It’s time to partaaaaay!
Long gone are our student days of partying it up until the early hours on a Tuesday night without a care in the world (except maybe a luring uni deadline). And, I’m sure some of us are still guilty of having one to many, then waking up with a stamp splattered on our wrist and a squashed kebab sprawled across your floor wondering how the night went so wrong… But if you’re wondering where to head out, no matter the day of the week (students we envy you), we plucked out a few of our ol’ favourite haunts across London. Grab your stilettos, sequinned clutch, we’re going clubbing!
Feel the floor vibrating, keep the drinks flowing and party it up at fabric in Farringdon. Having taken three years to convert the building into a club, fabric now proudly sits in the renovated Metropolitan Cold Stores. Whether you’re up for a boogie with your pals or want to hit up the dance floor alone, they’re always showcasing underground DJ talent and renowned electronic legends that get the crowd going. fabric is always one step ahead with their tunes so expect to hear some newbies as well as some club classics thrown in for good measure too!
Where: 77A Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, EC1M 6HJ
Warning – you’re about to enter the wild, weird and wonderful.
As you image suggests, Cirque Le Soir is filled with next level entertainment and crazy characters. If you want to fit in, don’t rock up in your average jeans and tee combo. You’ll be graced with burlesque snake charmers, fire eaters and even an indoor funfair. Certainly not your average night out! You might even rub shoulders with Leonardo DiCaprio, we’ve heard he’s a fan…
Where: 15-21 Ganton Street, Soho, W1F 9BN
How do you like your eggs in the morning? Okay, okay, you won’t find your average boiled, fried or scrambled at Egg London but we’re willing to let that slide if it means we get to party the night away to some mega tunes. Set in a Victorian warehouse in Kings Cross, Egg London defies all boundaries. Whether you’re an R&B lover, techno fanatic, or just can’t get enough of the disco-floor, there’s a night for all at Egg London. And if you’re worried you’re going to never wanna leave the dance floor, well you’re in luck as they’ve got a 24 hour license, woohoo!
Where: 200 York Way, Kings Cross, N7 9AX
If you’re after cheesy classics, then this one isn’t for you. Located in the heart of Shoreditch you’ll find XOYO, a hub for some of the world’s most talented DJs to lay down their set to the cities dance lovers. Inside you’ll find some spectacular residents, one being Joshua James who gets the goers pumping and the drinks flowing with house and disco, oh yeah!
Where: 32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4AP
As name suggests, The Jazz Cafe serves up a mega range of jazzy tunes seven days a week. Their restaurant, situated on the first floor, serves up mouthwateringly good food and tables are situated so you can wiggle your shoulders to the beat while you eat. Saturday night is where the real party starts though. The Jazz Cafe is transformed into a city of soul covering everything from disco, house and soul for one unforgettable evening. So grab your dancing shoes, we’re gonna raise the roof.
Where: 5 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7PG
It wouldn’t be a guide to London’s best nightclubs without including Ministry of Sound, now would it? Opening in 1991, it was the first club in the city that was solely dedicated to house music, and since has become the stomping ground of some of the world’s leading DJs including Calvin Harris. Head on down, you never know what breakthrough artist you’re about to discover!
Where: 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant and Castle, E1 6DP
It’s not everyday (or night) you can party outdoors in London, mainly because the weather’s a bit temperamental, but there’s a club in Greenwich Peninsula that brings the Ibiza party (and hopefully the sun!) to the city. Yep, it’s Studio 338. This summer, the theme of their garden paradise is ‘the lost island’ (that’s certainly what Greenwich feels like anyway) with trees and astroturf thrown in for good measure!
Once the sun’s set and the night gets a little blistery, you’ll make your way under their glass roofed terrace to continue the party all night long. Now, who’s ready to dance the night away?
Where: 338 Boord Street, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0PF
You’ve all seen it. It’s the one with old tube carriages sprawled on the roof. Village Underground is home to Superstition, pioneering London’s (underground) techno scene from strength to strength since 2014. Nowadays you’ll have the chance to dance the night away to the next big names in the techno scene.
Where: 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
What was once the home to giant printing presses which delivered the Metro and Evening Standard to us Londoners has since become a hub for live and electronic music. These days, Printworks, looking like something off a Step Up movie set, is pumping out epic electronic music rather newspapers. It’s dingy, a little damp but full of music lovers eager for a rip-roaring night.
Where: Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 7PJ
From the guys who brought us XOYO and The Jazz Club comes Phonox, another great late night haunt in Brixton. This one’s only open at the weekend but boy do they put on a good party! So if you’re a regular clubber you’ll be familiar with their Saturday night resident, Esa, who loves to blend music from his travels and brings artists from around the world to join him on the podium (well, stage).
Where: 418 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 7AY
Those looking to catch the worm early in the morning will be familiar with JuJu in Chelsea. It’s a relatively early closer but has secured its spot as one of London’s premium cocktail bars and nightclubs courtesy of its frequent appearance on Made in Chelsea. So whether you’re after a boogie with Jamie Laing and Alex Mytton or, a cocktail with the gals, it’s the perfect spot to get up close and personal with some celebs.
Where: 316 - 318 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UH
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