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The Best Cafes Open Late in London

November 29, 2022 |

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Today we will be looking at some of London’s best cafes that are open late, because you never know when you will need a bite to eat or a quick coffee to liven you up.

Look Mum No Hands

Look mum no hands is a cafe, bicycle workshop and a bar all rolled into one. So it gets a big thumbs up if you’re into cycling, and even if you are not the cafe is still pretty cool.

With plenty of things going on such as Tour De France screenings, exhibitions and book launches there always seems to be something going on at Look Mum No Hands which is located in 49 Old Street London and for those of you who need a postcode its: EC1V 9HX.

Look Mum No Hands or LMNH as it is often referred to is open late on Wednesday and Thursday. Here are the following opening hours:

Monday – Tuesday: 8am to 4pm

Wednesday – Thursday: 8am to 10pm

Friday: 8am to 4pm

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Bar Italia

Bar Italia is located on 22 Frith Street in Soho and can be reached via the Covent Garden tube station easily. If you are looking for a cafe in London that is open late then Bar Italia is open till late. On weeknights Bar Italia is open till 5am and it’s also open till 12am on a Sunday.

Bar Italia was established in 1949 and has become very popular due to its amazing coffee and welcoming atmosphere. Because of its opening times its a very popular location with partygoers and musicians. It’s not your typical cafe.

If you like a good cappuccino try Bar Italia, you won’t regret it.

Greenberry Cafe London

If you don’t quite need your cafe to be open till 5am but want something that’s open after you finish work then Greenberry cafe is located at 101 Regents Park Rd NW1 8UR.

Greenberry Cafe is open until 10pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays so it’s a good cafe to visit if you’re looking for cafes that are open late in London.

Greenberry Cafe serves up everything from great coffee to traditional Mediterranean dishes. With plenty of dishes on the menu, this cafe is suitable for all ages.

Polo Bar London

If you need a cafe in London that is open late then the Polo Bar is a cafe that never closes. It’s open 24 hours and serves traditional English Breakfasts around the clock.

Polo bar also offers a click and collect service as well as free delivery to the EC2 postcode. They are the only 24-hour licensed cafe in London and serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner. Their birthday pancake towers are also something worth mentioning as they are delicious and make for an eye-stopping treat.

You can visit the Polo Bar at the following address:

176 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NQ

Tel 020 7283 4889

Final Thoughts

There are other cafes in London that are open late which could have been added to this list and over the next few months we will be adding more when we visit them, but for now, some of the best late-night cafes that we have visited are listed above.

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