Top 10 Best Nightclubs in London, England [2022 GUIDE]

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With over 60 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.

XOYO

Best nightclub in London!
XOYO

With focus set on a consistent and credible music policy, XOYO delivers an unrivalled weekend soundtrack to London. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, XOYO is housed across two floors (the top being sister-bar The Shoreditch Butchery). Outside of the club’s relentless weekend diary, XOYO showcases a fresh and on-point calendar of live music. An aspirational platform for London’s clubbers, XOYO pioneers a quarterly residency series which sees some of the world’s biggest and most talented DJs play every Friday for three consecutive months to thousands of dance music lovers.

  • 32 -37 Cowper St , EC2A 4AP United Kingdom
  • Shoreditch
  • 10 PM – 3 AM Mon, Tues, Thurs 9:30 PM – 4 AM Fri, Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

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 , EC1M 6HJ United Kingdom
  • Farringdon
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$$

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 , N7 9AX United Kingdom
  • Kings Cross
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Studio 338

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 , SE10 0PF United Kingdom
  • Greenwich
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

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

Phonox

Phonox

Brixton club Phonox looks to be kind of a big deal for south London nightlife, and in fact London clubbing as a whole. After the team behind acclaimed nightspots including XOYO, The Nest, the Old Queen’s Head and the Blues Kitchen franchises purchased the site of former Brixton club Plan B when it shut down, they wasted little time in transforming it into Phonox. The club has a similar feel to both XOYO and the Nest: a sleek, dark dance cavern with plenty of space for dancing, and the programming leans very much towards the leftfield side of dance music – don’t expect cheesy ’80s nights here, it’s quality, underground house, techno, disco and bass all the way.

  • 918 Brixton Rd , SW9 7AY United Kingdom
  • Brixton
  • 9:30 PM – 4 AM Fri, Sat 4 – 10 PM Sunday
  • 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 , W1F 0SD United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

The London Reign

The London Reign

The London Reign is an aerial show club bringing an eclectic mix of Las Vegas and Moulin Rouge to the heart of london’s west end. With Stunning interiors and dazzling performances which are certain to keep guests on their toes and gasping for more. They aim to deliver performances like no other.

  • 215-217 Piccadilly , W1J 9HN United Kingdom
  • St. James's
  • 11 pm - 4 am Tue, Thu - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

The Cause

The Cause

The Cause, a 400-capacity club in Tottenham, hopes to fill the gap in London’s nightlife and promote community and mental-health charities. The venue, opening in a former car-mechanics depot, is crowdfunding to give clubbers the opportunity to party around a literal centrepiece DJ booth with a custom soundsystem by Core. Through a monthly membership program, The Cause aims to raise £25,000 to give to its charity partners, which include Mind In Haringey, C.A.L.M. and Help Musicians UK. “The Cause is designed from the ground up to give back to people around us,” says co-founder Stuart Glen.

  • Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Road , N17 9LZ United Kingdom
  • Tottenham
  • Varies depending on events
  • 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 , W1S 1HU United Kingdom
  • Leicester Square
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

There are many other clubs available in London like Corsica Studios, The Cuckoo Club, Metropolis, Libertine, Tabu

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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