There may be plenty of clubs in Soho, but if you head just a bit further west or south you'll unearth Mayfair clubs and a whole bunch more clubs in Leicester Square. Prices tend to be higher here, but if you have the extra cash you'll find a range of places to splash it at. Including long-standing Moulin-Rouge style nightspot Café de Paris, the Playboy Club London and Mayfair's Karaoke Box with its seven themed rooms, for those times you're just itching to belt out 'Paparazzi' in 'Lady Gaga's Padded Cell'. See if there's something that'll tickle your fancy in our round-up of these Mayfair clubs in central London.
Clubs in Mayfair
Gagging to bump into Beyoncé, party with P Diddy, roll out some serious shapes on the dancefloor with Rihanna? You could do if you swing by this super-sleek Mayfair club, as they – and countless other A-listers – have all been spotted here. Well, you could do if their entourages weren't there watching out for riff raff like you, of course. Glitz and glamour are the name of the game at Whisky Mist, which aims to encapsulate the Spirit of Scotland, although we're betting they don't sell Irn Bru. What it does do is give clubbers looking for a sophisticated night out a chance to grab a slice of the high life, with various exclusive-feel one-off events, after parties and club nights with DJs spinning sexy house, soul and disco.
Occupying a prominent spot on Soho’s fringes, this large LGBT venue is regularly voted London’s best. Ku is a little classier than local rival G-A-Y, but it attracts a broadly similar crowd and the young, up-for-it vibe is just as much fun. The ground floor offers a bright and modern bar space with video screens playing chart hits; downstairs is a clubbier room where fresh-faced types of all genders cut a rug to pop and dance remixes.
A nightclub, recording studio and private members lounge in Hanover Square.
Karaoke Box Mayfair has seven rooms available for hire, including the 'Lady Gaga Padded Cell' and the Elvis-inspired 'Gold Room'. Accommodating between four and 12 people, the rooms have English, Japanese and Arabic karaoke systems and offer room service from the cocktail bar. Prices vary depending on the time of each hour-long session; cheaper sessions are available in the afternoon and early evening. Accompanied children are welcome until 6pm. Booking is essential.