The ultimate Soho shebeen, St Moritz has been packing them in for decades. Located beneath a Swiss restaurant (also called St Moritz), the basement club has retained much of the same décor it has had since the '60s, giving it a timeless London feel.
Its flagship club night is Gaz's Rockin' Blues, helmed by legendary selector Gaz Mayall. It's been running there every Thursday for the past 30 years and still hosts turbo-charged live performances alongside ska, classic R&B and rock 'n' roll DJs each week. Long-running West End indie night Blow Up (which bears some responsibility for inventing Britpop) is in residence every Friday and at the other end of the musical spectrum, Decadence on Saturdays is a session of balls-out hair metal debauchery. That's three good reasons every week to visit this London institution.