If you’re eyeing hotels in North London for your next London visit, consider the Best Western Palm Hotel, now awarded with its 4th star. Spacious and elegantly decorated rooms will provide a home away from home.
You’ll be glad to enjoy a hearty breakfast at hotel’s onsite restaurant, one of the finest in the area, before heading into the city on the Northern Line to shop your heart out and catch all the sights this fantastic city has to offer. And when you return in the late afternoon, you can relax in the hotel’s guest lounge with its free public WiFi.
But London is not just enjoyable by day. Many visitors want to experience its unique brand of city nightlife. And much like New York City, London never sleeps.
Start your evening in one of the countless London Pubs and enjoy traditional pub food with a beer from one of the tabs; local brews preferred, especially should you be in Camden Town, which boasts two breweries in the area, only 10 minutes on tube from Best Western Palm Hotel.
Since most pubs in London close around 11 PM, some later on the weekend, you will want to move on to a bar or club at some point. There is certainly no shortage of those in the city and you’ll be happy to hear that most are open until at least 4 AM, some as late as 7 AM or even 8.
It’s a good idea to head early to the clubs, because cover charges tend to be cheaper before 10 or 11 PM. This is no problem for the guests of Best Western Palm Hotel, which unlike some hotels in North London is extremely well located to get you to any of these venues within 20-minute tube or bus journey. One of the most famous clubs in London is the Ministry of Sound, located in South London and almost an institution these days; it is no longer simply a club but a multimedia entertainment business.
Situated between Farringdon and Barbican tube stations you will find the Fabric, another London nightclub that has repeatedly been voted to the top of the DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 Clubs in the World”.
The most popular areas to check out nightlife in London are Camden Town, Shoreditch, Soho and Clapham. The KOKO, for instance is a live-music venue in Camden Town. It is also a former theatre, which makes it a particularly interesting venue.
Not far from it in Chalk Farm is the Roundhouse, as a Grade II* listed former railway engine shed also an interesting building and now a venue for performing arts and concerts.
For those neither interested in clubs nor live-music, you will find plenty of fantastic bars around London, all easily reachable from Best Western Palm hotel, the finest of hotels in North London. Try the award-winning cocktail bar Milk & Honey in Soho, for instance. Since you are likely not a member, be sure to make a reservation to get in before 11 PM.
The CellarDoor is also much recommended as a quirky and intimate bar beneath the Aldwych. Yes, you heard that right, it is underground. Try out their delicious cocktails and enjoy some of the more unusual shows London has to offer, from magicians and burlesque to drag.
If you would like to get a glimpse of London’s nightlife history and thoroughly enjoy jazz, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club is unmissable. Operating since 1959 it features current and upcoming artists.
When it is time to get back to your hotel, you will hopefully head back to one of North London’s best hotels, the Best Western Palm Hotel. Whilst a night bus from Trafalgar Square will certainly get you back to your comfortable room awaiting with an even more comfortable bed, a licensed minicab is the recommended means of transport. Many venues will have them stationed outside the front door and they will get you back to your hotel safely and in no time at all.