In the words of wise, old Cindi Lauper, “when the working day is done, girls just want to have fun”. Sweating in your office, watching the clock and desperately trying to avoid small talk at the water cooler is no way to spend your summer. There must be something better to blow your hard earned cash on than rent and tax, no? Yes. It’s time to kick off those comfy work shoes, put on your freakum dress and head to the capital. Not familiar with London? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Gordon’s Wine Bar, Villiers Street
Do you like wine? Do you like cheese? If the answer to either or both of those questions is yes then are you in for a treat here. Create a platter by choosing from a huge selection of different cheeses and then pair it with either the wine they recommend on the menu or whichever one takes your fancy. The ambiance here is great and the food and drink is utterly divine. This is where you line your stomach before moving on with the night.
Aladdin, Old Compton Street
Every little girl secretly fancied Aladdin. Yes, I’m talking about the Disney cartoon. To a six year old, that doesn’t matter. Every little girl also, much more openly, wished they were Jasmine, if only so they could have a super loyal pet tiger. The film that thrilled us all back in the 90s has finally come to the west end with sounds and colours that could only be found in the (fictional) land of Agrabah.
O bar, Wardour Street
The show may be over but the night is still young. It’s time to pull up a plush armchair in this chic and sophisticated drinking den and down a few cocktails as you discuss which parts of Aladdin you loved the most and how, even though nothing compares to the film, it was pretty darn good. If you decide to have a big night out on a school night you will be able to enjoy happy hour prices here from 8pm-3am.
Barrio Soho, Poland Street
Girls’ Night Out at Barrio Soho
Now we turn it up a notch and head to Latin-themed Barrio for mojitos and salsa music. Vibrant and invariably blasting out some absolutely cracking tunes, Barrio Soho is the perfect place to have one too many as you let go of all your inhibitions on the dancefloor.
Ronnie Scott’s, Frith Street
We end the night at one of the world’s finest jazz clubs, just in time to make the late, late show. Buy your ticket on the door to enjoy some amazing Jazz performances, but be aware that there might be a bit of a queue – Ronnie Scott’s is a place of legend. Or if you fancy continuing the party, go ‘Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s’, where it is brimming with suave music-lovers and sporting the ultimate in chic décor – The perfect end to a good night out. Glide across the dancefloor, throw your head back when you laugh and clink glasses while you mingle. You made it!
Are you having a Girls Night Out this weekend? Where was your best night out in London? Leave a comment below.
Main Image Credit: Girl’s Night Out courtesy of Function Fixers
Image Credit: Gordon’s Wine Bar courtesy of Gordon’s Wine Bar
Image Credit: O Bar Soho Venue Shot courtesy of O Bar Soho
Image Credit: Do Your Thing – Barrio Soho courtesy of Design My Night
Image Credit: Ronnie Scott’s courtesy of What’s on in London