When you come to London for the first time, there’s much to see and do. You can enjoy the activities the daytime has to offer and also partake in the fun that the nightlife has to give. There are 10 rather enjoyable clubs to check out. Which one is your favorite?
Village Underground, Shoreditch
What makes the Village Underground one of the most sought after places to go to? Perhaps it’s the rooftop’s tube carriages or the constantly changing mural on the outside wall or the huge skylights or green room. Whatever the reason may be, it’s got a charm that outdoes so many other nightclubs in the world.
The great thing about the Village Underground club is that it’s neither respectable nor shady. It’s under great ownership with an amazing staff and security team, which rules with an iron first when needed. The VU is all about the people who visit. It’s got voguers, geriatrics, goths, hipsters, Belieber, etc. Everybody – young and old – from any kind of genre can have fun at the VU. It’s also got a diverse roll call for its programming. There is something for everybody.
Address: 54 Holywell Ln, London EC2A 3PQ, UK
Phone: +44 20 7422 7505
Check out villageunderground.co.uk to learn more.
Corsica Studios, Elephant and Castle
One of the best London clubs is the Corsica Studios, which highlights the best of the best artists in two or three different rooms with the Funktion-One sound system. The crowd that visits the Corsica Studios is quite diverse, but music is the one thing they all share. In Room One – it’s like being in a treehouse where you overlook people and see arms going into the air. In Room Two – there’s a dark, but intimate feel – similar to what you’d see at a great house party when things are heating up.
The Corsica Studios does have a smoking area that has a vibe all its own. Go out for some air, and you’re liable to come back and bump into a few more well-known folks. The bonds you make at the Corsica Studios are sure to be special.
Address: 4/5 Elephant Rd, London SE17 1LB, UK
Phone: +44 20 7703 4760
Check them out at http://www.corsicastudios.com
Metropolis, Bethnal Green
If you want a dark, naughty club to visit, you’ll want to check out the Metropolis club, as it’s got that and more. Located in Bethnal Green, the club has strippers that there to make the businessmen go nuts with neon lights flashing Monday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s become the bar for gays to visit. Bearded drag queens replace the women. It’s disco night Savage Saturday nights.
There tends to be a long line of people trying to get in with the interior atmosphere that’s similar to a sweaty music video. The Metropolis Club is three-stories high with theme rooms to visit. For instance, one room is a beach with real sand and cabanas. You won’t find that at other clubs in the world. Metropolis is regarded as the place to be if you want a crazy night out.
Address: 234 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NN, UK
Phone: +44 20 8980 2917
Go to http://www.savagedisco.com/ to learn more about the Metropolis club.
Pickle Factory, Bethnal Green
Are you all about the All Night Long Parties? If so, then you got to check out the Pickle Factory. It’s got a 200-capacity venue with its amazing D&B sound system, wonderful staff and the best parts to produce the kind of atmosphere you’ll want to come back to over and over. With a balanced layout, there’s always a connection to the crowd. In fact, many people are looking to hear the older collection of music.
Address: 13-14 The Oval, London E2 9DU, UK
Phone: +44 20 7183 4422
Learn more by visiting http://ovalspace.co.uk/.
Bloc, Hackney Wick
The Bloc club can handle 500 people at one time comfortably with its huge square dancefloor. It’s become the place to be with its hidden spot and out of the way location. Everybody who comes here does it for their own reasons. It’s got a great staff and security with amazing sounds.
It also books the right kind of talent – Trilogy Tapes, Body Hammer and more. There’s also the sporadic gay rave known as the Chapter 10. Here, the dancefloor window gives view to the Anish Kapoor Olympic sculpture with the Lea River behind it. Think of the sunrise that comes along with it.
Address: Autumn Yard, Autumn St, Hackney Wick, London E3 2TT, UK
Phone: +44 844 414 2464
Check out http://blocorganisation.com/ to learn more.
Brilliant Corners, Dalston
When it comes to clubs, the Brilliant Corners is more of a listening experience than an actual club. It’s got a great roll call of DJs that use vinyl only. Brilliant Corners and Plastic People have some similarities between them – dark dancefloor, fearless programming, an atmosphere that’s similar to a cocoon.
Brilliant Corners is always busy, but you can always find a stool at the bar to enjoy one of the natural cocktails the bartenders will make for you…along with some great Japanese food selection.
Address: 470 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AE, UK
Hours: Open today · 4PM–12AM
Phone: +44 20 7812 9511
Go to http://brilliantcornerslondon.co.uk/ to find out more about the club.
Bussey Building/Rye Wax, Peckham
Both the Rye Wax and Bussey Building are favorites that are hidden in the southern parts of London. However, the Bussey Building was about to be lost when a newer development wanted to move in next door. Thankfully, the community rallied together, and the developers decided to back off. That’s how important people view the Bussey Building and Rye Wax buildings.
And, it’s not just about the parties. It also hosts to cinema, theater and workshops. It’s hosted an array of legends like Lee Bannon and the Egyptian Lover.
Rye Wax is a small London venue still operating in the city. Here, you can check out a great deal of beautifully-made music that people around the corner or the world have developed. It’s seen many great parties London has ever seen. The club’s bouncers should be given credit for their friendliness, as they do amazing things to control the crowd even at 4 a.m.
Located in: The CLF Art Cafe
Address: The CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST, UK
Hours: Open today · 12–10PM
Phone: +44 20 7732 3176
Visit clfartcafe.org to learn more about the club.
The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington
When it comes to The Waiting Room, the Stoke Newington is one of the best London clubs to check out. It’s got a hot and heavy atmosphere that includes an intimate basement space. Think of it more as a house party type of setting with some of the best DJs you’ll ever come across. The DJ booth is located on the floor so that the crowd can partake in one the fun. It’s the kind of frenetic energy that gets the party moving.
Address: 175 Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0LH, UK
Phone: +44 20 7241 5511
Learn more by going to the waitingroomn16.com
Café Oto, Dalston
Cafeoto is cafe with food to offer in daytime, but when night falls, it becomes a live performances venue, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
While not considered a club club, it’s one of the best places to listen to electronic music. It’s one of the more laid-back bar and intimate music venues you can enjoy. The audience is bound to sit on the floor then get up and dance. They offer a respectful silence that produces an intensity known have seen before. It offers music of all types.
Address: The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL, UK
Hours: Open today · 10:30AM–5PM
You can learn more by going to https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/
Ministry of Sound, Elephant and Castle
It wasn’t long ago that Studio 338 burnt, making then Ministry of Sound the next club to check out. The layout of the club makes a huge difference, allowing you to either dance or get a drink. There’s always something unique in each room, but the best, by far, is The Box with its surround sound system. You’ll find it gives an amazing experience. It’s the place to party and play.
There have been many great parties here, including the Groove Odyssey. The club has a VIP area with three jars on the table for snacks. DJs plays older generation music on an analog mixer that ensures the House music is the finest around. Music you’ll find here include The Braxtons, The Box, and more. It’s the kind of club that lets you be in your element.
Address: 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP
Check out http://club.ministryofsound.com/ to find out more.