Hip Hop Clubs in London
London's hip hop scene is ever evolving, getting influences from the electronic scene and American acts alike; and it's definitely one of the most followed among underground music genres. Even if Hip Hop club events are not as frequent as house music ones, there are many clubs in London hosting true old school music nights with smashing success. So how about getting your sweet A$AP Rocky and Biggie Smalls fill by taking a look at our recommended London nightclubs list, staying tuned for the best hip hop events!
Bonnie & Clyde – Jay-Z vs Beyoncé
@ The Old Queen's Head, Saturday 23 August 2014
The Old Queen’s Head pay tribute to hip-hop’s greatest couple at their Bank Holiday special. They’re laying on a night packed with delicious Blue Ivy cocktails, a Single Ladies Dancing competition, a Jay-Z karaoke rap battle and two hours of the duo’s greatest hits. Tickets are just a fiver!
@ The Old Queen's Head, Friday 12 September 2014
The Old Queen's Head just can't get enough of hip hop; they're a regular on our list of the best joints in town to get down to for hip hop events. This night should definitely be top of your list of things to do; with such a legendary name in a venue that's renowned for throwing the best parties in town, you can't go wrong with DJ Yoda at The Old Queens Head.
Shaka Zulu, North London
Shaka Zulu is one of the coolest clubs in Camden, with two floors of extravagant South African decor, restaurant and party space it is open for partying every night of the week. DJs play all the club favourites and a mix of R&B and hip hop, especially on the late night weekends. If you're looking for something a little bit different from your average club night then Shaka Zulu is the place to be!
Mare Moto, West London
Between their restaurant, bar and basement club mare Moto has so much to offer and is the perfect place for a full night of partying. The basement club is the spot to hear resident DJs play all your favourite party tunes and great hip hop and R&B hits. When you want to dance the night away with delicious cocktails and a likeminded party crowd there's nowhere better.
XOYO, East London
Situated right in the heart of Shoreditch, this club offers a nearly unmatched level of music variety. Live music throughout the week and top name DJs on weekends. It's the new residency of popular hip hop crew Livin' Proof, which host a monthly party with the best of true school hip hop, jackin house, bass and soul.
Club 49, Central London
Boasting an impressive line up of DJs every week, over 50 cocktails choices and late night hours every day, it is one of the top places to party. The stylish interior makes everyone feel like a VIP at an exclusive club and Hip hop and R&B are definitely a focus and will get you out on that dance floor for sure.
Bar Rumba, Central London
Bar Rumba is a late night club that throws a huge party every night of the week. With a dance floor to let loose on, you can enjoy DJs playing the best club hits and hip hop. This cool, intimate club has amazing promotions and happy hours that keep the drinks cheep and cheerful all night.
Piccadilly Institute, Central London
With six huge rooms, each with a different, quirky theme to keep things interesting you can always expect a party and resident DJs playing some of the best hip hop tunes and club classics. Delicious cocktails, a long happy hour and always a lively, young crowd this is the place to be in Piccadilly Circus.
Jazz Cafe, North London
Jazz Cafe is a restaurant, live music venue and nightclub in Camden. With the residency of 'Supa Dupa Fly' crew on Fridays, hip hop, grime, bass, garage and RnB is all you need to kick start you weekend. If you are looking for slower paced evening then the Jazz Cafe frequently hosts live acts such as RnB singers and soul music performers.
Plan B Brixton, South London
Firmly established as a stalwart for DJ nights and parties that go on long into the night, Plan B play the best in hip hop, bass and house tunes. With the likes of Basement Jaxx and Norman Jay popping up for sets, this Brixton club has a great heritage and with its minimal yet atmospheric set up, it's a great London club for intimate yet bass shaking clubbing.