The City of London has changed over the past few years. Before it was always known that Central London West End bars and nightclubs was always the place to visit. Now over the past three years, the number of City of London bars and nightclubs has massively increased. In the past thirsty thursdays in the West End were very busy and now the Thursday and Friday evenings have become more popular in the City.
More and more bars and restaurants (with late-night licences) have opened up due to the increase of the amount of offices opening up in the area. City of London bars have more of a mature crowd and fewer tourists than the West End on Thursdays and Friday nights out. On Saturdays there are no promotional nights occurring in the city unlike in Shoreditch, Hoxton, West End and the other parts of London. City of London bars are available for hire for private parties and we work alongside many of them for exclusive hires.
The majority of restaurants that have late night licences which turn into bars have a DJ and the majority go on till 12-1am on Thursdays and on Fridays they may stay open till 3am (opening and closing times vary for each venue).
The beauty of having more bars and nightclubs in the City of London is that the customer has more choice, there are more parking spots available in the City – beware the majority of yellow lines run after 19:00pm unlike the normal 18:30pm like in the West End. But the main thing is the price of drinks and areas. Bars and nightclubs in the City do not ask for excessively high minimum spends for tables. You can reserve a reasonable sized area in many of the bars and nightclubs from about £25-150, in the West End it could cost you nearly ten times the amount.
Another advantage is: is that as there is more space in the City of London, there are many more larger bars and nightclubs compared to the West End (although there are those that who do not like going to large nightclubs). All in all, the City of London has become a very popular area to party and it seems like a winner for most people.