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Occupying former theatres, railway arches, factories, warehouses and newspaper printing presses, 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.

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Fabric

Head to world-famous Fabric for some serious dancefloor hedonism.

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 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. 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. After agreeing a strict licensing deal with Islington Council in 2016, the club no longer admits under 19s and anyone found with drugs or dealing drugs will be banned for life.

 
 
 

KOKO

Former theatre KOKO is the life and soul in Camden Town

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.

 
 
 

Studio 338

London's biggest club brings Ibiza-style partying to the capital.

338 Boord Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 0PF

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

Due to a fire in August 2016, Studio 338 is currently undergoing a major refurb. In the meantime, check out their sister venue, The Bridge. 
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of 3,000, the vast dance venue is London's biggest nightclub and aims to bring Ibiza-style clubbing to the capital. Equipped with state-of-the-art visual technology and a VOID sound system, it's ideal for major electro and techno nights, and it also doubles as an event space. Located in Greenwich it isn't exactly in the city's clubbing hotspots, but with an all-night outdoor terrace that has hot air pumped into it, you can always pretend you're off on your holidays.

 
 
 

The Printworks

The old printing press warehouse and bee soundproofed and custom-made for clubbing.

1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ

Tube: Canada Water Station

 
 

In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. More than a club, the 16-acre Docklands site is a "culture, music and arts space", with six performance spaces under one massive roof. In the main room, state of the art speakers, automated lighting and more than 100 lasers and spotlights make the most of the industrial space. Kicking off with a Seth Troxler-headlined launch event on Saturday 4th February 2017, the opening series has been put together by Snowbombing promoter Broadwick Live who, together with LWE, is programming the venue.

 
 

Events at The Printworks

Eric Prydz
On Soon

Friday 28th February 2020 - 7pm-2am | £35, phone for availability

 
Eric Prydz The Printworks 2020-02-282020-02-28 Where:
The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London, SE16 7PJ
Category: Nightclubs

The pioneering Swedish DJ and producer, who topped the UK charts with Call On Me, plays his only London show of the year with support from Artbat.

Ants
On Soon

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 12noon-11pm | £37.50, adv £32.50, early bird £22.50-£27.50, £30 before 2pm

 
Ants The Printworks 2020-02-292020-02-29 Where:
The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London, SE16 7PJ
Category: Nightclubs

DJs serve up a feast of house and techno led by Erick Morillo, plus Andrea Oliva, Matthias Tanzmann playing back to back with Davide Squillace, Lauren Lane, Francisco Allendes and Richy Ahmed.

Tycho
On Soon

Thursday 5th March 2020 - 7pm-11pm | £24.50

 
Tycho The Printworks 2020-03-052020-03-05 Where:
The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London, SE16 7PJ
Category: Nightclubs

The Grammy-nominated electronic music project led by composer Scott Hansen performs the fifth studio album, Weather, featuring vocalist Hannah Cottrell aka Saint Sinner.

Annie Mac Presents
On Soon

Friday 6th March 2020 - 7pm-2am | £37.50, adv £32.50, early bird £22.50-£27.50, £30 before 9pm

 
Annie Mac Presents The Printworks 2020-03-062020-03-06 Where:
The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London, SE16 7PJ
Category: Nightclubs

The Radio 1 DJ spins her eclectic sounds in the company of special guests plus Adelphi Music Factory, Jaguar, Leo Pol live, Loods, Nightmares On Wax DJ set, Nite Fleit and Route 94.

Glitterbox
On Soon

Saturday 7th March 2020 - 12noon-11pm | £37.50, adv £32.50, early bird £22.50-£27.50, £30 before 2pm, phone for availability

 
Glitterbox The Printworks 2020-03-072020-03-07 Where:
The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London, SE16 7PJ
Category: Nightclubs

Press Halls welcomes a packed line-up including Horse Meat Disco, Joey Negro, The Vision, Simon Dunmore, Dan Shake, Kon, Luke Solomon and Kathy Sledge live. Meanwhile, the Dark Room hosts Kiddy Smile, Hifi Sean, DJ ...

All events at The Printworks
 
 
 

The Grand

A beautiful former music hall with a luminous dance floor and top DJs.

21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1TT

Tube: Clapham South Station

 
 

Opened in 1900, The Grand is a beautiful and historic former music hall that has since been home to a cinema and a bingo hall. The striking red brick building on St John's Hill is now one of London's top nightclubs, with a high-ceilinged, galleried hall and a luminous dancefloor that you might expect to find in the most sophisticated West End music venues. The grand venue is ideal for a cheery, beer-soaked night with DJ sets accompanied by circus acts and live music from hot new artists. The venue also plays host to film nights, speakeasy swing events and even bingo with a party twist.

 
 
 
 

Proud Camden

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

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.

 
 
 

Corsica Studios

Creative arts venue and much-loved underground clubbing destination

Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 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.

 
 
 

Egg

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

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.

 
 
 

Ministry of Sound

World famous Ministry of Sound is a clubland institution.

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.

