A Night On the Town.
Ah London London ! our delight Great flower
that opens but at night .
Other gathering spots for swingers include kettners in Romilly Streetand
the Soho Brasserie in Old compton Street. These are " gathering spots"
because many of the champagne drinkers go on to a night club such
as string fellow in upper St.Martin's Lane . london hippest clubs
have all powerful doorpersons who act as arbiters of taste , letting
in those faces and fashions that fir , and excluding those who don't
, irrespective of their wallet's weight.
The make -up of any major city seems to change at night as
offices empty into pubs and trains drain the centre of workers
and replace them with players . The west End , a shopping
and office centre by day, is the heart of London at night.
Soho is still the most fashionable area, and is still the
sex centre of London , although smut is on the retreat . Some
of the best food and the trendiest clubs are here , including
Ronnie Scott 's Jazz Club in Frith Street.
The most successful and biggest discos in town
are The Hippodrome (Cranbourne Street) , The Limelight (Shaftesbury
Avenue) the wag Club in Wardour Street and the famous gay disco
Haven (Villiers Street).
Londoners get a buzz from being in the company
of the countless nationalities that throng Leicester Square , Piccadilly
, Trafalgar Square , covent Garden and the Trocadero Centre. These
are the best know central areas for evening promenading and for
an entrance fee of a few pounds , drinking can continue past the
11pm pub closing time at such places as Burlington Betie's in shaftesbury
Avenue . although London may not seem to offer a conducive climate
, 84 percent of all oversea visitors describe their evening activities
as " Just walking around ".
Further afield, King's Road in Chelsea , Notting
hill and Westbourne Grove, Camden and Lslington can be lively in
the evening . More off-beat places , such as around the former market
at spitalfields and among trendy clubs in Hoxton square , come in
and out of fashion . Others might look for the ethnic : Indian in
Brick Lane , or the latest sushi gimmicks - yo ! Sushi in poland
street has robot services and claims to have the longest conveyor
food belt in the world . Or they might want to skip to another continent
at the Rainforest café in the Trocadero centre , where a suitably
steamy ambience has been created.
The Souht Bank complex (on the southern end of
Waterloo Bridge ) may not be appealing to the eyes , but it does
offer an impressive range of cultural choice from concerts through
theatre to film , and some of the best views of central London can
be had from the banks of the river . on the concrete promenade of
the jubilee Walkway on a summer evening , busking jazz saxophonist
make the place feel just a little like New York.
For a glamorously old - fashioned evening , head
for Mayfair an St James . Here you 'll find discreet restaurants
and exclusive night clubs such as Annabel's in Berkeley square ,
appealing to an older , sophisticated crowd who don't need to ask