Bars in South East London
looking for a great place to meet friends or an ambient
venue to chill out and listen to some great music, South
East London has a wide selection of bars.
If you want to make a real night of bar-hopping head
to Bermondsey Street [map],
which is home to a wealth of top quality bars offering
something for every taste. This rejuvenated area offers
music and food alongside some great décor. The London Scotia Bar [map] is one of those traditional
pubs that serve good quality food and snacks during
the day and a lively atmosphere during the evening.
Celebrity spotters can enjoy a visit to SE One [map],
West Street Tunnel, London Bridge, which is a great
venue for those who enjoy mingling with the rich and
famous. This central hotspot comes alive at night with
state-of-the-art lasers and a fantastic sound system.
Those who like the smooth grooves of Motown should make
the journey to Catford for a fun evening out. One of
the few bars in London that’s entirely dedicated
to the vibes of 1960s music is The Motown Bar [map],
Perhaps you prefer traditional pubs and real
ale. If so, South Norwood should be your
first port of call. There’s a range of good quality
English pubs. Head to Portland Street for The Gold
Coast Bar and Restaurant [map] and The Portmanor [map].
Real ale drinkers will feel very much at home in South
East London with the wide selection of pubs offering
the amber nectar in a traditional guise. Check out the
areas around Waterloo and Southwark for a range of great
ales for dedicated drinkers.
Continue your hunt for traditional ale with a visit
to The Ship [map], Croydon’s oldest pub. With
a very modern outlook but traditional exterior, The
Ship, located on the Highstreet, Croydon, is a very
happening pub which plays host to a range of great bands
that cover everything from jazz music to heavy metal.
There’s also an impressive bar menu serving a
range of tempting nibbles.
For a high street brimming with chic bars head
to Kennington Lane [map],
for a good selection of trendy eateries that are proving
popular with locals and visitors alike.
Try The Lobster Pot [map] and The Little Apple [map] for a relaxing night out with friends or a chilled-out
lunch, or go to The Vauxhall Tavern [map] for
a lively night on the tiles.
Blackheath [map] , Lewisham, is a great place
for those continental bars. People who enjoy European
cuisine including Spanish and French fayre will
enjoy the many stylish bars dotted around Blackheath.
Blackheath benefits from its own railway station so
revellers can catch a train back to the centre of London
after their evening of fun.
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