Where to go clubbing in London this summer: Reopening dates, tickets, line-ups and more

Jochan Embley
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<p>The Cause nightclub in north London</p> (Luke Curtis)

The Cause nightclub in north London

(Luke Curtis)

June 21. It’s the date crossed in thick red marker on the calendar of every clubber in London.

If everything carries on going to plan with the Government’s roadmap, from that day onwards, the capital’s indoor dancefloors should be allowed to reopen for the first time in well over a year.

It’s all subject to change, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed, as are our favourite late-night venues. Here, we’ve pulled together a rundown of the clubs to have confirmed their reopening dates for indoor events, with details on line-ups and where to get tickets. Nights are selling out at record speed, so nab them now to avoid disappointment.

Egg London, King’s Cross

If you’re absolutely itching to get back on a dancefloor, this is the place to go — Egg’s reopening party will kick off at one minute past midnight on June 21.

When is it reopening? June 21

Who’s on the line-up? To be confirmed closer to the time.

Tickets: egglondon.co.uk

Fabric, Farringdon

Fabric is another one to get back into the swing of things ASAP, with a “freedom rave” on June 21, followed by a 42-hour party that following weekend. The line-ups for both are under wraps for now, but some big names are confirmed further down the line.

When is it reopening? June 21

Who’s playing? Jamie Jones, Enzo Siragusa and more to be confirmed.

Tickets: ra.co

Phonox, Brixton

An ever-popular south London club, which reopens with the kind of strong programming we’ve come to expect from them.

When is it reopening? June 24

Who’s playing? Jeremy Underground, Poly-Ritmo, A Love From Outer Space, Rhadoo, Jayda G, Ruby Savage, KiNK and more to be announced.

Tickets: phonox.co.uk

The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington

Tucked away beneath the Three Crowns pub on Stoke Newington High Street, the Waiting Room reopens for a mix of gigs and club nights in June.

When is it reopening? June 24

Who’s playing? Ivan Smagghe, Broken English Club, Moscoman, Regis, Dar Disku and more.

Tickets: waitingroomn16.com

Ministry of Sound, Elephant and Castle

One of London’s longest-running and best known nightclubs, always reliable for crowd-pleasing line-ups.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? Jonas Blue, Sam Divine and more to be announced.

Tickets: ministryofsound.com

The Cause, Tottenham Hale

This north London venue kept the good times rolling during the pandemic with its new outdoor space, but will bring things back indoors in June, kicking off with a two-day reopening party.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? To be confirmed closer to the time.

Tickets: ra.co

XOYO, Shoreditch

South London legend Skream will be in charge of getting XOYO back up and running, helming the opening weekend with a variety of special guests set to drop by.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? Skream, with more to be confirmed.

Tickets: xoyo.co.uk

The Jazz Cafe, Camden

The Jazz Cafe will be hosting live gigs from May, and it’ll get back to its usual offering of club nights from June, welcoming back Soul City — its regular series dedicated to disco, house and soul — every Saturday, as well as some standalone DJ nights.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? Joe Hertz, FYI Chris, Emma-Jean Thackray, Afriquou, Andrew Ashong, Mr G and more.

Tickets: thejazzcafelondon.com

Oval Space, Bethnal Green

Up in Bethnal Green, Oval Space will be hosting a series of socially distanced events in May, but will move things back indoors in June.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? Maurice Fulton, Ruby Savage, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Zakia, Red Greg, Peverlist and more.

Tickets: ovalspace.co.uk

Camden Assembly

Missing a good old fashioned indie disco? That’s what will reopen Camden Assembly, with a good mix of R&B, hip hop and dance to follow.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? DJ Q, Artful Dodger, Charlotte Devaney and more.

Tickets: camdenassembly.com

Colours, Hoxton

Colours is gearing up to host socially distanced events — mainly themed around the winning combo of drag and disco — from May, but will start its club nights from June.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? Darkstepper, Summer Ghemati, Ruby Clarke and more.

Tickets: colourshoxton.com

Basing House, Shoreditch

An intimate club with a strict policy of only playing house, techno and disco, with a newly refurbished roof terrace in time for summer.

When is it reopening? June 25

Who’s playing? Qais, Rowlanz, Manalou, Louie Anderson and more.

Tickets: ra.co

Studio 338, Greenwich

South-east London’s Ibiza-style favourite is coming back with a bang, booking out 10 weeks of parties, covering all its usual sounds: house, techno, drum’n’bass and beyond.

When is it reopening? June 26

Who’s playing? DJ Luck and MC Neat, Danny Byrd, IC3, DJ Hype, Big Narstie and more the be confirmed.

Tickets: ra.co

Fire, Vauxhall

Crammed underneath the railway arches in Vauxhall, Fire relaunches with a seven-hour party on its opening night.

When is it reopening? June 26

Who’s playing? DeMarzo, Riaz Dhanani, Aron Volta, Sol Edge, Acid Kids, Louie B and more.

Tickets: ra.co

Peckham Audio

A relatively new addition to the south London scene, opening the doors to its subterranean space beneath Rye Lane in October 2019.

When is it reopening? July 10

Who’s playing? Borai, LMajor, Denham Audio and Mani Festo.

Tickets: peckhamaudio.co.uk

The Glove That Fits, Homerton

A popular spot for left-field programming, The Glove That Fits reopens with its boozer upstairs and its lively basement space for dancing down below.

When is it reopening? July 10

Who’s playing? Gold School DJs, Loose Legs DJs

Tickets: ra.co

Corsica Studios, Elephant and Castle

An intimate, multi-room space down in Elephant and Castle, known for having one of the best sound systems on that side of the river.

When is it reopening? July 16

Who’s playing? Joe Corti, Cody Curie, Kassian, Ralph Bazaar, Leo Pol, Black Loops and more.

Tickets: ra.co

Printworks, Canada Water

The megaclub will wait a little longer than most of its contemporaries to reopen, and will return with a no line-up, no cameras, no social media policy on its opening weekend.

When is it reopening? September 17

Who’s playing? To be confirmed on the night.

Tickets: printworkslondon.co.uk

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