What’s the secret to a good night out in London? Well, we think it’s a combination of things, including getting the most out of your limited time, getting the best value possible, and being with people you love. It sounds pretty simple and, thanks to London’s vast and diverse pubs and bars, it really is that easy to have a night to remember in the city.

So where to go to get the ultimate value in the shortest time? You’ll need to find either one incredible bar (yes, they do exist, but they get busy, it’s hard to hear much, and you’ll have a sore throat in the morning) or – and this is the preferred option – find an area that has a number of great bars all in close proximity to one another. This way you can move to a new bar when the scenery gets old, but not waste time searching for your next pub. Plus, if they are all in one place you won’t have to fork out for a taxi either. Win win!

If you are looking for bars near Greenwich then there is really only one place to go (I just linked to their guide). Not only are there dozens of places to go for a drink (and a snack if you’re feeling peckish) including All Bar One, The Slug and Lettuce, and the opulent Lanson Champagne Bar, but with everything under one roof not even the weather can put a dampener on proceedings. Where is this place? It’s the O2, of course.

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At London’s premier concert venue, there is so much more than an arena. The bars and pubs here are all great quality, and offer fantastic value for money, meaning that you can enjoy your evening without worrying about the bill at the end. No travelling (unless you could a few steps) between venues, plus extra entertainment including a bowling alley, cinema, and exhibitions make the O2 the best value, most entertaining place to spend a fun night with friends, or even a romantic date with the one you love.

Of course London has plenty more to offer on top of this: Islington is a fabulous place to hang out with friends when the occasion simply calls for a good night out. There’s The Bar With No Name which serves enticing cocktails; there’s the Hoxley and Potter which is known as ‘happily affordable’ and looks luxurious; there’s the Be At One which has a DJ at the weekends, and some pretty impressive happy hour offers. And there are many more besides.

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Covent Garden is another favourite – bear in mind, though, that this is majorly popular at all times of year, and can get crowded. It can be pricey too, because of its location. Despite that, with bars such as the Beaufort Bar, the Dirty Martini, the Cellar Door, and Mabel’s – as well as many of their trendy friends in the area – there is never a dull moment in Covent Garden.