24 hour off licences in the City of Westminster
Looking for late night booze in Westminster?
Despite being located in the heart of Central London, Westminster and Camden are the only councils in England & Wales that don’t have any shops licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours.
If you’re in Westminster and want to buy booze late at night, you could try visiting a 24hr off licence in a nearby London borough, which may not be too far if you’re located near the boundary of the City of Westminster. Check out our map of all shops in London licenced to sell alcohol 24 hours. Alternatively, use our 24 hour off licence locator to search for nearest shops with 24 hour alcohol licences based on your current location.
If you want the booze to come to you, order alcohol for delivery in London from one of the many on-demand drinks delivery services that operate in the capital throughout the night. Alcohol delivery companies based in other London boroughs can legally deliver to addresses in Westminster. Getting booze delivered from one of London’s instant alcohol delivery services as as simple as ordering a takeaway online and so much easier than travelling to a 24 hour offie in another licensing authority area.
Since the introduction of the Licensing Act 2003, the law which enabled “24 hour drinking”, Westminster City Council is the only council, not just in London, but the whole of England & Wales, that has never granted a 24 hour alcohol licence to a shop (Camden, the only other council currently without any 24 hour off licences, previously had two supermarkets licensed for 24 hour alcohol sales).
Have you seen our interactive map of 24 hour off licences in London? It shows every single 24 hour off licence in the whole of Greater London, along with some late night licences in some areas, so you can find shops selling alcohol at night in areas near to Westminster.
The City of Westminster covers areas such as Covent Garden, Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Victoria, Pimlico, Millbank, Paddington, Bayswater, Westbourne Grove, Maida Hill, Maida Vale, West Kilburn, St Johns Wood and Regents Park.