Where to watch the 2016 US presidential election in London

Whether you're a displaced Yank or just can't get enough of the USA's political duo, we've found the perfect all-night parties to discover who will be the new leader of the New World.

K Bar at The Kensington 

Puns and panelling are the order at this elegant election night venue. Watch the events in America unfold from the safety and style of Old World sophistication at K Bar in The Kensington hotel. U will be in good hands with executive chef Steve Gibbs and bar manager Ben Manchester, who has dreamed up a ballot of cocktails with names that would go over Donald Trump’s head, like the hilarious (and complimentary!) Hell Toupee, a twisted variation of the classic Manhattan which, made with Ginger Liqueur and Rye, still manages to sound delicious. Tequila and grapefruit bitters feature in Other Side of the Wall, and of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without a White Lady. Rounding out the menu is traditional American fare like Cheesesteaks, Chilli Dogs and Cobb Salad, all served with a portion of fries. The fun stops when all votes are in – 6 am. Tickets.

The Social, Little Portland Street

After the roaring success of 2015, The Social’s Election Section returns to follow the events stateside through the night. This pared-back Soho venue will be filled with the sights and sounds of democracy as the election is shown on two big screens and a Bowers and Wilkins speaker system. Simple Politics, a site aiming to make politics easy to understand, will be on site to help you make sense of it all, even after indulging in The Social’s broad array of UK and US craft beers. Tickets.

The Stafford

Bringing some class to the culmination of the campaign, The Stafford’s American Bar, Restaurant and Lounge cordially invites you to a special screening of the election, beginning at 9pm. Enjoy the election like an Ivy Leaguer from the refinement of its American sporting interior. A special menu promises election themed nibbles and cocktails. Tickets are £20pp and can be booked by emailing meetingsandevents@thestaffordlondon.com or phoning +44(0)20 7518 1104

The Frontline Club

From 8pm, private members media club, Frontline is opening its doors for special viewing of the sensational evening on multiple networks, including Sky News showing results unfold state by state. Head to the intimate three-storey Victorian coach house to get a reporter’s take on the election news. Tickets for non-members are £5, online booking is a must.

Parliament Street at Riley's Sports Bar

Feeling political? Riley’s Sports Bar in the Haymarket is showing the ultimate knock out match. Cheer on your favourite candidate on one of 15 plasma HD TV screens, fuelled by complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers and doughnuts. Presented in association with conservative think tank Parliament Street, the screening will be accompanied by commentary from political pundits. The venue, which is expected to have capacity for up to 250 attendees, will be decorated with US flags and campaign banners representing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Catering is expected to include hot dogs with traditional US mustard along with cheese burgers and doughnuts. Tickets.


Laid on by Popbitch along with Dinerama organisers Street Feast, the Shoreditch party will screen the election results live alongside bountiful amounts of American beer and whiskies. There is also an all-night as-much-as-you-can-eat street food buffet of American favourites, including: ribs from Smokestak, wood-fired pizzas from Fundi, mini-burgers from Slider Bar, tacos from Breddos and freshly-cooked doughnuts from You Doughnut. Join also for games, which includes: Pin the Toupée on the Trump, a Popbitch Popquiz and a Swing State Prediction Competition. There is also be a survivors’ breakfast, including unlimited coffee, for those who make it all the way through.Tickets cost £50 each. 

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