London is arguably the greatest city to be in when you’re a student. There are so many bars and clubs, as well as things to do all across the city. And what’s great is that you don’t have to stop when the clubs close at 2am. There are loads of late-night bars in London that you can head to when you just don’t want to go home. We’ve listed some of the best late-night bars in London for you to go to on your next night out, or morning out we should say.  

1. WM Barker & Co

WM Barker & Co is open late in London

Pretty much right next to Liverpool Street station, you’ll find WM Barker & Co, a classy underground bar specialising in cocktails in the heart of the East End. It’s only open four days a week however (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), so make sure you plan your visit accordingly. The bar is open until 12am on Wednesdays through Fridays and 1am on Saturdays. It’s still a fairly “secret” bar but is becoming more and more popular – make sure you visit sooner rather than later so you can claim you went there before it was cool. 

Address: 202 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NR

2. Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini is one of the more glamorous options on this list. With glamorous interiors, bespoke cocktails and late-night DJs, it provides a more classy option for late-night bars in London. Plus, with sites in Bishopsgate, Covent Garden, Hanover Square, Monument and St Pauls, each venue can offer a different experience. The one in Hanover Square is open until at least midnight every night that it’s open (Tuesday to Saturday) – 12am on Tuesday/Wednesday nights, 1am on Thursday nights, 2am on Friday/Saturday nights. 

Address: 10c Hanover Square, W1S 1JH

3. Forge, City of London

Late Night Bars in London
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Forge is a multipurpose venue. Open from 12pm to at least 10pm, it serves as a lunch option, the perfect spot for a happy hour as well as a late-night bar. It’s open until 10pm on Monday and Tuesday nights, 1am on Wednesday and Friday nights and 3am on Thursday nights, with the venue available to hire over the weekend. Down the street from Bank station, you’re right in the centre of the city, meaning that it is pretty easy to get to, no matter where you’re based.

Address: 24 Cornhill, EC3V 3ND

4. Kricket

Kricket Brixton is open late in London on some nights

One for the south Londoners. If you don’t want to cross the river to have a night out, Kricket has got you covered. Located on the famous Atlantic Road in Brixton, Kricket has a bar that closes at 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. But not only is it a bar, it is also an Indian restaurant. So, that means you can get your fix of authentic, classic and creative Indian food, as well as a late-night bar in one of the most vibrant areas of London. 

Address: 41-43 Atlantic Road, SW9 8JL

5. The Camden

The Camden London late night bars

This one is the latest option on this list, so bear that in mind. It’s closed on Sundays, but every other day, it’s open until 2am at the very least (2am Monday/Tuesday, 3am Wednesday/Thursday, 4am Friday/Saturday). So, if you want the best late-night bars in London, this one is definitely it. The Camden is right in the heart of Camden (whoever would have guessed?), one of the most exciting areas of the city. It’ll definitely provide an exciting night out, that’s for sure. 

Address: 65 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TN

These are some of the best late-night bars in London. While this isn’t an extensive list, this will hopefully give you a new bar or two to check out. But, no matter how long you stay out, always make sure you’ve got a way of getting home. Whether that’s an Uber, night bus, night tube, a train, whatever. Stay safe out there!

If you don’t want to go out clubbing, there are plenty of other things you can do in London, and it’s even better when it’s free. Check out this article for some of the best free things to do in London at night.