What are the top 10 clubs in London?
- Ministry of Sound
- Printworks London
- Studio 338
- Electric Brixton
- Egg London
- Corsica Studios
Find out more about each venue below.
Whether you're looking for fun things to do at night or to listen to some great live music, the capital has a vibrant nightlife scene. Plan your next night out with this guide to the best London clubs.
London's nightclubs are due to reopen on 21 June at the earliest, following the proposed easing of coronavirus restrictions. Check back nearer the time for confirmation, and be aware some venues may still be closed after this date.
Experience one of the capital's most famous clubbing spots with a visit to Fabric in Farringdon. The legendary London club features three rooms, including one with a “bodysonic” dancefloor, and has hosted some of the world's biggest DJs. You'll find electro, techno and disco music, as well as drum’n’bass and grime, pumping from the speakers.
With three floors and a capacity for more than 1,000 party-goers, Heaven is a legendary London club. Look out for fun club nights such as Popcorn on Mondays and the flagship Heaven G-A-Y night on Saturdays, plus a regular lineup of live music events at this central London club near Charing Cross Station.
Head to Cargo, a cool venue housed under railway arches in Shoreditch, which showcases a diverse range of music and club nights to a warm and friendly crowd. If you're feeling peckish, make sure to check out its tasty burgers, pizzas and platters before partying into the night.
4. Ministry of Sound
Join the revellers at Ministry of Sound, which has been entertaining Londoners for more than 25 years and spawned a record label in the process. One of the most popular clubs in London, it boasts four bars, four dancefloors and five distinctive rooms, and still draws big names such as Paul Oakenfold. Book tickets in advance, and arrive early to avoid long queues.
5. Printworks London
Party among the industrial decor at this 5,000-capacity venue in Canada Water that was once Western Europe's largest printing press complex. Let your hair down with drum'n'bass, hip hop and dance beats in Printworks London's cavernous printing hall, and look out for headline shows from world greats, such as Pendulum and The Chemical Brothers.
6. Studio 338
Continue until dawn at Studio 338, where you'll find sets from world-class DJs, a state-of-the-art sound system and top club nights, including the venue's much-loved Sankeys. The huge club, which has a terrace that's open all night (and heated in winter), is a short walk from The O2 in North Greenwich.
Show off your moves at this two-room nightclub close to the Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch. Renowned for attracting cutting-edge house, techno and dance acts, XOYO has hosted the likes of Friendly Fires, Mark Ronson, Mylo, Alex Metric and Ms Dynamite at its headline shows and regular London club nights.
8. Electric Brixton
Venture to Electric Brixton, which opened its doors in 2011 following a million-pound investment. Its owners maintained many of the club's original features and installed a new sound system in the process, making it one of south London's best dance venues. Check out the regular house, electronica and dance nights, plus big-name DJs and live acts.
9. Egg London
Step to the beat at Egg London, a stylish venue made up of five different areas. Reminiscent of an Ibiza club, this London spot has an outdoor courtyard, top-notch sound systems and a huge dancefloor, making it one of the best clubs in London for partying until after sunrise.
10. Corsica Studios
Find an arty, friendly crowd including plenty of students at this award-winning arts and entertainment venue. Corsica Studios in south London offers two rooms of music, plus a lively bar. It's a great choice if you're looking for new, exciting and experimental sounds.