London is a city in which you could spend every night out. You may come out bedraggled and tired beyond any good night’s sleep could mend, but the fact remains that London is a top option for any night owl looking for a good time. Below are some of the best places for a great night out in the city, alongside hidden gems you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re renting a flat for a week or merely staying for a night at the Montcalm Royal London House, there’ll be something to keep you awake past a cup of coffee.
Late at Tate
Sponsored by legendary fashion company Uniqlo, Late at the Tate brings a club night right to the floor of the Tate Modern. For an arty party like no other, you can expect to find some world class DJ’s, both mainstream and underground breaking a sweat on the dancefloor. The surroundings are beautiful as well, with the hip minimalist yet looming air hangar of the Bankside Tate Modern, you’ll be having a Thames-side night you’ll never forget at the Tate Modern.
Natural History Museum Late
Whether it’s a children’s birthday booking or an adult quiz night, there are plenty of options available for a thrilling and atmospheric night in the Natural History Museum. We all love the dinosaur exhibit, so why not have your kids take part in an arts and crafts workshop amongst the fossils or have a glass of wine amongst the geological specimens.
V and A Friday lates
Whether its multimedia art or the history of design you’re interested, in the Victoria and Albert museum is a great place to find some inspiration and educate yourself. With the late-night Fridays at the V and A, you’ll be met with film screenings, DJ sets and question and answer sessions with award winning and emerging artists, all until the bleary-eyed time of 10 pm every Friday.
Located in Elephant and Castle, Corsica Studios is one of the best places to find alternative dance acts and live music. With a thundering sound system and a not to miss line up, your summer will never be the same again.
Based in the buzzing Shoreditch, XOYO brings you residencies and all-nighters from some of the best in underground and emerging DJ’s. From legendary acts such as Erol Alkan to new DJ’s from around the world, XOYO will bring you a night you won’t forget.
Oval Space is one of London Fields best kept secrets. As a multipurpose arts venue, Oval Space is one of the best loved venues for East London locals and you can find a diverse range of nights bringing the best in hardcore, jungle, acid house and soul, alongside many other genres and live gigs. What’s more, the summer sees Oval Space and its greenhouse like sweat dome of nonstop dancing to the hands of some of the best inner-city music festivals out there. Oval Space has a stunning view over East London as well, so make the most out of the glistening terrace.