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The alternative scene in London

Looking for the best alternative places in London for a night out? Here’s some of the best scenes to visit.

Electrowerkz, Angel 

Considered one of London’s oldest alternative venue with live music, clubs and special events, it’s a must go for those in the scene. 

The venue host iconic clubs such as slimelight, the longest running dark club scene since founded in 1987. 

Slimelight plays a mix of post punk, industrial, new wave and 80s on a number of floors, making it a perfect night out for those of all alternative subcultures. 

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The Underworld, Camden

The heart of London’s alternative music scene, they’ve been a stepping stone for many artists such as Foo Fighters, The Offspring, Sepultura, Radiohead and more. 

The underworld holds many live concerts and club nights. 

Their clubs include the blackout club and Camden rocks club which are great if you’re looking to rock out to Nirvana, Paramore, Green Day, Limp Bizkit and more indie rock. 

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The Last Tuesday Society and Viktor Wynd Museum, Cambridge Heath 

One of London’s most curious Absinthe parlours is accompanied by Viktor Wynds Museum of curiosities & fine arts located underneath the bar.

This location is the perfect blend of unusual cocktails mixed with fascinating art for an interesting evening. 

Many events are held such as absinthe tasting, taxidermy classes and literary discussions making it unique and varied for everyone. 

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Facedown, King’s Cross 

One of London’s biggest rock, pop punk, emo nights in Scala, London.

Held on the first Friday of every month you can enjoy karaoke, live bands and afterpartys until 6am, it’s a great night for all alternative people with lots of fun activities. 

Tickets come with 20% off True Romance so you can enjoy some pizza drinks before you head down to Facedown. 

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