Techno dance clubs in London
July 30, 2006 1:37 PM   Subscribe

Please advise me on cool techno dance clubs in London. My hubby and I will be there from this friday to next saturday. I love techno, and want to experience a wide variety of dance clubs (trendy, unique, old school, hard core just dancing, etc.) Please include how you typify the club (trendy, old school, etc.) when you list them, as well as what nights are best there. We are especially interested in any near the Waterloo station (that's where we will be staying.) Thanks!

I know this has sort-of been asked before, but not as specific as this question. So please help us dance our nights away during this trip!

On an aside....what is "club wear" for women & men in London these days? The last time I was there was 1993 so I'd imagine things have changed. ;)
posted by aacheson to Travel & Transportation around London, England (10 answers total)
Try Time Out's club list - you can search by area. I don't know of a club near Waterloo. I think you'll end up on the north side of the Thames.
posted by lukemeister at 3:21 PM on July 30, 2006

The most famous club near to Waterloo (it's more Elephant & Castle really) is The Ministry of Sound - it's probably 15 mins or so walk from Waterloo station.

They have a radio station too - I don't know how to link to it, it's on their menu bar though, so you can hear if you're likely to be interested.
posted by selton at 3:44 PM on July 30, 2006

Go to Mixmag. All the listings you could possibly desire, unless when you say 'techno' you mean 'shite top 40 dance remixes'. In that case, follow the Sharons and Tracies.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:12 PM on July 30, 2006

Lost is supposed to be great, all about the music and no dress codes or "scene". Very different to Ministry of Sound, which I am told is more clubby.

This link to a calendar of events in August might help too.
posted by Joh at 4:22 PM on July 30, 2006

You might well enjoy Fabric on a Saturday.
posted by ed\26h at 5:05 PM on July 30, 2006

Bangface is on on the 11th of August, and seems to cover most of what you are after. I've not been but have wanted to for a while, hope you enjoy it.
posted by djstig at 6:19 PM on July 30, 2006

Fabric and also Cargo are good ideas.
Also check Flavorpill, lots of dance listings.
It depends what you mean by techno, but some of the nights at 93 feet east might appeal to you.
posted by cushie at 10:44 PM on July 30, 2006

Yeah, just pick up a copy of mixmag (correct link) when you get there. It has all the listing of clubs and what kind of music they play. Really London is just so huge and the club scene in the UK is so unlike the US that it might take you a while to learn to navigate. Have fun though. And if you get a chance go to a festival, that's where the real fun is.

To figure out what kind of music you want to dance to, go to this page and browse by genre. Hardly anyone uses the word techo anymore to describe current electronic/dance music. You might be intersted in electro.
posted by bigmusic at 8:09 AM on July 31, 2006

Response by poster: Awesome. Thanks everyone!! My poor husband is going to be dancing all night long...makes up for the golf in scotland the week after. :)
posted by aacheson at 10:16 AM on July 31, 2006

Seconding Fabric. Great multi-level club with different sounds (techno, house, and other variations) in each area all provided by big name DJs. Tons of fun.
posted by General Zubon at 7:51 PM on July 31, 2006

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