Student Clubs in London
With bars and clubs in London being so expensive it can sometimes be hard to find a night that fits into your oh so strict student budget. We've done the hard part for you and now you just have to pick your favourite. From some of the most bustling clubs in London, and the best pocket friendly happy hours, to the more alternative venues, there are rowdy evenings for everyone. If you want to sample some of the best student club nights all in one night then check out the best bar crawls and venues with cheap prices and a great reputation for a crazy night.
Last updated on 7th December 2016
West End Gone Wild will take you on a whistle stop tour through some of the best student clubs in London. West End Gone Wild offers some of the best 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.
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.
Definitely one of the top nights that every student in London needs to experience. After visiting a selection of the biggest and best bars in the West End you end at a world famous London club with top DJs and performers. Perfect for a cheap student night with free shots in each bar and happy hour prices all night long. Some of the main stops include Piccadilly Institute, Bar Rumba, Zoo Bar and Ruby Blue.
Konnect is for those nights of wild abandon where you just want to get those hands in the air until sunrise. A multi-faceted clubbing experience right in the heart of central London; disco, house tech and deep house dance floor favourites flow into the evening, with the cutting-edge Martin Audio system ensuring a pretty spectacular sound experience.
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. Winner of 'Best Happy Hour' in the 2012 DesignMyNight Awards, the cheap drink deals are the perfect excuse for going out on a Monday. They are open until 3.30am on Fridays and Saturdays and 3am every other night.
A night out including free shots, free entry and discounted drinks at some top Shoreditch nightspots for just £11.50, you say? Don’t commit yet though – it gets even better. You’ll join a lively crowd of students, tourists, hen and stag party groups as you work your way around some of the quirkiest, liveliest venues in East London.
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.
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.
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.
Whoever says students can’t go dancing in Mayfair is fibbing. We present Novo, a typically glitzy night of West End partying which swerves clear of the extortionate entry fees. Dress to impress and join a neatly turned out crowd on a dance floor soundtracked by R&B, hip-hop and commercial house; entry is £12 which 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 11pm on Fridays, when those club classic and retro anthems ring out deep into the early hours.
Shoreditch Gone Wild has been rated as one of London's finest pub/bar/club crawl operators. For just £10 you get free entry to of the best and coolest bars and clubs in Shoreditch including Floripa, Cargo, Bar Music Hall and The Shoreditch as well as 4 free shots and drink offers all night, perfect for students. A friendly team leads you to all the bars on a pub crawl that has been named one of London's best.
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.
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 3am. 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 5pm and 8pm for 50% off drinks.
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.
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.
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 at the bar for 50% off 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 night 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.
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 that it’s 2-4-1 on cocktails before 11pm every Friday and Saturday.
This Christmas, Cargo in Shoreditch opens its door and welcomes London's huge student populace for a night of the best old skool and current hip hop and rnb. Spread across 3 rooms and bringing together some of London's best urban DJs, the night will be a celebration of the many things we love about the world of old skool and contemporary Hip Hop. Think Run DMC, N.W.A and 2pac.
Cargo on Rivington Street roll back the clock this Christmas, hosting a throwback night out this December. With a number of different rooms and resident DJ Daniel Pozzebon in charge of the decks all night, guests will hear all their favourite old skool urban tracks and rnb classics. Expect to hear the likes of LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest and Run DMC at this wild night out in East London.
Whether you've lived in London you're entire life, or you've just embarked upon a new life in the Big City, you won't want to miss out on Raw London Bar Crawl, a booze-fuelled journey of raucous adventure through the infamous Shoreditch bar scene. Sounds good, right? You'll end up at Club Aquarium, a late night/early morning party spot - after jumping four queues, downing four shots, and making the most of the awesome drinks deals that you'll get your hands on, of course.