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 our guide to the best London clubs.
This cool venue, housed under railway arches in Shoreditch, showcases an incredibly diverse range of music and club nights to a warm and friendly crowd. If you're feeling peckish, make sure to check out Cargo's tasty street food options before partying into the night.
2. Corsica Studios
Expect 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 and a bar. It's a great choice if you're looking for new, exciting and experimental sounds.
3. Egg London
Egg London is 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 well after sunrise.
4. Electric Brixton
Electric Brixton opened its doors in September 2011 following a million pound investment, maintaining many of the club's original features and installing a new sound system. This is one of south London's best dance venues, hosting regular house, electronica and dance nights, plus big name DJs and live acts.
Experience one of the capital's most famous clubbing spots with a visit to Fabric. 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 line-up of live music events.
7. Ministry of Sound
Ministry of Sound has been entertaining Londoners for more than 20 years, spawning 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.
8. Studio 338
Party until dawn on the terrace at Studio 338. Expect 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 is a short walk from The O2 in north Greenwich. The venue is currently closed, and reopens on 27 October.
This two-room nightclub, close to the Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch, is renowned for being cutting edge. Artists and DJs such as Friendly Fires, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Mark Ronson, 2 Many DJs, Tensnake, Jacques Lu Cont, Mylo, Alex Metric, and Ms Dynamite have all played at XOYO.
10. Queen of Hoxton
Queen of Hoxton is one of the hippest hangouts in east London. Spread over two floors, you’ll find a buzzing atmosphere in the basement club, lively party nights and DJs playing well into the early hours. Don’t forget to head up to the rooftop garden to check out the amazing views over London.