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How The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Affect London Nightlife


How The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Affect London Nightlife


The year 2020 was an extremely tough year for everyone in the London nightclub business as well as for those who enjoy visiting nightclubs on a regular basis. From March 2020, all nightclubs were forced to close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They still haven’t reopened.


Financial support has been very limited and while the government’s furlough payments have helped to keep employees on the payroll, in many cases it could be for nothing as the venues they work for perhaps won’t reopen following the pandemic. Many nightclubs are trying to hold on but with no definitive end date known it is undoubtedly a difficult decision to make as to whether to remain in business or shut up shop for good.


So what is the likely scenario following the reopening of the nightlife industry in the future? Inevitably there will be less nightclubs in London once things return to normal. We saw in December the closure of Cafe De Paris - London's oldest nightclub having been open since 1924. However it is expected that the demand for nightlife will be greater than at any time in recent history. The result of this will be that nightlife entrepreneurs will be eager to capitalise on this and begin work as soon as possible on launching new clubs.


The emergence of a new breed of London nightclubs will mean innovative new themes concepts will appear in these new locations. Fresh refurbishments and new policies will occur meaning that the whole London nightclub scene will feel completely revitalised. It potentially could be that there is such high demand for nightlife that there are more night clubs established in a short period of time than ever before. This can only be good for the clubgoer.


Whatever happens once things return to pre-2020, everyone involved in the London nightclub scene from club owners to staff and to guests will be in for a very interesting time. The rejuvenation of the London nightclub scene is something we should all look forward to. There’s no better way to shake off the woes of recent times than by going to a club and dancing to great music with friends.


Velvet PR will be there to offer you access, as always, to London’s most exclusive nightclubs whether you are looking to book a guestlist or a VIP table. You’ll find updates on all the current clubs as well as information and news on newly opener clubs so you can find out what to expect when visiting the new London night clubs.

Impress Your Date With The Top 4 Romantic Restaurants and Bars in London



Everywhere you look, you'll see London on best-restaurants lists. It's been called the food capital of the world and it's been ranked in the top 50 food cities globally. It's safe to say the London food scene is a delicious one.

Luckily for you, it's more than a pint at the pub and fish and chips. There are countless romantic restaurants and bars spread throughout London, England, sure to impress your date.

Whether you've been married for years and need a romantic getaway, or you're pulling out all the stops for a new fling, the following restaurants are splendid, to say the least.

Check them out!

1. Jikoni 

Jikoni, which means 'kitchen' in Swahili, is located in Marylebone. It has not only a tasty food menu but a beautiful atmosphere to accompany it!  

Their cuisine features an array of options, spanning the cultures of Asia, East Africa, the Middle East, and Britain. 

Reserve a private table for two, or sit right at the counter downstairs and watch the chefs prepare meals before your eyes.

Located at 19-21 Blanford St., Marylebone.

2. Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis, which sits right in the historic Soho district of London, has a 'colourful past' and 'timeless allure' that's undeniable. 

Dress in your best clothes for a night out on the town and visit this romantic restaurant that offers seasonal British fare. Reserve a private room or sit and have a cocktail at one of their two bars. 

Fun fact: this used to be the home of renowned German philosopher Karl Marx.

Located at 26-29 Dean Street, Soho.

3. Clos Maggiore 

For contemporary, authentic French cuisine, visit Clos Maggiore, which has earned the actual title of "World's Most Romantic Restaurant"! You can't beat that.

Enter the front door beneath cascading, blooming flowers and sit beneath them, too. Flowers cover the ceiling inside their restaurant, giving patrons a gorgeous, comforting view as they dine.

Tables are decked with candles, and if it's a cold evening, ask to sit by their fireplace.

They feature a high-class wine menu to accompany their award-winning food, which is influenced by the country inns of Provence and Tuscany. Visit this restaurant to see what three AA-rosette awards taste like!

Located at 33 King Street, Covent Garden.

