Shoreditch, Old Street, and Hoxton in London
Why locals love it
These four areas form the more alternative East end of the city centre, and have established themselves as one of the best city areas for nightlife. Recent years have seen it increasingly popular, gentrified by the creative industries that have gravitated here, and the scene is definitely youth orientated.
Why you should visit it
This is a great place for something a bit different right in the city centre. A night of dinner and drinks here will see you spoilt for choice, and definitely up for a late one.
Shoreditch can at times be rather popular with the tourists. If you're looking for somewhere with a unique local vibe, see East London.