Corsica Studios consistently holds some of the city's most extreme underground music parties. There are different spaces within the Studios that can be hired for hosting private or public functions. The hi-tech DJ equipment, sound amplifiers, screens, projectors and a stage completely take care of music and entertainment at the venue. There is a well-stocked bar for thirsty visitors, and the regularly held live performances make entrance into Corsica a highly sought after ticket.
Het wereldberoemde Ministry of Sound is een van Londen's hipste nightspots. Het daalde een beetje in populariteit in de late jaren 1990, maar is spetterend teruggekeerd en heeft onlangs Boy George opnieuw gelanceerd als een DJ. De roem van deze luxe locatie is inmiddels zo wijdverbreid en werkelijk internationaal dat MoS zelfs haar eigen internetprovider aanbiedt(zaterdag Rulin 'nachten zijn live op hun website), tal van compilatie-cd remixen van Ministerie club anthems, en een ministerie magazine. De locatie zelf is op de goede kant van het gemiddelde, de twee dansvloeren zijn ruim in vergelijking met die in de meeste clubs, en er zijn toegevoegd bonussen van een Sony PlayStation kamer en een Absolut chill out bar. Woensdag nacht is MoSNuS nacht, wanneer student dj's de decks overnemen. Vrijdag en zaterdag gastland Smoove en Rulin respectievelijk, die beide bekende dj's aantrekken.
Koko is one of London's largest club venues and very popular with the student and the local crowd. A wide variety of music is featured here, from disco and funk to handbag and house, depending on the night. The acoustics of this grand building lend themselves perfectly to live music and Koko has a policy of regularly showcasing live and upcoming talents. There really is something for everyone and this attracts a great mixed crowd. The dress code is smart casual - with no trainers, caps or football shirts allowed at weekends.
The Egg is one of the most hardcore drum and bass, dub-step/techno clubs in London. If you are an electronic music aficionado, then Egg is where you need to be. With a 24-hour license, Egg also provides VIP sections that can be booked via email. With several party rooms, Egg plays different music in each space, has a smoking permit in one and live performances in the other. Choose to lounge in the room which suits your mood for the night and unwind over great beats with friends.
Plush-that's the word that comes to mind when describing the Dirty Martini. Deep reds and browns dominate the dimly-lit interior, which boasts of plush (there it is again!) sofas and candle-lit coffee tables. The fully-stocked bar is impressive, and the expertly mixed cocktails live up to the bar's name. On the food front, the bar serves up tons of pub grub that will leave you so satisfied, you could easily do without dinner. You can arrange for private gatherings at the Dirty Martini too, and it is open conveniently late. As for the location, it doesn't get any better than Covent Garden.
If you're the one who avoids hippie and loud bars and prefers a quaint and quiet place to enjoy good ales then head to Southhampton Arms. The imposing 'Ale Cider Meat' on the wall outside the taproom will give you fair idea that this pub means business when it comes to sourcing some of the finest brews from in and around London. The ambiance is very British with barrels and taps alongside retro portraits, a coal fire and a brick-floor garden. Ascot, Brew Dog, Mighty Oak, William Bros and Windsor & Eaton are some of the regulars brews you can enjoy here.
Belinda Carlisle knew what she was on about when she sang "Heaven is a place on earth" - it's right next to Charing Cross tube, and it's probably London's best-known gay club. As with most popular gay venues, large crowds of straight tourists abound. Heaven has tried to curb this by designating different nights as straight, gay or mixed, but it hasn't really worked. Not that it matters at all, because Heaven is still a blissful venue which puts on a huge variety of club nights. The lounge upstairs provides a bit of friendly chill-out to a golden oldies atmosphere and you can actually talk in here without shouting. It all makes for an interesting and entertaining clubbing experience.
Great stills of celluloid stars, a Hollywood Hills landscape and magical movie memorabilia provide the backdrop for Planet Hollywood, a famous burger establishment in London. Formerly located at the London Trocadero complex, the restaurant has now moved to Haymarket. However the service is still chirpy and the ambiance lovable. This centrally located diner is perennially packed out with awe-struck tourists, families and London teens, hungry for a bit of Hollywood glam and celebrity seduction. The venue is also receptive to theme parties, breakfast meetings, school outings and birthday celebrations.
This fantastic establishment overlooks Leicester Square, and offers you the chance to wine, dine, or groove the night away, depending upon your mood! The bar, Le Royale, serves up heady cocktails and pub grub, while the stylish restaurant boasts of a contemporary menu that includes such dishes as pan-fried turbot, medallion of pork and black pudding, and pot roast chicken. Three themed booths the Bedouin, the Savannah, and the Leather, are ideal for private occasions, and the nightclub offers you the chance to dance the night away.
Ku Bar is a popular gay bar and club which is up-market, located on 30 Lisle Street, London. The decor, like the clientele, is hip, stylish and welcoming. The red walls are adorned with romantic candelabra and photographs of 1980s pop stars, and the jukebox indiscriminately belts out anything, as long as it belongs to an artist of cult status in the gay community. It can get extremely packed here, but there is additional seating upstairs. Staff are super friendly and efficient and a variety of beers and cocktails to choose from.
With a sparkling diversity of genres to meet the demands of today's dance generation, Bar Rumba lives up to the hype as one of London's leading late night venues. Although located beneath the notoriously glitzy Trocadero, it maintains a raw but laid back vibe. Club nights traverse the musical spectrum from full flavored Latin to funk, galaxy-cruising house to DJ-focused garage and innovative drum 'n' bass. The basement bar also stages regular live bands, guest DJs and a battle of the decks.
Forget the drudgery of routine and indulge in some harmless flirting with the sensuous dancers at the Stringfellows Covent Garden. This luxury club ensures that your privacy is respected and offers services like 'discreet billing' too. They have a restaurant inside the club, where you can choose to dine with one of the dancers, forty eight hours of prior booking required for the same. So go ahead and enjoy the party!