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MTV Television Presenter & Grammy Blogger

Izzy's Top 10 London Hang Outs

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MTV Television Presenter & Grammy Blogger Izzy Lawrence gives us her top ten London after dark hang-outs. (And a woman who walks the red carpet with Tom Jones, knows where the fun is!)

Frank's Cafe

Random Surprise! When you first arrive to the derelict carpark that leads up to Franks you may wonder why I have suggested this bar. However, as soon as you go in there and soak up the atmosphere and the view I am sure like me you will be so happy you made the effort. Franks was created by Paloma Gormley and...

Galvin At Windows

Forget paying to go on the London eye if a friend is visiting London and you want to show them the sites then take them to Galvin at Windows Bar on the 28th floor of the London Hilton, Park Lane. The panoramic views are breathtaking and you can enjoy a cocktail whilst sat in their thirties inspired...

The Box London

This is one for the real nightowls and those who love drama, cabaret and anything a little bit strange. The Box is constantly pushing boundaries with its experimental performances. Its a fun place to go with a group of friends and tables can be reserved on their website. My advice would be don't sit at...

69 Colebrooke Row

A great spot for cocktails run by award winning bartender Tony Conigliaro. He says his inspirations for his cocktails come from perfumes, designers, scientists and chefs.. intrigued? It's definitely worth a try. The decor is really fun I love the mix of Fifties-style cafe with New York drinking...


The getting your groove on... In my opinion one of the best tiny night clubs in London. There is a particularly good night to watch out for called Yeah Maybe, your guaranteed to be dancing non-stop on the smallest dance floor.

St Moritz

For dancing like a trooper... Every Thursday there is a great night at St Moritz in Soho called Gaz's Rockin' Blues. They spin rocksteady and jive and have live bands, its especially fun if you go the extra mile and dress up all vintage.


For yummy food… Bistrotheque in Cambridge Heath is one of my favourite restaurants and whiskey bars. It is an old factory building with an insanely good food menu and a cocktail bar that looks like it was plucked out of 1950s new york. It is the perfect precursor to a late night out in East London. They...

Somerset House

For a chilled night out... Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Its an outdoor cinema so you can watch your favourite films under the stars. Its running from 16th -27th August and is the perfect place to have a after dark chill out. I'm particularly looking forward to Hitchcocks 'The Birds'....

Scooter Caffé

My hidden treasure....This is one of my favourite London haunts. It is a tiny two floor bar that has decor inspired from a weathered Italian cafe. My favourite is the Vespa themed memorabilia and the paintings that hang precariously from the walls. Like so many great bars in London it is difficult to...

The Scotch of St James

The Place to hear new music. I love bars with history. In the Sixties Scotch hosted live performances by the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix who would often hang out there if they weren't performing. Now 20 years later, it has reopened and offers a live music night every Tuesday for up and coming acts...