The Nest sets the bar for Dalston’s clubbing scene. With a killer Martin Audio sound system (the effects of which have been likened to small earthquake when it goes full pelt), this dingy 250-capacity basement space is one of the best places in London to sample the sounds of emerging DJ and dance music talent. There’s an intimacy in the shows here that are distinctly lacking in some of London’s larger clubs.
Open Friday and Saturday nights, there’s also a regular Thursday night residency, aptly named Your Mum’s House, which conjures the ambience of a 90’s R&B music video. There are even some mid-week events for those undaunted by the possibility of a Thursday hangover. Forget your mile high workload, don your most colourful snapback and halter crop top combo, and indulge yourself in a night of pure unadulterated fun.