Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Club 18-19 Where Older Teens Hang Out

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Club 18-19 Where Older Teens Hang Out

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Byline: Sophie Russell

IT'S THE right time to be an older teenager in London. There is limitless entertainment and you don't need a Coutts account or backstage connections to enjoy the best of it.

The city's nightclubs are plentiful. Newer hotspots include The Den, formerly The End, and The Lightbox in Vauxhall, where the walls are studded with bulbs and put on a brilliant display. Nights like Some, Chew the Fat, and Dub Freaks will lead you to raves in tunnels, warehouses and boat decks that are nonetheless safe and organised.

The Indie crowd still congregates in Punk and KOKO, while Dalston Superstore is fast becoming an east London institution. Gaz's, the Notting Hill Arts Club, Madame Jojos and the Proud Galleries in Camden are less rigidly scenester and are held dear by London's homegrown.

Chelsea totty heads to Whisky Mist or Bungalow 8. For the earlier hours, Jet Black and Cirque du Soir are up-to-the-minute and for the novelty factor try out the cavernous Shunt vaults under London Bridge or the Twenties night, The Last Days of Decadence, on Shoreditch High Street.

The city's music scene has more to offer those under-18s. …

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