When you're heading into the centre of London for a night out, you are often presented with a multitude of choices to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? Where are the best places to stop off? In a city so filled with fantastic venues and so many great things to see and do, the choices are endless, and you can end up feeling a bit lost when it comes to making a choice.
For those heading to Fitzrovia, the choices are endless, and whether you want to enjoy a night at a West End theatre or taking in art at some of the area's best blooming art galleries, the choices will leave your head spinning. The best way to make sure you do exactly what you want to do is to plan ahead. Decide how you want to spend your night, where you want to spend it and lay out the plan with friends so you're all decided.
But just what is the best way to spend a night in Fitzrovia with friends or a significant other? We take a look at one of our very favourite evenings in the area to give you an idea of how you might want to spend your own.
Dinner: The Crazy Bear
The first place to stop off when you're enjoying a night on the town is for a spot of dinner. It will allow you the chance to chat and get something to eat before hitting the bars. And in Fitzrovia, there are few places better to stop off for something to eat than at the Crazy Bear.
The restaurant is one of our favourites, and is well known among locals, with good reason. Opulently decorated and with some acclaimed cuisine on offer, it's a wonderful place to spend the early part of your evening.
You can start off the night with a little walk down to the basement, where you can enjoy some wonderful cocktails at the in-house bar, which offers a great setting to sit and relax with friends while enjoying a tipple. Cocktails here are unique and very upmarket, so make sure you order something exciting that you'll like. You can even order some sharing platters to tickle the taste buds while you wait here.
Back upstairs, once you sit down to dinner in the dark and mysterious restaurant, take care to marvel at the fantastically decadent surroundings. You will find some of the best Thai, Chinese and Japanese food to be tried anywhere in London. There's a reason the Crazy Bear has won awards from the likes of The Evening Standard, The Times and Theme Magazine in recent years.
Everything on the menu here is delightful, but we highly recommend the sushi made to order, which is some of the best in the whole of London.
Find it at 26-28 Whitfield Street. http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/fitzrovia/
Drinks: The Lucky Pig
Continuing on the animal-themed names, once you've finished dinner at the Crazy Bear, you'll do well to find anywhere better to enjoy a drink with friends than at the Lucky Pig, known as London's most decadent den of mischief and mayhem. Sounds like the perfect place to party after a hearty meal.
The 1920s style vintage basement bar really is a great place to head to if you want to try some of the arty stylings of Fitzrovia. It's creative and exciting, much like the area itself, and the cocktails that you will see shaken in front of you are really to die for.
The Lucky Pig is all about glamour and style, and it's well worth getting into the spirit of the venue by dressing as decadently as the place itself. You'll want to dance into the early morning with the mix of vintage and modern tunes. Throughout the week, the Lucky Pig hosts a number of guest DJs, as well as having regular live music, making it one of the most exciting places in the capital.
And once you're done with a wonderful night of dancing and cocktails, you can even head back to the beautiful Crazy Bear, which offers some great hotel rooms.
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