50 pictures that prove London’s nightlife isn’t dead

Don’t believe the doom-mongers – London’s club scene still kicks ass and here’s the evidence
By Time Out London Nightlife |
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London nightlife has been clobbered a bit recently, with numerous club closures and new restrictions on venues. It’s easy to start feeling sulky about the future of fun in this great city – but there’s still every reason to celebrate London’s thriving party credentials. In fact, here are 50 reasons.

This half-century of amazing pictures represents London’s crazily diverse club scene: from DJs killing it behind the decks and crowds lost in the moment to wild costumes and daft antics. These great pictures from the city’s clubs, pubs and venues made us smile, and reminded us that London’s nightlife is alive, well and dancing its arse off. Here’s hoping they do the same for you.

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The Doctor's Orders

Rock, paper, scissors and bling at hip hop night The Doctor’s Orders.

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Dark Side of Love

Tender scenes on the floor of The Coronet at Dark Side of Love.

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Bangface

Banners and bangers make for a great night at Bangface.

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...and here's another, just for good measure.

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Hessle crowd at Fabric
© Sarah Ginn

Green fingers at Fabric.

Corsica Studios
© Eleonora Cecchini/www.anomalousvisuals.co.uk

Corsica Studios in full flow.
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Bearded Kitten party at Pulse
© Jim Hanner

Bearded Kitten at Pulse = a load of balls.

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Ram Jam at Fabric
© Sarah Ginn

David Rodigan and his Ram Jam crew tearing up Fabric.

Body & Soul @ Oval Space
© Antony Price

Letting it rain at Body & Soul at Oval Space.

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XOYO

It’s so good, it’s so good, it’s soooo good (at XOYO).

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World Unknown

Just another life-affirming moment at the incredible World Unknown.

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Blow Up

Getting low and retro at Blow Up.

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Club at Koko(?)
© Joe Okpako

Ssssh, nothing to see here… (at Rebel Bingo).

Work It

One almighty grind at Work It in east London.

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Hot Tub Cinema
© Todd Pacey

Getting drunk in tub (as Beyoncé might say) at Hot Tub Cinema.

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Moondance
© Jonathan Owen

Getting wavey and ravey at Moondance at Scala.

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Bangface(?)
© Emma Gutteridge

Surf’s up at Bangface.

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Bugged Out
© Mark Box

Yet another packed house at Bugged Out!

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Eats Everything at XOYO
© Luke Dyson

Fading to grey at XOYO.

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The Hydra/Bugged Out
© Luke Dyson

Lights up at The Hydra for Bugged Out!

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Sink The Pink

And finally… an unusual juxtaposition on the door of Bethnal Green Working Men's Club at Sink the Pink.

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