Late-night food and 24-hour restaurants in London

Discover London’s late-night food and drink scene as you celebrate into the early hours.
The colourful and eclectic interior of the Eat Drink & Play bar and restaurant at the NYX Hotel in the evening
Eat Drink & Play at the NYX Hotel © Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland. Image courtesy of Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland.

From 24-hour restaurants to after-hours pubs and bars, check out the best late-night restaurants, pubs and bars in London to satisfy your appetite and thirst until the sun comes up!

24-hour restaurants in London

Duck & Waffle 

A panoramic shot of a restaurant over looking the City skyline

Dine from dusk until dawn at city hotspot Duck & Waffle, one of London’s highest 24-hour restaurants that’s on everyone’s London bucket list. Feast on the famous Duck and Waffle with confit duck leg, as you sip on champagne cocktails and admire panoramic views of London. Open 24 hours Thursdays to Mondays, open 7am to 1.30am Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Location: City of London (110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY)


Landscape shot of brunch burgers and chips and glasses of cider in the background

Come rain or shine you can dine any time at VQ, London’s first 24-hour restaurant, which has served breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners to night owls and early birds at its Chelsea spot for the past 25 years. Pick from other locations across London such Aldgate or Bloomsbury for your late-night food fix. Open 24 hours

Locations: Chelsea (325 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL), Aldgate (9-13 Aldgate High Street, EC3N 1AH) and Bloomsbury (111A Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NQ)

Polo Bar

a brick-wall exposed bar lounge, with two people playing beer pong and a group of people enjoying drinks in the background

Tuck into British dishes at Polo Bar near Liverpool Street station, famous for serving traditional late-night eats and early morning English breakfasts. Satisfy your food cravings with classic cafe fare or pancakes stacked high with strawberries and cream. Open 24 hours

Location: Liverpool Street (176 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NQ)

Late-night restaurants in London

Balans Soho, No.60

The interior of Balans Soho with brown wooden tables and pictures on the wall.

Enjoy an all-nighter at Balans in Soho, where you can soak up the lively atmosphere day and night at this laid-back brasserie. From breakfast and burgers to coffee and cocktails, this Soho staple is the perfect people-watching pit stop for late-night food. Open until 5am Wednesdays and Thursdays, open until 6am Fridays and Saturdays, open until 11pm Sundays to Tuesdays.

Locations: Soho (60-62 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UG and 34 Old Compton Street, W1D 7GA), Shepherds Bush (1034 Ariel Way, W12 7GA), Stratford (Ground Floor 123 The Street, E20 1EN) and Kensington (187 Kensington High Street, W8 6SH)

MEATliquor W1

trendy urban bar with stool seating, graffiti art walls and neon signs

Grab a late-night bite at MEATliquor W1 near Oxford Circus, famous for its pop-art-meets-punk vibe, with eye-catching graffiti and neon signs. Drink and dine into the early hours on American-style burgers, sweet shakes and rockin’ cocktails with tasty options for vegetarians, vegans, and kids. Open until 3am (kitchen hours until 2am)


Locations: 8 locations in London including Oxford Circus (37-38 Margaret Street, W1G 0JF), Shoreditch (15 Hoxton Market, N1 6HD) and Islington (133b Upper Street, N1 1QP)

Inca London

Steps leading up to a leafy arch at Inca restaurant in London

Transport yourself to South America at Inca, a lively and immersive dining experience in the West End. Sip on stylish cocktails as you savour a fiesta of Latin flavours from ceviche and tiradito to tacos and tartar, before dancing until dawn at this opulent late-night hotspot. Open until 4am

Location: Mayfair (8-9 Argyll Street, W1F 7TF)

NYX Eat Drink & Play Restaurant

The colourful and eclectic interior of the Eat Drink & Play bar and restaurant at the NYX Hotel in the evening.

Enjoy the cosmopolitan vibe of the uber-cool NYX Hotel’s Eat Drink & Play late-night restaurant and bar in Holborn. Be dazzled by the vibrant decor, Insta-worthy cocktails, and electric atmosphere as you drink and dine in style. Open until 1am Thursdays to Saturdays and 11pm Sundays to Wednesdays (kitchen hours until 11pm each day)

Location: Holborn (50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR)

El Camion & The Pink Chihuahua

Spice up your evening with colourful cocktails and big burritos at vibrant Mexican restaurant El Camion in Soho. Combining quirky charm and cosy vibes, you can chow down on a late-night feast of Mexican cuisine, before continuing the party at the fun-loving Pink Chihuahua bar downstairs. Open until 3am


Location: Soho (25-27 Brewer Street, W1F 0RR)

Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour

A hand holds a black and red Chinese rice bowl, filled with ice and a macaron.

