In most cities, you're either a nightclub person or you're not. There's a pretty staunch divide between those willing to wait in line for a bouncer to usher them into a dark basement, and those content with beer chats at ground level. And we can't blame the Los Angeles natives who don't want to put up with huge covers or finagling their way onto a guestlist. London nightclubs, however, are a very special species: from Mayfair to Hackney, there's something for everyone, and they often exist in conjunction with galleries or restaurants, record labels or – in the case of one of our favourites – yarn shops. We might be biased, but London clubs are some of the most vibrant and diverse in the world, and whether you want to dance til sunrise or mingle with borderline-aristocracy, you'll be able to find something to make your night off a dream. And while some spots can be pricey, London's massive, interconnected village structure mean that somewhere our there is a £4 drink with your name on it, even if you have to venture far afield. So put on your dancing shoes and leave snacks in the cupboard – after a night out in London you'll be sleeping through brunch.
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