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 20th October 2017
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
XOYO are pimping up your party night with an epic evening of live music in tribute to Madonna. Expect a live choir to perform her greatest hits, confetti and inflatables.
Ruby Blue Bar are kicking things up a notch with their Frat Party series. Join them for some of the best student clubbing in London as they promise rip-roaring nights of Americana themed antics, affordable drinks deals and plenty more.
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.
For a fun as hell, cheap as chips student night out this karaoke-cum-90s gaming destination is the one. For a tenner you can play all the nintendo 64 and listen to all the 90s R'n'B your heart desires.
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.
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 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.
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.
Get everyone together and get yourself down to Infernos for Pure Anthems, where they’ll play the biggest bangers around with a full band so that everyone in the room is singing along.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Epidemic Halloween Pub Crawl is a night out like no other. Starting off at the Piccadilly Institute and with a few haunting guides leading you along the way, guests on the Halloween Pub Crawl will be led to four of the scariest bars in London, where free shots, drinks discounts and terrifying figures are waiting for them.
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.
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.
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.