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Bars and nightlife in Kensington, Greater London

Top bars

Café
“European food and cocktails in smart spot with monochrome floor tiles, feature lighting and terrace”
  • 103 locals recommend
Café
“Open since 1954, the pub has a 114-cover ground floor restaurant, a 132-capacity club, and a 20-seat wine bar, plus two self-contained flats, and office, garden, and extra storage. It has developed a reputation as a host venue for stars including the first UK shows of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix, and other more modern acts such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. It also welcomed Rolling Stones bandmembers Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, when they played a “secret” gig together there in 2013. SW5 9JA”
  • 98 locals recommend
Restaurant
“lovely restaurant for a special occasion. Price is a bit over average. Food is great!!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Pub
“If you want to experience London pub, The Scarsdale Tavern is a place you might want to visit. The Tavern is our favourite pub and local partner ( so you will get discounts!). ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pub
“If you think that 1 Christmas tree is not enough, head to this Kensington pub that has planted 86 gorgeous pine trees, to which it’s fixed 22,500 lights.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Awesome place with gorgeous food! One of the few pubs in London with a Michelin star! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“This is a unique place that looks like an old speakeasy with a detective theme. There is no sign outside the door, so it may be difficult to find, but that's part of the fun. Don't expect too much of the food, keep in mind that you are there for the unique experience and the cocktails!;)”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pub
“With an outstanding reputation for great beer and delicious homemade food, The Blackbird is one of the best pubs in Earl's Court. As an Ale & Pie house, it was named after the famous Blackbird Pie, immortalised in the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence." SW5 9AN”
  • 9 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Café
“European food and cocktails in smart spot with monochrome floor tiles, feature lighting and terrace”
  • 103 locals recommend
Trade School
“A long-standing favourite with locals, this scruffy basement music and arts venue is one of the early pioneers of niche club nights and music genres, hosting everything from Afrobeats and dubstep to moombahton and hip hop. There’s a small stage that plays host to an eclectic array of live acts and DJs, and the drinks are very reasonably priced for this part of town.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Nightclub
“A private members' club founded in 1967, frequented by the well-heeled and the famous.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Formerly a pool bar, this expansive, themed basement club has rebranded as Ping, perfect for those who to drink their cocktails and eat their pizza over a game of table tennis. Only in Earls Court!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“This is a lovely bright pub with stripped floors, a pool table and kitsch details. It offers fantastic craft beers and a delicious bar menu. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Beaufort House is one of King's Road's leading lights. The private members club offers a laid back yet super stylish atmosphere across its four floors, as guests get comfy and indulge in the various culinary delights on offer. There's a fantastic spread of treats ranging from lighter brunch options to fully-fledged burgers and steaks, all washed down with meticulously crafted cocktails, wines and champagnes. Heavenly!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
“Colourful, vibrant bar and authentic Mexican cantina with live music, cocktails and Cuban cigars. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Stunning Victorian building with the world famous round scene and amazing programme of concerts and entertainment throughout the year. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Café
“Open since 1954, the pub has a 114-cover ground floor restaurant, a 132-capacity club, and a 20-seat wine bar, plus two self-contained flats, and office, garden, and extra storage. It has developed a reputation as a host venue for stars including the first UK shows of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix, and other more modern acts such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. It also welcomed Rolling Stones bandmembers Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, when they played a “secret” gig together there in 2013. SW5 9JA”
  • 98 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Exhibition centre founded in 1886, for international trade shows, conferences and consumer events.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings, it is held in trust for the nation and managed by a registered charity. It can seat 5,272.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 2 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Live jazz bar with entrance located behind the local Sainsburys Supermarket.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Olympia is an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington, London, England. The venue is home to a range of international trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and events.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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