London’s night clubs are legendary and have long been attracted Europe most serious clubbers and those from over the pond for a wild night out. With so many to chose from you need only decide what kind of night you feel like, be it celebrity spotting, champagne scoffing with toffs, dancing with the hardcore, or a fun night out with the gays, here are just five to help you make you might want to try.
Expect to share the dance floor with models, trendsetters, footballers wives and B-list celebrities and that’s once you’ve got past the strict members only entrance policy. Interesting most of these minor celebs are more concerned with the exit where snapping paparazzi are often on hand to take that ‘stepping out of a club’ tabloid shot. The waiting staff are most likely to be models too and the bar staff being knowledgeable mixologists, you’re know you’re in for night of fantastic cocktails and rubbing shoulders with London’s most beautiful and wannabees.
5-7 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LD
020 7493 9529
One of Europe’s super clubs, opposite the Smithfield Meat Market, can be found in an old renovated cold meat cellar. Fabric has a 2,500 capacity and a massive queue outside each Friday and Saturday to prove how popular this place is. With a 24-hour music license, only serious clubbers need apply and with plenty of nearby cafes serving breakfast once the dawn hits you’re in for a long and serious night of clubbing.
77A Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ
020 7336 8898
Expect some of London’s poshest partygoers, even Prince Harry and other young royals have been spotted here. While you may feel more at home if there is a title to your name, grab yourself a Champagne Treasure Chest (more commonly known as Buckets in lesser connected places), sup on the shared bowls of bubbly and watch some of Britain’s wealthiest party the night away. You’re very likely to meet some on trend celebs too – the cast of Glee was seen here recently when they were in town, as was Leona Lewis and everyone’s favorite socialite, Paris Hilton.
5-7 Dover Street, London W1S 4LD
020 7493 9529
Ministry of Sound
It’s been around for years but still tops the lists of best nightclubs in London, if not the world. With three floors and bars, the club attracts 5,000 people each weekend to the London venues as well as thousands more to other venues and events worldwide. Famously it’s sounds system is only ever played at 45 percent of its full capacity. Should it ever be played at full, it would be the loudest man made sound you ever heard. And you’d most probably be deaf. Expect some top DJs and crazy outfits.
103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
0870 060 0010
Heaven is London’s most famous gay club but expect a mix of hedonistic gay and straight clubbers to be dancing the weekend away. The club has been attracting the crowds since the December 1979 and has seen hundreds of chart-topping performances from the Eurythmics, Billie Ray, Aqua, most recently Lady Gaga and even Cher who launched her single Believe here in 1998. With a series of interconnecting rooms you will lose your friends inside but with plenty of place to hill out as well as hit ht dance floor, chances are you’ll make some new one along the way too.
Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG