Best Bar None Scheme [archive]

The West End is renowned for its nightlife, and our work with the Best Bar None Scheme helps to ensure it remains a key destination for the Evening and Night Time Economy – not only in London, but globally.

The Best Bar None scheme promotes the responsible management and operation of evening and night-time venues, accrediting premises that demonstrate a commitment to raising standards, promoting excellence and, in turn, reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Created as part of the Westminster Licensing Charter in partnership with Westminster City Council, we rolled out the first Best Bar None scheme in the borough to businesses around Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus in 2018. Since launching the scheme 12 venues have been accredited, proving the area’s reputation as a thriving and safe destination is well-deserved.

Every year, we host an awards ceremony to celebrate venues that have made an outstanding commitment to fulfilling the scheme’s criteria and ethos. Last year, these were:

Overall Winner: Café De Paris

Runner-Up: Piccadilly Institute

Through fostering positive relationships between businesses, the Metropolitan Police and Westminster City Council, Best Bar None ensures the West End remains famous for its thriving evening and night-time economy.

For premises within the Heart of London area, if you want to apply for the Best Bar None scheme, click the Application Form button below and follow the necessary steps.

If you have any questions, please email them to Rico Pieri at or call on 020 7734 4507.

To find out more ways of how we are working towards a vibrant, growing and well-managed evening and night time economy, please click here.

 Please note: The scheme is currently only available to businesses in the Heart of London area.