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 16th January 2019


48 user reviews 4

Extended Happy Hour

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.

Tiger Tiger London

409 user reviews 3

Free VIP Entry

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. 

Hosting events across London's best and most fun clubs, check out Wicked Student Nights for events ranging from full moon parties to masquerade balls and circus raves.

Embargo Republica

81 user reviews 3

Two for one cocktails until 11pm and 6 other offers

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.


203 user reviews 4


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!

Not only are you going to get some of the best events held at amazing locations across the city (and the best hip hop and RnB soundtrack as well), you won't even break the bank by doing it.

Le Fez

18 user reviews 4


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.

Bar Rumba

532 user reviews 3

Exclusive Student Deal and 1 other offer

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.

Piccadilly Institute

158 user reviews 3

Free Entry VIP Guestlist

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.

The Social

68 user reviews 5

Membership offer: monthly 241 drinks offer

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.

From epic student mid-week club nights to some of the best DJ-fuelled parties in the city, Cargo in Shoreditch is a London clubbing institution known for their huge roster of events and no-holds-barred approach to incredible club nights.

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.

Salsa! Soho

44 user reviews 4

Happy Hour 50% off drinks* everyday between 5pm-8pm, *excludes bottles of wine, fizz and champagne, happy hour is up to 50% off drinks. and 3 other offers

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.


16 user reviews 3

@ Montezuma on Every Friday

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.

Shaka Zulu

29 user reviews 4

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.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Monday 25th February 2019

London prices don't have to hit your wallet hard. Head to Ballie Ballerson's newest night, with tickets from only £1 and drinks from as little as £2.50. Yes, you can get all that and entry into the infamous ball pit. What are you waiting for?