Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in North London

Proud Camden

Proud occupies a former horse hospital within Stables Market, with private booths in the old stalls, fantastic artworks on the walls (the main bar acts as a gallery during the day) and a kooky garden terrace complet…
Top Choice Wine Bar in North London

Bar Pepito

This tiny, intimate Andalusian bodega specialises in sherry and tapas. Novices fear not: the staff are on hand to advise. They're also experts at food pairings (top-notch ham and cheese selections). To go the whole …
Top Choice Pub in North London

Holly Bush

This beautiful Grade II–listed Georgian pub opens to an antique interior, with open fires in winter. It has a knack for making you stay longer than you planned. Set above Heath St, in a secluded hilltop location, it…
Top Choice Bar in North London

Euston Tap

This specialist drinking spot inhabits a monumental stone structure on the approach to Euston Station. Craft-beer devotees can choose between 16 cask ales, 25 keg beers and 150 brews by the bottle. Grab a seat on th…
Top Choice Pub in North London

Edinboro Castle

Large and relaxed Edinboro offers a refined atmosphere, gorgeous furniture perfect for slumping into, a fine bar and a full menu. The highlight, however, is the huge beer garden, complete with warm-weather barbecues…
Top Choice Pub in North London

Flask

Charming nooks and crannies, an old circular bar and an enticing beer garden make this 1663 pub the perfect place for a pint en route between Hampstead Heath and Highgate Cemetery. In winter huddle down in the cosy …
Top Choice Bar in North London

Drink, Shop & Do

This kooky little outlet will not be pigeonholed. As its name suggests, it is many things to many people: a bar, a cafe, an activities centre, a disco even. But the idea is that there will always be drinking (be it …
Bar in North London

Boogaloo

‘London’s Number 1 Jukebox’ is how Boogaloo flaunts itself: its celebrity-musician-selected jukebox playlists feature the favourite 10 songs of the likes of Nick Cave, Sinead O’Connor and Kate Moss, to name but a fe…
Bar in North London

Big Chill House

Come the weekend, the only remotely chilled-out space in this large, buzzy bar is its first-rate and generously proportioned rooftop terrace. It's run by the people behind the Big Chill record label, so it can be co…
Pub in North London

Spaniard’s Inn

Dating from 1585, this historic tavern has more character than a West End musical. It was highwayman Dick Turpin’s hang-out between robbery escapades, but it’s also served as a watering hole for more savoury charact…