The hippest bars and clubs in London very well may be found in Shoreditch, located northwest of more central districts like Westminster. A short walk along Rivington and perpendicular Curtain Road after dark will reveal a local crowd that lines up to hang out here at music staples like Cargo, Plastic People, and Bar Music Hall. Others will flock to the innumerable bars in the area that have found a hip, artsy niche and tend to refuse the suit-and-tie business types; stand-outs include The Book Club on Leonard (check out the lightbulb-laden ceiling in the basement), Strongroom (great outdoor seating), Callooh Callay (crazy, quirky cocktail bar), and Bar Kick on Shoreditch High (foosball heaven). More traditional British pubs and bars are scattered between Great Eastern Street and Kingsland Road, while a handful of members-only establishments and other highly regarded drinking havens exist further out from the center of the district. Without a doubt, you'll find a place to drink, dance, or just plain hang out that feels like home. Make yourself comfortable.