Things to do in London Tonight

30 September 2020 Off By Saket Gupta

If you ever choose to visit London, you will know that the charms of this bustling city are twofold. While London presents one of its best sights to its visitors during the day time, it opens another avenue when the sunsets. The city does not only light up with vibrance during night time but offers tons of activities that are not just limited to night clubs and bars.

London at night

London really does come to life when the clock strikes midnight and it’s like you can see a whole new face of the city. Its streets speak of different tales, the famous buildings shine differently with shadows playing near its home and the sky lets you peek into a whole new world.  If you have London on your travel-list, then we have a list of some things to do in London tonight!

Attend the ceremony of keys

tower of london

The Ceremony of the Keys is a 700-year-old tradition of locking up the Tower of London which happens until now! This is one of those things in London which are specifically carried out during the night time. The ceremony starts precisely at 9:53 pm and concludes at 10:05 pm. In the past, the purpose of this ceremony was to protect the monarch who resided in the tower. Even though that is not the case anymore, the Tower of London still houses the Crown Jewels and other parts of London’s royal history. The event is free but as it is extremely popular amongst people, tickets have to be booked almost a year in advance.

Hear the Big Ben chiming 12 times at midnight

Big Ben at night

If London is on your travel list, you would have surely heard about the famous Big Ben! People who travel in London and live around the area would be used to the chiming of the Big Ben at every hour. It is one of the most iconic sites in London and it becomes differently beautiful at night. With a calming vibe, way less people in the region, the sky mixed with variant hues- the Big Ben lights up during the night and is a sight to behold. If you manage to visit the area exactly at midnight, you can also hear the 12 ringing chimes of the bell echoing into the night.

Visit the trendy neighborhood of Shoreditch


Shoreditch is one of the most trendy and bustling neighbourhoods of London- be it day or night. A lot of people consider Shoreditch to be a birthplace of English theatre and a welcoming home to fashion and street art in London. In fact, the first two theatres in London were built here and word goes that William Shakespeare came to Shoreditch as an actor.

Certainly, the place has its own interesting history and is one of the favorite go-to spots for people who want to have a fun time and grab their own share of nightlife in London. The place has great street art and graffiti adorning its walls and is lined with clubs and restaurants that will be lively irrespective of the hour that you choose to visit. This is the place you go to when you want to get a taste of London and its night-time shenanigans.

Join a London Night Bus Tour

The little twinkling lights that cover up London during the night are enjoyed the best on a bus ride. With the wind rushing past you on the top deck and the whole city passing by in front of your eyes – you would truly feel alive in a moment like this. If you want to learn more about the city or simply catch sight of all the major attractions, then you can even choose to go for a bus tour at the night.

river cruise london

Not only do you get to share these moments with other curious sightseers, you also get to hear live commentary and watch the gems of London shine up in the night. The bus crosses many breathtakingly beautiful sights like the Tower Bridge, Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and so many other places that by the end of it you’ll feel like you’ve gotten a real taste of this magnificent city. You can also take a river cruise along the historic Thames River and fall in love with London’s simplicity and beauty.

Grab a bite at a night food market

night food market london

Night markets in London are certainly a culture in their own right! If you are having a late-night hunger craving as you are touring through the streets of London, then these are exactly the places that you need to visit. Some of the markets that you should definitely check out are Dinerama in Shoreditch, Kerb Does Alchemy in Southbank and Model Market at Hawker House. These night markets are lined with stalls that offer all kinds of snacks like burgers, ribs etc. With the DJ and millions of lights adorning markets like Dinerama at night, these markets are just the right kind of visual treat as well!

Find a place to stay in London

After some time of touring London during the night time and getting your own share of what this beautiful city has to offer, you will want to come back to an accommodation that can make you comfortable and at ease. OYO Hotels London in the region seek to provide a home away from home, wherein you can relax, rejuvenate and have your needs met. With all the hotels being reopened after implementing precautionary guidelines in line with those introduced by WHO- we also seek to ensure that your safety is always our topmost concern. After all, with everything beautiful that London has to offer, you should also get an equally amazing accommodation experience to make a memorable trip.