London's best-loved house music clubs

Resurrect the tie-dye... it's time for some House.

From its 80s roots in Chicago, House swept through the States until it was popularised in Europe and London by mid-90s. Once synonymous with drugs, and also the gay scene, House has since infused in mainstream pop and dance worldwide to produce a style of music whose appeal reaches hard-core dance addicts everywhere.

So put your hands in the air and crank up the kind of music that would make your parents weep, it's time to take in the list of the best House nights and venues in London.

Ministry Of Sound
103 Gaunt Street SE1 6DP
Region: Lambeth
Nearest Station: Elephant & Castle (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: When the government set up its special department to oversee the capital’s commitment to dance music, nobody knew quite how successful it would become. Now, over twenty years later, when it comes to seeing the biggest names in house, techno and trance, Ministry of Sound remains a no-brainer.

  • OUR REVIEW 6/10
Egg London
200 York Way N7 9AX
Region: King's Cross
Nearest Station: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: Egg has been running some of London’s best all-nighters for so long it could now reasonably be described as an institution on the clubbing scene. If you want the likes of Felix Da Housecat, Simian Mobile Disco and Swedish House Mafia then this King’s Cross club is the place to come.

  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
  • USERS 9/10
The Coronet
28 New Kent Road SE1 6TJ
Region: New Kent Road
Nearest Station: Elephant & Castle (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: The Coronet is a relative newcomer to the London club scene but that hasn’t stopped it putting on some of the best nights around. Putting together everything from D&B nights to hard house it has gained a loyal following thanks to its quality line-ups. Elephant and Castle has never looked so appealing for a night out.

  • USERS 4/10
77A Charterhouse Street EC1M 3HN
Region: The City
Nearest Station: Farringdon

AIL Says: London’s one and only bona-fide ‘super club’ Fabric can do no wrong. Saturday nights at the club in Farringdon are dedicated to all things trance, techno, bass and house with the world’s biggest DJs frequently playing the main room.

  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
  • USERS 10/10
89 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3HX
Region: The City
Nearest Station: Old Street (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Top house events are hosted every Saturday at this circus-themed bar and nightclub.

    Dalston Superstore
    117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB

    Nearest Station: Dalston Kingsland (0.1 miles)

    AIL Says: Located in the heart of cutting edge Dalston, the Superstore is all about new electronic talent. Expect local DJs, up-and-coming acts and off the wall action that never fails to entertain. Exciting avant-garde, hedonistic clubbing at its finest.

      Plastic People
      147-149 Curtain Road EC2A 3QA
      Region: The City
      Nearest Station: Old Street (0.2 miles)

      AIL Says: Fabric may be the first name on people’s lips when it comes to London clubs but those in the know will tell you it’s all about Plastic People. The small club in Shoreditch has flawless taste when it comes to curating its line-ups, so much so that you needn’t bother with the listings, just turn up and tune in.

        32-37 Cowper Street EC2A 4AP
        Region: Shoreditch
        Nearest Station: Old Street (0.1 miles)

        AIL Says: Dimitri from Paris, Fakeblood, Ed Banger, Erol Alkan; there’s surely nobody worth their Serato set-up that hasn’t headlined the hallowed XOYO. With the club’s smaller sibling the Shoreditch Butchery now a part of the experience, XOYO is surely one of London’s premier nightspots.

        • OUR REVIEW 7/10

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