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If you are thinking about visiting the capital city of England, you are going to want to make sure you make time to visit some of the best nightclubs in London before you leave. For those who love clubbing and city nightlife, London offers a wide range of famous venues to explore, from multi-thousand-capacity mega clubs to hidden basements with exclusive entry requirements. Featured below are some of the top-rated clubs in the city:
Spanning two stories this club has made a name for itself by making sure it attracts top DJs. The infamous grime nights are somethings to look out for. While the playlists aren't pigeonholed, there's a weighting for disco and house. Residents include Flava D, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Ben UFO.
Ministry of Sound, Elephant & Castle
The Ministry of Sound opened in 1991 and it is somewhat of a mecca for dance fans. Over the years it has been superseded by larger competitors, but it's still a fun venue to visit. The sound system in the main room has won several awards and it is famous for showcasing house music to the world.
Bussey Building, Peckham
This nightclub spans four levels and has a warehouse style. In addition to offering clubbing nights, it operates during the day as an art, theatre and film hub. The nightclub plays everything from funk and soul to electro and techno to house. It attracts a diverse crowd and is a great location to dance the night away.
While this club only opened in 2015, it has quickly become a go-to venue in London. Many locals love it for its simplicity. There is just one room and a Funktion One sound system. The organizers behind the venue are also responsible for the Jazz Cafe and XOYO, so you can be sure they know how to offer a good night out. Rules are minimal, but photography is banned on the dance floor and no suits are allowed.
Printworks, Canada Water
This 5,000 max capacity venue spans a six thousand square meter space. It used to be a newspaper factory but has been redesigned into long narrow dancefloors. They regularly attract top DJs including Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, and The Martinez Brothers.
The Jazz Cafe, Camden
This venue is perhaps most famous for its live events, which attract leading artists from the hip-hop, jazz and soul scene. However, the club nights are also very good. The tightly packed dancefloor is surrounded by a restaurant-mezzanine area. Friday is a great night to visit if you want a random surprise, as programming loosens up. One week it could be Arabic funk and the next Turkish psych-disco.
This club has airport-style security at the entrance, but once you're inside, you can get lost in the vast subterranean bowels of the building. There is no phone signal inside, but it regularly hosts some of the very best DJs on the international circuit. Residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis are nearly always around too.
There are dozens more clubs in London and Great Britain, so make sure you take time to do some research before you arrive in the city.