London’s best clubs
Over its 16+ years, Fabric has established itself as one of London's clubbing landmarks – a reputation built through consistently high quality programming that showcases all strands of the UK's electronic music underground.
Finally, after a destructive few years, there’s some encouraging news for London’s party people. London has a huge new 5,000-capacity music and culture space. The Printworks is a few minutes’ walk from Canada Water station. It’s essentially a massive industrial complex that used to be where newspapers including the Daily Mail were printed. But don’t let that put you off...
This Kingsland High Street hangout is a bit of a face on the east London party scene. In true Dalston style it's home to all: popular with a large and diverse LGBT crowd, but welcoming to all and everyone.
You can't miss Village Underground thanks to the four brightly coloured, graffiti-covered tube carriages, now artists' studios, perched on its roof. Their renovated Victorian warehouse space hosts exhibitions, concerts theatre, live art and – most impressive of all – some amazing club nights.
This industrial-ish space in Tower Hamlets is owned by the same team that run Oval Space. Sitting directly opposite that venue, TPF did indeed used to operate as a working pickle factory, but after being used for foodie pop-ups and exhibitions in 2013, Oval Space have fully revamped the intimate venue as an excellent club and live music space.
It’s fitting that such an impressive venue should sit beside a giant landmark that allows it to stand out dramatically amongst the skyline. Located at the base of a disused gasworks off Hackney Road, this enormous hangar-style space is 6,000 square feet of fun and was one of the most impressive and exciting additions to London nightlife when it opened.
Corsica Studios is an independent, not-for-profit arts complex whose ethos is to breed creativity and culture in areas of regeneration, which it achives primarily through putting on some of the most cutting-edge club nights, one-off parties and gigs in London.
Located in a former bus depot, Ministry of Sound was once the epitome of warehouse cool and is still perhaps the UK’s best-known clubbing venues: thus, any self-respecting fan of dance music in any form should visit Ministry at least once.
One of the many sources of Peckham pride, this incredible post-industrial building is regarded by many as one of London's best venues. Saved from demolition in 2007 by a dedicated team from community group Peckham Vision, the CLF Art Cafe (known by pretty much everyone as the Bussey Building) is a multi-floored concrete block that has thrived as a warehouse-style club at night and a top arts venue during the day.