What are some of the best things to do in London at night

London is one of the busiest cities in the world. People from all over the world come to visit this marvellous city. It is, in fact, one of the best travel destinations in the world. However, London is not known much for its nightlife. While you may find a lot of places to visit and see during the daytime, you may want to know the best way to spend your nights in London. But don’t worry, actually there are plenty of things to do in London at night; from night clubs to spectacular views of iconic buildings. Read this post till the end to know the best things to do in London at night.


  • London Eye

There are exotic restaurants and cheery bars in Southbank, but the iconic London Eye is fabulous at night. Located on the South Bank of River Thames, London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel, standing at 443 feet with diameter 394 feet. It provides breathtaking views over the Houses of Parliament and down the Thames.

  • The Ceremony of The Keys

The ceremony of keys is a well-known ritual in London. It is a centuries-old tradition of locking up the Tower of London. This free of cost event takes place every night, but due to lack of space, you have to book your tickets months in advance.

  • Sky Garden

Sky Garden is an absolutely perfect place to enjoy the spectacular view over the city as the sunsets. Situated in Fenchurch Street, it is a free public garden at the top of London’s “Walkie Talkie” building.

  • The Shard

The Shard is the tallest building not just in London but  in the entire Western Europe. If you want to dine with a view, The Shard is a place worth a visit, where you can eat with the whole London twinkling below your feet.  Along with glamorous restaurants, you could go for shopping as well, as there are shops spread throughout the floors.

  • Museums

Visiting museums is a great way to spend your evening in London. Taking advantage of late openings, you can visit them when they are not as crowded after dark. The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Natural History Museum are amongst some museums that hold late-night openings. 

  • Thames River Cruise

Enjoy the lights of London at night on a Thames river cruise which weaves its way through the city passing illuminated landmarks and historic sites. Make your visit memorable with a sunset cocktail, a 5-course meal, music, entertainment and dancing, spotting St. Paul’s Cathedral, the House of Parliament and The London Eye.

  • Comedy Clubs

London is full of funky comedy clubs where you can laugh the night away enjoying comedy acts, a range of music genres and experiences. There are some popular comedy clubs that host a range of top-class stand-up acts and shows every night.

  • Hear the Chime Of The Big Ben

Many people have heard of London’s most iconic landmark, The Big Ben. This is a big four-faced chiming clock. As a matter of fact, Big Ben is not actually the name of the clock. It is the name of one of the bells within the clock. Perched in a grand tower attached to the House of Parliament, you can hear The Big Ben chime hour after hour. If you visit at night, you can see it’s beautifully illuminated along with the grand buildings nearby.

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