It happens to the best of us. Nights when you’ve left it too late to get any sleep in before work, the nights that turn into days, or there are times when you just wanna have it. They can both make and break you.
BarChick is still amazed at how few places are open 24hrs, thank god some people out there have got your back.
Black Jack, Roulette, Poker AND a bar and restaurant open all night, with breakfast served until 3am. Go and get the chips in and let’s play.
30 Berkeley Street, Mayfair,London, W1J 8EH
All messed up and nowhere to go? Not any more, this place is the ultimate last resort, no one has been able to tell me when/if it ever closes. You will be in eclectic company, and the music kicks off in the sweat box downstairs. Not for the fainthearted.
267 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8AS
The Fulham Road veteran, has been re-fueling clubbers, footballers, and Sloanes for years. Serves food and alcohol 24/7 – You’ll find it hard to find anywhere more civilised at 5am, and you may even need to queue.
325 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QL – Open 24/7
It’s not for everyone – but they are open late, and they do have a pool and a jacuzzi in the club! Dodgy crowd, dodgy music, it’s all hen do’s and 80′s carwash styles. But they’re loving it, so if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em right?
256-264 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DD – Open till 6am (although sometimes there are “all nighter” events from 11pm till 9am or “after hours” nights that are on from 2.30am until 9am)
One of BarChick’s favourites. A wicked choice of music, with outside terraces, a cafe, smoking areas, cash points, cigarette machines, serious speakers, lasers, etc. You want Ibiza? Well this is as close as you’ll get in this part of town. Head to the Egg for breakfast on a Sunday morning, open 4am – 11am… It’s not cheap, but what price would you put on a good party at 8am?
200 York Way, London, N7 9AX
It’s the only place in town to be for Chinese at 3am (we’ve all been there), whether you want lobster noodles or crispy chilli beef – Crispy Duck on Brewer St is where it’s at! It’s a bit of an institution and at that time in the morning the place will be heaving with clubbers and big groups of Chinese youngsters, with the odd pregnant Chinese woman in the corner fulfilling her midnight congee cravings! And it’s open 24hrs – Bonus! Don’t expect to eat in peace either – it will be playing random Chinese dance music VERY LOUDLY. There is a side street exit too for those that have drunk too much and need to vomit – use that back door please!Food verdict – inexpensive, and better than a kebab!
7 Brewer Street, London, W1D 5PH
Head up to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in the fastest lift in London; with five bars and two restaurants spread over these two floors it’s a whole playground of 24 hour fun to be had. The bar is unique in its layout; turned inside out it looks like an up market buffet. The cocktail menu is short but sweet: four signature cocktails that are classics with a twist. Being a 24 hour bar the food is just what we wanted – the fois gras all day breakfast, BBQ spiced pig ears and the mutton tartare were welcome additions to our night on the town.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Shake it baby, shake it. This is an all American diner, massive on milkshakes and big on burgers.
42 – 44 St John Street, City of London EC1M 4DF – Mon – Thurs opens midday until 5am the next morning, Fri-Sat opens midday until 4am the next morning and Sunday is open midday until 3am the next morning, get your shake fix any hour of the day!
Funktion 1 sound system, yes please. Increased capacity and 24 hour licence, decent drinks and great DJ Lineups; these guys don’t p*ss about. (Go to The Loft in Clapham for free entry wirstbands).
418 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AY
Small but perfectly formed with all its beers and ales, what’s not to love other than the queue for the bar?
77-80 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 1LY - 24 hour licence, ’nuff said
Go in on Friday night, come out Monday morning and go straight to work. You might find nu rave trance, you might find dirty drum n bass, you will need sunglasses.
Proper greasy spoon. If you’re passing through Liverpool Street and are in need of a BIG fry up, tea, coffee, or bottled beer at a cheap price, then you will be in heaven here.
176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ – 24 hours, 7 days a week
The Hope and Sir Loin
Kick off is at 6.30am for anyone who’s had a big night and fancies a huge breakfast and some pub atmosphere… the full English includes the usual egg, sausage and bacon along with liver, kidney and sirloin steak.
94 Cowcross Street, The City, London, EC1M 6BH
Turkish food, Turkish Prices, am sure there will be a time when you all need this.
9 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8NH - Open from 12 noon till 5am
Ever partied in a public toilet? Somehow it works. Saturday and Sunday clubbing commences at midday and ends at around 8am. Expect Techno and House.
82a Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LY
0203 463 1180 - Save this number now. No house party is safe without it. These guys deliver booze and fags until 6am on weekends and 4am on weekdays. A useful friend to have.
Eclectic mix of people and London’s best cup of coffee according to some. Perhaps that’s what keeps them going 24hours…
22 Frith Street, Soho, West End, London, W1D 4RF