London, much to the irritation of those up North, easily has the biggest and most diverse clubbing scene in the whole of the UK. There are so many iconic venues that have brought the biggest stars in the world to the capital, and so many iconic clubs that have been called home from the. With the news that the iconic Printworks venue is being closed down to make space for offices, it has never been so clear that we need to celebrate the clubs that give us so many memories.
So, with all this in mind, we wanted to shine a light on all the incredible club spaces in Big Smoke that are still flying the flag for epic nights out. From underground raving, to open-top terrace shenanigans, to swanky late-night bars, to monstrous warehouse parties. London has it all.
So without further ado, let's get started, have a scroll down and make sure to click on the links provided to see all the upcoming parties at each of these special venues!
Image credit: E1 (Facebook)
Where: Unit 2, 110 Pennington St, London E1W 2BB
This year, E1 will be hosting some of the biggest clubbing events in London. They have Teletech debuting their biggest show to date in October which we're looking forward to. An industrial-style venue that is capable of hosting some of the most spectacular light shows you've ever seen, each show feels like a huge event.
Find tickets for events at E1 - HERE
Image: FOLD on Facebook
Where: Gillian House, Stephenson St, London E16 4SA
FOLD is an artist-led, community-driven nightclub and arts space, and it's one of London's finest. Positioned at the forefront of electronic music, audio-visual performance, and live streaming, FOLD prides itself on striving to be a safe space for its predominantly queer techno community. Their regular club nights are always rocking, the venue is the perfect size for an intimate yet still bouncing night, the staff are lovely, the sound system is wicked, and the crowd is full of like-minded ravers looking for a good night. A safe space that is always a safe bet for a quality night out.
Find tickets for events at FOLD - HERE
Image: The Cause on Facebook
Where: 0 Dock Rd, London E16 1YZ
Since moving to their new site on Dock Road last year, The Cause have continued to do what they have done for the London raving community, and that is put on gritty hedonistic raves full of pure love and passion for the craft, that nearly always sell out and definitely always pop off something wicked. It's a venue that doesn't shout, it doesn't beg, it just puts on parties that the right people always come to. With the new venue hitting its biggest strides yet, and becoming a bigger better beast than it was previously, The Cause is a must-visit for any impassioned ravers and groovers.
Fire & Lightbox
Image: Fire & Lightbox on Facebook
Where: 39 Parry St, London SW8 1RT
Operating raves since 2008, Lightbox is a 3-roomed club venue located in Lambeth, South London, known for its LED walls that adorn the main room. With a 600-capacity space, the club hosts techno, house, UK garage, and drum & bass events. In addition to regular weekend club nights, Lightbox organizes Thursday night events and after-hours parties. Recently upgraded, it has become one of London's leading nightclubs, offering a high-quality program of local and international bespoke events featuring cutting-edge house, techno, bass, and more. Expect state-of-the-art sound & lighting, courtesy of the brand-new sound system supplied by Danley Sound Labs. The club also features an outdoor terrace, bars, covered queuing, and late licenses, and is powered by Funktion 1 Sound. The party never stops here, so get yourself down to an event, which you can find in the link below
Find tickets for events at Fire & Lightbox - HERE
Image: Studio 338 on Facebook
Where: 338 Boord St, London SE10 0PF
Studio 338, located on the Greenwich Peninsula in South East London, is an Ibiza-style mega-club and music and arts venue renowned for hosting top-tier electronic music artists. With its cutting-edge electronic music and London's only all-night terrace, Studio 338 offers a unique experience. Boasting one of the largest terrace arenas in Europe, the venue is open year-round, providing a heated and covered space during winter to protect against the elements.
Find tickets for events at Studio 338 - HERE
Image: LDN East on Facebook
Where: 30 Bidder St, London E16 4SH
LDN East, located in the vibrant heart of Canning Town, East London, is a renowned open-air venue that has rapidly gained recognition in the capital. With its four distinct areas—the Yard, main room, food court, and rooftop deck—LDN East offers a dynamic and versatile club space for both huge and intimate events. With a capacity of 1000, it can accommodate a diverse range of audiences. The Yard, ideal for smaller gatherings, can comfortably host up to 200 people. One of the standout features is the DJ booth in the main square, cleverly crafted from a renovated container, allowing artists to customize their performances with 1, 2, or 3 open shutters—an ideal setup for unforgettable b2b sessions.
Find tickets for events at LDN East - HERE
Image: Koko on Facebook
Where: 1a Camden High St, London NW1 7RE
LDN East, formerly known as the iconic Camden Palace, is a renowned venue in London. With a capacity of 1,500, it offers a vibrant space for live music and club events. Following an extensive refurbishment, the building has been restored to its original theatrical style, featuring a stage, a dance floor, and six bars. During the summer, guests can enjoy the rooftop bar with stunning views, but it's really the events that happen inside where this venue earns its spot. LDN East is a prime destination for gigs, raves, and club nights, and its exquisite 19th-century architecture adds to its reputation as London's most beautiful club.
Find tickets for events at Koko - HERE
Image: Venue MOT on Facebook
Where: Orion Business Centre, Surrey Canal Rd, London SE14 5RT
Located in the heart of South Bermondsey, London, Venue MOT Unit 18 embodies the raw energy and creative freedom reminiscent of an illegal rave. Nestled in an abandoned car garage within an unassuming industrial cul-de-sac, overlooking the iconic home of Millwall FC, this venue thrives on its enigmatic nature. With a capacity of 300-350 people, a 7am license (on Saturdays), and a wicked sound system, MOT is a haven for those seeking an unforgettable underground experience. Complemented by a team of friendly and dedicated staff, Venue MOT Unit 18 truly embodies the essence of vibrant nightlife. MOT is life.
