Whether you’ve recently relocated to London, or are just stopping for a quick visit, it’s always great to know about the awesome things to do on a night out in London.
While London in the daytime is great, the night life is vibrant and energetic, and caters to singles, couples and even the kids.
London is famous throughout the world for having the most vibrant theatre district.
With so many theatres to choose from, you will never want for choices and will likely end up coming back for more.
Late-night shows are the best way to truly experience the London theatre district, and London theatre tickets are easy to acquire.
Remember to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
The London Eye is a stunning landmark and tourist attraction.
This landmark is incredibly popular due to the unique aerial view it offers those who choose to ride it.
While many who visit the city choose to visit the London Eye during the day, it is so much more striking at night.
Riding the London Eye at night will allow you to admire a beautifully lit up London, with all its icons shining brightly.
1 October – 31 March: 10am – 8:30pm
1 April – 30 June: 10am – 9pm
1 July – 30 September: 10am – 9:30pm
Ever since the movie A Night at the Museum, I’ve always wanted to visit a museum after sunset.
If you’re like me, you’ll be happy to know that many of London’s museums have a late-night opening at least once a week – and usually free of charge.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not is always open late (6am – 12am, daily), and should you wish it, you will able to view the most remarkable exhibits in London.
Tate Modern is open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and has modern art collections from around the world.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Natural History Museum have late-night openings as well, and often offer workshops and talks during those late night openings.
Who doesn’t love to laugh?
If you’re looking for a way to let off some steam and embrace the ‘laughter is the best medicine’ cliché, then head over to Angel Comedy.
Shows begin at 8pm, 7 days a week and best of all? Entry is free!
The acts include beginners and veterans alike, so be prepared for some stomach-clutching, tears-rolling laughter.
This one is for the astrology lovers (or, just lovers on a romantic date).
You can enjoy the London night sky and admire the stunning beauty of a star-filled universe from the Hampstead Scientific Society.
They open their telescope to the public every year, from September to mid-April.
While this is amazing, the times are limited to Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm to 10pm, so be sure to arrive early.
Have you ever thought of reliving the 80s?
If your answer is yes, then head over to the Roller Disco in your finest 80s garb and enjoy the best music of the 80s.
This party starts late and ends later, so be prepared for an exciting night.
If you prefer glamour to corny 80s music, then the Black Cat Cabaret is the place to be.
The show offers amazing drinks, mouth-watering meals, live music and even circus performers.
As I said though, this show is pure glamour, so dress to impress.
Another plus? The shows run all-year long.
If you’re new to town, remember to stay vigilant, as it’s easy to get lost when in a new city.
While many of the bars and pubs are open until the wee hours, it’s best not to drink too much unless you have a reliable ride home.
So, for all you wonderful travellers – have fun, see new things, meet new people, laugh until your stomach hurts and just enjoy all that London’s vibrant night-life has to offer.
Kayla studied Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Management Marketing at Boston Business College in Cape Town. She is currently on a very exciting journey of becoming a travel writer through enhancing her skills by writing about safaris, adventure and travel tips.