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A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

The Nest
The Nest, with its a killer Martin Audio sound system and intimate atmosphere, sets the bar for Dalston's clubbing scene.
Oslo
Oslo is a little slice of Nordic heaven in London's East End offering live music, great food and beer, and plenty of style.
Cargo
Chilled-out and not trying too hard, Cargo is one of the less pretentious clubs in Shoreditch, and adored by music-loving urban hipsters...
ClubTEN
If you've ever stomped around St Paul's after-dark, you'll know that decent watering holes are few and far between. Not so anymore, with the opening of ClubTEN, a basement bar that serves up Mayfair-style glamour in an otherwise dead zone.  div
St Moritz
Think St Moritz and you think of all the glitz and glam of the famous ski resort; the London bar of the same name couldn't be further from it, with a crowd of burly bikers who come to rock. Vaguely alpine interiors do feature, however. yEve
Notting Hill Arts Club
The Notting Hill Arts Club is a glimpse of artsy rebellion in the heart of seriously smart West London; art exhibitions and credible music attract a bohemian crowd.
Workingmen’s Club
Wedged between Shoredich, Hoxton and Hackney, the BGWC has retained its impeccable reputation since opening in 1953. A strict members-only policy has become slightly more lenient but exclusivity still prevails. =dis"
The Roundhouse
The newly reburbished Roundhouse plays host to rock, pop, theatre, dance, circus. And not just any old commercial guff, but the truly ground-breaking.
Proud Camden
Standing, er, proud in Camden is Proud Camden (pretty self-explanatory, really). One of the best things about it is a fabulous roof terrace festooned with sculptures and kitsch astroturf - perfect for sun-soaked al fresco drinking. yEventWa
Jamm
Brixton's dance music scenes attract both diehard and try-hard clubbers; Jamm is filled with both, all of whom grind to an eclectic mix of music at this warehouse-style venue.
606
This live-music venue is consistent with its smart Chelsea address. With strict rules to enforce professional standards, you'll find no bad karaoke performances here.
Resistance Gallery
A fantastical fetish-inspired space where mediocrity won't be tolerated; if you don't have an edge you're not getting in.
Dalston Superstore
So hip it hurts, Dalston Superstore is where the East End party is. Those who aren't achingly cool needn't apply.
Fabric
Despite misguided Twitter rumours that it had gone into administration, Fabric is very much alive and kicking. As a great supporter of underground DJs, it's a must for those serious about phat tunes. ‰Û_=display:none;""
93 Feet East
Located alongside the curry houses of Brick Lane, 93 Feet East attracts a post-dinner pre-clubbing crowd of Shoreditch-style drinkers.
Comedy Café
Everyone loves to laugh, which is why the Comedy Café is brimming with punters every night of the week.
Camden Assembly
Rock 'n' roll is the order of the day at Camden Assembly, the new reincarnation of Barfly, which plucked Oasis from obscurity way back when.
McQueen
Whether it's food, drink or dancing you fancy, super-fashionable bar-cum-restaurant-cum-club McQueen is sure to deliver.
Ronnie Scott’s
This London landmark may have undergone a £2-million reinvention, but that's not to say it's lost any of the old-school charm that's made it such a classic on the London club scene.
Mahiki
Barmen in Hawaiian shirts, waitresses as hula girls and fruity cocktails served in exotic ways set the tone at this holiday-esque hotspot; no wonder public school boys and their Chelsea Davy-style girlfriends love it. styl
Maggie’s
While most people would rather leave neon and roller skates where they belong - firmly back in the 80s - Maggie's brings it all back to life with a bar that champions the era that taste forgot. But in a good way. =di"
Cuckoo Club
Glamour is the name of the game at the Cuckoo Club, a sexy subterranean lair on Swallow Street. Ladies dig out your highest heels; gents dust off your sharpest suits.
Natasha Law Designs Glasswear for Wyld Nightclub
W Hotels have enlisted Natasha Law to design a duo of gendered glasses for their Leicester Square Nightclub Wyld.
The Playboy Club London Opens
After so many years of being banished to the wilderness the Playboy Club London has opened its doors in Mayfair, playing host to hedgies, plutocrats and bunnnies
Enchanted Tunes at Downstairs at Momo
Following its launch last year, Downstairs at Momo was an instant hit. And now, it will become a stage for some of the world's most innovative live acts.
Public Kings Road Opens on Friday
Guy Pelly launches new venture Public on the Kings Road.
London club Maggie’s pays homage to the 80s
Named after the quintessential 1980s' icon, London's shamelessly silly club Maggie's is a much-needed dose of humour on the stuffy Sloane scene.
ClubTEN opens its doors next to St Paul’s Cathedral
ClubTEN, a basement club/restaurant/bar situated in the shadow of St Paul's, vows to liven up the pavements of Godliman Street.
The Best Halloween Parties in London
In preparation for a night where the capital is out in force, we've compiled a round-up of the best Halloween parties in London.
Celebrate Halloween at the Last Legs Veterinary Clinic
Halloween in the capital comes with a host of options for a night out. In our opinion Last Legs Veterinary Clinic is sure to be a winner.
Glo Glo’s Shoreditch – Grand Opening
New East End opening Glo Glo's Shoreditch promises fabulous cocktails, DJs and Pan Asian cuisine to boot.
The Bathhouse: Friday night in Bishopsgate Churchyard
Once concealing a subterranean Turkish bathhouse, the Victorian kiosk now leads to a slick club favoured by London's party-goers. Welcome to The Bathhouse.
The Indesit Party Laundrette at Dray Walk Gallery
Fresh from the States, the Indesit Party Laundrette combines washing, drinking and rollerblades with spectacular results. Bring detergent.
East London’s Finest – Dalston Superstore
Having got past the door at Kingsland Road's Dalston Superstore, enjoy this double storey East End hangout in all its glory. Not for the shy and retiring.

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