London Uncovered: Four after dark venues

Gong at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard and American honky-bar Beaver Lodge are among four of the best new night-time venues in London for events.

 London Uncovered: Four after dark venues - The Gong at the Shangri-La at the Shard, London
London Uncovered: Four after dark venues - The Gong at the Shangri-La at the Shard, London


The Pitch: Gong, a bar located on the 52nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, opened last year. It features an infinity skypool with views of St Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye and Westminster.

Space to hire: Gong is available for private hire for groups of up to 16.

Don't Miss: Signature creations from the dedicated cocktail bar include Bermondsey Bubbles - a mix of Jensen's Bermondsey gin, rose liqueur, Creole bitters and champagne.

Tel: (020) 7089 5513




The Pitch: Opened in November 2014, M houses two restaurants, a cocktail bar, wine-tasting room, secret den and four private dining and event spaces.

Space to hire: The Hudson holds up to 12 seated; the Underground 32; the Den 12; and the Grill 24.

Don't miss: The den can be accessed only by those in the know.

Tel: (020) 3327 7770



The Pitch: El Patron opened in February in south-west London. It offers a tongue-in-cheek late-night Mexican bar serving cocktails, street food and more than 60 tequilas.

Space to hire: The venue holds up to 150 people.

Don't Miss: Mexican props, including stick-on moustaches, ponchos and sombreros. There is also a photo booth and live music from a house band on Fridays, with a DJ on Saturdays.

Tel: Talia on 07956 163298/(020) 8396 6350




The Pitch: Inception Group's seventh venue, Beaver Lodge opened last December. The concept is a mountain cabin bar and dance saloon, based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in places such as Jackson Hole in America, with live bluegrass and honky-tonk entertainment.

Space to hire: The venue can hold up to 180 guests.

Don't Miss: The decor includes a stuffed bear.

Recent clients: Apple, Boodles and L'Oreal.

Tel: (020) 7590 3609



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