4. Nobu

You may have heard about Nobu, as it's well-known for having frequent celebrity appearances. But you don't have to be a celebrity to enjoy this unique atmosphere and world-class food and drink menu.

Luckily for you and your date, Nobu also has two locations in London — one on Berkeley Street and one on Old Park Lane — both offering dishes such as Japanese Wagyu beef, Chilean sea bass, and black cod miso (to name a few).

Located at 15 Berkeley Street or 19 Old Park Lane.

Romantic Restaurants in London Are Everywhere

The hardest decision you'll have to make today is which of these London hot spots to attend. The options for romantic restaurants are endless — make a reservation at one today and one next week!

Our site is full of all the local-approved favourites London has to offer. Click here to see even more restaurant offerings — from swanky wine bars to street food pop-ups and more.

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The 4 Most Unique and Posh Clubs in London


The UK's nighttime economy is its fifth-biggest industry. It accounts for 8 per cent of the UK's employment and contributes an astounding £66bn!

So, how can you help stimulate your local economy?

You guessed it — by hitting up the posh clubs in London, by visiting grassroots live music venues, and by being out and about in the nighttime hours.

If you're a clubgoer, this list is for you. The next time you and your friends are planning to paint the town red, visit one of these four hotspots for an amazing, fun time.

1. Cirque Le Soir 

This circus-themed nightclub is where it's at. That's why it's earned the title of 'Best London Nightclub,' and even 'World's Finest Club' for both its London and Dubai locations. 

Cirque Le Soir is 'refined, distinct, and lauded' worldwide. And as their tagline says, If you don't know, don't worry. Just come by and check it out for yourself, and prepare for anything to happen.

Located at 15-21 Ganton Street, Soho.

2. Tape 

Music lovers must pay Tape a visit, as the club understands that 'everything begins with music.' 

Have a few drinks, enjoy notable live DJs, and if you do something silly, cite what everyone else says: Tape made me do it!

Every Tuesday is 100 per cent hip hop, every Friday is open-format, and every Saturday features unannounced artists and impromptu performances. If you want to be surprised, that's your night.

Located at 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair.

3. Tramp 

Tramp is a private club located in the heart of Mayfair.

You may have heard of it as it regularly makes the 'best of' lists when it comes to London's nightlife. It's even been hailed as one of the most exclusive members' clubs in the world — so if you can find yourself an in, seize the opportunity. 

Of all the posh clubs in London, this is sure to meet your needs. Enjoy a dimly-lit room that's surprisingly cosy for how large it is. You can also have a bite to eat until the wee hours of the night — even the chefs want to keep you dancing, so they'll offer their famous Tramp burger until dawn.

Located at 40 Jermyn Street, St. James's.

4. Dolce Kensington Club

This hidden gem located in prestigious South Kensington is equal parts non-pretentious and classy. The bar provides high-end cocktails during the earlier hours, and turns into an extravagant nighttime venue that runs until 3 am. 

Expect affable debauchery, indulgent fun, and all the snacks and well-balanced cocktails you can stand. 

Located at 17A Harrington Road, South Kensington.

Enjoy These Posh Clubs in London!

The UK has no lack of fun things to do, and the nightlife is included in that.

If you're looking for a way to spend your nighttime hours that's sure to be a blast, pay these posh clubs in London a visit. You won't regret it—you may even run into a celebrity or two.

If you're pregaming at home before you go out, check out this list of the top 10 club-ready songs about London. And subscribe to our newsletter for more great London advice like this, straight to your email inbox!

Adult Party Ideas


When one becomes an adult, one can seldom think of a great idea for a birthday party. But we assure you - birthday parties are a lot more enjoyable as an adult. 

And if you cannot think of any adult party ideas - follow our short guide to learn about the 5 elements of a great club party in the city of London!

Adult Party Ideas: All You Need To Know

Nothing could top a great club party in London for an adult's birthday party. But how does one go about planning the 'club party of the year?'

