Discover London’s nighttime delights
Bustling by day, London is just as busy by night. Visitors are positively spoilt for choice as to what to do and where to go. There can be no doubt that cities look very different at night. Why not visit one of London’s highest viewpoints and see how the skyline changes as darkness fall across the city but make sure to book a stay at any of the serviced apartments in Covent Garden for a comfortable stay. Shadows lengthen, and buildings become darkened masses highlighted by twinkling lights in offices and streets. Book a space on the viewing platform at The Shard or take a cabin on the London Eye for the best viewpoints.
If hungry, why not combine dining with enjoying the view? The Oxo tower’s restaurant offers a spectacular nighttime view of St Paul’s Cathedral while you dine. Or you could try a rooftop bar such as Radio Rooftop in the Strand, The Culpeper in Aldgate or Sushisamba, Liverpool Street.
Why not take a stroll along the River Thames via the Embankment or the South Bank and enjoy the wonderful views? Equally good are the views from bridges like Westminster, London Bridge, Millennium Bridge, and Tower Bridge.
Night time cruises along the Thames are fun. There are several companies, which operate cruises starting from near Westminster Bridge or Tower Bridge. Book in advance if you want to cruise and dine at the same time!
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Want to learn more about London itself? Choose one of the guided walks which can be found throughout central London. These walks focus on tales of ghosts, murder and other tragic events. It is a great way to explore an area with which you are not familiar while listening to stories about Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and deadly fires. Most of the walks start from just outside underground stations and always end close to another station.
Take a journey into horror via the black Ghost Bus that explores London streets at night. This is definitely no ordinary bus journey, as the conductor tells tales of deadly deeds, bringing them vividly alive as the journey progresses.
Looking for some entertainment? The Leicester Square ticket office often has last-minute ticket cancellations available for West End musicals and plays. There may be spaces available in teams visiting one of London’s many escape rooms, where you can pit your wits against the clock to try and escape from various crime or historical scenes. While a resident at any of the serviced apartments in Central London, pay a visit to one of London’s pubs where live music is often available just as it always has been across the centuries, for pubs are the Londoner’s traditional evening venues.