Got your dancing shoes on? Then all you need to decide is where to take them. Whether you’re a raver, a cocktail quaffer, or a burlesque buff, London has the perfect night for you. Let these suggestions get you in the mood.
- Ministry of Sound
Superclub of all superclubs, Ministry of Sound has been setting the standard in London since 1991 and bills itself as the capital’s Number 1 club for dance and house music. Certainly it’s one of the most famous clubs in the world, and its vast space includes four bars, five rooms and three dancefloors. Only 20 minutes from Presidential Serviced Apartments Kensington awaits one of the best London nightclubs.
About 15 minutes from Kensington serviced apartments, Fabric is a legendary mega-club famous for its world-class sound systems and weekly line-up of the best and foremost names in electronic music. From dubstep, hip-hop, drum’n’bass, to house, breakbeat, techno, and electro music, it forges a worldwide reputation of bringing in the best and diverse talents.
This Camden institution is incredibly popular thanks to its mix of live music and club nights.Embracing its theatrical history, it glories in a distinctive style - gargoyles, balconies and huge mirror ball included. It also has a rooftop that stays open in summer. Camden is only 20 minutes from serviced apartments Kensington.
A focus on giving Londoners a stellar soundtrack for their weekend has made this Shoreditch club a favourite since it opened in 2010. Its two floors host a huge range of top quality DJs, bands and producers.
Live music, cabaret and performance
- Madame Jo Jos
Opulent, lavish, wildly over-the-top, Madame Jo Jo’s has watched hundreds of other Soho joints come and go in the 50 years it’s been doing its thing. Its burlesque and cabaret centres on the Kitsch Cabaret on Saturday nights (£25 for a standing ticket).
- Ronnie Scott’s
Soho institution Ronnie Scott’s is famous for a reason - the saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the club in 1959 in order to showcase and encourage the British jazz scene, but welcomed world-class musicians from all over the world. Jazz’s biggest names grace the stage, as well as soul and blues artists.
- Cellar Door
This atmospheric underground space in Aldwych is one-of-a-kind. It describes itself as 30s Berlin meets NYC basement dive, and with its mouthwatering cocktails, chic décor, intimate cabaret bar alongside jazz and burlesque evenings, it’s the place to go for a night to remember.
- Proud Cabaret City
The 1920s speakeasy vibe of Proud Cabaret City is one of its many charms. Top-notch cocktails and classic cuisine tempt diners, but this is dining with a difference as the burlesque entertainment exudes glamour and retro fabulousness.
- Milk & Honey
Although primarily a members-bar, non-members can reserve a spot in this Soho bar in the early part of the week. For true cocktail aficionados it’ well worth it, as the imagination and skill shown in their cocktail menu is seriously impressive. Its prohibition era theme means it’s not the easiest to find, with no name or number on the door, but it does add to the sense of mystery.
- Zetter Townhouse Bar
You don’t have to head to Soho or one of London’s high end hotels for a cocktail fix. Zetter Townhouse Bar is in Clerkenwell, still easily accessible from Presidential Serviced Apartments London. The cocktail menu was inspired by old recipes for bitters perfumes and herbal remedies, and the surroundings reflect this eccentricity, with quirky knick-knacks and trinkets everywhere the eye falls.
Crazy name, crazy place. Head to Shoreditch for a ‘secret’ cocktail lounge accessible – rather brilliantly – through the back of a wardrobe. The venue also includes two bars (no wardrobes involved) – superlative cocktails and food available throughout until 1am, Thursday-Saturday.
With Presidential Serviced Apartments London based in Kensington, central London is on residents’ doorsteps, providing ample opportunity to sample the best of London’s nightlife.