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.
Experience one of the capital's most famous clubbing spots during a visit to Fabric in Farringdon. The legendary London club features three rooms, including one with a “bodysonic” dancefloor, and hosts some of the world's biggest DJs. You'll hear drum and bass, grime and dubstep, as well as some techno, electro and house music pumping from the speakers.
With two floors and a capacity for more than 1,600 partygoers, 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 at this central London club near Charing Cross station.
3. KOKO London
4. Ministry of Sound
Join the revellers at Ministry of Sound, which has been entertaining Londoners for 30 years and spawned a record label in the process. One of the most popular clubs in London, it boasts four distinctive rooms. Ministry of Sound 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 6,000-capacity venue in Canada Water that was once Western Europe's largest printing press complex. Let your hair down with drum and 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
Party 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 XOYO, close to the Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch. Renowned for attracting cutting-edge house, techno and dance acts, this two-room nightclub 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, one of south London's best dance venues. The club is set inside a restored former cinema from 1913, and its owners maintained many of the original features. Check out the regular house, electro and dance nights, plus big-name DJs and live acts.
9. Egg London
Dance the night away at Egg London, a converted Victorian warehouse 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.