Looking for things to do at night in London? The capital has one of the hottest clubbing scenes in the world. London has hundreds of nightclubs playing all kinds of music so choosing a top ten is not easy!
1) Fabric (Now Closed)
Located at 77A Charterhouse Street Clerkenwell, close to Farrington Tube Station lies Fabric Nightclub, possibly the most well known Club in London. If you are into hardcore dance music then this is the place to be! Some of the best DJs in the world have spun their tunes at Fabric, With five sound systems you will be assured superb live sound, but don’t expect any glitz Fabric is sweaty, dark and menacing and beware of mentalists banging into you on the main dance floor –it gets crowded in there past midnight.
Located in North London, at 3 Vale Royal, Kings Cross. Egg is spread across three floors and also has an outside terrace space with its own bar. Easily the best club to hang out at in the summer they even have sun loungers to relax on when you need a break from throwing shapes.
3) Ministry of Sound
The Ministry of Sound is arguably one of the most famous nightclubs in the world. The club regularly attracts 5000 people each weekend and has three dance floors and three bars. It has remained popular due to the legendary DJs, such as Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold.
The famous sound system is only ever run at 45% of its full capacity. If it was played at 100% it would be the loudest man-made sound you could hear!
KOKO is the jewel in Camden’s crown. Located at the bottom of Camden High Street, in a Grade II listed theatre building. KOKO is opulent in an unashamedly old-fashioned way: high ceilings, claret and gold gloss paintwork, and plenty of Greek gods holding up columns. This 1,500 capacity venue opened in 2004 and has already has had headline performances from Coldplay, Madonna, and Prince. KOKO is host to some very popular, lively club nights and indie acts. Their cheesier nights are unpretentious, fun and frivolous.
This club is located the south east area of London (hence the name!) at Weston Street. London Bridge is the nearest Tube Station. Located under the railway arches of London Bridge Station, seOne opened in 2002 and it is the largest nightclub in London. Catering for a capacity crowd of 3,000 in its five rooms, recent renovations have seen even better lighting and sound systems installed. The dance floor is possibly 30,000 square feet in size and plays host to the very best in House, Electro, Rave and Indie music!
Positioned at Shoreditch near 83 Rivington Street, lies Cargo Nightclub. It offers an eclectic mix of DJ music and live concerts. The venue is located under railway arches, which adds to its uniqueness! Also make sure to check out the wonderful street food canteen, which caters for all food tastes! There is something for everyone at Cargo.
Pacha has a huge presence in Ibiza as one of the top clubs for un-relentless hedonism and party. Pacha in London is a somewhat more sober affair. Based in London Victoria-the actual location dates from 1920s London and has wonderful décor ranging from stain glass ceilings to restored oak panels. The atmosphere here is electric and the DJ booth directly on the dancefloor is equipped with no less than nine turntables playing a great selection of beats and breaks. A huge gallery on the first floor overlooks the dancefloor below, allowing for great people watching. If you are into house, funk and dance then this is the place to be!
Located on Villiers Street near Charing Cross Underground Station is Heaven Nightclub. Heaven is a popular club with a worldwide reputation for putting on some of the most distinctive events in the clubbing calendar. The club features three dance floors, and offers funky house music and great light shows! After 30 years it still holds the title as the most famous gay night club in London.
9) Notting Hill Arts Club
This music house is located at 21 Notting Hill Gate, in the Notting Hill area of London. It features a diverse musical set ranging from Electronica to Ska and Jazz!! Described as a haven for indie celebs and punk veterans. The clubs annual Carnival bashes are the stuff of whistle-blowing legend.
10) Madame Jo Jos
Located in central Soho, Madame Jo Jos offers something for everyone! There has been a nightclub here on site since the 1940s. Madame Jo Jos is saucy and glamorous with a warm, intimate atmosphere. The sumptuous, slightly shabby red decor makes it stand out from the local crowd. Famous for its comedy and cabaret nights.