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London nightlife: things to know before you go

Whether you want to hit the dancefloor, find a concert or simply enjoy a few drinks with friends, we’ve answered your top questions about nightlife in London to help you plan the perfect night out in the capital.

What are the best live music venues in London?

London has many great live music venues, from small intimate settings to large capacity stadiums, where you can experience some of today's very best music up close and personal.

  • Jazz Cafe. For hip-hop and soul devotees, this iconic venue in Camden will feel like home. Catch live music throughout the week with the chance to enjoy food and drinks while you soak up the ambience of the southern states.
  • The Roundhouse. This legendary music venue from the 1970s has a long, star-studded history, and continues to play host to some of the fastest rising stars of the day.
  • Brixton Academy. Having played a big part in rock history, this popular venue regularly sees some of the latest metal, indie and alt-rock acts playing to an enthusiastic crowd.

Which area of London has the liveliest nightlife?

The city's West End is one of the most vibrant and happening places in the capital. If you're keen on the theatre, then Covent Garden at the heart of Theatreland is a great place to find the latest shows and musicals, with many fantastic restaurants and bars in the area too. Get a glimpse into London's energetic night scene in Soho and Leicester Square, where you'll find an abundance of trendy bars and clubs that'll keep your night rocking. Or mingle with the locals at some great live music venues and vibrant pubs in edgy Camden Town. For the best nightlife areas in London, check out Groupon's latest deals.

What are some of the best clubs in London?

When you're in the mood for a party, check out some of the finest nightclubs for a taste of the best nightlife in London tonight.

  • Fabric. London’s most famous club and one of its top nightspots, this three-roomed club in Farringdon consistently hosts world-famous DJs spinning drum and bass, techno and house.
  • Heaven. Get lost in the moment across three floors in this 1,000-capacity club and dance into the morning whether at a live music event or DJ club night.
  • Cargo. Hang out with the cool kids at this club under the railway arches in trendy Shoreditch, which hosts both music and club nights.

What are the best nightlife activities in London?

Theatre performances, comedy nights and concerts can all make an enjoyable and memorable night out in London. For some of the best nightlife activities, check out what's currently trending on Groupon. You could take in an incredible cabaret show over dinner and cocktails at Proud Embankment, with world-class acrobatics and sensual dancers, or visit The London Burlesque Festival for a night of glitter and glamour.

See an incredible performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Southwark Cathedral or dance and sing along to The Greatest Showman Tour at various locations across London.

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