Nightlife near British Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Flight Club Bloomsbury
London > Nightlife > Bars
55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs,... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place... More
 
 
 
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen
London > Nightlife > Bars
33-34 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Most Londoners must have been to Jerusalem's basement bar over the years. It's... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a... More
 
 
 
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Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found... More
 
 
 
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management.... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference -... More
 
 
 
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 100 Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
100 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Founded in 1942, The 100 Club has made a name for itself by hosting innovative bands and has always been the vanguard of cutting edge... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Punch Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
Specialising in punches served from miniature cauldrons, the Punch Room is an exclusive reservations-only bar tucked away at the back of the London EDITION hotel.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lobby Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
Ensuring guests at the London EDITION hotel are greeted with suitable grandeur, the Lobby Bar boasts a striking high stuccoed ceiling with a gargantuan stainless... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Akbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
It sounds magnificent - décor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A.
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
201-203 Wardour Street, W1F | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
Paper, the notorious nineties nightclub and scene of celebrity sightings - Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Helena Christensen and Beyonce were among its A-list fans -... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Long Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
For a little refinement and an expensive tipple, the Sanderson hotel's Long Bar and Courtyard Garden is a very exclusive sanctuary. The courtyard is something... More
 
 
 
 
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Found and Lost: Alison Leslie Gold, Kirsty Gunn and Sylvia Brownrigg in Uncharted Territory
Exhibitions | On 17th October 2017 

London Review Bookshop 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 28th April 2018 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
Understanding Global Inequality & Other Big Questions With Yanis Varoufakis
Exhibitions | On 17th October 2017 

Logan Hall 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

Dirt
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 22nd May 2018 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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WHEN THEY GO LOW WE GO HIGH: Speeches that Shape the World and Why We Need Them with Philip Collins
Exhibitions | On 17th October 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

In a world where we are bombarded by sound bites and social media, fake news and sloganeering, and when populists ...More

The Atlas of Beauty: An Illustrated Talk with Mihaela Noroc
Exhibitions | On 17th October 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.Join Mihaela Noroc for a very special illustrated talk about The Atlas of ...More

The Lady From The Sea
Theatre | Until 2nd December 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Newly announced Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah returns to the Donmar to direct Henrik Ibsen's compelling drama ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 

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Pilgrim Supper Club
Pilgrim Supper Club
Foodie Events | From 18th October 

103B Dalston Lane

In anticipation of the opening of the new restaurant and sherry bar in 2018, Pilgrim ...More

 
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Coppa Club
Dining 

Unfussy, European food from small plates and snacks to grilled mains....More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
Block 336
Attractions 

Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-run project space, studio provider and art gallery in Brixton....More

Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Attractions 

The world's longest and tallest tunnel slide, measuring ...More

 
YTM Fireworks, Southgate
Shopping 

Priding themselves as one of the UK's most experienced suppliers of professional and garden fireworks, YTM Fireworks has something for you no matter what size your display....More

YTM Fireworks, Whetstone
Shopping 

Priding themselves as one of the UK's most experienced suppliers of professional and garden fireworks, YTM Fireworks has something for you no matter what size your display. ...More

YTM Fireworks, Crouch End
Shopping 

Priding themselves as one of the UK's most experienced suppliers of professional and garden fireworks, YTM Fireworks has something for you no matter what size your display. ...More

Fancy Crab
Fancy Crab
Dining 

Fancy Crab puts the red king crab, renowned in the US but still a rare ...More

 
Jimmy's Lodge On The River
Jimmy's Lodge On The River
Dining 

Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside ...More

 
Tap Tavern
Tap Tavern
Drinking 

Located in the heart of Richmond, Tap Tavern feeds London's desire for gin and craft ...More

 
Cinnamon Bazaar
Dining 

Cinnamon Bazaar takes inspiration from the colours, sounds, smells, bustle and energy of these marketplaces to create a menu of vibrant dishes....More

Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
 
 
 
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