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London's best grime nights

Love grime music? Want to rave? Check out our pick of the best grime nights in London

By Time Out London Nightlife

Whether you're a diehard Skepta fan or just you just fancy a good old fashioned clash, we guarantee you'll find a show with one of your favourite grime artists in this list. So polish up those gunfingers and and get ready to jump in the middle and skank at one of London's best grime nights. 

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This east London basement has seen unannounced cameos from the likes of Skepta, Meridian Dan and A$AP Rocky. 
To keep the crowd friendly, it’s guestlist only, so send names to their FB page.

Burak Cingi

Eskimo Dance

Filling big venues across the UK, Wiley and his band of merry mandem (and gyaldem) have been putting on this night since grime was big the first time. Despite being the most ostensibly commercial night of the lot, you can still expect to not have much of a clue when or if anyone on the bill will pitch up. 


Common Sense

This great Peckham grime night regularly stars Murkage Dave, who founded Mancunian arts and grime collective Murkage. The last one also pulled in Lewisham crew The Square.


Mike Skinner and Murkage Dave (yep, him again) take over The Waiting Room once a month and put on a brilliant night of rap, trap and grime. The line-up is a closely guarded secret but past performers have included Kano, Big Narstie and Giggs (not Ryan).

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