Party Earth Review Slightly removed from Dalston’s gritty heart, The Shacklewell Arms is a casual pub, music venue, gallery, and cozy beer garden rolled into one unapologetically grimy bun. And they have hot dogs! With something on the docket most nights, the venue draws music lovers off the beaten track to sling drinks that won’t break ... more
71 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EB
Party Earth Review As the name implies, Roadhouse is a recreated highway truck stop whose bright neon sign adds unexpected flair to London’s historical Covent Garden square. The rough roadside vibe is carried on inside, where the décor consists of a Mack truck crashing through one wall, a Harley Davidson on the bar, and road signs and trucker ... more
Jubilee Hall, 35 The Piazza
London WC2E 8BE
Bar / Club
Party Earth Review True to its name, the trendy Electricity Showrooms is indeed set in an old electricity showroom where, in the 1920s, people went to find the latest in domestic appliances. Although the selection of toasters, vacuums, and gramophones has been replaced by beer, cocktails, and pub food, the venue’s bright theatrical style ... more
39a Hoxton Square
London, N1 6NN
Party Earth Review Dalston Superstore may look like a mild-mannered café with its al fresco dining area and conservative black-and-white canopy, but the mask comes off when patrons step inside to discover a down-and-dirty hangout for grunge-loving fringe dwellers. A jungle-green bar draped in colorful plastic flags is second ... more
117 Kingsland High Street
London E8 2PB
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Rio comes to London via Guanabara, a trendy, festive club and restaurant in which two spacious bars serving tasty fruit mojitos and caipirinhas overlook a dining area that transforms into a packed dance floor once live Brazilian acts and professional dancers take the stage. Given the club’s incredible energy level and diverse ... more
London WC2B 5PW
Party Earth Review An inconspicuous door adorned with a small plaque of Nightjar’s namesake bird is the only evidence of the stellar live music that awaits in this vintage-themed basement hideout – an ironic notion considering the nightjar’s call sounds like a fan belt slowly stripping off an air compressor. A swanky homage to early 20th ... more
129 City Road
London EC1V 1JB
Party Earth Review Ministry of Sound is a world-renowned superclub, the backbone of London’s clubbing scene, and heaven on earth for lovers of trance music. Divided into five separate rooms, four bars, two VIP lounges, and four DJ booths and dance floors, Ministry exudes a raw energy that draws a diverse clientele of music lovers ... more
103 Gaunt Street
London, SE1 6DP
Salsa Club / Tapas Bar
Reviewed by Tara R.
"My Take: I grew up believing that, at least in Latin America, Saturday night means sweaty, sexy salsa dancing. This bar would prove me right. While a ..." more
96 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review In the heart of gritty Brick Lane is 93 Feet East, a live music institution that provides a platform for new and established acts and that has been part of the cutting-edge club scene for the past decade. Upcoming bands from all over the world and many signed bands like Kaiser Chiefs, The White Stripes, and Radiohead grace ... more
150 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Party Earth Review Occupying the top three floors of an otherwise nondescript warehouse building, Shoreditch House is an exclusive members-only club that offers celebrities and jet-setters a chance to unwind in comfort. The ground floor reception area is marked by a modern design and soft lighting, perfect for the bleary-eyed rock stars and ... more
London E1 6AW
Party Earth Review Far down the rabbit hole and into the heart of Shoreditch lies Callooh Callay, an Alice in Wonderland-themed bar that’s as serious about its cocktails as the Mad Hatter is about his tea parties. A beautifully kitschy room awaits the trendy and creative patrons who regularly come in looking to warm themselves with absinthe ... more
65 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Party Earth Review Although it may look like a fairly ordinary upscale bar and restaurant by day, at night The Loop transforms into a packed club that’s perfect for partiers looking to really let their hair down. Daily lunch and Happy Hour specials promise a strong crowd of local office workers, who fill the place in the afternoon to grab ... more
19 Dering Street
London W1S 1AH
Sure, it’s known internationally for its pubs, but clubs in London make sure the party goes long into the foggy night all across town.
The city offers a booming nightlife, from ultra-exclusive nightclubs that cater only to the prettiest and wealthiest denizens to vibrant and pretension-free dance clubs where the only point is to let loose and have a great time.
Anyone in the mood for a night of luxury has a bevy of posh venues and members clubs to choose from, many frequented by A-list celebrities and the occasional royal – though access to these London clubs can obviously be akin to breaking into a bank vault.
But there are still plenty of fantastic dance clubs where DJs keep the floors thumping until 7am. It doesn’t matter what style of music London clubbers are looking for, the city’s nightclubs are home to hip-hop, techno, house music, and every style imaginable.
Blues clubs and jazz clubs are plentiful too, especially in the hipster-heavy East End where artsy types congregate in a variety of unique clubs that cater to their trendy lifestyle.
Mega-clubs such as Ministry of Sound, Fabric, and Heaven are some of the best known London clubs, but smaller and more intimate clubs in London are as easy to find as another plate of fish and chips.