Wahey, it's payday weekend – go out and stay out all night. Here are four club nights and events you do not want to swerve.
P A R T T T Y
Dive into a sparkling night of techno treats as Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes take over this perfect Hackney Wick rave haven for the first of three monthly parties.
TROUBLE VISION WITH TUFF CITY KIDS
Consisting of Philip Lauer and every-DJ’s-favourite-DJ Gerd Janson, Tuff City Kids tale a break from the studio to bestow five hours of house, techno and disco excursions on Elephant & Castle.
Corsica Studios. Friday.
This altogether more frigid (in temperature) party alternative to Summer Pride packs in the cream of London’s LGBT nightlife scene into four rooms. Expect reps from Horse Meat Disco, R&She, Dalston Superstore and many more.
The Coronet. Saturday.
Twenty years after the Spice Girls tore St Pancras Hotel a new one in the video for ‘Wannabe’ comes this curious ‘drinking & thinking event for women who no longer want to queue outside Fabric’.
Tickets cost £120, but include a night at the hotel, a Gemma Cairney DJ set and camomile tea.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Saturday.
And while you’re at it, book now for these parties in the not-too-distant future…
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: BATTLE OF THE SEASONS
Ru won’t be there in person, but ‘Drag Race’ followers from all over London will be sashaying to Kentish Town this spring to see star contestants (including three series winners – count ’em) lipsync for their lives.
The Forum. March 25.
Having exported their excellent, all-day/all-eve parties from Brooklyn to London last year, the Mister Saturday team are bringing their freewheeling disco/techno parties to London’s hippest ecclesiastical hotspot this March.
St John-at-Hackney. March 5.
For more after-hours fun this weekend, check out Time Out London Nightlife.