Find tickets for events at Venue MOT - HERE
Image: Night Tales on Facebook
Where: 207, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Night Tales in London is a vibrant and sprawling venue, encompassing three railway archways, a 6,000-square-foot terrace, and a captivating neon jungle adorned with lush greenery. The venue comprises various enticing spaces, including Arch 14, our Tropical Bar, an in-house pizza restaurant, multiple cocktail bars, a 10,000-square-foot terrace, and an electrifying nightclub. Night Tales is renowned for its lively atmosphere, hosting regular raves and late-night debacles that exude the essence of hedonism at its finest.
Find tickets for events at Night Tales - HERE
25 Paul Street
Image: 25 Paul Street on Facebook
Where: 25 Paul St, London EC2A 4JU
Night Tales in London is a multi-storey townhouse located in Shoreditch, offering a retro 70's aesthetic, and wildly imaginative digital installations created by resident artists, transforming throughout the evening. This unique bar and gallery seamlessly transition into a vibrant nightclub when the atmosphere and energy align, especially down in its basement, which is pictured above. Adorned with space-age orange TVs and featuring kaleidoscopic projection mapping by resident artists, Night Tales immerses guests in a vibrant space filled with shifting colours and patterns, evoking the nostalgic atmosphere of a louche 1970s house party. One of the coolest nights out in the capital.
Find tickets for events at 25 Paul Street - HERE
Image: Phonox on Facebook
Where: 418 Brixton Rd, London SW9 7AY
Located in the vibrant heart of Brixton, Phonox is an acclaimed venue with a twofold mission: to bring in top-tier artists from around the globe and to deliver exceptional sound quality. The club often draws a lively crowd of young ravers, however, Phonox's appeal extends far beyond this demographic; It serves as one of the premium destinations for electronic music enthusiasts who crave pulsating beats, expertly mixed tracks, and a captivating audio-visual experience. Renowned DJs like Bicep, Livity Sound, Jon Rust, Jamie XX, and Four Tet have graced its decks, cementing Phonox's status as a serious haven for devoted clubbers.
Find tickets for events at Phonox - HERE
Ministry of Sound
Image credit: Ministry of Sound Club (Facebook)
There's no chance that you don't recognise one of the most reputable clubbing brands on the planet. Known for its club and label, Ministry of Sound is a clubber's paradise. Every week they have amazing DJs lining up to play at the venue, with everyone wanting to play a set here one day.
With five main areas, each pushing its sound systems to a new limit, this is the very forefront of the dance music scene. Any dancer should get themselves here at least once.
Find tickets for events at Ministry of Sound - HERE
Image credit: Electric Brixton (Facebook)
Electric Brixton is always buzzing with activity. The 1700-capacity venue first opened its doors in 2011 and has been at the heart of the dance music scene in Brixton ever since. It is the perfect place to hold large clubbing events and always has an eclectic mix of DJs from across the dance music spectrum coming through its doors.
Find tickets for events at Electric Brixton - HERE
Image credit: Fabric London (Facebook)
Another huge club, Fabric has carved out a reputation as one of the city's premier nightclubs. Nights here often involve drum n bass, hip hop, Grime, dubstep, techno and house. Many famous names have passed through and that'll continue on as nights at Fabric are some of the best that you'll have in London.
Find tickets for events at Fabric - HERE
Image credit: Egg (Facebook)
Egg is a bit of an outlier compared to some of the other clubs on this list. They tend to draw in DJs who are boundary pushing, always looking for the next best sounds and experiences. This tailor-made approach to booking acts makes club nights here truly memorable as there's never a dull sight to be had
With three floors and an amazing terrace, it still manages to hold on to an intimate vibe that makes you feel welcome alongside your fellow ravers pretty quickly.
Find tickets for events at Egg - HERE
Image credit: Colours Hoxton (Facebook)
Colours is one of the most forward-thinking spaces in the London clubbing scene. With a cultural and musical programme of events, it is a place where as much creativity as possible is encouraged. An inclusive space that encourages people from every different background to mix, you'll meet plenty of friends here.
Find tickets for events at Colours Hoxton - HERE
Image credit: Electrowerkz (Facebook)
London's longest-running alternative music venue, you'll find all sorts of shapes and sounds here. Picking up DJs and artists who offer something a little bit different, you'll no doubt be blasted with a high-energy tempo at nights here. Their room is set up to provided the hardest hitting sounds you'll find.
Find tickets for events at Electrowerkz - HERE
Image credit: XOYO (Facebook)
A frequent haunt of some of London's most popular DJs, XOYO has seen some wild nights. They often have residencies from some of the hottest names such as Flava D and are key to always highlighting the next best DJs in electronic music. It has quickly established itself as THE Shoreditch clubbing spot.
All kinds of incredible names such as Eats Everything have set up shop here.
Find tickets for events at XOYO - HERE
Image credit: Brixton Jamm (Facebook)
You'll see all sorts of sights at Brixton Jamm as the venue is determined to have as many eclectic events as possible. In the past they've welcomed Congo Natty, Orbital, FKJ and Skepta. Any vibe goes here, so be sure to catch your favourite when they're passing through.
Find tickets for events at Brixton Jamm - HERE
Image credit: Heaven (Facebook)
Heaven is a highly-regarded club that stands out in London for putting on some of the most distinctive events in the clubbing calendar. It's one of those places that you have to visit at least once and if you do, you'll likely be back for more and more. There hasn't been a dull moment here since it opened.
Find tickets for events at Heaven - HERE
Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.