Top 6 Best Nightclubs in Leicester Square, London, England [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 37 venues in London, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Leicester Square, London that you should definitely check out.

Tape

Best nightclub in Leicester Square, London!
Tape

Tape London Club opened in Hanover Square at the location of the former Jalouse Club and has been a revolutionary addition to London’s nightlife scene ever since. The venue is more than just a nightclub. It features an impressive recording studio, an intimate lounge and an exquisite restaurant. The new venue is the “home” of London’s music industry, presenting a unique, fresh and exciting new concept, never seen in the Capital before. Tape also offers the most exclusive elegant party experience which often attracts an elite crowd thanks to the exciting setlists and mixes of internationally renowned DJs. Walking through the venue is much like walking into the mouth of a trombone as the walls are covered in a gilded copper. The homage to music does not stop there, a big chandelier hangs over the stairwell, resembling the horn of a gramophone player.

  • 17 Hanover Square London, England W1S 1HU United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Cirque Le Soir

Cirque Le Soir

Tucked away behind an unassuming black door on Ganton Street in London’s vibrant Carnaby Street area, Cirque Le Soir is London’s best kept secret with its member-only entry and high-end reputation. And while the entrance may be subtle, inside the circus-themed nightclub is anything but. Cirque Le Soir is regarded as one of London’s, if not the world’s, most fashionable, and arguably most luxurious, nightclubs. The over-the-top risqué and decadent circus themed venue treats its guests to all types of arresting attractions to behold from every angle with dwarves, magicians, clowns, sword-swallowers, fire-eaters, burlesque angle grinders, snake charmers, contortionists and stilt walkers all around the club. The club assures offering jaw-dropping, unending entertainment from live exotic dancers, aerial, circus, and burlesque acts, fire eaters, and so more. The décor of the club might be unconventional with its ode to circuses, yet it has so much to offer when it comes to top-notch comfort and elegant styling. The venue also is famed for its international DJs, top mixologists, and being the popular haunt of celebrities like Rihanna. It is a destination where anything appears much more fun and is highly recommended for those looking out for some amazing nightlife experience in London.

  • 15-21 Ganton St London, England W1F 9BN United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • 11 PM - 3 AM Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

The Box Soho

The Box Soho

Equally as impressive as its promiscuous counterpart in New York, The Box nightclub in London is famous for its array of options when it comes to clubbing experiences. The venue is a large, impressive nightclub with 2 separate stages with yards of flowing gold and red velvet detailing while beautiful candle lights all over the place cast an intimate glow over the space. Guests can enjoy a cabaret show that starts at midnight from Wednesday to Saturday. The impressive cabaret show features dazzling performances from mesmerizing fire stunts to provocative strip shows, burlesque and so much more. Dark, mysterious, and provocative, The Box nightclub in London creates a unique experience that cannot be found elsewhere in the city. The DJs at the club play the latest tracks in hip hop, house, and rock while creating impressive mashups that will infect you with dance fever and have you hitting the dance floor to get your groove on. As the ultimate fantasy backdrop, The Box often draws in famous celebrities in the UK and internationally who want to nourish their clubbing side at this venue.

  • 11-12 Walker's Ct London, England W1F 0SD United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris

Located in the London’s Theatre and Entertainment district, Café de Paris is an opulent and magnificent nightclub to behold. With its glittering history, Café de Paris aims at offering a wide range of powerful and mesmerizing performances which can leave the guests enthralled. Since the time of its grand opening, Café de Paris nightclub in London has attracted notable guests belonging to the high class of society including elite political names, dazzling celebrities, famous pop stars, and many more popular faces. The venue boasts the presence of excellent cabaret performances every weekend. The club is also known for its unique Friday nights where it features an outstanding immersive show referred to as “The Service” aimed at celebrating the glorious nine decades of history of the clubbing venue. On Saturday, guests can witness the mesmerizing cabaret showcase which offers a variety of performances, shows, comedy, and circus as they partake in exotic drinks and exquisite three-course dining. Café de Paris nightclub in London is known for offering its guests the perfect clubbing space to host any kind of party or private event in the city.

  • 3-4 Coventry St London, England W1D 6BL United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • 10:30 PM - 3 AM Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Libertine

Libertine

Libertine by Chinawhite, London’s premier luxury nightclub and international nightlife brand, has long been considered the center of the capitals exclusive club scene. With its exotic interiors and superior service, libertine has maintained its reputation for offering a unique experience to its cohort of members, friends and celebrity client’s. Libertine’s guests can look forward to regular performances by some of the world’s most famous international DJ’s and artists. Recent artists have included: Drake, Jason Derulo, Pia Mia, Ciara, Rae Sremmurd, Miguel, Royce da 5’9, Big Sean, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong and Nelly to name just a few. With the venues long standing relationship with VIP guests and celebrities – you never know who you will find partying at libertine. Recent attendees have included the likes of: Leonardo Dicaprio, Kate Moss, Tom Cruise, Cara Delavigne, Rihanna, Drake, One Direction, Kendall Jenner, Idris Elba, Ciara, Lewis Hamilton, Naomi Campbell, Jordan Dunn, Rita Ora, Usain Bolt, and Gigi Hadid.

  • 4 Winsley St London, England W1W 8HF United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Toy Room

Toy Room

If you wish to feel the ambiance of some contemporary, stylish boutique club in London, the Toy Room is a perfect clubbing destination. Located in the heart of Mayfair, the Toy Room nightclub in London is a high-end, members-only club that has an Italian-styled lounge venue with leather wall paneling and embedded brass studs all over the club area as well as 20 VIP tables for seating. Offering an overall capacity of 350 people, the Toy Room is inevitably an intimate club promising to become one of Mayfair’s hottest clubbing destinations. Mark your presence in the Toy Room nightclub in London and ensure yourself the best party experiences in the city. The Toy Room offers a stylish lounge area hosting a wide array of music tracks including R&B, Hip Hop, DJ nights, top mashups and so more. Inspired by the architecture from the freemasons who once dominated Argyll Street, the guests at the Toy Room nightclub can enter the club through the hall of mirrors through a candlelit crypt. With its very own mascot Frank, a 4 foot teddy bear, Toy Room is carving out a niche for itself. If you are looking forward to organizing or attending an opulent event, then the Toy Room nightclub is a perfect setting.

  • 8-9 Argyll St London, England W1F 7TF United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

There are many other clubs available in Leicester Square, London like

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London Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in London clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in London?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at London nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into London nightclubs for free?

Some London nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many London nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for London nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the London page.

How much is bottle service at London clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in London, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into London nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in London are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which London nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in London.

Which London nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in London.