Top 10 Best Girls Night Out in London
Bar / Hotel
The ultimate destination for a stylish night out, start (and finish) your evening at Long Bar at Sanderson. When you're planning a girls night, there's no better place to let your hair down, especially with DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays, and the Sanderson Enchanted Hanging Garden, Perrier-Jouët champagne by the glass that arrives on a champagne cocktail tray so you can choose to pimp your drink with homemade liqueurs and botanicals. One of the best bars in Fitzrovia, it will be all eyes on you as you take a seat and grab a drink at the legendary Long Bar.
Bar / Restaurant
Wondering what a 19th-century opium den might be like? Sick of the cold weather in London or bored of yet another cocktail bar? Get the girls and head for a place that raises the temperature, literally. Prepare for a sensual overload; a combination of darkness, incense and warmth. Rooms range from a lofty train carriage to a Chinese Apothecary. Having a discreet entrance, this is a place for people in the know but is so popular a reservation is a must.
Angel & Islington
There's always a reason for a cocktail or two with friends, and the newest Dirty Martini in Islington offers the perfect destination with glamorous interiors and London's top mixologists shaking up your favourite Martinis all night long. If there's one thing they know how to do at Dirty Martini, it's how to celebrate in style, expert in hosting unforgettable birthdays, intimate hen parties and those nights that just don't need an occasion!
When thinking about ladies night ideas for bars, Drink, Shop & Do in Kings Cross is the place. Who said having your fingers in too many pies was a bad thing? Drink, Shop & Do is a café by day, bar by night and an activity hub for all the moments in between. If you like lunch, if you like afternoon tea, if you like cocktails, if you like pointless but endlessly fun crafting like 'Hip Hop Colouring In', if you like shopping for vintage furniture, clothes and homeware, if you like anything remotely girly, then you'll like Drink, Shop & Do.
Bar / Restaurant
We're pretty sure they've never served a bad cocktail in this super cool hotel bar, which takes over an enormous space, bang in the middle of Soho. The mixologists behind the superb menu are masters at work, concocting such delights as a black margarita with homemade blackberry puree. Prop yourself up at the bar, lie back on one of the comfy chairs, or if the weather's nice, gather for an intimate gossip in the sparkly lit courtyard.
City of London
Crazy golf you can play in high heels, with cocktails, what's not to love? Brought to London by the aptly named Institute of Competitive Socialising, who believe every evening out is improved by an element of competition, the furious success of Swingers proves how right they are. With a selection of the best of the local street food stalls on hand to soak up the range of great cocktails on offer, everything you need for a great girls night out is all under one roof - and it's strictly adults only.
Whether you're single, taken or anything in between, nothing beats a girls' nights out. Add to that London's only non-stop live music venue - where the audience pick the songs played by two super talented pianists - and you have The Piano Works. A short walk from Farringdon station, Piano Works has many options for a girls' night, six days a week (open until 1am) from bottomless brunches to Winehouse Wednesdays where any bottle of wine is at house wine prices. Whether you want to boogey to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, or sway to a Whitney power ballad, you can drink, eat, dance and cry - all in one place!
City of London
Bar / Club
For a girls' night out that takes you back to the better times, Reflex club in the City of London is ideal. Located near Mansion House, this nightclub highlights the best of cheesy 80s nights out with the girls. Dress like Madonna or channel Cyndi Lauper but make sure it's as big as you can get it. Reflex is divided between two floors, giving you plenty of space to dance to 70s, 80s and 90s tunes for hours on the light up dance floor or book a booth, sip one of their signature cocktails - including the Papa Don't Peach, Club Tropicana and Purple Rain - and catch up.