Here are the 5 elements needed for the perfect club party:

1. Choosing the Right Club

London is awash with exciting nightclubs. One may be tempted to randomly select any nightclub - perhaps the one closest to your home. But do your due diligence in choosing the right club.

What determines the ideal nightclub is based on your own criteria. Consider if you prefer an overcrowded venue or an intimate one. What type of music does the club play? Is there a private area - if you even want one? Are there activities besides dancing (such as a snooker table)?

2. Visit the Club

Of course, internet research is not enough to choose the right club. Make sure you visit the clubs you have shortlisted to decide which one is best.

If you have planned activities, see if there is an area where these activities can be enjoyed. Look around at the other patrons or ask the club owners about the dress code. We suggest creating a dress code for your guests to make the night even more special and exclusive.

3. Activities

While letting everyone talk and dance amongst themselves is a great idea - having planned activities makes the night more memorable.

Activities can range from drinking games to card games. A game of charades could also be in order. 

Activities are a fun way to bring all your guests together and to bond with each other. We strongly recommend having activities at your party.

4. Food and Drinks

What would a great party be without delicious food and drinks? Make sure that the venue you choose has a great menu - or allows for catering. You also want to research drinks. You want a venue with a variety of drinks, perhaps great rates on buying bottles. And for those friends who don't like hard drinks, you want to make sure there is a variety of fizzy drinks as well.

5. Guest List

Finally, a great adult party is made great by its guests. While you may be tempted to invite all 1000 of your Facebook friends, this is probably not the best idea.

Keep your guest list exclusive. Choose your closest friends and family to enjoy this experience with you. A great adult birthday party is full of memories with your loved ones - not a loud experience with people who would not remember your date of birth offhand!

See You at the Party!

Now that you know the best adult party ideas, it is time to start planning! We'll see you at the party!

And if you need some help in planning your party, we are just a phone call away!


  Dolce Club London - Dolce Guestlist Entry & Dolce Tables


Dolce Club London Entry - Dolce Guestlist and Dolce Table Bookings

Get entry on the Dolce guestlist or book a Dolce table for access to South Kensington’s most exclusive VIP nightclub. Dolce London club is the unique and extravagant nightspot that has taken over Kensington’s high end scene.
On the Dolce guestlist you will see an amazingly beautiful nightclub that has been designed to the highest of standards. Some of the notable features in Dolce Club London include the mirror walls with seductive lip artwork, neon signs, zebra black and white walls in the VIP area and a wall of golden horned bulls.
A Dolce table booking will offer you the best experience at the club and the standard Dolce tables surround the dancefloor in the centre of the club. A Dolce VIP table booking is the ultimate way to experience the best of what Dolce London has to offer with huge VIP tables on a raised area at the far side of the club above the DJ booth.
On the Dolce guestlist or with a Dolce table booking you will be partying at London’s top and most in demand VIP nightclub with a highly select crowd that often will include celebrities and other notable faces.
The music at Dolce club is commercial R&B and hiphop with some commercial house earlier in the night to warm up the crowd, from some of London’s best DJs on the VIP club circuit.
Expect entertainment at Dolce London whether on the Dolce guestlist or via a Dolce table booking, as each night dancers take to the podiums and other acts can include saxophonists and electric violinists among other special performances.


Dolce Entry Fee

Dolce club London entry fees start at complimentary entry for girls. It is recommended to arrive early as the Dolce guestlist can be full early. Guys are £20 entry.


Dolce Table Prices

Dolce table prices differ depending on the night, the standard of table required and the guy:girl ratio. The starting cost is £500 minimum spend for groups of up to 10. VIP Dolce table prices start at £1000 min spend for groups of up to 10.
We offer a table booking service for Dolce Club London and you can book below. If you require more information on table prices or about the venue itself please get in contact with us. We recommend booking your table as early as possible to avoid disappointment.




