London’s Nightlife

Nightlife & Entertainment   |   Mar 22, 2016

London’s nightlife is one of the most vibrant in Europe attracting the best DJ’s, and live music of all types.


London's Nightlife


Ministry of Sound is one of the longest established nightclubs in London. Describing itself as the home of dance and house music,it has featured some of the biggest DJ names around such as Amine Edge, Tiesto, Nervo and Todd Terje.  Open every Friday and Saturday night, it is THE place to dance the night away.

Fabric in Farringdon prides itself on being created by and for people who enjoy clubbing.  Two of the rooms always feature live acts. For those seeking something a little unusual, try the vibrating floor in Room One.  Dancers can feel the music through their feet as they dance, due to the fact that sections of the floor are attached to special bass sensors.

XOYO is open most nights and offers live music as well as DJ club nights.  Close to Old Street tube, it is one of the most sought after clubbing spaces.  Top DJ’s like Jackmaster and The 2 Bears take on the prime Saturday night slot for three months at a time. This is where you can expect and find awesome selections of music. One of the most visited place among youths. Since many London youth hostels are nearby. 

KOKO  has seen everything from acid house to So Solid garage. Not only has it been a sought after venue for a night out, but it is where many of these music styles began.  This is an edgy club, which has kept its position at the forefront of contemporary music.

Ronnie Scotts
If you love jazz and soul, this is the place to go.  Set up back in 1959 by saxophonist Ronnie Scott, it made its name by welcoming the best American jazz musicians to the UK.  Ronnie Scotts continues to attract top names. Recent performers have included Joshua Redman, Elkie Brooks, Chick Corea, Christian McBride.  The line up regularly includes top British jazz musicians.

Cellar Door
Tucked away in Covent Garden, Cellar Door is unusual. It might be tiny (the building used to be a Victorian toilet!) but never feels claustrophobic due to the careful design. Just 60 people can get in.  Most shows are free and have a music theatre feel, with cabaret crooners and drag queens much in evidence.  This is a place to go to find the unexpected, and try something different.

Proud Cabaret
Over in Aldgate, Proud Cabaret is a sister venue to Proud Camden, a live music venue.  At Proud Cabaret expect to find burlesque, vaudeville, circus, fire-play and some fairly risqué performers.  It has been described as having a speakeasy atmosphere, where nothing is quite as it seems.  This is a place to watch and be seen, to enjoy a special meal and take time to relax in an unusual night time venue.  

Hostels being the most popular affordable choice of youngsters in London. There are several choices when it comes to dorm rooms in London, and a majority of them are both lavish and affordable.

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