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Boxing Day parties in London

Dance the Christmas pain away with some cracking Boxing Day parties

By Amy Smith |
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Even if you are the biggest fan of Christmas and started wearing Santa socks in late October, by Boxing Day it is time to say no more. Head out to dance off those tins of Quality Street on what is fast becoming one of London's biggest nights to rave:

Get off the sofa for grime

Traditionally held at Fabric, Rinse’s Boxing Day Show moves to Ministry of Sound this year with a class line-up. Novelist, Abra Cadabra, Oneman and Heartless Crew headline the main room with Mumdance, Mr Mitch and DJ Ron taking charge of the Baby Box and Loft spaces.

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Let energetic house shake off Christmas cobwebs

House-loving partymakers Audiowhore return to the Great Suffolk Street Warehouse tunnels with a packed line-up including the energetic Dale Howard and bass heavy DJ S.K.T.

Choose birthday bass for Boxing Day

Super slick ravers Solo Danza celebrate their fifth birthday at Mangle with minimal techno hero Cassy and Amnesia Ibiza residents Neverdogs. 

Shake your Christmas pudding to some sick bass 

Legendary selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb will pull in their colossal Channel One Sound System speakers to Village Underground for dubplate classics and pure roots positivity. 

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Dance off turkey sarnies with a techno marathon

If there was any way of brushing off the cosiness of Christmas it would be a 12-hour underground tech house marathon at the Egg Boxing Day Special.  

Dress up for deep house

Supa D headlines Prophecy of House at Club Aquarium, a night themed around the colours red and white. Be warned, there’s a quite a strict dress code along with the theme.

Choose between garage and jungle with this two-room fiesta 

Regular party Jungle x Garage brings together lovers of two-step with Jungle stompers. Junior Buzz headlines the Garage room at Brixton Jamm with Ragga Twins MCs and David Boomah taking over the second room.

One Monday you won't hate 

Rinse FM’s Yasmin has been heading up XOYO’s weekly Monday Monday funk night since September and she’s not stopping because of a small thing like Christmas; so neither should you.

Deny this year even happened and channel the mid-'90s 

Why think about the impending future when you can surround yourself with the sounds of ’95? Matt Jam Lamont and Luck & Neat are on hand for some old skool garage at this Backto95 Boxing Day Special while DJs in the balcony, glass and foyer bars across The Scala spin jungle, R&B and deep house classics.

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Forget the drizzle and dive straight into scorching afrobeats

Big Tobz – best known for massive hit ‘Uno My Style’ – will drop into Trapeze Bar for a live PA amongst rooms heaving with hip hop, afrobeats, bashment and soca.

Catch upcoming trap and futurebeats fiends 

Hotly-tipped Londoner Hannah Faith is the special guest at Ace Hotel for the FutureSNDS Boxing Day Special. Expect a night of hip hop, trap, R&B and futurebeats.

Skip Boxing Day all together by dancing till Tuesday

The A:M team are no strangers to continuing the party and have laid on a ten-hour commercial house Boxing Day Special at Fire running until 8am on Tuesday morning.

Fill your Boxing Day with activities across London

Things to do

Things to do on Boxing Day in London

Father Christmas may have been and gone, but the fun doesn't end there. Boxing Day in London is a great time to visit some of the capital's best attractions. Grab your woolly jumper and hit the streets of London

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