Best London Nightlife

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    9. Cargo

    Cargo is most definitely a new Millennium club. It was founded in 2000 and has been going from strength to strength since then. It has bars, restaurants, roof terraces and a big club area. Built into existing...

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    8. The Lamb and Flag

    One of the oldest pubs in London, this 300 year-old institution still retains its traditional charms: oak beams, low ceilings, a decided lack of sitting room and a constant crowd. However, the mood is always...

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    7. Heaven

    This huge, enormously popular gay club attracts folks from all over the world. The main-floor dance space stretches endlessly and stays packed through the night with gyrating bodies. A level higher, go-go boys take...

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    6. Ronnie Scott's

    One of the oldest Jazz Clubs in the world, Ronnie Scott's has been on the scene since 1959, so for more than 50 years. Most of the greatest names in the Jazz firmament have visited here at one time or another. ...

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    4. Cuckoo Club

    High or low, whichever direction you fly, Cuckoo has long been renowned as one of the chicest nightlife options in town. Drawing a celebrity clientele amid the glamorous rock crowd, the cocktails here are sublime....

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    3. Mahiki

    A Polynesian paradise in the heart of London. Mahiki is Polynesian themed cocktail bar. Popular with the posh set, tourists and expats living in London. It claims on its website to be friends of Rihanna, Kate Moss,...

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    2. Plastic People

    Plastic People might be tiny, but it certainly punches above its weight when it comes to the club scene. Set in a miniature basement in London's shoreditch, it's popular with the trendy crowd, and lovers of dubstep....

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    1. Fabric

    Fabric is not just a nightclub, it's a way of life. This mega club in London's Clerkenwell has now got its own record label, members club, and a news website, where you can live, and breath dance music. You can...

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About London Nightlife

You might be watching the sun rise over Haggerston's section of the Regent's Canal, or you might be snuggled up with a gaggle of friends on the N97 night bus grabbing a few minutes of much-needed rest on a helpful pal's shoulder. Heck, maybe you're still dancing in that glitter den you found at 2am where Robyn turned up to do a secret show, feet swollen but showing no signs of slowing down even though the birds have started chirping outside. Whatever your epic tale from London's seemingly unending options for nightlife adventures, we dare you to look back at your night without cracking a smile, or maybe a giddy facepalm. Come nightfall, London's underbelly opens up a whole new world of options to the first-time visitor and seasoned veteran alike. Maybe you want to rub shoulders with the swanky elite, or get grubby and gritty like your punk icons of yesteryear. London will always be happy to oblige.


About Arianna Reiche

Arianna Reiche is a London-based writer and publisher. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she studied at the University of Edinburgh before working with Vice, New Scientist, McSweeney's, and Gawker Media. She first fell in love with London running errands during London Fashion Week in 2009, careening through the streets in an microscopic G-Wiz stylemobile.

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