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Top 10 Bars When You're on the Pull

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We all need a little help getting some love in London. Why do you think dating apps are so popular these days?! But there's still nothing wrong with meeting sexy boys and girls the old fashioned way, in a loud and dark bar, over a few beers. Buy someone their next drink, start up a conversation, and before you know it, you're on the dancefloor, snogging like there's no work in the morning. You just have to play the numbers game and go to where there's the highest concentration of hunks and hotties. For those Londoners who aren’t lucky enough to be get laid in London on a regular basis, here's a handy guide to the best places to meet singles in London. These bars and clubs are where you go to meet hot men and women.

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We're adding this Japanese basement bar to the list not because there's a dancefloor, or raucous behaviour, or special drinks offer that ensure everyone gets tanked enough to snog a randomer by the end of the night; no, this is a sexier, smoother, and more stylish affair. You'll have to work hard because most people are here to hang out with their pals. However, this means they will probably be more relaxed and susceptible to a bit of idle chatter with a stranger in a safe, sexy environment, surrounded by good people and excellent Japanese cocktails. Expect plenty of gorgeous, educated, successful, well dressed characters here. Bring your A-game and your best hair day ever!

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If you've ever taken the N155 night bus into south London on a Friday or Saturday night, you will have seen the multitude of revellers spilling out onto the Clapham High Street from Infernos famous nightclub. Make no mistake, if you unable to find love at this club, you might as well give up now. Everyone who enters this club sober exits several hours later with a boozy smile and a new friend attached to their face. Cheesey old school tunes and cheap drink deals are to thank/blame. The age range is roughly 22-27 and Saturday nights are the busiest (if you're purely playing the numbers game). On the first Friday of the month, check out the Pure Anthems singalong party for proper group fun.

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London Bridge & Bermondsey

If you're going out near London Bridge then Belushi's is a strong contender as a top place to go and pull (any night of the week). With live music, student nights, DJs and international sports parties, there's always a buzzing atmosphere and plenty of hot singles chat up. You may even pull an Aussie since the bar on Borough High Street is a go-to hangout spot for expats and backpackers in London. Play a game of beer pong, the perfect ice breaker activity and then make the most of Happy Hour: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7:30pm, 2-for-1 on Corona, 2 for £10 classic cocktails, 2 for £10 gin and tonics, and £18 bottles of prosecco. There's plenty here to set the scene for hardcore flirting.

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West End
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You've probably heard all the rumours about this bar and nightclub near Piccadilly Circus, right? If not, it has six rooms, dance-floors, and truckloads of opportunity. Sexy men and women come from miles (even outside of London) specifically enjoy a night out here. Which means, you're bound to enjoy success on your quest to get some action. What you might know is that this bar and club also boasts a rather nice restaurant as well so you can impress your new date with food too.

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Clapham Junction - With Club Classics on Fridays, Comedy nights on Saturday followed by more Glamourous shenanigans on Saturday night - when drinks are buy 1 get 1 free b4 midnight - and the Sunday afternoon Antipodean institution known simply as The Church, this bar and nightclub, replete with disco floor, has been pulling in a long line of single boys and girls for some time. Sundays are you best chance for pulling. Crazy shows, loads of booze, lots of sing-along classics, fancy dress, and striptease. This spells just one thing: everyone?s getting horny! Most Church guests aren't backwards in coming forwards.

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Shoreditch - Many believe that the name for this east London club - XOYO - is actually just an acronym. XY refers to the male chromosome make-up and OO being an abbreviated version of oh-oh so hot. The guys in this Victorian loft-style arts and new music space are hotter than a summers day in the Iran desert; so hot, in fact, that you'll think they're a mirage. They're not. Rehydrate girls and drink them up, drink them up good. Easy pickings.

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If you've ever been to Hammersmith for a night out in west London, then you'll know Belushi's - sister to the equally fun London Bridge branch - because of the pumping music coming from right opposite the station. Whether you're fresh out of the office or you just wanna know you're in for a big night out, Belushi's answers everything. And then there's the crowd. You are guaranteed to find your type of fittie on a night out at Hammersmith Belushi's. Sip on your Happy Hour G&Ts, or 2-for-1 Corona beers and chat someone up at the bar before you find yourself necking on the dancefloor.

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Charing Cross - It'd hardly be fair to have a 'love' guide without at least one gay option to shout about. A fun, up-for-it, young crowd, with plenty of drinks offers, a plethora of rooms and camp, 80s and 90s music to dance to. "A great place to pull," say the Fluid London experts; especially if it's the G-A-Y Camp Attack event.

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West End
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Covent Garden - The name Roadhouse says it all. Found in a basement by Covent Garden market this is an American 1950s styled bar with an American dinner on the side of an expansive bar floor. Book a table at this bar & restaurant.

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Camden - an obvious one maybe but still well worth the effort, especially for the gents. Girls dressed to kill and on the hunt (mainly for celebrities) - and the barmaids aren't too bad either! If you're in a band or famous, you'll do well.

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