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London's Top Clubs

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Fabric
Proud Camden
KOKO
KOKO
Cable
Cable
XOYO
XOYO
Pacha
Electric Ballroom
Electric Ballroom
Egg
Egg
Ministry of Sound
Ministry of Sound
Corsica Studios
Proud2
 

 

Occupying former theatres, railway arches, factories and warehouses, many of London's major clubs started out as illegal party venues, and Londoners are used to descending into the ancient heart of their city for a big night out. There's indie, rock, pop and world music in the mix, but it's all-night dance raves on the weekend that are the lifeblood of these huge spaces.

 
 

Pacha

Clubland kings, Pacha, bring the spirit of Ibiza to south London

Pacha Pacha Where:
, Terminus Place, London London, SW1V 1JR
Category: Nightclubs

Terminus Place, Victoria, London, SW1V 1JR

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

Pacha is the shamelessly glamorous antidote to London's gritty clubbing scene. Their stated intention has always been to recreate the Ibiza experience in London, a policy which extends from their line-ups of top European DJs to the stinging prices on the door. Located in a historic 1920s building behind the very unglamorous Victoria Station, Pacha is dripping with glitterballs and chandeliers, and the building has original oak panelling and an elegant stunning stained glass ceiling. There's a gallery overlooking the main dance floor, and a second dance area with its own sound system, plus a terrace in the summer. The crowd is stylish and beautiful, and you will definitely need to dress to impress here.

 
 

Events at Pacha

Lost In London

Friday 25th July 2014 - 11pm | £15, adv £10

 

Lost In London collective spins house and techno.

Pure Pacha
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 11pm-6am | £20, adv £12.50 & £15

 

House supplied by Sandy Rivera.

Forbidden Nights
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 7.30pm-10.30pm | £19.98

 

A night for the ladies, with a programme of events including a male vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all with an element of strip tease giving girls a forbidden thought at every ...

Pacha Prive
On Soon

Friday 1st August 2014 - 11pm | £15, adv £10

 

DJs spin house and dance.

Pure Pacha
On Soon

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 11pm | £12.50 & £15

 

Italy's Congorock and Felix Cartal spin dance and house.

All events at Pacha
 
 
 

Fabric

Head to world-famous Fabric for some serious dancefloor hedonism

Fabric Fabric Where:
, 77a Charterhouse Street, London London, EC1M 3HN
Category: Nightclubs

77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 3HN

Tube: Farringdon Station, Barbican Station

 
 

Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast some of the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on diversity and willingness to showcase new talent alongside its brilliant residents, planning its nights around great music, rather than flying in superstar DJs. Feel the bass bleed through the speakers buried in the floor and recline in style on the famous bed seats at one of their top regular nights. FabricLive on Fridays is regularly rammed and draws some of the biggest names in breakbeat, drum'n' bass, indie and electro. Saturday nights showcase underground talent, internationally respected masters of electronic music and established live acts, while Sunday nights (and Monday mornings) give partygoers a chance to indulge in some serious dancefloor hedonism with the Wetyourself crew. Because it's such a famous brand, Fabric gets horribly crowded sometimes, but the best acts usually don't come on until 3am, when the tourists have gone and the hardcore clubbers have space to party.

 
 

Events at Fabric

Fabrilive

Friday 25th July 2014 - 11pm-7am | adv £23 inc CD, £19, NUS £13, £10 after 3am

 

Drum'n'bass and jungle courtesy of Hype, Pascal, Sigma, The Upbeats, Hazard, Taxman, Original Sin and Potential Badboy.

Fabric
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 11pm-8am | adv £25 inc CD, £21, adv £20, NUS £14, £10 after 4am

 

House and electro courtesy of M.A.N.D.Y., Tim Green, Blond:ish, Terry Francis, Madteo, Xenogears and Marcos Cabral.

Wet Your Self
On Soon

Sunday 27th July 2014 - 11pm-5.30am | £12, adv/NUS £7

 

Guest DJs spin house.

Fabriclive
On Soon

Friday 1st August 2014 - 11pm-7am | £19, NUS £13, £13-£18, £23 inc CD

 

S.P.Y, London Elektricity, Lenzman, Total Science, Loxy, Storm, Dom & Roland, Klute, Source Direct, GQ, SP:MC, Lowqui, SIN CITY, Hatcha, Walshy, Scratch Perverts, Logan Sama, Spyro, Mampi Swift, Quest, Silkie, Jakes, Lost, Mighty Moe, Crazy ...

Minus
On Soon

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 11pm-9am | £25, NUS £18, adv £23, £28 inc CD

 

DJs play electro, house and techno sets.

