With the announcement that life should be back to normal from 21st June (let’s cross all our fingers and toes this time), I think that I can speak for the majority of students that the first thing we want to do is book those tickets for our first night out in over a year! If you’re spoilt for choice on where to head to first, then check out the list of clubs we have compiled below so that you can get the best clubbing fix ever.
Address: 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP
Located in south London, the Ministry of Sound is nothing short of a great night out. Perfect for all university students, this club is the place to get your weekly fix of all things party: drinks, DJ’s and dancing galore. Encompassed are four rooms playing your ultimate party classics, throwbacks, rave tunes and RnB records, alongside some great discounted drinks (we love to try and stretch our budget for some unforgettable nights out). Ministry also hosts many themed nights such as their famous pub crawl, Milkshake Tuesday (the most popular student night) and special guest appearances, so keep your eyes peeled for their next announcements.
Address: Town Hall Parade, Brixton, London SW2 1RJ
If you’ve just moved to London and have never heard of Electric Brixton, then get your phone on the ready to book your ticket because this place – is one of the best! Famous for their Icebreaker freshers event hosting over 2000 students, Electric is a staple for extravagant nights out with their confetti cannons, circus performers, indoor fireworks, and hype men! Although slightly more expensive than your average night out, it can be expected because this venue is everything but traditional – but pre-drinks never hurt anyone, and there’s a Wetherspoons just down the road!
Address: A, 6 S Lambeth Pl, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SP
Another south London favourite, Lightbox, is known for its crazy nights out and keeping hundreds of students partying until their morning lectures! Their official Freshers Moving In Party saw the likes of candy floss, ball pits and even inflatables. Alongside their super cheap entry, drink and even snack prices. Additionally, every Thursday night is their ‘Lights On’ student rave, opening up all their rooms to the likes of house, hip-hop, disco, grime and pop music, plus live DJ sets and LED lights spanning the entirety of the club.
Address: 32-37 Cowper St, Old Street, London EC2A 4AP
XOYO in east London host two mega students nights a week: SNEAK on Tuesdays and Your Mum’s House on Thursdays. SNEAK is all things DJ, house and tech, and Your Mum’s House boasts hip-hop, RnB and grime, so no one is left out here. Can’t decide between the two? Well, why not check them both out? With £3 drinks all night long, super cheap entry and tremendous performances, it would be a crime not to party at them until the early hours – and still make it to your morning classes! Take our word for it; XOYO is iconic.
Address: 17 Watling St, London EC4M 9BB
A late-night bar serving all things cheese is Popworld, the perfect place to go if you want to boogie to Bon Jovi and two-step to Take That all night long! With wacky lights, tunes, and drinks, this is a cult classic for students who want to escape the rave scene and travel back to much simpler times: the 80s and 90s (probably before most of us were born, but there’s no age limit to great music). Not only is it an amazing choice to start your Friday and Saturday nights the right way, but their super affordable cocktails will also make you wish the party never ended.
Address: The London Pavillion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, West End, London W1J 0DA
Piccadilly Institute is well known for being one of the best nights out for students in central London – with three floors of music, £4 tickets and £2.50 drinks, what is there not to love? Every Saturday night, hundreds of students go to dance along RnB and retro music in the eight rooms available (yes, eight!). The Institute will have you going until closing time, so make sure to grab your friends and dancing shoes, especially if you don’t have an early class the next morning.
Address: 200 York Way, London N7 9AX
One of the capital’s favourite night clubs is EGG, known for its paint parties freshers events. If the great music, boozy menu and 24-hour open time over the weekend wasn’t enough, then their student nights certainly will be! You no longer need to be balling on a budget because EGG has a free, yes FREE, student subscription service that will save you some mega money: discounted entry for you and two friends for all events, fast track passes, free admission on your birthday, exclusive access to events – to name a few. With five rooms, lasers and cheap drinks all night long, all we can think about is when lockdown will be over for us to go again.
Address: 77A Charterhouse St, Farringdon, London EC1M 6HJ
Known for some of the best nights out in the entire world (literally award-winning), Fabric in Farringdon hosts some great student nights that you can’t afford to miss, no matter what year you’re in! Whether it be their UV Neon Laser Rave, Freshers Festival or Zoo party, it is a cult favourite amongst all London students. They’re always hosting great events, but Fabric is also the perfect option if you want a more low-key night with your mates dancing along to dubstep, house and techno – the choice is all yours! Rumour has it that no one ever goes to Fabric just the one time, but you didn’t hear it from us.
Address: 20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury East, London N5 1RD
‘One of London’s best kept underground clubbing secrets’ (their words, not ours – although we can’t help but agree) is The Garage, located opposite Highbury and Islington station. SAUCY is their iconic student night that happens every Friday until 4 am. Filled with cheap drinks (and I mean, £2.50 cheap), discounted entry, huge RnB and grime tunes. The Garage is a favourite amongst London students. Whether you fancy two-stepping all night long with your friends or going crazy on the stage, anything is possible with a night out here.
Address: Square, Leicester, 13-17 Bear St, London WC2H 7AQ
Student nights are a favourite at Zoo Bar because not only do you have drinks starting at £3 and a DJ blasting every genre of music under the sun, every Monday to Thursday is free entry as long as you show your ID! With countless rooms to get your weekday party fix, you won’t even need to check out any other bars because you have everything you could possibly want here. Great for those fancying a chilled night out, and also for those who fancy a wild night out in the centre, Zoo Bar is packed with people who want a great time – so make sure to be one of them!
And there you have it, the best student nights in London. Make sure to mark the date of when everything reopens, and let us know which one you’re heading to first (if it’s not all of them!).