Heralded for our heaving nightlife and booming party bars, it's no wonder that clubbing in London is a world renowned affair. Brimming with high-tech sound systems, some of the most sought after names in the DJ business and dance floors moving with the weight of the bass alone, check out our recommendations for some of the best clubs in London and have yourself a party hearty rollick in one of the most buzzing cities in the world.
Last updated on 14th June 2017
Last Days of Shoreditch isn’t just a summer street food market, it’s also a clubbing phenomenon on top. With some of the best live music, clubbing nights and all-day DJ experiences, if you want to get your party on in one of the most creative hubs in East London, get yourself down there.
Let's be honest with one another, there's a reason why Sunday rhymes with 'fun day', isn't there? Throwing antics all up and in the face of that massively hated Monday slog, 1 Big Night Out present another roaring night on the Shoreditch tiles as their Sunday Sessions promise drinks freebies, roaring party people and some of the best bars in the business.
It's time to get out the air guitars and warm up the vocal chords as Guilty Pleasures at KOKO brings all the best elements to London's clubbing scene. Taking place in Camden, the night includes an award-winning DJ playing non-stop hits, dance troupes, cabaret stars and Father Oates to confess all your sins to.
When it comes to partying in Clapham, there's only the one place for it, and that's Gigalum. Join them every Saturday night, south of the river, as they bring about a late night bash of resident DJs, fun time dancing and romps until the early hours of the morning.
Amor Boat Parties combine London’s two biggest pleasures in life: clubbing and sight-seeing. Their top DJs will be playing the best tunes, all while the boat soars past the best landmarks in the city. Who doesn’t want to rave while floating through Tower Bridge?
One of the hottest clubs at the moment, and standing out as a go-to place for Londoners wanting live music; XOYO keeps hitting it big bringing some of the best DJs within House, Tech House, Drum and Bass and Dupstep. Don't miss out on a crazy night clubbing and book online now, get on the guestlist and have free entrance pre-9pm!
Dirty Harry's is the latest cocktail bar to open in Soho. Alongside the renowned dance troupe 'Harry's Honeys', guests can revel in all the wonder of some of London's best cover bands and up-and-coming DJs. Grab a quirky cocktail, head to the bar and soak up all the great vibes at this fun time party bar.
Looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate your birthday? Sushisamba and Duck & Waffle are joining forces this July, hosting arguably London's biggest brunch session. Guests can choose from two different brunch menus, both offering seasonal dishes that pack a punch. Once the plates have been cleared, the DJs - Josh Roberts, Josh Parkinson, Jamie Lisa - ramp things up, playing a medley of fun summer tracks and partying while the sun sinks below London's skyline.
MOBO and Brit award winning Shola Ama is coming to The Old Queen's Head in Angel to perform tracks from her renowned album Much Love. The RnB singer will play an intimate and close set which will include her hit singles 'You might need somebody and 'You're the one I love'.
Lockdown London might just be the most wild night out of your life. The party contains up to 100 revellers, and you’ll travel to four of the most exclusive venues in Central London. The VIP wristband gets you fast track entry into all the clubs, free shots and drink deals.
Your Saturday nights at Shaka Zulu just got a whole lot hotter. With an already stellar spread of party antics to boast, the Camden bar will now play host to the madness and mayhem of the Twisted Circus collective. Get ready for some fire breathing, stilt walkers and acrobatic feats to rock up this venue.
Looking for a place to party in the heart of London Bridge that wont break the bank? Then why not get familiar with the almighty Number 1. Join them for a top dose of affordable clubbing in London thanks to drinks deals and DJs aplenty.
With surprise guest acts, two weekly DJs and all the notorious techno fun that's made them famous, Bugged Out presents Little Bugger. Join The Social in central London every Thursday as they transform their basement into a clubbing wonderland.
Gilgamesh is the celebrity clubbing hotspot and its doors are open to you. With three rooms each offering a different genre of music, from club classics to RnB to house, and tonnes of beautiful VIP spaces, this is the glamorous night you need to enjoy.