All events at Fabric
 
 
 

KOKO

Former theatre KOKO is the life and soul in Camden Town

KOKO KOKO Where:
, 1A Camden High Street, London London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

1A Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7JE

Tube: Mornington Crescent Station, Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 

KoKo offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad balconies and plush upstairs bars are a reminder of its former role as the Camden Theatre (which originally opened its doors in 1900), and the deep red colour scheme, chandeliers and gilt molding give it a decadent air that matches the rock stars who grace the stage. It has an illustrious rock 'n' roll history, having hosted The Clash and the Sex Pistols in the 1970s, and The Eurythmics, Madness and Madonna in the 1980s. It became a much-loved scuzzy rock club in the 1990s, before being restored and reopened in 2004.

 
 

Events at KOKO

Peach Camden Palace Reunion
Ongoing

4th May to 5th October 2014 | £15

 
Beech

Friday 25th July 2014 - 9.30pm | phone for prices

 

London-based Josh Beech and Oliver Som perform their self-penned Indie-rock and alt folk material.

Guilty Pleasures
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 10pm-3.30am | £10

 

Resident DJs play pop and R&B.

Club NME
On Soon

Friday 1st August 2014 - 10pm | £5

 

Electro, drum'n'bass and dubstep from Bottled In England and DJ Ed The Saint.

Buttoned Down Disco
On Soon

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 10pm | phone for prices

 

Christian Laing and Pete Wheeler spin indie and dance.

All events at KOKO
 
 
 

Cable

Head to Cable for beats loud enough to shake London Bridge

Cable Cable Where:
, 33A Bermondsey Street, London London, SE1 2EG
Category: Nightclubs

33A Bermondsey Street, Bankside, London, SE1 2EG

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 

Since the closure of clubland stalwarts The Cross, The Key, Canvas, Turnmills and The End, pessimists began to see London's glass as well and truly half empty. But the recent influx of clubs popping up south of the river - and in particular, like Cable, underneath the arches near London Bridge - shows that the glass is clearly more than half full, as a new generation of nightspots rises from the ashes. Located in the Bermondsey Street tunnel nearby London Bridge tube, the 1000-capacity Cable is spread over three archways (each with its own bar) and two dance floors (with a bespoke soundsystem by European sound specialists Nova). Just short of a full 24-hour licence, the club opens until 6am on Fridays and Saturdays and has grown both in popularity and size since opening its doors back in 2009. 2012 saw the unveiling of the mysterious third room - a sister club named Relay - which comes complete with its own independent line-up of live music, comedy and clubnights.

 
 
 

Proud Camden

Proud Camden is one of London's most unique clubbing destinations

Proud Camden Proud Camden Where:
, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London London, NW1 8AH
Category: Live Music

The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 

Not the easiest of places to find yet Camden Proud has easily found a place in the hearts of many. This art gallery by day becomes a superb venue for live music and parties at night, attracting up-and-coming eclectic acts as well as established stars such as Peter Doherty, Dizzee Rascal and Amy Winehouse. Located in Camden Stables Market along a cobbled back street, the painstakingly restored venue is spread between a large main room (with huge wooden beams propping up a high ceiling), the quirky stables of the 200-year-old Grade II listed horse hospital and a spacious terrace area with seating and winter-time heating. Individual horse compartments make for an amusing setting to drink and be merry, and can also be hired out for private events. Anyone who fails to be won over by the charm and uniqueness of Proud Camden must have got up on the wrong side of bed. This is a splendid, different and exciting venue with friendly staff, a trendy crowd and enough going on to keep you entertained and coming back for more. If you have yet to visit, we suggest you rectify that as soon as possible.

 
 

Events at Proud Camden

We.Are.Lizards

Friday 25th July 2014 - 7pm-2.30am | £8, early bird £4

 
Absurd Observations
Now OnFree Event

23rd July to 10th August 2014 - Various Times | Free

 

Images by Kent Matthews and Dan Smith, celebrating the imagination of the attendees of the Bestival festival during the past ten years.

Charles Peterson & Steve Double: Experiencing Nirvana
OngoingFree Event

27th March to 31st August 2014 - 11am-5pm | Free

 
Polo
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 8pm-2.30am | £5

 

Resident DJs spin house, R&B and funk.

