London's Cultural Guide



The Secret DJ and The Dark Room: Will it work?

Remember when clubbing was all about the music? A new event aims to return the dancefloor experience to its forgotten roots

Fireworks at Arcadia

The fight for London’s nightlife

As Hackney Council decrees the latest blow to our city’s late night culture, we speak to the people working tirelessly towards the capital remaining a world class, successful – and safe – destination after dark

She bar

Why is Soho’s She bar the only lesbian venue in London?

Clare Hand talks women-priority spaces with resident DJ Tina Ledger


Yassss! Dalston Superstore is launching new bar Karaoke Hole

The Kingsland High Street basement dive will see pro drag queens and brave amateurs alike on its disco ball-clad stage


The Phoenix Artist Club celebrates 30 years

The legendary Charing Cross Road subterranean venue marks three decades with a set menu for – you guessed it – £19.88

Design & Style

The Cross nightclub pilgrimages begin as Tom Dixon opens

Ten years since the closing parties, you can finally revisit the legendary arches, and even buy a lovely lamp


Egg London is having a massive 15th Anniversary party

The best club in north London is still going strong a decade and a half later. Surely worth celebrating


MUST DO: NYE party on the canal + win tickets

Our Camden Underground party returns for the biggest blowout yet at The Constitution this New Year’s Eve. Here’s what to expect


Britain’s best DJs in King’s Cross, plus NYE news

York Way’s multi-room superclub, Egg, hosts DJ Magazine’s annual awards bash on Thursday night, ahead of a huge end-of-year send off bash, too


MUST DO: Moroccan roof-top medina

The Queen of Hoxton is importing a little slice of Marrakech to its rooftop bar this winter