London by Night

All the best stuff to do after the sun has gone down;


Celebrity nightclub Paper returns to Wardour Street, on the site of Peter Stringfellow's Angels club, at number 201. In its previous incarnation it welcomed the likes of Beyonce and Kiera Knightley, so expect some A-list names. 


Soho's much loved alternative live music venue The Borderline has been totally revamped with a new sound system and bar area. open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays. 


From classical favourites to contemporary world premieres and family concerts, the BBC Proms offer a stage for leading musicians, singers, orchestras and soloists from across the world with a broad programme of music. The eight weeks of concerts culminate in the famous Last Night performances including BBC Proms in the Park, full of chanting and quirky traditions.


Are you man (or woman) enough to take on the ostrich egg at Florentine, the new restaurant and bar in Lambeth? Priced £90 it will easily feed six hungry diners and comes either scrambled or fried. Other great menu items incluide ox cheek, the one-kg Tomahawk beef steak, and british sparkling wine. DJs and live music too. 

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It's no secret that London's live music venues are suffering. What a joy, then, to hear about a new opening in the form of Omeara, a 9000-square foot, 350-capacity space beneath railway arches in Southwark. There's pedigree here, too, since the owner is Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett.


A spaghetti junction of bus lanes, tunnels, dual carriage ways, railways lines and MI5 security cameras...Vauxhall Cross can seem soulless at the best of times. One place trying to inject a bit of flavour into the area is Chino Latino, a totally refurbished pan-Asian restaurant and accompanying Latin American cocktail bar within the Park Plaza London Riverbank hotel. Enjoy the wonderful wagyu beef, monkfish tail and duck breast while gazing accrosss the Thames.

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Islington's legendary gig venue The Garage has relaunched after an extensive re-fit which includes a live music venue, nightclub, cafe and bar. Rock and indie acts still dominate.

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One of London's lesser known but very important contemporary art fairs is the Moniker International Art in the Old Truman Brewery in Spitalfields. Urban art and installations play an important role. Oct 5 to 8.

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Savour your cocktails while listening to DJs spinning vinyl downstairs at Ray's Bar in Dalston. It's like something out of the disco era. 

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Fancy going out? Out out? Lucky then that Cockney comedian Mickey Flanagan is doing a 10-night residency at The O2 between Sept 14 and Oct 14. It's called An' Another Fing...