10 Best Hip Hop Bars And Clubs In London

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With its history rooting back to the Roman period, London is an ultra-modern city with strong historical values. Visiting the Royal Botanical Garden with its dazzling glass domes is a delightful experience for all nature lovers. On top of that, the iconic Buckingham Palace will amaze you with its opulent and lavish architecture. Meanwhile, Tower Bridge is a fascinating place to sightsee and admire its brilliance. Don’t miss out on the Big Ben, which is a 150-year-old masterpiece and a proud survivor of World War as well as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, London Eye that allows the visitor to marvel at the breathtaking views of London. With plenty of things to do in London, consider staying in one of the unique hotels or party hotels to make the most of your stay. Then treat yourself with some comforting time at the hip hop bars. Go through our list of top 10 hip hop bars and clubs in London.

1. Xoyo

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If you are a party-lover and visiting London for your holiday, this major nightlife destination should definitely be on your itinerary. This wonderful party place can turn your normal day into an unbelievable experience. The club invites both global names, as well as extremely talented local artists that offer unparalleled music and dance. Brilliant DJs fill the floor with amazing music every Friday. Bicep, Scuba, Heidi, Benji B, and Jackmaster are some renowned names that played in this club previously. This two-floored club has state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a banging party.


Address: 32-37 Cowper St, London EC2A 4AP, UK

Website: Xoyo

Opening hours: Mon, Tue & Thu: 10pm - 3am; Fri - Sat: 9.30pm - 4am (closed on Wed & Sun)

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2. Concrete Space

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Concrete Space is a great destination for the best hip hop music in London. This underground club hides you from your world and brings you into one of the best areas for nightlife. This club is located in the secluded basement of the Tea Building along the vibrant Shoreditch High Street. The club is outfitted with an advanced Martin Audio sound system, a highly technical DJ booth, large dance floor, and an amazing bar setup. The party space of the club is ideal for arranging a wide range of events.

Concrete Space

Address: 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK

Website: Concrete Space

Opening hours: Thu: 9pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Mon - Wed & Sun)

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3. Tipsy Bar

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If you are up for a fun-filled evening, Tipsy Bar should be your next destination in London. This hidden marvel is designed with vintage outlook and chic styled décor. 190 people can comfortably party and rock the floors of this lovely bar. The high-end Martin Audio sound system transforms even the simple sounds into mesmerizing music. You can enjoy all types of music in this club ranging from hip hop, funk, disco, 90’s R'n'B, soul, techno, house, and more. Organize the best party in their event space and gift your guests with an unforgettable evening.

Tipsy Bar

Address: 20 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XN, UK

Website: Tipsy Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 9pm - 3am

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4. Ministry of Sound

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Since September 1991, London has been decorated with another clubbing gem, Ministry of Sound. Despite the fact that the club was not fancy in its initial stages, since there was no alcohol on their first day, and the interior was simply decorated with three flashing lights and prison-like gates, however, their popularity spread like a fire. Within a few weeks, the club had an unbelievable crowd. This is the world’s first club which has the honor of housing a room completely dedicated for exceptional sound quality. You can hear the world-class music by just standing in their main room, The Box.

Ministry of Sound

Address: 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP, UK

Website: Ministry of Sound

Opening hours: Tue: 10pm - 3am; Fri: 10.30pm - 6am; Sat: 11pm - 6am (closed on Sun, Mon, Wed & Thu)

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5. Notting Hill Arts Club

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Notting Hill Arts Club is the best place for enjoying some groundbreaking music and arts. Just like many other hip hop clubs, this nightlife destination is also located at an underground hideaway. This hot spot in West London offers hip hop nights and indie band. You will be amazed at some of the astounding events held in this chic bar. The club also has an expertly-tuned sound system that ensures the best night for party-lovers.

Notting Hill Arts Club

Address: 21 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 3JQ, UK

Website: Notting Hill Arts Club

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 7pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Thu)

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6. The Macbeth

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The Macbeth is a historic pub in London serving entertainment for about 100 years. Over the decades, the pub has successfully survived two world war attacks and Typhoid tragedy. It has also once been visited by the renowned Charles Dickens. And until today, the pub still preserves its reputation and ensures a magical experience to all its visitors. This music and arts attraction offers mouthwatering food and the finest drinks. Best known for its live performances, this pub has not made many changes, besides the costumes and style of music throughout the years.

The Macbeth

Address: 70 Hoxton St, London N1 6LP, UK

Website: The Macbeth

Opening hours: Mon & Thu: 5pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 3am; Sun: 5pm - 2am (closed on Tue & Wed)

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7. Hip Hop Brunch

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Hip Hop Brunch is a consecutive winner of prestigious London Club and Bar Awards for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Each event is held at a secret location in London with a bang. Hip Hop LDN Karaoke is one of the favorites among the crowd. Magic Circle Winning Magicians, The Ink Factory, world-class DJ and many more offer unlimited fun and entertainment in this secret club. The scrumptious three-course menu is the star of the weekend brunch. You can also choose to have a temporary tattoo pierced by the experienced tattoo artists here. The secret location is revealed on Tuesday of every week and pre-booking is mandatory at this club.

Hip Hop Brunch

Website: Hip Hop Brunch

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8. Hip Hop Karaoke

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If you are rap-lover, prove your skills at Hip Hop Karaoke, London’s most legendary music destination. You can rap here in the middle of strangers and get applauded for your talents. Songs chosen from classics and rare jams may be a bit more difficult, but that’s the fun factor of this karaoke bar. If you feel a little bit excited, battle it out with your opponents and enjoy your adrenaline-rushing moments.

Hip Hop Karaoke

Website: Hip Hop Karaoke

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9. The Doctor's Order

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The Doctor’s Orders hosts some of the biggies from the hip hop world. You can witness world-renowned DJs and MCs perform in the elegant venues of the UK. The Doctor’s Orders event began with a smacking performance at the popular Herbal club on July 2005 and there is no stopping ever since. The parties they throw enable you to feel the real music and promise some feel-good instances.

The Doctor's Order

Address: Meredith St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0AB, UK

Website: The Doctor’s Order

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10. Jazz Cafe

Jimmy Smith London Jazz Cafe Mar 2004
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Jazz Café is one of the popular venues for live music in London. With over the capacity of 475 guests, the club offers hypnotic performances. The restaurant serves delectable food options and the guests can enjoy the show while savoring their delicious menu. Hip hop, funk, jazz, and electronic music are their specialties.

Jazz Cafe

Address: 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG, UK

Website: Jazz Cafe

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 7pm - 3am

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Get ready to party in London

London is an artistic destination with fun-filled attractions. If you are a night owl and love music, enjoy the bouncing hip-hop beats at these vibrant venues of London. Don’t forget to check out the best comedy clubs and night markets as well!

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