The Handbook
The Handbook

2am rib eye steak anyone?

With so many amazing venues in London it’s sometimes hard to fit them all in. We have complied our guide to some of the best 24 hour venues, so whether you find yourself wandering the streets at 4am in search of a preventative hangover measure or leave work at a depressing hour, we’ve got you covered!


The king of late night dining has to be VQ who’ve been fuelling late night lovers with buttermilk pancakes, fish’n’chips and truffle potato crisps since 1995. Wherever you are in the city, you can guarantee these guys will leave you refreshed,  refuelled, and ready to take on the day (or night!) Their Chelsea, Aldgate and Bloomsbury venues are open 24-hours, and their Euston, Notting Hill and Clapham venues are still open into the early hours…

Where: Various

Duck & Waffle

Duck and Waffle is on everyone’s London bucket list and if you can’t face the evening queues then bear it in mind for a late night/early morning adventure and swap sunset for sunrise – the views are priceless. Although there is a varied menu, but our go-to is their salt beef grilled cheese. Think Gruyère, farmhouse and pickles, mmm!

Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

Beigel Bake

Not to be confused with the other 24 hour bagel bakeries on Brick Lane with similar (unimaginative) names, Beigel Bake has been pleasing hungry tums since 1974. Drunken partygoers and night shift workers can rely on the variety of flavours, but the hot salt beef with mustard is a classic and pretty hard to beat.

Where: 159 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SB

Hippodrome Casino

Casinos are never really places you plan your night around but when you find yourself wandering the streets of Soho at 3am you’ll be pleased to know the party continues at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a dedicated 24-hour menu to fuel you through the night. We’re talking chicken wings, beef sliders and their epic signature steak sarnie!

Where: The Hippodrome Casino London, Cranbourn Street, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Leicester Square (0 miles)

Polo Bar

Equally frequented by builders, bankers and bloggers, this city central cafe has an extensive (and very tempting) menu ranging from juices to burgers to a good old full-English breakfast. Unlike a few on this list, Polo Bar has a 24 hour alcohol license, and if you can’t make it to the cafe at 5am they will deliver.

Where: 176 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, EC2M 4NQ

Balans Soho Society

Open for 24-hours, Balans Soho Society live by the ethos that too much of a good thing is a good thing, the best plan is no plan and that the pursuit of pleasure is a noble one. Even if the pleasure itself might not be. If you’re strolling around Soho aimlessly in the early hours of the morning looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat, look no further. Balans Soho Society have you covered with their epic all-day menu. 10 oz rib eye anyone?

Where: 34 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UG

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