Dolce Club London Address : 17A Harrington Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3ES

Opening and Closing Times: 10:30pm-3am

Dress Code: Smart

Entry Fee: Ladies complimentary on the Dolce guestlist before 11:30pm. Gents £20

Tables: Available to book / start from a £500 spend

Entry policy: Guestlist only, get on the guestlist above

Membership: Everybody

Age restriction: Over 18s



  Luxx Club London - Luxx Guestlist Entry & Dolce Tables


Luxx Club London Entry - Luxx Guestlist and Luxx Table Bookings

Luxx is the light effect theme VIP superclub located in the prestigious Berkeley Street in Mayfair. It attracts a high end clientele and celebrity guests looking to experience the best of what London’s elite nightlife has to offer. You can access the club via a Luxx guestlist or by booking a Luxx table.
On Luxx guestlist you will see the stunning light effects throughout the club, including video game style light boxes towards the entrance way with entertaining imagery such as a nude electric lady and a colourful lighting box with a risque arcade game.
A Luxx table booking is the perfect way to enjoy Luxx club London and there are many tables in the club with enormous VIP tables located around the outside of the club on a raised level above the main dancefloor. The DJ booth is situated in the centre of the venue with electric lights above it.
An attraction to look out for in Luxx club are the extravagant dancers dressed in robot costumes with high-tech face masks to really amplify the light effect experience.
You’ll also notice how big the club is - truly this is a Mayfair super club. A night out at Luxx is a necessity for any London high end nightlife fan, and is perfectly situated so that you can enjoy one of the nearby exclusive restaurants before finishing your night at the glamourous and energetic Luxx club London.
The owners of Luxx club have done a fantastic job in creating what will be for many years to come the top VIP nightclub in Mayfair, London. From the unique selection of music played each night to the overall ambience of the club and the top level of guests that frequent Luxx, everything has been meticulously through out to create an unforgettable high end clubbing experience.


Luxx Entry Fee

Luxx club London entry fees start at complimentary entry for girls. It is recommended to arrive early as the Luxx guestlist can be full early. Guys are £20 entry.


Luxx Table Prices

Luxx table prices differ depending on the night, the standard of table required and the guy:girl ratio. The starting cost is £1k minimum spend for groups of up to 10. VIP Luxx table prices start at £2k min spend for groups of up to 10.
We offer a table booking service for Luxx Club London and you can book below. If you require more information on table prices or about the venue itself please get in contact with us. We recommend booking your table as early as possible to avoid disappointment.




Luxx Club London Address : 15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY

Opening and Closing Times: 10:30pm-3am

Dress Code: Smart

Entry Fee: Ladies complimentary on the Luxx guestlist before 11:30pm. Gents £20

Tables: Available to book / start from a £1k spend

Entry policy: Guestlist only, get on the guestlist above

Membership: Everybody

Age restriction: Over 18s


Club Wear 101: How to Dress for a Night Out in London


In England, around 6.3% of the population enjoys dancing. Dancing your heart out at a London club starts with wearing the right club wear.

There are at least 300 clubs in London. Each of them has a dress code everyone must follow. All it takes is one fashion code violation to get denied entry.

Clubs use dress codes as a way of creating an image for branding. The more well-dressed you are, the more the club will welcome you.

Here's what you need to know about London club fashion.

Dress Codes 101

How you should dress depends on the club you're going to. The most exclusive clubs in London have more strict dress codes than less exclusive ones. West End clubs tend to have more strict dress codes than others.

If celebrities go to a certain club, the dress code there will be more strict.

Most likely, the club you're going to has a smart dress code. Smart casual dress codes (like the Ministry of Sound dress code) permit T-shirts, jeans, and branded trainers.

Clubs with smart sexy dress codes encourage sexy dress-up and more classy looks. Your best little black dress or button-up shirts are safe bets here. So are high heels and smart leather shoes.

Follow The Dress Code

Life tip: always follow the dress code. Even the best Soho bars have dress codes. If you don't follow the dress code, you can't get into the club.

