A tour of dimly-lit backstreets of East London in search of places where one of the most infamous murderers in history committed countless crimes.
  • An attempt to create the psychological profile of Jack the Ripper in order to bring his...
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Enjoy a Good Drink at a Rooftop Bar

If you want to relax after a whole day of exploring the city, visit one of the best rooftop bars in London and order your favorite booze. There are lots of great bars in the city, but if you want a place where you can enjoy the sunset and take in the sights with your favorite drink on hand, visit the Radio Rooftop at ME London Hotel.

The Radio Rooftop is one of the city’s best restaurant and bar that’s perched at the roof of ME...

London Ghost Tour: Haunted Exploration Game (Queen's Chapel, Green Park, etc)

6. London Ghost Tour: Haunted Exploration Game (Queen's Chapel, Green Park, etc)

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  • Embark on a haunted quest around London by solving clues that will take you to most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone....
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Take a Ride at the London Eye

The London Eye is another famous attraction in London and taking a ride at this giant Ferris wheel is definitely a must especially at night where you’ll be treated to a fantastic view of the city. Located at the southern banks of the River Thames, this iconic structure is 443 feet tall and has a diameter of 394 feet.

The London...

Britpop: A nostalgia-fueled audio walking tour in Camden Town

7. Britpop: A nostalgia-fueled audio walking tour in Camden Town

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  • Step back in time to the mid-1990s and enjoy a walk around Britpop era Camden Town when Blur and Oasis battled it out in the charts and in the pubs...
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Watch a Game at the Emirates Stadium

The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium that’s home to the Arsenal F.C. If you’re a fan of this football team, then watching a game at the stadium should be on top of your list of things to do in London at night.

When watching a game, it’s important that you book your tickets in advance. On the actual game itself,...

Private London evening tour by car

8. Private London evening tour by car

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  • This evening tour will give a completely different perspective of London, our driver will make stops during the tour, so you can take some nice...
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Watch a Show at the West End

If you’re a big fan of musicals, then never miss a chance to watch a show at the West End. The West End is known for its high class theater performances and is not only popular in London but all over the world as well. While some of the shows are performed at a certain time period only others have been running for several years. Some of the most famous shows in The West End are the Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and the Les...

London Locals Take You On A Bar Crawl

9. London Locals Take You On A Bar Crawl

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  • NO OTHER tour is run by locals.

    My name is Simon and I am a local guy born and raised in the Borough SE1 zone of London.

    You...
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Gamble at the Hippodrome Casino

If you want a taste of Vegas in London, then head to the Hippodrome Casino, one of London’s biggest and most popular casinos. It’s located in the corner of Charring Cross Road and Cranbourn Street in Westminster. The building is massive, with four floors of gaming areas, from roulette to poker and blackjack, there’s really something for everyone in this entertainment venue.

Aside from the gaming areas, the casino is also home to...

Britpop Camden Tour & Pub Crawl

10. Britpop Camden Tour & Pub Crawl

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  • Once a month I will be doing a tour/pub crawl dedicated to my favorite subgenre of music and the reason I hang out in Camden...
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Listen to Jazz Music at The Jazz Café

If you want a quieter and more relaxing way to spend the night away, then the Jazz Café is a great place to visit, where you will be treated to live music performances from London’s most famous Jazz artists. This popular music venue has been welcoming Jazz enthusiasts for over 25 years now. In fact, famous artists in the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele have graced its stage.

The Jazz Cafe has its own restaurant too and its menu...

Party With Locals Pub & Bar Tour

11. Party With Locals Pub & Bar Tour

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  • We aim to make this the best bar crawl and tour on the planet. How
    - Unlike other bar crawls this is not our job, we are locals of the...
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Discover the Bustling Scene at the Piccadilly Circus

Another free things to do in London at night is to head to the Piccadilly Circus for an evening stroll. When nighttime comes, this famous intersection transforms into a vibrant place where thousands of people from all walks of life would converge. In fact, it’s estimated that there are close to 100 million people that walks around the Piccadilly Circus every year.

The Piccadilly Circus is also the brightest place in London at night...

Half-Day Private Buddy Tour in London

12. Half-Day Private Buddy Tour in London

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  • Travelling solo and need a buddy to show you around or just to have a drink with Need some tips and some first hand ideas. Then this is the right...
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See a Movie at Prince Charles Cinema

After a busy day of exploring London’s attractions, you may want to just sit around and watch a film. When it comes to cinemas and movie theaters, London has a lot to offer. But one of the most iconic movie theaters in the city is The Prince Charles Theatre. This theater opened in December 1962 and was converted into a two-screen...

Panoramic London by night Tour in a Executive Vehicle for up to 3 person. 3 Hour

13. Panoramic London by night Tour in a Executive Vehicle for up to 3 person. 3 Hour

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Ride a Bike and Pedal Through London

A more exciting way to explore the beautiful city of London is on a bike! You can join a night cycling tour of London where an experienced local guide will be your leader as you pedal your way to the city’s most famous attractions such as the Soho, Tower Bridge, and more. The tour will also take you to the historic Docklands at St Katherine’s Dock and the beautiful church of St Paul’s Cathedral. The cycling tour will take approximately...

Panoramic London by night Tour in a Executive Vehicle for up to 5 person. 3 Hour

14. Panoramic London by night Tour in a Executive Vehicle for up to 5 person. 3 Hour

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Book a Romantic Dinner Cruise at the River Thames

If biking is not for you, then perhaps a relaxing dinner cruise will do. Taking the cruise is a more romantic and comfortable way of seeing the beautiful attractions of London at night. Tuck into a four-course meal as your boat passes through the House of Parliament, the London Eye, and other breathtaking sights of the...

Panoramic London by night Tour in a Executive Vehicle for up to 8 person. 3 Hour

15. Panoramic London by night Tour in a Executive Vehicle for up to 8 person. 3 Hour

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Conclusion

As you can see, there are so many things to do in London at night. So the next time you are traveling to UK’s capital city, never let the evening pass without experiencing some of the things mentioned above. Regardless of the kind of traveler that you are, there will always be something that is suitable to you. Lovers who want to enjoy the romantic nightlife scene should book a dinner cruise. Adventure enthusiasts might enjoy biking around the city while family travelers with kids will surely have a great time watching musicals at the West End. If you’re in a budget, then you can have an evening stroll at the Piccadilly Circus or go for a window-shopping at the Harrods!

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