London is vividly alive whatever the time of day or night. You are never at a loss for things to do. There are some fantastic pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas as well as escape rooms, cruises, ghost walks and much more. Wherever you turn in London at night, there is something special to do.
Take a trip on the London Eye and see the lights of London twinkling far below. Or head for the Shard and its viewing platform for equally spectacular views. Stroll along the Embankment or the South Bank and enjoy the reflections on the river. Join one of the cruise boats and take a leisure cruise downriver to Greenwich, sailing past some of London’s most historic buildings and under Tower Bridge.
How about booking a hotel near Wembley Arena and discovering some of the lesser-known haunts of London? Join one of the many ghost walks and discover its hidden heritage of murder, destruction and strange ghosts. Jack the Ripper tours around London’s East End are always popular, taking visitors around the back streets and alleyways highlighting the places where this murderer made his kills and make your own mind up as to his identity. Each walk lasts around two hours and is a great way to explore areas of London that you might not otherwise visit.
Equally worth considering is the black ghost bus travelling the streets with its own creepy conductor telling tales of the dead and departed. This is definitely atmospheric and is not for the faint-hearted. It can get very grisly with tales of of killers like Sweeney Todd and infamous pies or the young princes who entered the Tower of London only to disappear forever. Was it their bones found under a stone staircase? Did their uncle order their deaths so as to claim the throne?
Book a stay at Best Western Hendon Way London and head over to London’s West End for a massive selection of films and theatre productions. There is always a chance of last-minute tickets to see top musicals like Les Miserables or Wicked – just ask at the Leicester Square ticket centre. They can advise on what is available, and make suggestions about other productions that would be of interest.
Relaxing with a drink in one of London’s many pubs has always been a traditional way for Londoner’s to spend an hour or more in the evenings. Follow the footsteps of author Charles Dickens and have a drink at the Lamb & Flag in Covent Garden, or admire the Elizabethan galleries at the George in Borough High Street, just south of London Bridge. Or just take your chance and stop off at your nearest pub – it is always friendly and often live music may be playing.