Given that the area revolves around music, it's unsurprising that there are a plethora of clubs in Camden. Some of the most renowned in the capital, in fact, including Koko, which has been entertaining Camdenites since 1900 and the Barfly down at the Chalk Farm end of Camden, which champions the best in up-and-coming rock bands. So get ready for a great night out, as you browse our round up of the best Camden clubs.
Clubs in Camden
Formerly The Barfly, this corner venue has been a Camden institution for years, welcoming Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand and Bombay Bicycle Club among the many bands who’ve played early London gigs here. It was a popular hangout during the Britpop and grunge years, doubtless due to its loud, post-band DJ sets and late licence. It’s recently been taken over by The Columbo Group and relaunched as the Camden Assembly.
What’s on? Club nights in Camden
It's back! Oh, how we have missed it so. Moved from its base at the Scala to this, its new Camden home and still following the footsteps of Guilty Pleasures and the Erection Section, this sell-out night is where the ballads rule and the more key changes, big hair and rocking out you can do, the better you'll be for it. If you're a fan of '80s power ballads and glam rock bands, then here's your bad perm-shaped calling.
Abba. Junk food. Watching Jeremy Kyle. Thwacking dawdlers on Oxford Street over the back of the head with a copy of Time Out. We've all got our guilty pleasures, and this hugely fun night celebrates the musical side of them. It's a high-quality but ultimately cheesy party of pop, disco, dance tracks, R&B and soft rock, where you can hear anything from Hanson to Haim to Soft Cell to Whitney to Beyoncé, accompanied by dancers, live acts cabaret performers, balloons and a lot of glitter Leave your hipster credentials at the door, dress up and get guilty!