3 Best Nightlife Spots in Soho

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London is one of the greatest cities in the world in terms of attractions and landmarks. People flock to our central city from all over the world to ride the London Eye, take a cruise down the shimmering Thames or pose for a selfie next to the mighty Big Ben.

When the evening draws in, however, our capital city’s vibrant nightlife becomes the single biggest attraction for both tourists and Londoners alike. A huge range of clubs and pubs can be found near our London budget hotels for you to dance the night away at before heading back to your comfy bed at the Shaftesbury London. Read on to find out which ones are the best in Soho!

Gem Bar

10 Beak St, Soho, London W1F 9RA

A short walk from your luxury lodgings at the Shaftesbury London will take you to one of Soho’s most popular clubs: Gem Bar. This venue is a friendly bar during the day but transforms into a pumping nightclub as the night draws in.

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The ground floor is more relaxed and ideal if you want to share a table with friends in the opulent black leather furniture dotted around the room. Meanwhile, the downstairs basement floor provides an ideal location to let your hair down and show off your dancing skills late into the night. The music is quite varied too; you’ll find everything from the latest chart favourites to old-school garage anthems, making this perfect for friends with different musical tastes.

The Box

11-12 Walker’s Ct, Soho, London W1F 0SD

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If you’re looking for something different to your usual club atmosphere filled with chart and dance music, then why not pay The Box a visit? Be warned; this cabaret club isn’t for the faint-hearted. Upon entry you’ll climb a grand winding staircase that leads to a stunning, yet small, ballroom-style room where the shows are held. These can be quite explicit in nature, but it’s certainly a venue to try out if you want a change from the usual clubbing experience.

Club 49

49 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4EG

Club 49 is one of the most popular clubbing destinations in all of London, and it’s easy to see why. This nightclub exudes class, with a fantastic VIP area for you and your friends to enjoy the pinnacle of London’s night scene in perfect privacy. You can sip one of Club 49’s many creative cocktail combinations from the nearby bar while you lounge in style.

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As well as being a superb spot for a chilled drink with friends or a special night out, Club 49 is also a great venue if you’re looking for a more lively nightlife experience due to its brilliant basement level. When descending down the steps to the basement you’re guaranteed to notice an increase in volume courtesy of the live DJ, who will be blasting out the very latest and time-honoured club classics for you to get your groove on to.


  1. Hey that was a really nice article John! Although you mentioned some great names but there is one showclub that really stands out to me and that is the Showclub Reign in London. Unforgettable experience for me!