With a bounty of great parties happening in the capital this Easter bank holiday (Fri Mar 25–Mon Mar 28 2016), you can dance till you drop with our round-up of the long weekend’s best club nights. Things kick off on Thursday April 2 so if you’ve got the stamina, there's potential to turn Easter into one helluva four-day shindig.
Nights out on Good Friday
It's been going for over twenty years, but this club night is still a hugely popular event. At the start of 2015, Blow Up found a new home at Soho basement venue St Moritz Club, where it now holds a weekly Friday residency. Luckily, there's still the same mix of DJs, including head honcho Paul Tunkin, spinning British pop, punk, boogaloo, new wave, Motown, mod anthems and soul from the '60s to the noughties, plus guest live performances from bands such as Big Boss Man and Slug. Super-groovy stuff.Read more
Nights out on Easter Saturday
London's self-proclaimed biggest – and silliest – pop and fancy dress night supplies its fun-loving punters with oodles of Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, Elton John and Katy Perry-style goodness (to name a few), plus a few more credible tunes from the likes of Blur, The Killers and other indie-leaning bands. There are silly themes each week and lest we forget the meat pie-giveaway and air guitar hero award. Remember, anyone in fancy dress gets to jump the queue.Read more
Get your Adidas Gazelles cleaned up, put that old Pulp T-shirt in the wash and sort your floppy fringe by Saturday because it's time to throw yourself around to some classic indie anthems. Brought to you by the team behind the long-running Feeling Gloomy nights, expect top-tier floorshakers all night from everyone including Blur, The Beatles, Bowie and Blondie as well as a healthily-cheesy dose of oldies like Stevie Wonder and Elvis on top of giveaways, drinks offers, balloons and all-round silliness. Wear your favourite indie band t-shirt to jump the queue!Read more
Get your beard trimmed while you soak up some disco bliss at monthly pop-up musical barber shop The Rhythm Parlour, set in Rye Wax Records in Peckham's Bussey Building. Turn up, put your name on the list for a haircut or beard/tache trim, sift through Rye Wax's ace selection of records, grab a cocktail, munch some Vietnamese street food and listen to resident DJs spin disco, house and funk while you wait for Ryan MacGregor to trim your fuzz in the barber's chair. The funkiest follicle-trimming in London.Read more
This much-loved, super-fly and super-fun club night busts out all the classic R&B, hip hop and garage jams you know and love from the '90s and early 2000s. Think Biggie, Tupac, Destiny's Child, Missy... There's also a big nod to golden-era UK garage, plus live performances from special guests and a focus on smoother sounds at the Kings or Queens of R&B specials. Who knew nostalgia could sound so damn sweet?Read more