London’s Top 4 Parties
Mar 15, 2015
In London, “Are you going out?” isn’t a question, it’s a mandate… and the club scene changes even quicker than Topshop’s window displays.
To find out where to party right-this-very-second, we asked Billie JD Porter, a TV presenter / model / youth culture columnist / general goofball to name her nightlife musts.
ETERNAL @ PEOPLE’S CLUB
Already infamous in die-hard party circles around the world, Eternal is where big-name DJs play to a tiny but packed dance floor, and where the closing time is always up for discussion.
113 Holloway Road
This world-renowned venue was faced closure in 2010. A campaign to keep the club alive was supported by British musicians across the board, including Sir Paul McCartney. Since its victory, the venue has had Plan B, Blur, and Gallows take the stage. The Cave Club will relocate here in 2015.
100 Oxford Street
TONGA @ THE WAITING ROOM
Hosted by The Streets’ Mike Skinner and UK rap collective Murkage, the monthly grime/bass/hip-hop night has sold out every one of its three parties to date. And in a town where “I can’t be bothered” is an unofficial motto, that’s saying something.
175 Stoke Newington High Street
SCOTCH OF SAINT JAMES
Jimi Hendrix played his first-ever UK show on its stage, and the haunt was a regular hangout for The Beatles and The Who. The venue remained abandoned for 25 years after its initial closure, but thankfully reopened its doors a couple of years ago. It remains a hotspot for celebrities (Kate Moss) and brilliant live music (Mark Ronson) alike.
13A Mason’s Yard
- Billie JD Porter, shot by Lorenzo Cisi in London, England
London's Traveller's Club won't let you in if you haven't voyaged at least 500 miles from England.