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Soho London clubs

Discover the best nightlife in Soho

Jonathan Perugia / Time Out

Smack-bang in the middle of the West End, Soho attracts a massive influx of revellers with its bustling nightlife. Tourists, bar crawlers, club kids, glamour kittens and gay-scene posers can all find nightclubs to accommodate them in this diverse scene. Whether you fancy the scandalous cabaret vibe of The Box or the louche French flavour of Moulin-Rouge style nightspot Café de Paris, Time Out's guide to clubs in Soho has you covered.

Café de Paris

Crushed velvet, theatrical ruched drapes, chichi chandeliers: Café de Paris is knowingly louche with an unpretentious heart.

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The Box

Simon Hammerstein hit the scandalous jackpot with his New York club when it opened in 2007, combining flagrantly outrageous shows with high-rolling clientele and tales of behind-the-scenes controversy. 

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St Moritz

The ultimate Soho shebeen, St Moritz has been packing in fans of debauched hair metal (Decadence every Saturday) to ska, classic R&B and rock 'n' roll (Gaz's Rockin' Blues on Thursdays) for decades. Located beneath a Swiss restaurant, the basement club has retained much of the same décor it has had since the '60s, giving it a timeless London feel. Its flagship club night, helmed by legendary selector Gaz Mayall, has been running there every Thursday for the past 30 years and still packs in a vibrant mix of rockers from across the decades with turbocharged live performances each week.

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The Roxy

With Metro, Astoria and Astoria 2 gone, it’s The Roxy that has taken over as the student staple, offering the usual selection of seriously cheap drinks and made-for-the-masses anthems.

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The mirror-wrapped Moonlighting is not the swankiest of Soho hangouts with its glaring neon-blue sign outside, but what it lacks in subtlety it makes up for in cheap drinks and club nights.

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