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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Cocktails In The City: Summer Edition
Cocktails In The City: Summer Edition
Foodie Events | Until 29th July 2017 

Bedford Square Gardens 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Gathering the world's finest barmen and mixologists, from the city's 5-star hotels to its hidden basement bars, Cocktails In The ...More

 
The Beach Bar at The Montague
The Beach Bar at The Montague
Seasonal | Until 24th September 2017 

Afternoon Tea at The Montague 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar ...More

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

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 30th September 2017 

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

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Key
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th August 2017 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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I Love The 90s
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th October 2017 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

DJs play retro pop, rock and dance tracks from the 1990s....More

Alicia Witt & Paul Carella
Concerts | On 28th July 2017 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

The American pairing perform a set of self-penned country songs....More

Good Pop! Bad Pop!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th July 2017 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Kick off the weekend with the best and worst of pop music....More

Good Pop! Bad Pop!
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th July 2017 

The Borderline 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Kick off the weekend with the best and worst of pop music....More

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Exhibitions | From 2nd August 

Getty Images Gallery

A new exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, Indian Treasures marks the 70th anniversary of ...More

 
KERB: Livin' On The Veg
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West Handyside Canopy

KERB welcomes both vegans and meat-lovers to their latest event, Livin' On The Veg. The ...More

 
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With Allpress coffee and Antipodean-style breakfasts, Shot Espresso is a café, deli and aperitif bar ...More

 
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Open Monday to Friday throughout summer, the Vauxhall Street Food Garden offers local workers the chance to enjoy an al fresco lunch....More

Erdinger Oktoberfest
Erdinger Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | From 5th October 

Greenwich Peninsula

This autumn, German brewery Erdinger presents an authentic Oktoberfest experience in London. The brewery will ...More

 
Kew Science Festival
Kew Science Festival
Exhibitions | From 4th August 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

After launching last year, the Kew Science Festival is back this August. Taking over Kew ...More

 
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BBC Countryfile Live
Exhibitions | From 3rd August 

Blenheim Palace

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The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
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Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
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London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apéritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
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James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
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Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
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