The 12 best clubs & bars to party while in London

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    By Max Roi

London the nerve centre of the United Kingdom, with millions of inhabitants from all over the globe and home of the oldest underground transportation system but also a party heaven with infinite possibilities ranging from world class venues to quirky bars, without forgetting breathtaking rooftops. If it is your first time clubbing in London, have a look at this great list. It will help you to get started.

Fabric

 

Party and club at the Fabric

 

Fabric has positioned itself as one of London’s most prominent clubbing institutions. It has constantly built its reputations by delivering high quality entertainment that displays all types of electronic music in the UK. It is located in a refurbished meatpacking warehouse. It has three rooms that comes to life every weekend with the best grooves in town. Guests that have visited this club can testify to this fact.

Every Friday is for FabricLive where you can enjoy regular sets from renowned drum’n’bass don DJ Hype and his crew. Different scene leaders from garage and dubstep, and rising UK bass producers play are not left out every Friday.

Saturday are hosted by the very best Fabric DJs and Programmers; Craig Richards and Terry Francis. They always heat up the floor with A-list cast to deliver awesome and deep grooves like techno, italo, house, disco, and minimal.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: £5 - £30

 

Cargo

 

Party and club at the Cargo

 

Best known for its notoriety and the best nightlife the city can offer, the Cargo located on East London is one of the best places to go to for a nice night out. Cargo has some of the best DJs and you can be guaranteed the best dancing time all night long. It has one of the biggest decked gardens in London where you can meet new people and have the most fun.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Free - £20

 

Ministry of Sound

 

Party and club at the Ministry of Sound

 

The Ministry of Sound, established in 1991, should be the first stop for any dance fan. Although it isn’t as good as most of its competitors, you won’t regret paying a visit. The name might have done it a little injustice but, to be honest, it hosts major DJs and top-notch nights. It is no surprise it has won multiple awards and it’s a great place to dance all night. This place has also helped to send some really good house music to the world.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, usually from 11PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: £10 - £30

 

Printworks

 

Party and club at the Printworks

 

This club prides itself on being able to hold up to 5,000 people in its 6’000 square meter area. Printworks can be used for multiple occasions including fashion shows, concerts and exhibitions. This popular building was once a newspaper factory until it was renovated and transformed into a massive palace.

Whenever they have an occasion, they always hire the best DJs we’re talking about people like Loco Dice, Seth Troxler and even the Martinez Brothers. With all the excitement and publicity Printworks is getting, it’s hard to believe that they just started last year. Clubs like these that show that London’s clubbing days are far from over

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, R&B and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Click on 'Find out more' to enquire with venue's social media

 

Studio 338

 

Party and club at the Studio 338

 

Probably due to its distance from the Greenwich peninsula, the Studio 338 isn’t receiving as much attention as it should. This club’s terrace, gives you the perfect view of the great gasholder which makes it unique from other clubs. The interior architecture resembles a warehouse, with a modern industrial look to it. Heavy house band techno music are frequently played here as well.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usually from 10PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: £10 - £30

 

XOYO

 

Party and club at the XOYO

 

XOYO is one of the best places in London where any good DJ would want to perform at. It is usually frequented by emerging and upcoming artists trying to become la crème de la crème DJ’s. XOYO has really made a name for itself as one of the best clubs in London. Located in the middle of Shoreditch with a vast historical background, this club will surprise you with the quality music it plays across its two floors, sometimes it can be so loud you won’t be able to sleep.

 

Typically open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 9:30PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: £5 - £30

 

Egg Nightclub

 

Party and club at the Egg Nightclub

 

Although Ibiza styled clubs are not really London’s strong suit, Egg Nightclub really does know how to do it with style. With three levels, dark rooms with lots of drinks and bass music, it’s one of the best places to party. Most people enjoy its courtyard which gives you the perfect view of the London sunrise. What makes Egg so special is the fact that it has both the combination of a 24 hour license and a remote location in an industrial zone. This allows you to party as hard and as long as you want without worrying about disgruntled neighbors. It is located just north of Kings Cross station, don’t worry they have a shuttle bus from the station so distance is not a problem.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 2PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Techno/DnB/House, Rock/Indie, R&B and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Free - £20

 

Phonox

 

Party and club at the Phonox

 

Although this current Phonox which was launched recently has nothing to do with the original, it is still a spectacular club in London. The new Phonox strives to create a haven where like-minded clubbers can just have fun, meet and be part of a big family. Now one thing some people might not appreciate is the fact that phones and cameras aren’t allowed on the dance floor, this is because management believes it is all about the music experience that should transcend people’s body. Which is why artists like Kerri Chandler and Omar S are hired to give customers an unforgettable time.

 

Typically open: Friday, Saturday, usually from 9:30PM
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House
Expected entrance fee: £5 - £30

 

Zoo Bar & Club

 

Party and club at the Zoo Bar & Club

 

This establishment has been known over there years as the most lively and attractive nightclub. You can party and drink as much as you want until 3AM. They pride themselves on having a fully stocked and versatile bar with numerous seats for tired or weary clubbers. Zoo Bar is stylishly designed and operated to give you an awesome night in London.

The music just like the crowd is diverse and pretty internationals and so every night you can expect to be treated with variety of music from chart to R&B. The cost of entry varies depending on the nights. Although there is a late arrival fee, this can be avoided by arriving before 10pm. This bar located in Leicester Square is very lively and busy, you should go there at least once.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Commercial
Expected entrance fee: £5+ - £5+

 

Roadhouse

 

Party and club at the Roadhouse

 

The Roadhouse is loaded with variety of things to make your stay truly special. The food, the atmosphere and their signature cocktails will make your night truly electrified.

The DJs will revel you with music which ranges from Indie Rock Covers to Rhythm and Blues. Apart from the music, Roadhouse offers several munchies like their famous braised beef chilli, chicken with other options for vegetarians as well.

Roadhouse was once the popular Flair Blair and so carries that remarkable personality which will keep you up till 3am with awesome music, artists and great food.

 

Typically open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 5:30PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - £5+

 

The Loop

 

Party and club at the Loop

 

Located close to Oxford street, Loop is a party playground - a paradise for all party goes who demand a big night out without compromise. Comprising 4 uniquely decorated rooms spread over 3 floors, you will certainly find music you like.

Loop Bar may look like your average bar at the first sight but as soon as you enter you’ll find a maze of themed rooms...

Opal Bar pays all the commercial chart hits you know & love. With its sleek leather booths & dark seducive lighting you’ll be drawn in an unique atmosphere. Groovy Wonderland is dedicated to old-school tunes from the 80’s & 90’s. The dancefloor is made of large tiles lit with multicoloured LEDs.

 

Typically open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, usually from 12PM
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Retro, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - £10

 

Tiger Tiger

 

Party and club at the Tiger Tiger

 

While most buildings and establishments change and move on, the Tiger Tiger is one club that’s standing the test of time. Launched in 1998 Tiger Tiger has had its ups and downs but these experiences make it one of the best night clubs and venues to party in.

Only a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus this central London flagship club can hold up over 1600 guests spread over six unique rooms of music. Whether you miss the old school tunes of your childhood, or a touch of urban sound with R&B and Hip Hop tracks, and even some high beat EDM sounds. There is something for everyone all under one roof.

What’s more they, they are open every day.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free - £8

 

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