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.
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.Read more
Located on Greek Street, Club 49 proves a popular choice with the Soho crowd. Upstairs is a main bar with a VIP area, while downstairs hosts the dance floor with its regular live music and DJ nights. It's mostly about the entertainment here, with cocktail orders keeping the party crowd well-oiled - think classics like mojitos, moscow mules, mai tais and manhattans and you won't go far wrong. There's a varied selection of martinis on offer too, as well as beers by the bottle and a short wine list visiting the old world and new. Those looking to soak up the booze with some food can tuck into bar bites with a Lebanese bent. If you're booking a party then you can pre-order canapés and platters for the group.