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10 of the Best Party Capitals in Europe

10 of the Best Party Capitals in Europe


Covent Garden / Soho
Covent Garden / Soho, London.
Shoreditch / Brick Lane
Shoreditch / Brick Lane, London.
Sol (El Centro)
Sol (El Centro), Madrid.
Centro, Rome.
Leidseplein, Amsterdam.
Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam.
Mitte, Berlin.
Friedrichshain, Berlin.

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Aug 26, 2015 —  If you love nothing more than getting dressed up and partying the night away, Europe is the place to be with many capital cities offering fantastic eateries, exquisite bars, dazzling nightclubs and much, much more.

You can even join in one of the many street parties and amazing festivals that take place periodically throughout the year.

There really is something for everyone, so without further adieu, let’s check out ten of the best party capitals in Europe.


Every year tourists flock to London not only to check out the array of breath-taking attractions that can be found in this part of the world, but to experience the city’s best clubs. From Cargo, a unique party venue located under railway arches to Fabrik which offers nothing but hard-core vibes, there’s everything a true party animal could desire. Seasoned gamblers should try their luck at London’s top casinos too – although make sure you get in plenty of practice online first.


When you’re done exploring the volcanic landscapes and blue lagoon spas of Iceland’s coastal capital, pull on your glad rags and feel the beats that vibrate many of the clubs and bars or Reykjavik. Despite being a small city, this fascinating destination has become world-renowned for its nightlife with many bars located around the main shopping street of Laugavegur.


Sunny days give way to balmy nights here and while most clubbing venues don’t open until early morning (around 2/3am) they’re well-worth waiting for. As well as big-night-out clubs such as Goa, Pacha, Macumba and Fabrik, you’ll also find a host of smaller clubs as well as late-night concerts taking place in some atmospheric urban setting.


Surrounding a host of ancient and fascinating landmarks including the Colosseum and the Pantheon lies an array of vibrant, must-see clubs. Underground cocktail bars are popular here meaning some of the biggest venues are out of sight, but look closely and you’ll find this Italian capital comes to life after dark.


Whether you fancy a night of serious clubbing or just a late night drink and dance, the Czech Republic capital of Prague will not disappoint. Lavka Bar and Club is a hot spot during the summer months and if you’re in the mood for some fun, head to Karlovy Lazne club which is spread over five floors and is the biggest club of its kind in Central Europe.


Greece is well-known for being a party paradise with many 18-30 holidays taking place in Ios and Mykonos. If, however, you don’t fancy partying alongside a bunch of school leavers then head to Athens for a more sophisticated, yet fun, experience. The club scene is much bigger than the bar scene, so if you’re prepared to dance ‘til dawn, this city is where it’s at.


When it comes to living it large in Amsterdam there are clubs, bars and festivals to suit all tastes. Top DJs keep the crowds entertained by pumping out an array of eclectic hits with techno, dub step, trance, hip-hop, funk and deep house all making the playlist.


Fancy letting your hair down and enjoying a trip to remember? Then head to Berlin, Germany’s wild and wonderful capital city. The nightlife scene is the envy of many European countries offering everything from large, open rave spaces to clubs you can enter on Thursday and not leave until Sunday (Bar 25).


The Danes know how to party, with morning bars –opening at 3am and closing at 10am – being commonplace. While a little pricey, Copenhagen is the perfect place to enjoy Fisk shots (a menthol flavoured local drink) with the locals and to watch the early sunrise (drink in hand of course).


Budapest offers one of the most unique clubbing experiences not only in Europe but the world thanks to the vast array of ruin bars that are built in the city’s old District VII neighbourhood (the old Jewish quarter) in the ruins of abandoned buildings. This area was essentially left to decay after World War Two and was therefore the perfect place to develop an original bar scene – and original it certainly is.

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