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When visiting, a city a lot of time usually goes into planning your daytime itinerary. However, once you’ve decided what sights to see and museums to wander around, don’t forget to explore the city’s nightlife and entertainment. After all, there’s a reason why London is known as one of the world’s best party cities.
Wireless (Finsbury Park)
If you’re looking for music, dancing and general good vibes in London, you can’t go wrong with Wireless Music Festival. The event is due to take place between the 6 and 8 July 2018 in Finsbury Park, meaning it is easily accessible via either the Victoria or Piccadilly Underground lines.
The festival has been a success for more than ten years now at various locations across London, but has found a semi-permanent home in Finsbury Park since 2014. Although music fans in general will love the acts on show, the festival has emphasised pop, R&B and dance acts in recent years, so be prepared to show your best moves.
The line-up for the 2018 show is yet to be confirmed, but previous acts have included Drake, Kanye West, David Guetta, the Weeknd and Skepta. The quality of the music and the all-round good atmosphere attracts 15-20,000 people to the event each day and you could join them next year.
Dancing is hungry work, so whenever you decide to leave Wireless - or even if you’re recovering the next day - you’re going to need a good meal. Dinerama is a streetfood venue located just a short walk away from Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street and Old Street stations, which offers a range of delicious options.
In fact, the biggest problem you’ll have will be how to settle on just one dish. You can choose from wood fired pizzas, Swedish barbecue, Mexican classics, sweet treats and a host of alternatives. Plus, there’s plenty of refreshments on offer too, including beers, wine, cocktails and even a bar focusing on mixing vodka and energy drinks – providing you with the boost you need to hit the dance floor again.
Discount Suit Company
Next stop on the list of cool night-time joints is the Discount Suit Company, which has nothing to do with cheap threads. Located about a 15-minute walk away from Dinerama, near to Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations, Discount Suit Company, or DSC as it’s known, specialises in fantastic cocktails in a trendy “speakeasy” atmosphere.
The bar offers a range of bespoke drinks that have been specially crafted by the resident mixologists, but feel free to go off-piste if you want – the staff here will be sure to make you something that suits your tastes. With DSC open until 1am on Friday and Saturday, and midnight during the week, it makes for a great place to stop when you’re having a big night out.
Regularly ranked among the top clubs in the world, Fabric is one of the capital’s foremost destinations amongst music fans. Regularly boasting world-class DJs and a mixture of musical genres that range from dubstep to techno, Fabric is the perfect place for night owls. Doors don’t open until 11pm and they don’t shut until 7am, so this isn’t going to be an early night!
The club is conveniently located near to Farringdon and Barbican Underground stations, which means it’s easily accessible from the Discount Suit Company or any other stop on your whirlwind tour of London’s nightlife. Essentially, Fabric represents a great night out for anyone in love with heavy bass or counterculture in general. With three separate rooms and 25,000 square feet of club to explore, there’s a reason why it’s known as London’s premier clubbing destination.