Nightclubs in London are some of the most famed and lively in the world, with a nightlife that spawned the punk, progressive, EDM, NWOBHM and other music scenes. Nightclubs here continue to push the envelope with world-famous live music acts and DJs cranking out the most popular music of the day as well as showcasing some of the next big international hits.

    People come to London just to experience the rock and dance clubs here. From punk rock to trance to EDM and beyond, you'll find every kind of music represented here. Learn about the best nightclubs in London where you can party at night, all night.


    Ministry of Sound Club

    Explore the forefront of dance music

    The Ministry of Sound Club has a 30-year legacy as a popular club with 4 bars and 4 music rooms, and it even spawned a record label. Here you can hear world-class DJs spinning the latest hits in just about every genre of music, as well as experience a spectacular room called The Box that is entirely dedicated to outstanding sound quality.

    This spot originated with a simple approach that didn't even involve alcohol. It was, however, such a success that it has grown consistently over the years, and it's at the forefront of dance music from all over the world. It's only 20 minutes southeast of the city centre.

    Location: 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP, UK

    Open: Tuesday from 10.30 pm to 4 am, Friday from 10.30 pm to 6 am, Saturday from 11 pm to 6 am (closed on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

    Phone: +44 20 7740 8600


    Fabric London

    Dance at a spot built for clubbers, by clubbers

    Fabric London is among the city's most famed clubbing spots with 3 rooms, a Bodysonic dance floor and some of the world's biggest DJs and live music acts. It's been around for over 2 decades, and in addition to DJs spinning EDM, disco, techno, grime and the like, it has 2 live music stages. Each room has its own sound system and is isolated from the others so you don't get any bleed-through. From house music to dubstep and other bass-heavy beats, you'll find the hottest up-and-comers and international acts here, and the club has a 19-plus crowd.

    The Bodysonic room is highly popular with its vibrating dance floor. It's found in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: 77A Charterhouse St, London EC1M 6HJ, UK

    Open: Friday from 11 pm to 6 am, Saturday–Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +44 20 7336 8898


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    Egg London

    Dance all night long in a terrace garden

    Egg London offers the latest music in 5 different spaces including an outdoor club all housed in a converted Victorian warehouse with top-notch sound and giant dance floors. It's a rare club that holds a 24-hour licence, so when you come here to dance all night, you can quite literally do it until the sun comes up. The decor and vibe here are Mediterranean in style, and the outdoor space is done up like a garden on a gigantic terrace. You can easily lose yourself here while still enjoying the intimate atmosphere.

    This is one of those spots that strikes the perfect balance between a rave and a style club. It's 25 minutes north of the city centre.

    Location: 5-13 Vale Royal, London N7 9AP, UK

    Open: Wednesday from 10.30 pm to 4 am, Thursday from 11 pm to 4 am, Friday from 11 pm to 6 am, Saturday from 11 pm to 7 am (closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays)


    Electric Brixton

    Party and dance in a historic cinema building

    Electric Brixton in South London is one of the city's most popular dance venues, situated inside a historic 1913 cinema building with the original features and decor intact. The club hosts regular electro, house and dance nights and showcases some of the biggest-name DJs as well as live music acts in a variety of genres. This club was formerly known as the Ace and the Fridge, and some locals still call it by those names. The stage here has unparalleled sight lines with not a bad angle in the house.

    No matter what your style of music is, you might just find an act that suits your taste here. It's located about 15 minutes south of the city centre.

    Location: A23, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RJ, UK

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 7 am to 11 pm, Friday–Sunday from 7 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +44 20 7274 2290


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    Printworks London

    Dance in a former printing press complex

    Printworks London is a 6,000-capacity venue with industrial decor in a former printing press complex offering hip-hop, drum 'n' bass, EDM and dance music from world-class DJs and acts. This spot has seen such big names as the Chemical Brothers and Pendulum come through its cavernous dance halls, and it has gained worldwide fame as a hotspot for nightclub culture. It's only been operating since 2017 but has rapidly become a popular industrial music destination.

    In addition to live industrial acts, this spot regularly hosts top DJs from all over the world, drawing a young, hip crowd of partiers. It's about 25 minutes east of the city centre.

