Transport for London has finally got its act together and will introduce a 24-hour Tube service on September 12.
This means two things for ravers who reside in the Capital: it's going to be much easier to visit multiple parties on a night out (aka 'club hopping') and it's going to be much, much easier to hit venues in places that were previously hard to reach after midnight (hello Tottenham and Brixton).
Obviously you can do these things now. But only by spending big money on multiple cabs or by slogging it out for umpteen hours on the dread night bus system. With the Central, Northern, Picadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines open all night long from the autumn on, getting around the city at night is about to get a whole lot smoother (and cheaper).
So here are 6 clubs that you're bound to visit more than twice a year now the night Tube is opening.
1 Studio 338
This large club lies in the shadow of the Dome and is most definitely on London's clubbing map because of its expansive terrace and on-point house and techno booking policy. Recent parties have veered toward label or collective takeovers, with Visionquest, Watergate, Crew Love, Sankeys LDN and Kehakuma all touching down in the venue (Sundays are especially great at 338, as it regularly hosts day parties with a distinctly Balearic feel).
It's in the South East of the city though and a little out-of-the-way, meaning it's not that easy to get to after hours. However, with the Jubilee line running all night you'll be able to hop on the train to North Grenwich, from where the party is only a five minute walk down the road.
2 Corsica Studios
Elephant And Castle isn't exactly an obscure destination but when was the last time you travelled to Corsica from anywhere other than South London at 3am? That's right, our new friend the night Tube opens up the possibility of hitting one of the best clubs in town whenever we fucking want from wherever we fucking want.
The beauty of the 24-hour tube is that it will allow you to have pre-drinks, hit a house party and go to a couple different clubs all in one night. Just like they do on mainland Europe! Imagine! It'll be like galavanting round Amsterdam during ADE but all year round and over here. We're salivating at being able to catch a train south just in time for the dawn, which is when Corsica Studios is at its best (ie. deepest).
Though the Bank branch of the Northern line (and Elephant And Castle) isn't included in the night Tube, Kennington is and it's just a short walk or super quick cab away. London Bridge (Jubilee line) is also pretty close.
3 The new club from The Nest and XOYO in Brixton
The people behind East London spots The Nest and XOYO are heading down south to open a brand new club in Brixton. It'll be on the site of much-loved former rave den Plan B, with organisers promising a souped-up Funktion One soundsystem and complete overhaul of the interior and layout.
The Nest and XOYO are two of the Capital's most popular clubs, with a slew of house, techno and bass talent all appearing weekend in, weekend out. This new venture will probably follow suit and is set to open in September. Canny planning by the team, as that's also when the night Tube shuttles 24-hour trains to and from Brixton (the club is a seven minute walk away from the station).