Everyone worries about walking at night in London and like with any major city, there is always a fairly high level of crime in some areas. This can impede on your wanting to stay out late but with the vast amount of fun to be had in London at night, there are several areas where you can feel safe that you’ll most likely not run into any trouble. Here are a few of many of the safe place in London which, especially on weekends, guests at Grand Park Hotel Hounslow can take the new addition of the night tube back to their hotel.
Stay out late in Soho
With a vibrant scene of bars, comedy, theatre and music venues you’ll definitely be in for a treat out late in Soho. With a massive LGBT scene in Soho on top of some of the trendiest bars in London, you can be sure to have a lot of fun. And like with much of central London, there is a high police presence so you know that you’ll be safe at night. What’s more, you can sample the delights of China Town when you begin to feel peckish for some of the best in cheap and cheerful oriental dishes.
Chelsea and South Kensington
Join the crew of Made in Chelsea at the classy nightclubs of the Kensington area. Here you will find the London Elite strutting their stuff around areas such as the Saatchi gallery and the members only Raffles. If you’re lucky enough to gain entrance into Raffle’s, suit and boot or glam yourself up for a night amongst the stars. There is plenty of history to Chelsea, with many notable artists from the swinging sixties having lived in the area. High property prices means that this is an area for the decadent and be sure to see many delicious yet expensive restaurants in the area.
If in a group, Camden is a great place to visit at night. With many raucous bars and pubs, Camden attracts locals and tourists alike. For those who want a dance, check out The World’s End nightclub where you can make shapes till the early hours. If you’re looking for some live music then the Village Underground and Camden ROoundhouse are your best bets, hosting daily gigs and other types of performance. The amount of traditional British pubs in the area is beyond compare and for a scenic walk; check out the Regent’s canal next to Camden Market.
The south bank
The South Bank is host to many venues of cultural significance. The British Film Institute runs till the late hours with film screenings both old and new whilst the National theatre hosts some of today’s best theatre. There are also a great selection of restaurants and bars along the South Bank where you can view the River Thames whilst dining and drinking. Several pop up bars crop up both in the summer and at Christmas time which come with their own performance areas, such as the Udderbelly.