    Location: Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ, UK

    Phone: +44 20 8498 4934



    See some of the hottest industrial acts

    XOYO is a 2-room nightclub in Shoreditch that's famed for showcasing the latest in cutting-edge house, dance and techno acts and draws the most enthusiastic dance party crowd. Over the years, this club has seen the likes of Mylo, Friendly Fires, Alex Metric, Ms Dynamite and Mark Ronson as well as names like Bicep, Jackmaster and Heidi as resident DJs. The club exemplifies the charismatic, quirky character of the neighbourhood in which it's located, and the musical talent is nothing short of first-rate.

    The vibe, atmosphere, decor and talent here make this one of the hottest gig venues in the city. It's about 25 minutes northeast of the city centre.

    Location: 32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP, UK

    Open: Monday–Tuesday and Thursday from 10 pm to 3 am, Friday–Saturday from 9.30 pm to 4 am (closed on Sundays and Wednesdays)

    Phone: +44 20 7608 2878



    Explore deep cuts from international dance acts

    Phonox takes a simple, straightforward and effective approach to clubbing with a single stage, a fantastic sound system and top DJs who go all night long every weekend. Every Saturday, you can attend the Mantra showcase that is co-presented by legendary music acts who spin tunes on a weekly rotation with collabs and special guests popping up on occasion. The regulars here include Bossy LDN, Skinny Macho, P-Rallel and Tommy Gold. On Sundays, you can attend special shows that include deep cuts from a diverse lineup of global dance acts.

    This club has a sleek, dark look with a cavernous industrial vibe and underground house, techno and disco sounds. It's a 10-minute bus ride to Brixton from the city centre.

    Location: 418 Brixton Rd, London SW9 7AY, UK

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 10.30 am to 6 pm, Friday–Saturday from 7 am to 10 pm (closed Sundays and Thursdays)

    Phone: +44 20 7095 9411


    Corsica Studios

    Catch a rave or live indie rock show

    Corsica Studios is an award-winning arts and entertainment venue offering 2 rooms of music and a vibrant bar that draws a friendly, hip crowd of students and the arts community. It's located in South London, and the music roster is focused on the most cutting-edge, experimental and exciting new sounds in dance music. The club has a capacity of 500 and is considered something of a hidden gem of London's club scene, though it has been awarded the Best of British Small Club of the Year award.

    The scene here is eclectic and diverse from all-night raves to live up-and-coming rock acts. It's just 15 minutes southeast of the city centre.

    Location: 4, 5 Elephant Rd, London SE17 1LB, UK

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +44 20 7703 4760


    Cirque le Soir

    Visit a hot burlesque club

    Cirque le Soir is a bit of new blood injecting life into the adult nightlife scene in a revitalised haunt with tons of eclectic circus-of-the-weird acts. You can catch some of the best DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, trance and EDM. The decor is dark and sleek with black floors and red curtains.

    From magnums of vodka to high-end champagne, this is a club that doesn't skip on the drinks, the entertainment or the corruption. It's not for the faint of heart. If you're bold enough, like celebrity guests Lady Gaga or Usher, you can get there in only 8 minutes north of the city centre.

    Location: 15-21 Ganton St, Carnaby, London W1F 9BN, UK

    Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday–Saturday from 11 pm to 3 am (closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)

    Phone: +44 20 7287 8001


    Brixton Jamm

    Dance in a space hundreds of years old

    Brixton Jamm is an awesome space that's been around for hundreds of years and today hosts some of the hottest EDM acts and dance parties in town. It began as a travellers' inn in the 18th century and later became a popular 19th-century pub. It has hosted such notable names in dance, R&B and pop music as Happy Mondays, MGMT, Basement Jaxx, Massive Attack and even Adele. The club has a capacity of 600 people, so it's always got an intimate feel where you're right on top of the acts on stage.

    This incredible space also includes an outdoor terrace for some fresh air. It's 18 minutes south of the city centre.

    Location: 261 Brixton Rd, Myatts Field South, London SW9 6LH, UK

    Open: Monday from 6 pm to 11 pm, Wednesday–Thursday from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, Friday from 6 pm to 4 am, Saturday from noon to 4 am, Sunday from noon to 10.30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +44 20 7274 5537


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