Nightlife in London has for offering some of the best design bars and traditional old London pubs. There you can have hotspots across the capital, and some how there is concentration of pubs and bar at the West End. Soho is one of the catchy spots to drink and is also center for gay bars and clubs. The legal drinking age in London is 18 years and most clubs charges an admission fee for entering into the club. Night club there opens in London around 2200 hrs and then after remains filled up till 2400. The drink prices are bit expensive in London and do vary from pub to pub and club. There are many venues that are defined by their music and features different styles on varying nights. However, there is a total ban on smoking inside pubs, restaurants and many other publicly enclosed spaces throughout the England. Below are illustrated some centers of nightlife and recreation in London.
• Bars: There are many spots for drinking and enjoying drinks at the English pub as you can enjoy them at the 17th-century George Inn, 77 Borough High Street. SE1 is the only example of galleried coaching inn in London. If you are looking for stylish massively busy, trendy bars then you should go at The West Bar at Sketch, 9 Conduit Street. For multi-award-winning Rockwell, on the ground floor of the Trafalgar Hotel, Trafalgar Square, WC2, is also one of the best meeting joint in the city. Another fashionable and expensive hotel bar in the city is the The Blue Bar at the Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place SW1, which is also frequented by celebrity or two.
• Clubs: In London there exists a good number of musical styles pervade clubs. One of the most noted club is the world-famous super-club Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street. Though there are some big clubs in the city, yet Club culture in London is diverting towards rather smaller clubs and DJ bars, especially at in the East End where most of the action and activity is concentrated towards. Small clubs are being established area around the grand dame of the scene, 333 at 333 Old Street, ECI in Shoreditch.
• Comedy: The Comedy Store, Haymarket House, 1A Oxendon Street, SW1 are the venues in the city, that yet offers the best sort of comedy in. Jongleurs comedy and cabaret clubs are located in Battersea and Camden.
• Live Music: Big international music concerts and events are organized at Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earl’s Court, SW5, O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10, Wembley Arena, Lakeside Way, Wembley and HA9.
• Music: The world renowned Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, WC2 is home to the much famous Royal Opera. However, despite being introducing cuts yet the prices of ballet and opera tickets are still been fairly expensive. More accessible are performances by the English National Opera at the London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, and WC2.