London is widely known for its varied and colourful nightlife. There are countless nightclubs and bars in and around Central London, with music to suit even the most eclectic of tastes, from trendy bars to basement clubs and mega nightclub.
The Farringdon, Hoxton and Shoreditch areas have many clubs playing drum and bass, techno, house and trance music, and is home to the superclub Fabric. Around the Kings Cross area, big names of drum and bass, house and techno DJs appear at clubs like Egg, Scala, Elephant, Southwark and Whitechapel.
The area around Mayfair is home to the more upmarket clubs in London and the music played here is often pop, funky house, hip hop and R&B. Notable clubs include China White, Luxx, Maddox, Jalouse, Funky Buddha, Whisky Mist, Mahiki, Embassy, Vendome and Maya.
Nightclubs around the Leicester Square area are more accessible, with numerous clubs and pubs like Cafe De Paris, Penthouse, Sound, Tiger Tiger, Zoo bar and Ruby Blue.
The Camden area is for Indie, metal and rock music, in clubs like the Electric Ballroom, the world-famous Koko and Underworld. In South London, you will find numerous venues with all kinds of music, including reggae, ska, afrobeat, hiphop, and dubstep.