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Start planning your weekend now: seven great nights out in London

By Time Out London Nightlife

Go out and stay out all night. Here's your essential party schedule for this weekend...   

Percolate 4th Birthday

House and techno whizz Leon Vynehall joins dancers from London’s voguing scene for this birthday bash. The decor will be gold-themed and you’re encouraged to don sequins, body paint and lamé. Oval Space. Fri Nov 18.

Butch, Please! Rockabilly Butch Xmas

Take lesbian night Butch, Please! and its mix of music and performance. Add the support of queer arts festival Fringe! Then add festive vibes! Then add rockabilly vibes! What you get is exclamation marks galore plus a LBGTQI party celebrating all degrees of butch! The Glory. Fri Nov 18.


This new-ish night’s aim is to celebrate the best of British music, and this week’s line-up is medal-table good. Dubstep legend Coki is joined by Crazy Cousinz and Hatcha and DJ Barely Legal. The Bussey Building. Fri Nov 18.


London’s first ever queer Jewish club night has been inspired by teenage bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies. Created by the guy behind Hard Cock Life, not only are Amy Mulled-Winehouse and a Dana International tribute act scheduled to make appearances but one very lucky person will be chosen as a Buttmitzvah boy or girl, hoisted on to a chair and presented with a ‘mildly inappropriate’ version of the bar/bat mitzvah speech to read aloud. The tagline alone is hilarious: ‘The ultimate cumming of age party’. The Glory. Sat Nov 19.

Stevie Wonderland present Rare Pleasures II

The Rare Pleasure series is about getting record shops and labels to pick play their favourite house, disco, soul and boogie. This week it’s Love Vinyl’s turn, and they’re bringing Detroit Swindle in for four hours of disco. Corsica Studios. Sat Nov 19.

How Does It Feel to Be Loved?

Get ready to croon ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’ at this special night playing The Smiths' album ‘Hatful of Hollow’ in full. Montague Arms. Sat Nov 19.

Sundays at Phonox: Matthew Herbert

Proving once again that the weekend isn’t over until tube shuts on a Sunday, Phonox invites dance music innovator Matthew Herbert for a 5pm-midnight slot. There are bloody marys and prosecco on offer. Phonox. Sun Nov 20.

For more after-hours fun, check out more London clubs.


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