Dance Clubs in London
House music is generally the order of the day at a vast number of London dance clubs so if you fancy a night out where you won't be spending any time sitting down, the capital couldn't be a better place to go. Whether you're looking for techno clubs, electro parties or one of the best drum and bass clubs in London, there's a wealth of great dance clubs where you can cut some shapes on the dance floor. With their wide, open spaces, world class DJs and atmospheric lighting, these are some of the best clubs in London.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
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XOYO takes its vibe from many of the other dance clubs on this list. Its concrete and bare brick split-level interior gives this club a minimalist and underground feel. Conveniently close to the many of the best Old Street bars, XOYO attracts a trendy crowd who flock to Shoreditch to check out the up and coming DJs and producers that the venue puts on every week. The line-up is particularly eclectic with the focus on finding the most cutting edge act regardless of genre. If you have an open mind and lots of energy, make sure to book your tickets now.
As well as holding the title of the best gay clubs in London, Fire is also often considered one of the best dance clubs south of the river. Whilst the venue is huge and maze-like, able to hold up to 2000 revellers, the low ceilings and side rooms mean that it still retains an intimate atmosphere. Top of the range light and sound systems, plasma screens and LED floor make for an intense clubbing experience. Combine this with amazing sets from some of the world's cutting-edge DJs and you've got for a pretty special night.
Housed in the old Palladium Picture House and retaining many of its original decoration, Electric Brixton is one of the more atmospheric of London's dance clubs. The venue brings some of the biggest DJ acts in the house and electronic sphere south of the river to Brixton clubs scene and attracts a relatively mature crowd to its 1700 capacity venue. Parties often go on until 6am so make sure to bring some comfy, dancing shoes.
Despite being a former meatpacking warehouse, Fabric now regularly ranks as one of the best dance clubs in the world. Its former life could be part of this reason as its stripped back industrial interior and three airy rooms are what give it its grimy, warehouse rave appeal. Check the individual listings for each night but generally drum and bass takes over the venue on Fridays whereas on Saturdays it goes for much more of a techno vibe. Either way, it's one of the best places to catch some great live music in London.
Basing House, in the heart of the bars in Shoreditch, is a true dance club in every sense of the word. Trendy twenty-somethings flock here, not to pose with a drink in hand, but to do some hardcore dancing. The exposed brickwork, military netting on the ceiling, amazing Function 1 sound system pumping a medley of disco, house and techno all combine to create an intense and raw clubbing experience. Promisingly, it has a closing time of 4am which you'll most likely be there to see if you take a visit.