Student Clubs in London
There are two universal facts in this world; students are dirt poor and London is expensive. But that doesn't mean you London-based students should write off nightlife forever - we've done the hard part for you and assembled a list of some of the most bustling clubs in London, featuring pocket-friendly happy hours and the most alternative club nights in town. If you want to sample some of the best student clubs in London, or the capitals craziest student nights, then check out our stellar list.
Last updated on 11th April 2017
There’s nothing quite like letting loose on the dance floor at Infernos. An infamous hub for Clapham debauchery, those cheesy power ballads ring out all night long at this student haven. Flex those vocal chords and belt out the words to your guilty pleasure favourites, and don’t forget to take advantage of their drinks deals on Friday and Saturday!
Both a club and bar, Gem is perfect for any kind of night out in Soho. DJs play all the hits during the week and the dance floor next to the downstairs bar is the best place to party until 3 AM. The prices are cheap to begin with, which makes it an ideal student club for those a little strapped for cash. If you're starting the night early get there between 5 pm and 8 pm for happy hour drinks.
Big night in Clapham on the cards? Hop off at Clapham Junction and into this stately converted Victorian theatre for a dance floor work out. There’s free entry if you’re in before 11 PM on Fridays, when those club classic and retro anthems ring out deep into the early hours.
The 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl is definitely one of the top nights out in London that every student needs to experience. After visiting a selection of the biggest and best bars in London, you'll end at a killer club to see off the night. Perfect for a cheap student night with free shots in each bar and happy hour prices all night long.
BallieBallerson’s GlowyMcGlow is an adult play pen like no other. Spread across two floors, the upstairs bar is decorated with dark murals charged by UV light, and has a series of delicious cocktails based on the planets. Downstairs is where the real fun begins, as their ball pit contains 250,000 clear balls on top of an LED dancefloor. If you want a truly different student night in London, head down to BallieBallerson.
Two legends are joining forces to bring you a massive London student night. The original garage band, The Artful Dodger, will be coming to McQueen in Shoreditch to play a massive Saturday summer night.
Another titan of the student clubbing scene comes in the form of Proud. Offering a raucous vibe for those looking to let loose on the dance floor, bring a gaggle of mates and book out one of their seven original horse stables for a truly memorable night in Camden Town. Each of these private spaces comes with a kooky design as well as karaoke and dance pole facilities.
Step through the cigar shop and into a playground of exposed brickwork and timber finishes; you’ve arrived at Chelsea’s home of contemporary Cuban partying. Known for their rum cocktails and the largest open air terrace in SW10, the Embargo Republica dancefloor flows with Latin rhythm thanks to its eclectic mix of live acts and DJ sets.
Opal is a fun time, over 21 bar and club on Embankment. With views over-looking the river and unbeatable happy hours it's the perfect place to go with a big group of budget friendly students. Start off your night between 5pm and 9pm for happy hour drinks, then head to the basement club to dance the night away. Open until 3am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this is a great place for students to spend a big night out.
The Roxy is a cool nightclub and bar in the heart of the West End. With a different event on every night of the week, it is the perfect student venue, while cheap drink deals are the perfect excuse for going out on a Monday. But come round on the weekends and this party venue is open until the early hours of the morning.
Ever since its opening in 1999, The Social has attracted young and hip students looking for a good time! Here you will find quality drinks at reasonable prices. They also hold regular gigs with live bands and DJs, providing the perfect setting for students to meet up and mingle in a fun, carefree environment in a unique, somewhat cafe orientated space.
A fresh approach to club life, Vitamins is bringing its unique brand of partying to Omeara. Bringing big beats courtesy to some big name DJ talent – with techno and house being top of the menu – as well as live art installations and medicinal cocktails, if you’re looking for an alternative night out in London, start here.
Whoever says students can’t go dancing in Mayfair is fibbing. We present Novo, a typically glitzy night of West End partying that still stays affordable for students. Dress to impress and join a neatly turned out crowd on a dance floor soundtracked by R&B, hip-hop and commercial house; entry includes a complimentary vodka cocktail to get you underway.
There's nothing students like more than when a childhood banger comes on the speakers and now one of the best student nightclubs in London has got a night dedicated to that. Cargo is taking you back in time for Throwback Thursdays, featuring all the old songs you know and love. DJ Daniel Pozzebon is bringing back the best Old School Hip Hop, R&B and everything in between for a night of musical nostalgia.
PI is nothing short of an institution for student clubbing. A gigantic space found in a bullseye central location next to Piccadilly Circus, the crowds come a-flocking most days of the week here. Explore six different dance rooms offering a slightly different vibe each time, and creative cocktails like the Liquid Therapy in a Padded Cell are well worth checking out.
Tiger Tiger is the ultimate student party venue in London. As one of the biggest bars in Europe, with five different bars and rooms. The cheap drinks and food plus a 50% off promotion every day from 5pm to 8pm make this a great place to eat, drink and party. No matter what the occasion, Tiger Tiger is an exciting student club that makes a perfect night out.
West End Gone Wild will take you on a whistle-stop tour through some of the best student clubs in London. The night promises some of the greatest drinks deals you'll find in the city (up to 50%), along with 4/5 free shots and free entry into some of the wildest clubs in Central London.
If you want to get away from the mainstream music played in most of the student clubs then Salsa in Leicester Square is exactly what you're looking for. This authentic Latin nightclub and bar bring the culture of South America to London. With cheap drinks, good food and salsa dancing lessons, there are so many things to try. Every night of the week there is a different event on, even Sundays, so you can choose your favourite.
With 20ft high warrior statues, a Mezzanine level champagne bar and a giant escalator whisking you between floors, Shaka Zulu offers a totally unique option to Camden’s student crowd. It’s a 27,00 sq ft space rife with South African details, and your night comes soundtracked by the best in commercial house, RnB and club classic anthems.
Something of a hot-bed for Roehampton revellers, this Moroccan-themed party venue attracts hordes of fun-loving students who like to party long into the night. With a killer soundsystem, late licence, unique cocktails and handy discounts for those on the guestlist, Fez Club ticks all the right boxes for a lively student-friendly night out in South London.
Students in London have so much choice, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where you want to go out. Well, why not just choose one of the best parties in Shoreditch with Cargo’s Switched. The most exciting resident DJs will be playing the best music in two rooms to get you partying on the dance floor until the early morning.
Bar Rumba is a late night club and one of the longest established in London. Right by Leicester Square, it offers a fun night full of dancing and good music. Each night of the week is a different event with a theme and some mind-blowing promotions and happy hours on drinks. This wild club keeps the party going until 3am every night. The perfect place for a big student night out with a group.