African club nights in London

While South London may boast much of the capital's best African nightlife, the sounds of eclectic Afro-beat can now be heard across London - Time Out rounds up some of the best regular African clubs nights in town

  • African club nights in London

    Afri-kokoa (© Natalie Pecht)

  • Afri-kokoa

    Dancing and food on the second Sunday of every month; 1pm-6pm. Free. Other events can be found on the arts centre’s website.Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, N15 (020 8365 5450/www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk) Seven Sisters tube.

    Afrogroov @ Ritzy Cinema

    Rwandan DJ extraordinaire Eric Soul plays his eclectic Afro sounds on the last Saturday of every month. Free.Coldharbour Lane, SW2 (0871 704 2065/www.myspace.com/ericsoulafrogroov) Brixton tube/rail.

    Club Afrique

    A weekend dance hotspot playing Naija pop to soukous and mbalax. 145-149 Barking Rd, E16 (020 7511 8494) Canning Town tube/rail.

    Components @ Jamm

    African all-dayer on the first Sunday of each month. Live music, spoken word, open mic sessions, African food, DJ sets and visual arts. 4pm-late, free before 6pm, £5 thereafter. 261 Brixton Rd, SW9 (020 7274 5537/www.brixtonjamm.org) Brixton tube/rail.

    Deep N Soulful @ Lounge 34

    London-based South African MC, producer and global grooveslinger Mo-Laudi mixes kwaito and more with zouk, reggaeton and Afro house at this lounge bar. 6pm-1am. Free. 34 Lower Marsh, SE1 (www.myspace.com/djmolaudi). Waterloo tube.

    Funkd Up London

    From hip-life to hip hop and kwaito to kwasa kwasa. Last Saturday of every month. 10pm-4am. Free. The Beach Bar, 50 Atlantic Rd, SW9 (www.funkduplondon.com) Brixton tube/rail.

    Gold Coast Bar

    This Ghanaian gastropub also serves up live hip-life and jazz performances.224 Portland Rd, SE25 (020 8676 1919/www.thegoldcoastbar.com) Norwood Junction rail.

    Kalabash @ Salmon

    This ‘edutainment’ night, on the third Thursday of every month, combines film screenings, talks, live music and DJs. 7pm-2am. Donations on door.58 Penton St, N1 (020 7837 3891/www.kalabashworld.com) Angel tube.

    Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse

    A comedy night hosted by British Ghanaian Kojo. Every Sunday, 8pm. £7 before 8pm, £10 thereafterCorks, 28 Binney St, W1 (020 7408 0100/www.myspace.com/dacomedyfunhouse) Bond St tube.

    Manjaro Bar and Kitchen

    This swanky bar and restaurant is popular with Afro-trendies and north London urbanites. It hosts various club nights with an African twist, playing Afro-beat, salsa and soukous.148 Holloway Rd, N7 (020 7609 2082) Holloway Rd tube.

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Koukou
Koukou

I would like........... London by night!!!!!!!!

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b

Does anyone know any place where you can learn coupe decale/ndombolo, like an evening course?

phill phoku
phill phoku

Can somebody hook me up, I wanna go to london. Please!!!

CHAMPIONS BAR
CHAMPIONS BAR

WATFORD Here in Watford at Champions Bar come and enjoy our Braai on FRidays Saturdays Sundays and specials for south africans during World Cup

stephen
stephen

please can any one tell me a nice place to eat south african . zimbabwe.or malwi food also a club with nice african music. im visiting london this easter holiday with my new wife

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Adrienn
Adrienn

hey could anybody tell me where do they play kizomba and zouk and these kind of music here in London? thanks!!

Traveler
Traveler

where is the best club to go if you love Coupe Decale? I will be visiting London soon. Thanks

Michelle
Michelle

For lovers of Coupe Decale music - the Stratford Rex theatre, 4th July 2009, DJ Arafat, Le Molare and more..... live in London. Check it out!!!!!!

dj kasku
dj kasku

talk of railway tavern E7 9BB probably the best African bar in East End playing afro jams mixed with oldskool variety all weekend .live Afric jambo band every last saturday of the month .tasty nyama choma/bbq miss if u must total entertainment.

michelle
michelle

(nottinghill) carnival monday, myself and friends went to a nigerian pub with a club upstairs, we really enjoy it. that was the first african club we went to and we are looking forward to experience more. we are from west london. please notify me of any clubs that might interest me.