Weekend Sessions
On Soon

15th March to 28th September 2014 | phone for prices

 
House Your Sunday
On SoonFree Event

27th Jul, 3rd Aug, 10th Aug, 17th Aug, 24th Aug and 31st Aug 2014 - 7pm-1am | Free

 
All events at Proud Camden
 
 
 

Proud2

Big, shiny and Proud, this O2 based club really packs a punch

Proud2 at The O2 Proud2 at The O2 Where:
, The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London London, SE10 0DX
Category: Nightclubs

The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world’s most powerful audio sound systems, heaps of high tech art lighting and a Body Sonic dance floor (meaning that the floor moves with the music). This ambitious project was the brainchild of the nightlife masters who brought us Proud Camden; they took over the 2,600 capacity Matter club space, drenched it in decadent gilded glam, smothered it in chandeliers, soaked the walls in art deco and flung open their doors to throngs of eager partygoers. Proud2 is more akin with the type of clubs you might find in the Balearic Islands and, in hopeful anticipation of steamy summer weather, it is also the proud owner of London’s largest smoking area, which comes complete with its own bars, food vans, heated beds and state of the art parasols. Proud2 comes with all the superclub trimmings; a sterling lineup of world class music and wallet-draining prices to match.

 
 
 

Corsica Studios

Creative arts venue and much-loved underground clubbing destination

Corsica Studios Corsica Studios Where:
, Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, London London, SE17 1LB
Category: Nightclubs

Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London, SE17 1LB

Tube: Elephant & Castle Station

 
 

A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, well-organised and close to central London. There's absolutely no passing trade here (it's pretty hard to find, in fact), so if you want to be sure of a night where everyone is there for the music, this is the place to go. Corsica Studios is home to many of London's oddest and most daring clubbing experiences, with a consistent focus on the cutting edge of electronic and indie experimentation, all played out on two Funktion 1 sound-systems. The opposite of the polished superclub experience available across the road at Ministry of Sound.

 
 

Events at Corsica Studios

Leitmotif

Friday 25th July 2014 - 10pm-6am | adv £12.50, early bird £10

 

Lebanese-born Morphosis spins house, with Ben UFO, Huerco S, Bleaching Agent, Basic House and Volte-Face.

Slide & Get Diverted: Inside
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 10pm-6am | £12.50, adv £10

 

Francois Kavorkian, Ivan Smagghe, Greg Wilson, Sean Johnston, The Reflex, Terry Farley and Eskimo Twins play dance and house in the Ministry Of Sound Courtyard by day, and Corsica Studios by night.

Jaded
On Soon

Sunday 27th July 2014 - 5am-3pm | adv £15

 

Rebekah joins residents Raymundo Rodriguez and Chris Stanford for an evening of techno.

Showcase
On Soon

Sunday 27th July 2014 - 10pm-6am | £17.50, adv £8

 

Showcasing the talents of international DJ Jon Rundell following his critically acclaimed mix for Pure Intec 2.

Upset The Rhythm Presents: The UV Race
On Soon

Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 8pm-11pm | £7

 
All events at Corsica Studios
 
 
 

Egg

Head-scrambling dance music at 24-hour party palace, Egg.

EGG EGG Where:
, 200 York Way, London London, N7 9AP
Category: Nightclubs

200 York Way, King's Cross, London, N7 9AP

Tube: Caledonian Road Station

 
 

The fabulous Egg nightclub was well prepared for the smoking ban, with a fantastic garden and terrace which make it one of London's finest summer clubbing spots. Egg is spread out over three floors and each one has its own distinct look and feel. The ground floor has an industrial look while the loftbar area is much sleeker. Well-programmed nights of house, electro and dirty beats (plus the ever-tempting draw of a 24 license) attract a wild polysexual crowd. It's at its most hedonistic for the Sunday morning after-party Breakfast at Egg, when North London's wildest clubbers converge to watch the sun rise and keep the rave alive.

 
 

Events at EGG

Kurv With Jaymo and Andy George

Friday 25th July 2014 - 11pm-8am | £10-£15

 

Moda Black duo Jaymo and Andy George top the bill. The producers, who are also top talent hunters, having broken Hot Since 82 and Disclosure, are the safest pair of hands in the business.

Watergate 16 Release Tour
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 11pm-1am | £10-£13.50

 

Swedish DJ La Fleur spins house, with support from Lee Jones, Ripperton, Alexander Koning and Kevin Saunderson.

Paradox
On Soon

Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 11pm-6am | £8

 

Resident DJs spin a musical fusion of Italian/London style with a sound track of electrifying house music.

X Presents
On Soon

Friday 1st August 2014 - 11pm-8am | NUS/mems £15, adv £10

 

Audiojack, Alexis Raphael and Alex Arnout spin house and techno.

Familia
On Soon

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 11pm-10am | £10-£20

 
All events at Egg
 
 
 

Ministry of Sound

World famous Ministry of Sound is a clubland institution.

