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Bars in South East London Whether you’re 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], Rushey Green.

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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