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The best late night bars and clubs to visit once the Night Tube opens

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It's 12:30am in central London.

The bar you nipped into "for a quick one" after work has just called for last orders. You're on the crest of a second wind and don't fancy heading home just yet. 

But where to go? 

With London embracing the Night Tube like the keen enthusiasm of a sweaty drunk, we've sought the knowledge of Columbus, the information and ticket platform, to help us track down the best late night venues of the capital that are just a 10 minute walk from the stops of the Night Tube.

Stick this list in your Bookmarks, dig it out after midnight and become a hero. Or just download the Columbus app. Either way, prepare yourself.

  • The best late night bars and clubs to visit once the Night Tube opens

    Brixton - Dogstar

    Location: four minute walk from Brixton

    Closing time: 04:00 (Friday & Saturday)

    Perfect for: Jumping around in a dark room full of sweaty bodies entranced by whatever noise the DJ is playing. It's good music too (mostly).

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    King's Cross - Scala

    Location: two minutes east of King's Cross

    Closing time: 06:00 Fridays, 05:00 Saturdays

    Perfect for: Finding a salsa/fusion/rock night, or hiding from the dance floor at one of the many separate bars. Check out their website for an idea of what might be on. 

     

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    Stockwell - The Clapham North

    Location: 12 minute walk from Stockwell

    Closing time: 03:00 (Friday & Saturday)

    Perfect for: A final pint/cocktail before jumping on the night bus to Clapham Junction.

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    Highbury & Islington - The Library

    Location: one minute south of Highbury & Islington

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: Seasonal cocktails, a cold pint and possibly some jazz. Nice.

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    Notting Hill Gate - Tequila Tex Mex

    Location: one minute east of Notting Hill Gate

    Closing time: 2:30 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: A few shots of tequila that seem so sensible at 1:15am. 

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    Ealing Broadway - Karma

    Location: two minutes south of Ealing Broadway

    Closing time: 04:00 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: Bouncing around like a nutter to some seriously questionable classics.

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    Bank - Harry's Bar

    Location: one minute north west of Bank

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday (closed Saturday)

    Perfect for: Something with a bit more flare than the average Bank boozer.

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    Chancery Lane - Kanaloa

    Location: eight minutes south east of Chancery Lane

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: Cocktails with a Tiki kick (fruity, basically) and a dance floor to throw some outrageous shapes. 

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    Liverpool Street Station - Dirty Dicks

    Location: two minutes west of Liverpool Street 

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday & Saturday 

    Perfect for: A proper pint of classic ale, or something from their cavernous wine list. It's not as dodgy as the name makes it out to be...

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    St Paul's - Dirty Martini

    Location: two minutes west of St Paul's

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: A proper cocktail. They specialise in Martinis (obviously), but can throw together any of the 'classics'.

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    Bond Street - Fifty9

    Location: three minutes north of Bond Street

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: In the heart of Mayfair, you'll need to be in smart/casual to gain entry to this swish bar.

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    Holborn - Salvador & Amanda

    Location: one minute north of Holborn

    Closing time: 03:00 Friday & Saturday

    Perfect for: Finding one of the best servings of Sangria in central London. 

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