Five Great Nightclubs: A Guide to Freshers' Week

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Five Great Nightclubs: A Guide to Freshers' Week

As well as getting your schedule and your bearings during Freshers' Week, it's also a great opportunity to enjoy exciting events at nightclubs across the city.

We've put together a list for Freshers' Week suggestions for you, all of which are close by at least one of our four London residences. Get out and enjoy yourself, as you're only a fresher once.

1.       Fabric (Farringdon)

One of the city's best-loved clubs, Fabric will be a great introduction to London nightlife. It's just a ten-minute walk away from our City accommodation, and is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It specialises in house, techno and electro music, so it's a great place to go if you're especially partial to a dance.

You can book advance tickets on the Fabric website or just queue up – it often works out cheaper if you do the latter as they offer generous student discounts on the door for most events.

On Monday 22nd September, Fabric will host the London Freshers' Festival. Zane Lowe's DJ set and Ms Dynamite's performance are the headlining acts, and it's bound to be a great opportunity to mix with other new students and make some friends.

2.       Xoyo (Shoreditch)

Also a short walk from our City accommodation is Xoyo. It's open every Friday and Saturday without fail, and hosts numerous live events and DJ sets on non-specific weekdays. On average, it's open around five nights a week.

On Tuesday 23rd September it will host a Freshers' Special of its regular SNEAK night, which showcases house, tech and bass music. Admission is only £3, which you can book online or pay on the door, and drinks start at £2.50.

3.       Ministry of Sound (Southbank)

Since it was opened in 1991, the Ministry of Sound has been at the centre of house music in Britain, as the founders of the club wanted to recreate the famous Chicago, Detroit and New York houses scene of the 1980s. Continuous success transformed the club into a global brand, which has its own independent record label and radio station.

Students staying in our Bankside apartments will be able to walk to and from the Ministry of Sound in just 10 minutes. During Freshers' Week the club will celebrate its 23rd birthday with a special appearance by renowned Italian DJ and producer Benny Benassi. Tickets are £20 and the night will run until 7am.

4.       Boujis (Kensington)

Boujis is the place to go for a sophisticated evening, as it's one of London's most glamorous nightclubs and a celebrity and VIP hotspot. The club prides itself on supreme service, which has helped cement its reputation.

Unlike the other clubs in this list, Boujis operates a strict dress-code which it describes as "smart-glam", so to avoid disappointment it's best to wear a smart shirt, trousers and shoes instead of a t-shirt, jeans and trainers.

Students staying at our Hammersmith location are the closest to Boujis, as it's only a 10-minute tube ride away. It's definitely worth getting dressed up and making the trip over.

5.       Egg (King's Cross)

Throughout Freshers' Week and the surrounding period, Egg is hosting a variety of exciting nights, catering for dance music fans of all types. It's a great venue for students as it offers free membership and generous discounts on the majority of events.

It's only a short tube or bus ride from our Highbury halls, and tickets can be bought on the club website – where you can also sign up for your student membership. The dress code is smart-casual, so it's quite flexible in that regard – though sporty clothes and flashy trainers should be avoided.

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