The hottest event for the summer is back bringing London clubbing back into the open and onto the beach. Get set for partying on the beach as Brixton Beach fills South London with sand, DJ sets and street food, for the most fun London clubbing.
Camden Assembly has long been a raucous and wild North London night out with DJs, live music and club nights keeping revellers up to the early hours. The club has a relaxed, fun time vibe with exposed brick walls, fairy lights and an amazing selection of cocktails to keep you hydrated from all the dancing.
While the main floor may be a restaurant and bar, the real party starts at the basement club in McQueen. From Thursday to Saturday you can dance to some of the most high profile DJs London has to offer in a cool venue in the heart of Shoreditch. With a mix of house, indie and rock music there is always a massive party going on, even a burlesque night. Book online to visit one of our favourite London clubbing experiences!
If you find yourself in Shoreditch and looking to get some dancing in, you can’t go far wrong with Trafik. Open until the early hours of the morning six days a week, they bring some of the best DJ collectives across two floors, as well as bar offering your favourite drinks.
Head to Po Na Na and transport your winter evening into a warm Arabian night... of clubbing! With vibrant wall-art and luxurious cushion sofas, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you were in the heart of Marrakech when visiting this Moroccan-inspired bar. Hit the bar to find delectable exotic cocktails at pocket prices - punchy concoctions start off at just £6.45! And after you've sunk a few back, belly dance the night away as the resident DJ spins soul and funk!
From the Twisted Circus to Reggae Brunch, the team at Xclusive Touch are responsible for some of London's biggest club nights and parties. Known for pulling in the biggest DJs and hosting some of the best themed nights out, the group is always offering Londoners something fun to do on the weekend. Grab your mates, head to one of their club nights and dance long into the early hours.
The Nest basement club in Dalston is an electro lovers paradise, with forward-thinking line-ups and a buzzing atmosphere in the 350 capacity venue, this is one of London's premier clubbing spots. In attracting the young and vibrant crowd of Dalston, The Nest has hit the nail on the head, creating a trendy haven with great electro and dance music combined with the intimate setting on offer.
Not quite the club night you’d expect. While there are DJs, it’s also one big sing-a-long, with a giant screen with lyrics, a live band, giant balloons and glitter cannons in one of the craziest events you’ll find in the O2 Academy.
Based on Wardour Street, Paper Soho has been reopened after closing down almost a decade ago. Known as a favourite spot for London's elite and celebrities, the old venue used to cater for guests like Keira Knightly, Kanye West and Jay Z. Hoping to recreate that aura and attitude of its old self, the new venue is sleek and stylish, with a few quirky decorations and features.
Atmospheric, industrial-inspired and oozing cool-ness, Under The Bridge sat beneath Stamford Bridge Football Stadium, is a dynamic drinking den bursting with music might. Showcasing a sick state-of-the-art sound system and top-quality lighting to match, this multi-purpose event space is a raver's haven with booze aplenty and DJs spinning the decks with a marathon of move-your-feet melodies to an always up-for-it crowd.
Listed Garage are teaming up with Artful Dodger to bring a massive night of garage, MCing and DJing to Shoreditch. The act will be taking over McQueen's in Shoreditch for hours of huge dance fun this July.
For a June blowout in the heart of East London, the team at Shoreditch's Beach Blanket Babylon are throwing a night, themed around the best old and new skool Hip Hop tracks. Ranging from Ashanti and Tupac to Kendrick Lemar and Drake, the great line up of DJs - including DJ Slick, DJ Matthews and Sir Studs - will be playing tunes long into the wee hour at this student night in London.
Find yourself bored to death on a Sunday night? Still got a bit of weekend energy left in the tank? The Sunday Jamm sessions are perfect for you. With the best street food vendors on hand, the night will be signposted by happy hour drinks prices and the best reggae DJ sets in South London. Who said Sundays had to be sad?
