Imaginative and kinda out there, Piccadilly Institute is six rooms of wacky clubbing. Wander through spaces inspired by A Clockwork Orange, Lewis Carroll and a padded cell, while some of the best DJs soundtrack your night.
Quirky Clubs in London
Drinks and dancing come as standard on a London night out - but what happens when you're looking for something a little weird? A little bit freaky? This city has that in spades with nightclubs that aren't afraid to think outside the box, making your party truly unforgettable. So whether you're after South African vibes in Camden or a former train station turned party heaven - we've got the goods right here.
Set in an incredible historic location, The Steel Yard is an atmospheric, cavernous space that caters to the ravers. Using a Nova soundsystem in an exposed brick space, the sound quality is out of this world - perfect for their hot line-up of international acts.
One of Angel's rowdiest pubs is also one of its most fun clubs; The Old Queen's Head will keep you up late over the weekend with rooms of raves, Childish Gambino-themed nights, and huge karaoke singalongs.
Bringing the style of South Africa to Stables Market in Camden, Shaka Zulu is taking your night out over to the Southern Hemisphere. Sip on meat-flavoured cocktails, pose next to the incredible decor (which includes 12ft warrior statues) and if you're looking for something extra weird, then try their burlesque-filled Twisted Circus night.
Head to Shoreditch where this unique members bar plays host to secret basement club space. Open until 5am you'll find some excellent live acts, burlesque shows and DJ nights going on down there.
Looking to take your next night out with a tiki twist? Kanaloa is home of all kinds of exotic-inspired debauchery in the heart of London, drawing inspiration from distant shores and borrowing its name from the Hawaiian God of the Sea. Expect retro touches sprinkled about the venue, with tropical liquor-laced cocktails served up in tiki-styled vessels and the fun-time party tunes ringing out into the early hours.
Set in the heart of Clapham, The Grand has got quirky stamped all over it, from the Victorian theatre decor through to the themed nights. And when we say themed, we mean all kinds of mad, from movie singalongs through to 90s pop bands performing live.
Formerly a train station, Shoreditch Platform is a cool multi-level space that features stencilling, house music and late-nights. Try the top floor for an intimate clubbing experience.
Live music, cool DJs and even dinner beforehand if you fancy it, Jazz Cafe is mixing it up from your usual sticky floors and chart music. The iconic venue has been hosting some of the best artists over the past 20 years and continues to keep it fresh, with stage appearances from live bands and soul singers.