Top 10 Best Nightclubs in London, England [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 36 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 London that you should definitely check out.

Studio 338

Best nightclub in London!
Studio 338

Proving that Greenwich can rave just as hard as the rest of London is Studio 338, a sprawling club that combines the best elements of underground industrial venues with slicker super-club vibes. So whereas the nearby O2 is happy to flex its credentials as a location for arena rock and stadium dance acts, Studio 338’s multi-million pound refurb turned it into a far, far hipper destination, attracting dedicated dancers from across London and beyond. World-class house and techno DJs – from the underground side of things – regularly spin sets at S338, and another big draw is the all-night terrace; the terrace is covered, of course. Luckily, the inside of the club is just as appealing, leaning towards an industrial but colorful vibe.

  • 338 Boord St London, England SE10 0PF United Kingdom
  • Greenwich
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Fabric

Fabric

Welcome to London’s most premier venue that is known for hosting a series of weekly lineups that feature the biggest names in the electronic music world. The Fabric nightclub in London is a subterranean labyrinth. Three rooms, various floors, a network of staircases and no phone signal whatsoever make for a rather disorientating experience, but that’s all part of the appeal. The purposeful layout of the club with three specialized and distinctive rooms to cater to the different needs of its guests, along with world-class sound systems creates a revolutionary experience unlike any other. Emerging from its depths after hours of losing yourself in the music almost feels like stepping back into another reality.

  • 77a Charterhouse St London, England EC1M 6HJ United Kingdom
  • Farringdon
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$$

Tape

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
  • $$$

Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound

Located at Elephant & Castle in South London, the Ministry of Sound nightclub is the focal point for the city clubbers since it was launched in 1991. Having a glorious history of intense clubbing experiences, the Ministry of Sound is known for its famous dance floor where guests can dance along to the backdrop of high-class house music on weekends. The Ministry of Sound has also been awarded as the “World’s Best Club” before. With cutting-edge DJ experiences and the nightlife ambiance of rocking clubbing all night long, the Ministry of Sound creates a must-have experience for those visiting London. Laid out across 4 stages of dancefloors and different bars, there is a lot to explore when you are at the Ministry of Sound. Recent renovations of the clubbing venue added a new courtyard, a unique VIP suite with an attractive viewing gallery, 2 new balconies, and much more to the overall décor of the venue, enhancing its aesthetics to an even more incredible degree. The venue is also known for offering the best DJs in the city along with pounding beats for your pleasure all night long, so be sure to check it out when you are in town.

  • 103 Gaunt St London, England SE1 6DP United Kingdom
  • Elephant and Castle
  • 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
  • $$$

Mahiki Mayfair

Mahiki Mayfair

Mahiki Mayfair is a club and lounge hybrid located at the corner of Dover Street in the Mayfair area of London that is known as one of London’s most popular clubs in the city. The Polynesian-themed venue features impressive Tiki décor and showcases tropical flowers which adorn every corner of the club making you feel as though you are in a tropical island paradise. It also has a lounge that is filled with bamboo furniture, seashell lamps, and tropical plants. Guests are able to drink a wide variety of fresh fruit cocktails which are served in fun Tiki mugs, coconut shells and treasure chests courtesy of their great menu of creative and tasty drinks. If you are a cocktail lover looking for something different, you must visit this club. You can experience the most unique night out when clubbing around in Mahiki Mayfair in Piccadilly. Being the brainchild of leading names like Nick House, David Phelps, and Piers Adam, Mahiki Mayfair has garnered the respect of becoming one of the most famous night spots in the world featuring an array of awards behind its impressive status. With an open-door policy and no VIP rooms, Mahiki Mayfair takes pride in itself towards offering a fun clubbing atmosphere along with intricate designing that forms every corner of the club. Given its high-end clubbing environment, Mahiki Mayfair has risen to become one of the most sought-after clubbing destinations in the city. Offering a relaxed vibe along with its Polynesian theme, the club is a popular hangout amongst the tourists and local clubbers alike and even has a very exclusive clientele that includes celebrities such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Drake among others. Mahiki Mayfair in London is a true clubbing haven in every aspect.

  • 1 Dover St London, England W1S 4LD United Kingdom
  • Mayfair
  • 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
  • $$$$

Egg

Egg

One of London’s most established clubbing venues, Egg London, has recently undergone some major building works, turning into one of the capital’s most exciting multi-media spaces. Spread out over three floors and now incorporating a large loft space and one of London’s largest open-air terraces, the North London venue is perfect for any occasion. Friday nights is all about the new-school, with a focus on emerging DJ talent controlling things in the basement and terrace, putting the custom-built, bespoke flipside sound system to the test. With a young, energetic and friendly crowd ready to see the next big star in the making, Fridays always start the weekend with a bang. Saturday sees a vast array of international DJ superstars grace the exposed brick walls, with house and techno the main agenda. The loyal crowd are treated to a who’s who of both existing and fresh talent. Whatever your preference, a good time is guaranteed, and those with enough stamina can party long past the sun has come up. Its beautiful, spacious garden, exposed wooden loft and vast main rooms enable the venue to host a number of different functions.

  • 200 York Way London, England N7 9AX United Kingdom
  • Kings Cross
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

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
  • $$$

There are many other clubs available in London like Club 49, Toy Room, The London Reign, Drama, XOYO

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

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.

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