5 places for a unique nightcap in West London

If you are in West London for a holiday you will want to top your day of sightseeing and shopping off with a bit of food, drink, and entertainment. Bars offer an alltogether different experience from an English pub (which are also a must!), so be prepared! In the area that lies between Marble Arch and Shepherd’s Bush we’ve selected a few of the best.

Apres has an extensive cocktail offering, shiska, and a hearty appetiser list. Several areas are available to enjoy a quiet drink or to listen to the DJ’s music offerings.

A bar that offers a huge variety of entertainment from comedy to cabaret, is Ginglik. Unbelievably, Ginglik was built during the 1908 Olympic Games. It has a wide range of drink choices, along with burgers and snacks. There is a member entrance fee.

Funky decor in the Paradise is bound to get you in a party mood, and their funky evening events will keep you there. This is truly a late night place, finding favor in particular with the over 20s looking to dance the night away.

The Purple Bar lives up to its name, covered in purple and lavender drapes and upholstered furniture. Located in the Sanderson Hotel, it is a busy bar, making martinis in 10 ounce quantities. They make the original, “The Martinez,” which dates back to 1860.

Not as late night as the other bars recommended, the Salt Whiskey Bar still has much to offer. An indian menu combines with their specialty whiskey – they stock 180 kinds from all around the world.

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Opens at 5:00 p.m. daily
+44 020 7224 3452
Nearest Tube/Underground: Marble Arch tube
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Check website for hours of operation and show times
+44 020 7348 8968
Nearest Tube/Underground: Shepherd’s Bush
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The Purple Bar
Opens 6:00 p.m. daily
+44 020 7300 5588
Nearest Tube/Underground: Oxford Circus
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The Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Check website for hours of operation
+44 020 8969 0098
Nearest Tube/Underground: Kensal Green
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Salt Whiskey Bar
Opens at 12:00 p.m. daily
+44 020 7402 1155
Nearest Tube/Underground: Marble Arch
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