For example, if the dress code explicitly tells you to wear high heels, don't wear flats. You won't make it past the door.

Feel free to show skin. Some of the hottest clubbing outfits are revealing. However, if a dress code warns against showing too much skin, dress accordingly.

(Note: Over-the-knee skirts are usually fine.)

Don't forget to follow other aspects of the dress code. If a dress code calls for styled hair and makeup, have both ready when you appear at the door.

Fashion Tips

More formal dress codes call for trousers (not jeans), stylish shoes, and a collared shirt. Suits, blazers, and loafers create a classic look.

Women who aren't sure what to wear as a night-out outfit can wear cocktail dresses to more upscale clubs. Feeling daring? Then wear a sultry red dress.

If you're not used to wearing high heels, ditch the stilettos and opt for thicker heels. The thicker your high heels are, the more they'll support your feet and ankles. 

If a dress code includes the word "elegant", wear semi-formal attire like suits and pencil skirts. Dresses should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.

Rock Your Club Wear Like a Boss

Coco Chanel played a role in popularizing the little black dress. Good club wear makes you feel as almost as confident as her.

Stick to colours that flatter you. Solid neutral tones are always safe. If you're not sure how something looks, ask for someone else's opinion.

Get exclusive access to clubs and apply for our guest list. You deserve to have a good time.

Top 5 London Highlights for Club Goers and Party Animals




With its pretty architecture, rich history, and multicultural citizens, its no wonder that London is the most popular tourist destination in the world. How popular exactly? The city gets around 30 million visitors a year! It makes sense why there are so many visitors. There is so much to do! For people who love the wilder side of things, we've got amazing London highlights for you to check out!


Want to party with the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio, Rhianna, and Drake? Then this club is just for you. Street artists are commissioned every two months to come up with new art to paint on the walls. As a high-end boutique club, you'll have to make sure you dress to impress upon entry. You'll also have to spend a pretty penny as well. Standard tables cost 500 pounds, with the most pricey going up to 4,200 pounds for the Cleopatra Package.


If you love live music and a more casual vibe, then Borderline is where you need to go. Artists such as Oasis, Blur, Amy Winehouse, and Muse have all played in this much-loved venue. With new artists playing every week, there's always something new to discover. Head to their Tilted nights for indie and alternative music, or hang out in their cocktail lounge sipping on margaritas. After a long-awaited refurbishment, Borderline has come back better than ever.

Cafe de Paris

Opening in 1924, Cafe de Paris remains today to be one of the most exclusive and well-known clubs. Stars like Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra have graced the venue back in the day, with the likes of P.Diddy being spotted today. Not only does Cafe de Paris have a club, but it also puts on cabaret shows with burlesque dancers. For special occasions, the club also hosts private events.

The Box

This exclusive and expensive club is not for the faint of heart. With inside photography banned and an air of elusiveness outside of the club, you will have to see it to believe it. Nicknamed "Britain's Seediest VIP Nightclub," you can just imagine the types of shows you can see here. But don't be fooled, even though the shows are erotic and kinky, the place is beautiful and the tables are expensive. Located in a restored old theatre, tables run a minimum of 2,500 pounds for a small group. Larger groups will have to shell out a minimum of 5,000 pounds for a table.

Toy Room

This club is perfect for the adult who just wants to be a kid again. As an artsy, boutique club, they use children's toys in a contemporary and adult context. Think Toy Story gone grunge mixed in with a bit of Bansky. Table prices start at 1,500 pounds with VIP tables starting at 3,000 pounds.

London Highlights for People Who Want to Have Fun

As you can see, these London highlights are perfect for those who love the nightlife! Other top clubs include Mahiki, Tape and Raffles. There's something out there for everyone, no matter what vibe you are going for. Need some good tunes to play while getting ready? Check out our article on the best London songs to play to get pumped before your big night out.

