Top 5 Must-See Activities in London

These are the most famous London tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:

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

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • 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 unique cocktail mixes and drinks and also a chance to learn some of the historical culture of London and...
read more

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 Disco Thames Boat Party

2. Silent Disco Thames Boat Party

clock Duration: 3 to 4 hou
  • 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 DJ blasts your atmosphere with your favorite jams as you tour through the night.
  • You will...
read more

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

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • 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 murder case that will be brought before you.
  • A unique dining experience with an original...
read more

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 and Nightlife Tour

4. London Pub Crawl and Nightlife Tour

clock Duration: 6 hours
  • 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 friendly night owls.
read more

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

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • 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 identity closer to revealing.
  • The guided tour separates truths from myths related to the...
read more

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...

Haunted London Outdoor Escape Game

6. Haunted London Outdoor Escape Game

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hou
  • 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. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own the most haunted house in London, Queen's Chapel, Green park, and more.

    + Discover the most haunted streets and places on London
    + Find out...
  • read more

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...

Camden Town Britpop: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Camden Town Britpop: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

clock Duration: 80 to 240
  • 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 and clubs as well. Tales of riotous behaviour, fuelled by a never-ending flow of drugs and alcohol. Camden, the place it was born as a backlash against Grunge and the American dominance of the UK...
  • read more

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,...

Discover LGBTQ+ London After Dark

8. Discover LGBTQ+ London After Dark

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • Step away from the commercial hype of London as I welcome you to the alternative parts London nightlife. Expect a tailor-made LGBTQ+ evening filled with either must-see live acts, racy cabaret, vogue balls, rich discussions, art exhibitions and hidden gems unknown to most locals. Learn about London's LGBTQ+ history & community as we immerse...
  • read more

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's City Lights by Night Private Tour

9. London's City Lights by Night Private Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • London is rather magical when it comes to life at night with all the major sights spectacularly floodlit. This night tour will take you to the West End, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Soho with its many nightclubs, restaurants and bustling Chinatown. You will also see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London's Bridges, the...
  • read more

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...

London Skyline Tour

10. London Skyline Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • War, fire, regeneration and technology in construction change the skyline of the world’s capitals. Tall buildings are an inevitable result of those changes, and although maybe a big concern for a city’s aesthetics, the roofs of those iconic buildings offer a great view of London. The tour will take in the skyline from the top of the 35-storey...
  • read more

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...

London Nightlife: VIP Bar Tour & Ministry of Sound Access!

11. London Nightlife: VIP Bar Tour & Ministry of Sound Access!

clock Duration: 4 to 9 hou
  • Do you want to explore London but need guidance on the top bars and clubs?

    Do you wish to avoid paying entry fees to lackluster venues or worse, being embarrassed and denied entry without cause by security?

    Aren't you tired of visiting the usual tourist spots and eager to discover the authentic London nightlife scene?

  • read more

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...

Party With Locals Pub & Bar Tour

12. Party With Locals Pub & Bar Tour

clock Duration: 4 to 6 hou
  • 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 Borough/Bankside area and party all the time because we love it so we invite you along for the ride
    - Discover 4 of the very best and unique indoor and outdoor venues
    - Drink and party with locals and...
  • read more

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...

Half-Day Private Buddy Tour in London

13. Half-Day Private Buddy Tour in London

clock Duration: 5 to 6 hou
  • 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 tour for you. We tailor your tour according to your needs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sightseeing including taking pictures of you in front of all the major sites, eating and drinking out if...
  • read more

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 3 person. 3 Hour

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

clock Duration: 3 hours

    All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles i.e Mercedes E-Class Mercedes V Class Viano and Mercedes Vitto, BMW 5 and 7 series Audi A6 and A8

    Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and...
  • read more

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...

Mysterious Jack the Ripper Tour

15. Mysterious Jack the Ripper Tour

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Experience the thrills and chills of this murder-mystery filled city on this exciting walking tour.

    Together we’ll discover more about the victims and the gruesome details of their killings, and explore the conspiracy theories surrounding the identity of the killer.

    Join us as we delve deep into the mischievous facts behind...
  • read more


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!

Food & Wine Tours in London

View all Food & Wine Tours in London