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Clubs to check out

Night life is vital to London culture! Find a list of clubs to check out that are great in location, atmosphere and are sure to give you a buzz for the evening. Be sure to let us know your favourites!


O’Neill’s – Soho

33-37 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6PU

If you are looking for a classic college pub experience, check out O’Neill’s. Upstairs is a combination of a dance floor and bar, which gives a more of a night club vibe. The music is a range from the most recent popular hits on the radio to throwbacks from the 90’s. If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, the first floor offers a solid British pub scene.

Closest Tube stop:

Oxford Circus Tube Station

Monday & Tuesday: 11am – 2am
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 3am
Sunday: 11am – 12:30am


3-5 Rathbone Place, Soho, London, W1T 1HJ

Tuesdays are the best nights to go. All types of pop songs are played, ranging from 80’s classics to UK’s top 40. The infamous cocktail pitchers are half price on Tuesdays, which is why you’ll find many college students from the area flocking to this place.

Closest Tube stop:

Oxford Circus Tube Station

Monday – Thursday: 17:00 – 3am
Friday: 17:00 – 3am
Saturday: 18:30 – 3:30am (Happy Hour from 18:30pm – 22:30pm)

Piccadilly Institute

The London Pavillion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J 0DA

Piccadilly institute is a club that will make everyone in your group happy. The club has six different themed rooms based on different concepts: the Chamber, Clinic, Decadia, Fruitbox, Noir, and Shrink. Each room has a different vibe to it: Decadia consists of a dance floor playing classic 90’s hits, whereas the Fruitbox is a floral themed cocktail bar. Self-proclaimed, “twisted and gorgeous,” Piccadilly Institute offers six completely different going out atmospheres, which offers a good time for all types of partygoers.

Closest Tube stop:

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station

Monday – Saturday: 17:00 – 3am
Sunday: 17:00 – 12:30am

Tiger Tiger

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29 The Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4SP

This place wears many hats. A great location to have a birthday dinner and an even better place to party. Tiger Tiger has six different rooms: Tiger Bar, Tiger Grill, Cloud Lounge, Groovy Wonderland, White Room, and Opal Bar. Each room has a specific theme, whether you want to eat dinner at the Tiger grill or have a drink in the Cloud lounge, or dance in the “Ibiza” themed White Room.

Closest Tube stop:

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station

Sunday – Saturday: 12pm – 3am



1A Camden High Street, London, SW1Y 4SP

Club Koko is a popular dance club/music venue scene for international students as well as locals. The venue is designed to look like a theatre and has a wide range of artists that perform almost every night of the week. Koko is also in the centre of Camden, so it’s best to go to pubs beforehand since the drinks at Koko tend to be a bit pricey. If you love live music as well as dancing, go to Koko.

Closest Tube stop:

Mornington Crescent Station

Sunday – Thursday: Doors open around 7pm and gigs run until around 23:00
Friday: Doors open around 18:30-19:00, gigs end at 22:00; Club NME opens right after the gig ends at 22:00 and closes at 4am
Saturday: Doors open around 18:30-19:00, headliners play around midnight

Camden Assembly

49 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN

Formerly the Barfly, Camden Assembly is a dark music venue; stage in the front, bar in the back. A DJ plays on the first floor and live music is played on the second. Checkout Friday nights starting at 10pm, ending at 3am, where new artists as well as established artists, play live till early in the morning. If you are into the indie rock scene, barfly is your spot.

Closest Tube stop:

Camden Town Station

Monday: 15:00 – 2am
Tuesday & Wednesday: 15:00 – 1am
Thursday: 15:00 – 2am
Friday & Saturday: 15:00 – 3am
Sunday: 15:00 – 12am


The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH

The club is located in the Stables Market in Camden. The club design takes on its location literally, which consist of the tables at the club being legitimate old horse stables. Aside from the stables, the dance floor has a huge stage that hosted performers such as Dizzee Rascal, Pete Doherty, and the Kooks… obviously this is a pretty trendy spot with not a bad cover charge.

Closest Tube stop:

Camden Town Station

Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 2am

Oval Space

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29-32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9DT

Oval Space is a venue located a short walk away from Cambridge Heath station. This is your stereotypical East London warehouse space but with a hugely experienced ‘oval space music’ team cherry picking the best promoters and dj’s for your pleasure. Do a little research, choose your night and have a blast! It also has an art gallery and two beautiful outside terraces.

Closest Tube stop:

Bethnal Green

Sunday – Saturday: Open 24 hours!

Notting Hill Arts Club

21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London, W11 3JQ

Billed as a creative arts space, expect an awesome blend of world and current music. The indie night ‘Disco Death’ is a great Wednesday night option. A two minute walk from the station, trendy(but open minded) crowd and an accessible music policy makes this is a safe option for a cracking night.

Closest Tube station:

Notting Hill Gate

Monday – Wednesday: 18:00 – 1am
Thursday & Friday: 18:00 – 2am
Saturday: 16:00 – 2am
Sunday: 16:00 – 1am