 
 
 

XOYO

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

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

Re:Imagine: Tarentino: An Orchestral Rendition Of The Soundtracks
On Soon

Thursday 27th February 2020 - 7pm-10pm | £15

 
Re:Imagine: Tarentino: An Orchestral Rendition Of The Soundtracks XOYO 2020-02-272020-02-27 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

The chamber orchestra performs film music set to curated visuals in a club environment.

Dusky: Rise For Love Residency
On Soon

Friday 28th February 2020 - 9.30pm-4am | £13.50-£20

 
Dusky: Rise For Love Residency XOYO 2020-02-282020-02-28 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

London production duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman host drum'n'bass superstars Rabio & Grooverider in the Basement with a heritage Rage set. Randall contributes some acid nostalgia with Jossy Mitsu and GQ supporting. Storm, Rubin, ...

Re:Imagine Orchestra: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
On Soon

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 7pm-10pm | £15

 
Re:Imagine Orchestra: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy XOYO 2020-02-292020-02-29 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

The ensemble performs a live rendition of the American rap artist's album, complete with a 16-piece orchestra and live visuals.

Pleasurehood
On Soon

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 9.30pm-4am | adv £5-£15

 
Pleasurehood XOYO 2020-02-292020-02-29 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

House and techno courtesy of Joshua James in the Basement and Eliza Rose in the Green Room.

AMP London
On Soon

Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 7pm-11pm | £12.50

 
AMP London XOYO 2020-03-042020-03-04 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

A celebration of new music with Miraa May, Benjiflow and Amaria.

All events at XOYO
 
 
 
 

Electric Ballroom

Historic marketplace by day, iconic indie club by night

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

Girl Ray

Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 7.30pm | £12.50

 
Girl Ray Electric Ballroom 2020-02-262020-02-26 Where:
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden Street London, NW1 8QP
Category: Live Music

The pop trio from London play in support of their album Girl.

Ultimate Power
On Soon

Friday 28th February 2020 - 10.30pm | £13.20

 
Ultimate Power Electric Ballroom 2020-02-282020-02-28 Where:
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden Street London, NW1 8QP
Category: Live Music

DJs Steve Proud, Brian Mahoney, "Mr" Flash, Dave Fawbert and Alex Gilbert preside over the UK-wide brand devoted to power ballads and rock anthems, replete with inflatable guitars, microphones and group sing-alongs.

Tones And I
On Soon

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 6.30pm | £18.50, phone for availability

 
Tones And I Electric Ballroom 2020-02-292020-02-29 Where:
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden Street London, NW1 8QP
Category: Live Music

Australian pop singer-songwriter, who topped charts around the world with her infectious dance anthem Dance Monkey. Billy Davis supports.

Electric Luv Saturdays
On Soon

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 10.30pm | £10, adv/NUS £8

 
Electric Luv Saturdays Electric Ballroom 2020-02-012020-02-29 Where:
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden Street London, NW1 8QP
Category: Live Music

Two rooms of tunes, featuring dance, pop and R&B tracks.

Cairokee
On Soon

Sunday 1st March 2020 - 7pm | £26, early bird £22

 
Cairokee Electric Ballroom 2020-03-012020-03-01 Where:
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden Street London, NW1 8QP
Category: Live Music

A popular Egyptian band whose music balances rock and spacious electronica with hints of pop and chaabi.

All events at Electric Ballroom
 
 
 

Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A.

The notorious nineties nightclub has been reborn eight years after the original closed down.

201-203 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Oxford Circus Station

 
 

Paper, the notorious nineties nightclub and scene of celebrity sightings - Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Helena Christensen and Beyonce were among its A-list fans - is reborn eight years after the original closed down. Forced to shut at its Regent Street home in 2009, when its Piccadilly landlord redeveloped the site, Paper moves to Wardour Street in Soho central. More than a million pounds has been spent creating three venues under one roof - Paper, the club in the basement; a ground floor cocktail bar called Dirty Harry's; and A.A. - which stands for After All - an exclusive, VIP, invite only club. Dirty Harry's, the 350 capacity cocktail bar, turns up the glam factor with live music and dance performances six nights a week.

 
 
 

Cargo

This renowned club brings together music, dance and food under refitted railway arches.

83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Cargo were pioneers of the multi-tasking MDF concept (that's Music-Dance-Food, not cheap fibreboard) and boast one of the most imaginative live music line-ups in the capital, as well as film screenings and art. Fuel up with burgers, pizza and chicken wings, wile away a summer afternoon in their courtyard and groove till the small hours under the refitted railway arches. The music policy covers the full spectrum of London's underground, with a focus on hip-hop, breakbeat and world music, and there are live tunes followed by top DJs most nights.

 
 
 

Phonox

One dance floor, one sound system and one act all night.