Top 10 Club-Ready Songs About London

Are you heading to London soon and are looking for a way to get pumped up? Or, are you just looking to bring the spirit of London to your hometown? While there are a lot of ways to conjure up the spirit and ambience of London, one of the best things to do is to listen to music. That's right. There are some pretty awesome songs about London out there that will make you feel like you're in the heart of SoHo or Chelsea, bumping to club music without a care in the world. So, what are the best songs about London out there? Check out this guide to find out.

1. London Calling - The Clash

If you want to channel the Clash and vent all of your furies about the state of the world, then the song London Calling is your answer. In this song, the Clash touches on their concerns about the River Thames flooding, police brutality, and whether punk was at the beginning of the end. This is a great song that helps rev up the spirit of rebellion, as well as nostalgia for problems of the past.

2. Hometown Glory - Adele

Who doesn't love Adele, right? Well, if you're a fan of Adele and London, then Hometown Glory is the perfect song for you. This song was inspired by Adele's discussions with her mother regarding what university she should attend. Adele had a desire to remain close to London, and this song is a reflection of her experiences as well as people who influenced her desire to stay.

3. LDN - Lilly Allen

If you're looking for a more upbeat melody, then LDN (short for London) by Lilly Allen is your song. This whimsical melody describes a bike ride through London, with the rider describing situations that aren't quite as they seem.

4. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty came out with this song three years after his band, the Stealers Wheel, broke up. This song is an ode to one of London's most famous streets- Baker Street. During the time between his band's breakup and his solo album, Gerry spent a lot of time crashing at a friend's flat on Baker Street.

5. Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Waterloo Sunset is considered one of the best songs ever written about London. This is a bittersweet hit that manages to capture the melancholic heart of the city. It tells of the story of two lovers, Terry and Julie, who meet at Waterloo Station every Friday night.

6. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant

If you want to listen to a song about London with a reggae vibe, then Electric Avenue is your beat. This song is named after a street in Brixton, which actually got its name because it was the first street to be lit up by electricity. During the time in which Eddy grant wrote the song, the street had a heavy population of Carribean and African immigrants. Eddy Grant's motivation to write the song stemmed from the Brixton Riots, which occurred due to concerns over unemployment, poverty, and racism. However, despite the heaviness of the lyrics, this song is surprisingly upbeat.

Songs About London: Are You Ready to Rock?

As you can see, there are some pretty great songs about London out there. What's your favourite song about London? Let us know in the comments below. And, be sure to check out this guide to the most exclusive clubs in London if you're headed there soon!


  Opium London Table Bookings & Table Prices

Opium London Table Bookings & Table Prices

Opium London table prices differ depending on the night of the week, the kind of table required and the guy:girl ratio. The starting cost is £1000 min spend for groups of up to 5. VIP Opium London table prices begin from £2000 min spend for groups of up to 10. This means the group will need to spend this amount over the night on bottle service at the table. Table price is exclusive of cover charges of £20 per guest and service charge.
Opium London is the top VIP club in central London where a table booking is highly recommended to enjoy the full extent of the incredible venue that is Opium. Opium London table prices depend on the group booking the table. It opened in late 2018 by some of the top names in the London nightlife scene. The tables in Opium are large and can seat big groups who want to celebrate a night in style! Opium proudly offers more VIP tables that any other VIP club in London.
Opium London comes from the Opium Spain group which has other clubs around the world. The London Opium looks to become the top venue in the Opium group.
The club itself is amazing. Getting an Opium London table booking will grant you access to this amazing club. Booking an Opium London table is the recommended way to experience this club, with huge VIP booths seating up to 10 guests.
We offer a table booking service for Opium Club London and you can book below. If you require more information on table prices or about the venue itself please get in contact with us. We recommend booking your table as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Opium London Address : 9 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DG

Opening and Closing Times: 10pm- 3am

Dress Code: Smart

Tables: Available to book / start from a £1000 spend

Guestlist: Opium London guestlist available here

Membership: Everybody

Age restriction: Over 18s