Ministry of Sound Ministry of Sound Where:
, 103 Gaunt Street, London London, SE1 6DP
Category: Nightclubs

103 Gaunt Street, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6DP

Tube: Elephant & Castle Station

 
 

A massive sound system, huge dancefloor and a staggering roster of big name DJs has made sure of Ministry of Sound's place in clubbing folklore. The opening night back in 1991 heralded the explosion of superclubs across the UK. Boasting a crisp, clear, thumpingly loud sound system, and some of the best house DJs of the era, the club attracted thousands of hedonists south of the Thames every weekend. This giddy ascendancy was subsequently translated into various record labels, a clothing company and sister clubs across the globe. Of course, success on such a scale never lasts, least of all in clubland, and the buzz around the venue had stagnated by the late '90s. Thankfully the last few years have seen the brains behind the operation quit resting on their laurels and sort it out. A welcome refurbishment of the interior and a creative injection into the DJ line-up means that Ministry is still well worth a look.

 
 

Events at Ministry of Sound

The Gallery

Friday 25th July 2014 - 10.30pm | £16

 

Trance and house from Andrew Bayer, Ilan Bluestone, Audien and Genix.

Saturday Sessions - Bob Sinclar
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 11pm-7am | £20

 

French producer and DJ Bob Sinclar returns to the Ministry of Sound, with a setlist guaranteed to impress.

The Gallery
On Soon

Friday 1st August 2014 - 10.30pm | £16, mems £14

 

House, dance and trance sets from Paul Oakenfold, Protoculture and Lee Osborne.

Saturday Sessions
On Soon

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 11pm-7am | £18, mems £16

 

Resident DJ's spin house and dance.

The Gallery
On Soon

Friday 8th August 2014 | £16, mems £14

 

Guest DJs spin house.

All events at Ministry of Sound
 
 
 

XOYO

XOYO's cutting edge clubnights are at the centre of the Shoreditch scene

XOYO XOYO Where:
, 32-37 Cowper Street, London London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AP

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Spread across two floors on an unassuming street in Old Street, XOYO functions as a living, breathing hub for art, music and cultural happenings. Although the main draw definitely appears to be its eclectic musical programme, their regular clubnights have seen artists such as Jamie xx, Mos Def, Jessie J and The Drums take to the stage, whilst Bugged Out! Neon Noise Project, Upset The Rhythm and Durrr are among the promoters who have signed up to throw parties. XOYO has a capacity of 800 and is spread across two floors; the main room is a high-ceiling basement housing three bars, mobile staging and a D&B soundsystem, while the similarly spacious ground floor also boasts an outdoor smoking terrace.

 
 

Events at XOYO

Fake Blood
Now On

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July 2014 - 9pm-4am | £8

 

The London-based producer Theo Keating performs his dance music originals.

Saturday at XOYO
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 9pm-4am | £13.50

 

House music from Jackmaster, Loefah and Slimzee.

Jackmaster
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 9pm-4am | £13.50, adv £6

 

The Glasgow-born producer spins house and techno.

The 2 Bears
On Soon

12th April to 27th September 2014 - 9pm-4am | £12.50

 
Sneak
On Soon

Monday 28th July 2014 - 10pm-3am | £5, adv £3

 

The resident DJ spins underground house, tech and bass.

All events at XOYO
 
 
 

Electric Ballroom

Historic marketplace by day, iconic indie club by night

Electric Ballroom Electric Ballroom Where:
, 184 Camden Street, London London, NW1 8QP
Category: Live Music

184 Camden Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 

On weekends, the Electric Ballroom is transformed into a buzzing marketplace crammed with stalls, but during the evenings there's an entirely different kind of activity happening here. Dating back to the 1930s, when it was known as The Buffalo Club, this is one of Camden's longest-serving music venues. Hundreds of up and coming bands have taken to its stage. Everyone from The Clash, to Blur and Sid Vicious have played here. On Friday nights, the club hosts Sin City, which showcases rock and indie bands while Saturday nights are Shake, where you can expect hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s disco and Pop, plus all the current hits.

 
 

Events at Electric Ballroom

Interpol

Friday 25th July 2014 - 7.30pm | £20

 

The sartorial New Yorkers play stark indie-rock.

Ultimate Power

Friday 25th July 2014 - 9pm-3am | £14

 

Resident DJs spin power ballads.

Shake
On Soon

Saturday 26th July 2014 - 10pm-3am | £10, NUS/mems £8, before 11.30pm w/flyer

 

Resident DJs play dance, indie, electro, pop and party anthems from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and now.

Inferno
On Soon

Friday 1st August 2014 - 10.30pm-3.30am | £7, concs/NUS £5 before 11.30pm

 

Resident DJs spin goth, industrial, EBM and glam.

Shake
On Soon

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 10pm-3am | £10, w/flyer NUS/mems £8 before 11.30pm

 

Guest DJs play all the best 70s, 80s and 90s disco and pop together with current hits.

All events at Electric Ballroom