Nightclub, bar and acclaimed restaurant, Firehouse is a home away from home for members. Set in a classic Edwardian town house the venue was first used as a nightclub and illicit gambling den in the 1950s before becoming a hangout for the likes of Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones in the 1960s.Each of the three floors offers a different mood and experience, from the relaxed elegance of the upstairs restaurant, the Dining Room, to the luxurious decadence of Chloe, the downstairs nightclub, making Firehouse a great venue for late night cocktails and nibbles.
3 Cromwell Pl, South Kensington020 7584 7258www.firehousesw7.com
2 Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
Being labeled one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world has certainly given Scott’s a reputation but following a major refurbishment in 2006, the venue is far from dated. Probably the most famous jazz club in London, it features the best current international jazz acts every night of the week. The late night menu offers bar snacks as well as comforting favorites such as Ronnie’s burger and chips, a hearty chicken salad and thick cut chips, a Greek salad, and a sirloin steak sandwich. With the jazz pumping in the background there’s nowhere else to head when it’s late and you need a funky midnight fix.
47 Firth Street, London, W1D 4HTwww.ronniescotts.co.uk
Morocco might not be your first thought when you need to eat afterhours but over at the Pasha you’ll find a relaxed and colorful haven to chill out into the small hours. With authentic Moroccan cuisine set in a backdrop of opulent surroundings of rich handmade fabrics, intricately carved tables, lamps, and the sweet smell of incense, you feel like you’ve stepped into Aladdin’s cave. Choose from eating in the main dinging area or kicking back in the Kemia Lounge with cocktails, mint tea, pastries and even a smoke on the Hookah. A brilliant late night escape.
1-3 Gloucester Rd, London, SW7 4PP 020 7589 7969www.pasha-restaurant.co.uk
4 Boisdale of Belgravia
An elegant Regency townhouse that boasts two bars and a reputable restaurant; this is jazz entertainment with Highland hospitality. Named after the award-winning Scottish clan and boasting an award-winning selection of whiskies, Boisdale hosts accredited set of live jazz music Monday to Saturday from 10pm onwards and stays open until 1pm.Boisdale’s different rooms such as the Cigar Terrace for smoking and a cognac, the McDonald Bar which has the ambience of a 1940s jazz bar and restaurant, the Back Bar for a quiet drink, and the Auld Restaurant for more formal meals means that each of your late night needs will be elegantly met.
15 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LXwww.boisdale.co.uk
For late night high school inspired fun, Belushi’s do it best. Expect burgers and a range of rowdy entertainment every night. With branches across the city this chain caters to anyone looking for a late nightspot to eat, drink and be merry. A large collection of supersized cocktails, huge choice of burgers, sporting fixtures on the screens and local bands sets the mood.
See website for venues.www.belushis.com