Best London Nightlife

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    10. XOYO

    XOYO remains unrivaled for London's most forward-thinking, talent-focused musical lineups, and their policy of substance over style has paid off. Fridays and Saturdays at XOYO are packed to the brim, with every raver...

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    8. Drink Shop & Do

    It may come as a shock to anyone familiar with Drink Shop & Do's ground level -- cutesy crafting shop and glam-kitsch tearoom -- but the King's Cross hotspot also plays host to some of the most raucous Friday and...

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    7. Fabric

    We probably don't have to tell you what fabric is. More institution than nightclub, Fabric has been opening its doors to ravers and drum-and-bass enthusiasts, EDM pixies and grime goblins since it opened its doors in...

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    6. Cuckoo Club

    Sleek, elegant, and old-school, Cuckoo Club is a shining example of glamorous London nightclubs done right. It's the after-party spot for West End designers (Carmen Dell'Orefice, the world's oldest working model and...

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    5. Miranda at The Ace

    The Ace Hotel houses foodie-lauded restaurant Hoi Polloi, communal workspaces hip enough to rival the i-D offices, and now edgy Miranda, situated in the hotel's basement. It's got the intimacy of a house party and...

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    4. Mahiki

    If swanky, dresscode-enforced nightclubs reminiscent of LA's scene doesn't seem like your thing, perhaps we can tempt you with a Tiki theme? Mahiki has been serving up Blue Hawaiians and Honolulu Honeys since...

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    2. Maggie's

    Maggie's is an 80's themed Chelsea bar and club named after former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, fully equipped with audio footage of her iconic speeches playing in the bathrooms, and neon splashed across the...

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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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