London nightlife has as much to offer as any other large city in the world. London nightlife tends to be a trendsetter for other major cities throughout Europe, and travelers will find that one vacation will hardly have enough nights to explore all that London nightlife includes. Whether the perfect night out for you can be found at the opera or under the bright lights of a dance club, nightlife in London has something for everyone.
London has long been known for its incredible classical music and opera scene. Nightlife in London at the orchestra is a world-class treat, and the city of London has five major orchestras. The London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, and the BBC Philharmonic are the major orchestras, but there are also smaller music groups and operas to be enjoyed as well. With all of these groups, there will almost certainly be a classical show to enjoy during your vacation. Classical nightlife in London has no off-season, though the winter months tend to be busier then the summer months. All of the orchestras post schedules online.
Nightlife in London pubs is another intriguing way to spend an evening. Sitting near a fireplace, chatting up the locals or enjoying a book can the perfect end to a long day of sightseeing. Charming pubs with world class beer that have graced the London streets for centuries are a great way to take a peek at another side of life in London. Many of the pubs are also great places to find a bite to eat, with less expensive fare then some of London"s other restaurants. Some of the world"s oldest pubs can be found in London, and the city has more then 4,500 pubs. The older pubs are generally located in the heart of the city, downtown. Camden is a particularly popular area of the city for native Londoners looking for somewhere to spend an evening, and travelers will likely enjoy the areas mix of history and modern service.
If London night clubs are more your style, you have a lot to choose from. Most of London"s trendiest night clubs are located in the West End, and London night clubs are constantly coming and going as the trends continue to change. Certain London night clubs may be hot one moment and not the next, but one thing will remain constant; you will always be able to find a dance club in the city. For these flashy clubs on the West End, travelers should expect a dress code and a hefty cover. In general, tourists should also stick to main roads when traveling through London at night. Pickpockets abound in the back alleys and unlit areas, and travelers unfamiliar with the city will do best to travel by taxi or stay in the main sections of downtown and the West End.
Many London night clubs are members-only and tend to be celebrity night clubs London. Sightings of famous stars are a common occurrence at celebrity night clubs London. Many of the celebrity nightclubs London features are popular, but entrance will come at a price (sometimes thousands of dollars). Celebrity sightings at non-exclusive London night clubs happen frequently, as well, so if checking out a star is on your list of things to do, you need not shell out unreasonable collections of cash.
Night clubs in London can also be a great place to catch a jazz show or see what might be an up-and-coming band. The city that gave the Beatles its start has turned out plenty of popular bands in the past, and the clubs and bars are still a great place to see an act. However you decide to dive into the London nightlife scene, there is something for every taste.