Where to eat in London during the night
Last week, 24-hour service on the London Underground started on the Central and Victoria lines, and other lines will also be implementing this service in the autumn. If you find yourself travelling around London in the early hours of the morning, you may want to find somewhere to eat. Fortunately, there are many top London restaurants and cafes that are embracing the new 24-hour era, with some eateries being open 24 hours a day and others remaining open at hours that extend well into the night.
- Bar Italia in Soho first opened in 1949 and is now run by the third generation of the family. It is ideal for a late-night panini or pizza, an early breakfast or a caffeine top-up of some of the best coffee in London.
- Duck & Waffle, on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, is the perfect location to watch the glittering lights of London at night. Enjoy breakfast, a cocktail or something from the late-night menu, which spans from snacks to full meals and, of course, waffles.
- VQ, with locations in Chelsea and Bloomsbury, aims to offer whatever you want – burgers, hot dogs, omelettes, pasta, desserts and 24-hour breakfasts all feature on their night menu. The restaurants also have a 24-hour alcohol license, so you can enjoy a drink with your meal. A third VQ in Notting Hill offers late-night dining, but not yet for 24 hours.
- For a tasty snack to eat on the go, try Brick Lane Beigel Bake. Open 24 hours, it is best-known for its Jewish-style, traditional bagels with a variety of fillings, including salmon, cream cheese and salt beef.
- If you’re waiting for or arriving by train at Liverpool Street at any hour of the day or night, try Polo Bar. The menu includes all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, full meals and milkshakes.