Pulling An All-Nighter? Five Places In London Open 24/7
Now that the Night Tube is here and Everything Is Different Now, you can take full advantage of London’s rich and varied evening activities. Here are five 24/7 places to go when you’re not quite ready to head home.
Duck and Waffle
Perched on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, this iconic restaurant offers the most achingly beautiful sunrise-over-London views you’re ever going to get. And if you’re really there for the food, not the incredible atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. Meals are sophisticated and delicious.
This Brick Lane establishment is reportedly the oldest bagel shop in London and serves over 7,000 bagels a day. The atmosphere depends on when you go; mornings are for the older set while the night belongs to the young. It's always buzzing and always has a good vibe, probably because the scrumptious bagels put everyone in a good mood.
It’s 3am and you wake up in a cold sweat and realize you need a blow-out. Do you:
a) go back to sleep and worry about that during business hours?
b) go back to sleep and not worry about it at all?
c) jump out of bed and run to Neil Cornelius, London’s only 24-hour hair salon?
Even if you don’t answer C, isn’t it nice to have the option?
The Gym Group
London is lucky to have a few options these days for 24-hour gyms, but The Gym Group has so many locations that you’ll probably find one right by you. The facilities are not fancy, but the equipment is plentiful and in good repair.
This is pretty much the opposite of going to the gym. The guys at Bottoms Up will deliver to your home booze and cigarettes until 6am on weekends and 4am on weekdays—but maybe you should just go to bed instead.