A fresh new concept brought to Brixton by the guys behind XOYO and The Nest, Phonox is an exciting south London club. Opening from 6pm and giving free entry if you’re in before 8.30, nights of raucous dancefloor activity are a given here. There’s a Funktion One sound system, local up-and-coming DJs and a focus on dancing long and hard into the night.
One of the best clubbing experiences in the Shoreditch area, Cargo is definitely worth a visit. A great spot when the sun is out, prepare yourself for nightfall as the venue becomes a riotous affair, with local and international DJs playing all night long. Drawing in a young and trendy crowd each week, it's got quite a few hip credentials and is never a night that disappoints.
Forget all that modern house music, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes are bringing back the '80s and '90s with their huge club night. DJs are dusting off the Backstreet boys and Britney, there will be singalongs, giant pizza, arcade games and all manner of retro fun.
The Grand hosts a spectacular series of club nights this August, celebrating the very best Hip Hop and Garage music that has ever been produced. First inviting DJ Yoda to the decks to educate the eager crowds about the History of Hip Hop, the team then hand the reins over to DJ Luck and MC Neat, who'll showcase the wonderful world of UK Garage. Drawing crowds from all over London, leave your worries at the door and dance long into the early hours at this amazing club night in London.
Dropping plenty of jaws, the Tropicana Beach Club deals only in delicious food, great cocktails and wild experiences. The team behind this bar certainly haven't gone in half-hearted. The venue's full of 500 bird decorations, a lagoon pool-style dance floor, a dazzling selection of colourful flowers and a handful of comfy cabanas. With various beach-grill inspired dishes, over 50 cocktails on the menu and some of the city's biggest DJs on the decks, it marries the right amount of quirk with all the things we love about a themed night out in London.
The Roof Gardens on Kensington High Street is a glamorous and trendy part of the London clubbing scene. With a stunning rooftop bar and summer BBQ area this really is the place to come for an altogether classier and unique club experience in London. The Roof Gardens is an iconic London clubbing venue and can't be beaten for location and vibe.
If you want a guaranteed quality London club night, check out Switched at Cargo for a party that doesn’t stop until the sun’s up. Resident DJs will be bringing the best tunes across two rooms helping you dance all the way into the early hours of the morning.
A favourite among the London's student population and always promising an unforgettable experience, the Ultimate Power club night returns to the Electric Circus in Camden. With a great line-up of up-and-coming DJs, the music policy here is simple - the team only play the best songs of all time. Showcases the many talents of legends like Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Oasis, all the songs played here are well known and popular with all crowds. Singing is almost unavoidable and everyone will leave this wild club event in London having testing their voice box to the max.
Aquum is one of the coolest clubs in Clapham. With late night opening hours every day of the week and an incredible cocktail list it has all the ingredients for a big night out. A trendy party crowd frequents this late night club for the top DJs playing house tunes, burlesque dancers and even the occasional fire eater. You'll want to book yourself on to the guest list to get into this exclusive Clapham club!
With a hot roster of massive indie hits, Dance Yourself Clean is coming to South London for a night of sing-along classics and fist pumping madness. Taking place at party palace Tooting Tram and Social, the night will feature music from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, The Naked and Famous and Grimes to name a few.
Clubbing doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. At Montezuma, they open their doors every Friday till late for great music from their fantastic DJs and a fun time in a sophisticated environment.
Soul City sees the Jazz café’s favourite DJs take to the decks to deliver the best in hip hop, soul, funk and disco for three hours of partying. French producer, DJ and cult hit GUTS is invited this July, delivering a mix of genres for devastating effect.
Bringing live music to Camden since 1990, Jazz Cafe is one of London's best-loved clubbing venues. Start the evening with cocktails and dinner as live performers blow you away, and stay into the early hours as DJs take to the decks and the dance floor opens up.
Floripa is a melting pot of Brazilian beach bar and London bloc party club thrown together to create one of the best party atmospheres in London. Something a little different for a night out in London, you can eat Brazilian street food, drink the ice cold caipirinhas and take in the vibrant decor, perfect for a party night in London. DJs at the weekends play the sort of party sets that make you dance all night and you will leave wanting to do it all again.