Whether you’re celebrating a hen or stag, birthday or any other special occasion, London could be the place for you if you’re after a night out that you’ll never forget. There are nightlife scenes for pretty much anyone, so it’s likely you’ll find something that’s right up your street.
Here are seven nightclubs around the city which are definitely worth considering for a celebratory night out, or even just because!
This centrally-located nightclub can be found on Shaftesbury Avenue, just a stones throw from Piccadilly station (night tube home, it is!). With six unique themed rooms, including a Clockwork Orange and a padded cell, you’ll be surprised by the weird and wonderful things you find there – be sure to explore all areas before settling on your fave…
Located in the more edgy borough of Hackney, Oval Space is known for its rave nights, and often welcomes acclaimed DJs. With views over the Bethnal Green gas holders, this isn’t a nightclub as you know it – it’s got a chilled vibe and boasts an outdoor terrace, which is fully utilised for partying hard during the summer months.
Tucked away in the Stables Market in the heart of Camden, Shaka Zulu is South African themed, and serves up some pretty unusual, meat-flavoured cocktails. With towering warrior statues and intricate carvings, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported right out of London if you party here.
The Steel Yard
This vaulted bar and club is set underneath the railway arches of Allhallows Lane, towards the east of the city. With bare brick walls and high ceilings, the Steel Yard makes for a great place for drinking hard and partying even harder, plus they host some of London’s most exciting club nights, with events happening year-round.
The Piano Works
Although technically a bar and restaurant, Piano Works is certainly deserving of a mention here. Located inside a Victorian warehouse in Farringdon, live pianists play a setlist decided by the audience every night – it’s much cooler than it sounds and there’s plenty of room for a party, so check it out!
Gin House Burlesque
This hidden nightclub showcases vintage cabaret shows in a wonderfully suitable, prohibition era-themed setting. You must knock on the door to gain access, and be prepared to be whisked away into a world where vintage glamour thrives and the outside world doesn’t exist for as long as you decide to stay.
Tropicana Beach Club
This Covent Garden club is centred around a rippling swimming pool, with various packages available, you can opt for poolside tables, beach huts or beach shacks.
It may surprise you that some of the more corporate hotels London has can be fantastic for a weekend away. If you’re making your way to the city via train, hotels near Paddington station – like the Park Grand Hotel Hyde Park – are affordable, yet conveniently located.