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How to Party in London: A Guide for the Weekend

Over 21 million tourists visit London each year, and it’s not hard to understand why. The UK’s capital city has everything you could want in a vacation — great food, amazing sites, rich history, and plenty of exciting nightlife.

Are you planning a trip to London? Are you ready to experience the best London venues and party ’til dawn?

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Here are five things to put on your “party in London” to-do list.

1. Experience Authentic English Pubs

You can’t come to London without having a cold brew in one of the city’s many historic pubs.

Cozy up in the 300-year-old Grenadier, where the Duke of Wellington loved to belly up to the bar. Or step into Soho’s oddly-named Dog and Duck, where John Constable and Madonna used to hang out.

Want to travel back even further in history? Head over to Covent Garden and order a beer at the Lamb and Flag, where poets Charles Dickens and John Dryden once got inspiration while watching bare-knuckle prizefights.

2. Explore London Nightlife

Tap into your hipster side with a night out in Shoreditch (a neighborhood that’s much trendier than its name implies). Here you’ll find a host of rooftop terraces, underground bars, and every type of cool libation you can imagine.

Other great neighborhoods for London nightlife include Soho, Brixton, Camden Town, Greenwich, and Covent Garden.

3. Check Out London Live Music

Jazz aficionados should make a beeline for Ronnie Scott’s in Soho, while lovers of rock music should plan a night out at Hammersmith Apollo.

If you’re more interested in classic music, see what performances are playing at the Royal Albert Hall. Of course, there’s always the West End and every theater production you can imagine, from Lion King to Phantom of the Opera.

4. Get on the VIP Guestlist

Are you ready to see and be seen? Get your name on the Proud Late guestlist and you never know who you’ll rub shoulders with!

For your best chance at celebrity encounters, get on the guestlist at Mayfair, Project, Ministry of Sound, or Cirque du Soir. These clubs have welcomed A-listers like J. Lo, Justin Bieber, Prince Harry, and Rhianna.

5. Reserve Your Own Floating Hot Tub

We might have saved the best for last. Did you know you can book your own private hot tub and go floating down the rivers and canals of London?

Grab a cooler full of drinks and up to six of your closest friends and get ready to be the talk of the town. Self-driving hot tub boats are the latest craze in London right now, heated with fresh water to a balmy 38C/100F. Set off from Canary Wharf and get ready for the ultimate party in London — floating down the Thames!

The Time of Your Life: Get Ready to Party in London

From British pubs to floating hot tubs, you’re sure to have a blast living it up in London. Book your slot at an underground cocktail bar or a pub crawl tour and let the good times roll!

You’re ready to party in London, but what about the rest of your trip planning? Keep browsing our travel section for more great tips and advice.

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