Escape the late-night hustle and bustle as you enter the hidden door at Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour taking you from Soho to Shanghai. Sip on stylish cocktails and feast on late-night food with theatrical flair at Opium’s three themed bars. Open until 1am Mondays and Tuesdays, 2am Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3am Fridays and Saturdays, and midnight Sundays (kitchen hours are shorter and vary, depending on the day)

Location: Soho (15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D 6JE)

100 Wardour Street

Indoor bar with two female singers and a live band on stage, with people sat on small tables watching the stage

Dine, drink and dance after dark at the iconic 100 Wardour Street in Soho. Take in the vibrant atmosphere and electrifying music performances as you explore a diverse menu of food at this late-night restaurant and club. Open until 1am

Location: Soho (100 Wardour Street, W1F 0TL)

Isabel Mayfair

The elegant red and gold interior of Isabel restaurant in Mayfair

Settle into spectacular surroundings and savour a sumptuous dinner and chic cocktail at the elegant Isabel Mayfair. Open until 2am, you can celebrate till late at this sophisticated Mayfair restaurant. Open until 2am (kitchen hours until 10.30pm Mondays to Saturdays, and 8.30pm Sundays)

Location: Mayfair (26 Albemarle Street, W1S 4HY)

Late-night pubs and bars in London

Heliot Cocktail Bar

Take a gamble by heading to the Heliot Cocktail Bar in the historic Hippodrome Casino. Open 24 hours, this Vegas-style serves top-shelf spirits and gourmet bites all night long. Open 24 hours

Location: Leicester Square (Hippodrome Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7JH)

Bar Italia

Grab a coffee and a bite to eat at the iconic Bar Italia in Soho, popular with partygoers, Italian football fans, musicians, and post-club crowds. Enjoy the animated atmosphere in this authentic Italian bar, which has been serving late-night food and drink to Londoners since 1949. Open until 5am

Location: Soho (22 Frith Street, W1D 4RF)

The Rialto Backstage Bar

An audience applauding a show at The Rialto Backstage Bar

Embrace old school glitz and glamour at The Rialto Backstage Bar, a 24-hour entertainment hotspot in Leicester Square that offers an enticing mix of cocktail nights, shows and bottomless brunches in the stunning Grade II-listed former Rialto cinema. Open 24 hours

Location: Leicester Square (3-4 Coventry Street, W1D 6BL)

The Lexington

Head to The Lexington near Angel for a night of bands, beer, and burgers. Enjoy a lively atmosphere in this American-style late-night pub and music venue. From rock 'n' roll bands to  DJ sets, you can drink and dance until dawn. Open until 4am Fridays and Saturdays, 2am Sundays to Wednesdays, and 3am Thursdays.

Location: Islington (96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 9JB)

The Horse & Groom

Stay out late at The Horse & Groom pub in Shoreditch, a popular late-night pub for party goers that combines an East End tavern with a disco. Open until 4am, it hosts an impressive selection of DJs to entertain the hip Shoreditch crowd. Open until 4am

Location: Shoreditch (28 Curtain Road, EC2A 3NZ)


Two brown leather couches and a football table in front of a giant tv screen on a green wall

Sports-lovers can catch a match with pals or fill up on late-night food and drink at London Bridge’s bar and diner Belushi’s. This fun late hangout has big screens, live sports and burgers stacked with toppings to keep you going long after midnight. Open until 3am Fridays and Saturdays, and 2am Sundays to Thursdays

Locations: 6 locations in London including London Bridge (161 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR), Camden (48-50 Camden High Street, NW1 0LT) and Greenwich (189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA)

Experimental Cocktail Club

Stay up well past midnight at the Experimental Cocktail Club, an atmospheric speakeasy-style cocktail bar hidden in Chinatown. Curious cocktail lovers can discover a world of unique cocktails with a twist, such as the Freudian Slip or the Billicart Salmon Champagne. Open until 3am

Location: Chinatown (13a Gerrard Street, W1D 5PT)

Be At One Berkeley Square

Spend a fun evening with fabulous company at Be At One Berkeley Square, a sophisticated cocktail institution and hotspot for late-night party lovers. Take your pick from fun and fancy cocktails as you work up a thirst on the dancefloor. Open until 3am Mondays to Saturdays, and midnight Sundays

Location: Berkeley Square (59 Berkeley Square, W1J 8EQ)

Simmons Bar

Catch up with friends at the cool and colourful Simmons Bar, with locations in Leicester Square, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. Admire the fun decor at this busy late-night bar as you celebrate into early hours with a cocktail or two. Opening times vary, depending on the venue

Locations: 26 locations in London including Leicester Square (28a Leicester Square, WC2H 7LE), Oxford Street (203 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZH) and Tottenham Court Road (17 Manette Street, W1D 4AS)

The Nickel Bar at The Ned

The American-style Nickel Bar at The Ned with elegant green sofas and interior and a bartender serving drinks

Step into the elegant Nickel Bar at The Ned near Bank, the perfect nightcap destination. Enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere and live music from the bandstand while you satisfy your taste buds with classic American dishes and cocktails. Open until 2am Tuesdays to Saturdays, and midnight Sundays and Mondays

Location: City of London (27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ)

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