418 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AY

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

In the Brixton space where the nightclub Plan B once stood, Phonox offers a modern approach to clubbing - hang out and have drinks at the bar from 6pm and the same space turns into a club later that night. The venue, split over two floors and with an outside space, is run by Andy Peyton, the man behind XOYO and The Nest. Once transitioned into a club there's one dance floor, one great soundsystem (Funktion One) and one act all night. It's not about selfies and guest DJs - no cameras on the dance floor, please, and there'll be no announced guests, ever. Instead there's a change of DJ every Friday and on Saturdays resident DJ Jasper James, the youngest DJ to ever play at the legendary Sub Club in Glasgow, takes to the decks.

 
 
 

Oslo

A Nordic inspired music and dining destination.

1A-1C Amhurst Road, London, E8 1LL

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 

Situated next to Hackney Central Station on Amhurst Road, Oslo is a Nordic inspired music and dining destination with capacity of up to 600 over two floors. The venue has been designed as both a daytime hub to meet and eat - it's a burger and some brews sort of place - and a night time destination for clubbing. Its weekly club night 'Valhalla' kicks off upstairs at 10pm while in the first few weeks of opening there were gigs from Dry the River, Chrome Hoof and Indiana. Downstairs the extensive bar includes handpicked ales from local breweries such as Redemption, Five Point's and Sambrook's, alongside top quality wine and spirits, while the menu has been designed by Oslo head chef Dave Ahern, formerly of House of Wolf.

 
 

Events at Oslo

Bad//Dreems
On Soon

Friday 13th March 2020 - 7.30pm | £14

 
Bad//Dreems Oslo 2020-03-132020-03-13 Where:
Oslo, 1A-1C Amhurst Road London, E8 1LL
Category:

The Adelaide-based quartet brings its alternative rock sound to the UK's stages.

Low House

Friday 3rd April 2020 - 7pm | £16.50

 
Low House Oslo 2020-04-032020-04-03 Where:
Oslo, 1A-1C Amhurst Road London, E8 1LL
Category:

The international quintet performs its experimental rock material.

Kele Okereke

Saturday 23rd May 2020 - 7pm | £18

 
Kele Okereke Oslo 2020-05-232020-05-23 Where:
Oslo, 1A-1C Amhurst Road London, E8 1LL
Category:

The Bloc Party frontman performs his solo indie-rock works in support of his brand new album, 2020.

All events at Oslo
 
 
 
 

Village Underground

This hip, creative venue is renowned for its one-off club nights.

54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Easily recognisable for its disused tube carriages elevated well above the ground, Village Underground is an evolving project in Shoreditch building an international platform for creativity and culture. The ex-tube carriages have been recycled to form creative studios and galleries for film, photography, music, design and other artistic endeavours. The impressive warehouse space below is available for hire and is popular as a clubbing venue for one-off nights - Secretsundaze have held some legendary nights here. The eclectic programme also ensures the venue appeals to an eclectic crowd. The beautiful building dates back to Victorian times and still has some of its original features with exposed brickwork and a 10-metre high ceiling punctuated with skylights.

 
 

Events at Village Underground

Obongjayar

Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 7.30pm | £14.50

 
Obongjayar Village Underground 2020-02-262020-02-26 Where:
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3PQ
Category: Arts Centres

The emerging British-Nigerian singer-songwriter performs contemporary Afrobeat and electronica with an inspiring Gospel-style aesthetic.

Dry Cleaning
On Soon

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 7.30pm | £12

 
Dry Cleaning Village Underground 2020-03-032020-03-03 Where:
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3PQ
Category: Arts Centres

The four-piece from London performs its post-punk originals.

Black Girl Magic
On Soon

Saturday 7th March 2020 - 10pm-6am | various releases £12.50-£20

 
Black Girl Magic Village Underground 2020-03-072020-03-07 Where:
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3PQ
Category: Arts Centres

Fashion icon Honey Dijon spins electronica to celebrate International Women's Day, along with Jayda G, Sippin'T and Eliza Rose.

Yotto
On Soon

Friday 13th March 2020 - 10pm-4am | £12.50-£17.50

 
Yotto Village Underground 2020-03-132020-03-13 Where:
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3PQ
Category: Arts Centres

Techno and deep house courtesy of the Finnish DJ-producer.

HAAi
On Soon

Saturday 14th March 2020 - 10pm-6am | £20

 
HAAi Village Underground 2020-03-142020-03-14 Where:
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3PQ
Category: Arts Centres

The Radio One DJ, recently signed to Mute Records, supplies all sorts of psychedelic electro weirdness in an extended eight-hour set.

All events at Village Underground
 
 
 

The Pickle Factory

An intimate music venue that's a favourite with the Secretsundaze founders.

13-14 The Oval, London, E2 9DU

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 

Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club nights in an intimate and dark space within an old industrial warehouse that was once, you guessed it, a pickle factory. Reinvented as an event venue in 2013, it has been turned into an intimate party space with minimal frills and a special focus on acoustics for live or music-based entertainment. Typically, there are shows during the week while weekends are party nights with Fridays programmed by the in-house team and Saturdays run by promoters. Loved by the founders of Secretsundaze, it's fast becoming one of London's top music destinations.

 
 
 
 
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