Some people go on holiday just to relax, others to discover new cities, while others just want to have fun and are interested in the nightlife of the cities they are visiting. According to a ranking made by TripAdvisor.com regarding the cities with the most active nightlife, London ranks first, Berlin is the second, Newcastle – third place, Dublin – the fourth position and Amsterdam – fifth.
Having one of the most vibrant and diverse club scene in the world, London’s Nightlife is extraordinary. Clubs like Fabric, Ministry of Sound and Cargo and are among the biggest and best known places to party. Although Londoners are very polite and serious during the day, in the evening they know how to have fun. Regardless of preferences, London offers a variety of places to choose from.
The West End is the home of an overwhelming number of bars, clubs and restaurants, while Soho is one of the most fashionable place to go have a drink. Notting Hill and Portobello Road areas attract nowadays as many tourists as they did in the past, especially for those willing to have fun alongside the locals. Camden, Clapham and Brixton areas highlight some fantastic pubs and bars, all with their own unique flavor.
Here is a top 10 of the best clubs in London you should definitely go to:
4. Dalston Superstore
5. Corsica Studios
6. Plastic People
7. Ministry of Sound
8. The Loft
9. The Drop
10. Paramount Bar
Probably the most popular club in London, Fabric, is a top destination not only for locals, but also for clubbers coming in London from all over the world, looking to have fun. The club has a global reputation based on its wide variety in music (electronic music from Drum & Bass and Dubstep to House, Techno and Progressive) and its brilliant Djs.
The entrance fee of these clubs may seem a bit expensive to some people, but the atmosphere here may be incomparable with your previous club experiences. The entrance fee starts from 3 pounds and can reach up to 20 pounds for the clubs mentioned above. Of course, you must have at least 18 years for you to be able to enter in a club. Pay attention that after you decide which club you want to go, you should check if the buses run at night in that area. This saves money for the taxi back, which is not exactly cheap in London.
Those who are looking for a more quite place, where they can have a drink and some conversation, should go to one of the many English pubs scattered throughout the city, where they can enjoy an exquisite range of beer, cider or whiskey.
On the other hand, if you prefer a good show, go to the Lyceum Theatre or Queens Theatre, where you can enjoy a musical. There are also a lot of avant-garde theaters outside the West End district, where both young professionals, as well as amateurs actors, play almost everything from classical theatre plays to cabaret ones. Other non-commercial theaters include the famous National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company (RCS), Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and The Old Vic.
Culture lovers can enjoy an evening at Covent Garden, watching the Royal Opera or the Royal Ballet while classical music lovers can go to the Albert Hall.