RANKED: The 10 best nights out in the UK
Are you looking to celebrate in style? Check out the definitive list of the 10 best nights out in the UK compiled by the country’s party experts!
The city that made Fatboy Slim was always going to make the list. Brighton has a long and very proud partying heritage and it hasn’t let its standards slip. It might feel hard done by to be down in tenth place, to be honest, but we have a fair few incredible party cities to squeeze in!
Where to Party: Kemptown
Compact, care-free and boasting everything great about a capital city, Cardiff is an outstanding place to party. Bouncing nightclubs, cool cocktail bars and cracking old school boozers, it has an array of venues to suit everyone’s preferences.
Where to Party: City Centre
Rooftop bars, dive bars, sports bars, independent bars, cocktail bars, gin bars… OK, now the nightclubs… yes, put simply Leeds has it all, plus the atmosphere is good-natured which is a huge part of a memorable evening on the town.
Where to Party: In and around Call Lane
Scotland’s premier partying city (sorry, Edinburgh!), Glasgow has a few streets which really come alive at night where you can bounce from pub to bar to club in just a few steps. Also, make sure you try a drop of Scottish Whisky whilst you’re there or can you really say you’ve done Glasgow?
Where to Party: Sauchiehall Street, West Regent Street and Union Street
West Street is where you’ll be wanting to head which well and truly pops off! Sheffield has a wealth of musical history to lean back on – The Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, The Human League – and you can’t create talent like that without boasting a vibrant party scene.
Where to Party: West Street
Nights out in London are colossal. From Hackney to Kensington, Shoreditch to Camden as well as everywhere in between, you can’t not find something you’ll love. Whilst it’s a little bit pricier than the other cities on the list, you can still keep things relatively cheap if you plan ahead.
Where to Party: Shoreditch, Soho, Camden, Brixton, Hackney, Kensington… the list goes on!
A night out in Liverpool is a rite of passage. You can’t say you’re a seasoned partier until you’ve hit up Merseyside and set it off with the crowds on Mathew Street. Head to the renovated Albert Docks for an early evening cocktail and then bowl on into the centre for that big night out.
Where to Party: Mathew Street
A little bit quirky, a whole lot alternative, and very (very) cool, Bristol is a brilliant city and its nightlife mirrors it pound for pound. From the cobbled walkway of King Street to the harbourside, Stokes Croft and Clifton, you really are spoilt for choice for where to party.
Where to Party: In and around Harbourside and Queens Road
To describe Manchester as ‘lively’ doesn’t do it justice. As soon as the sun dips down, Manchester kicks into gear. From all-night raves to monumental pub crawls it’s a serious night out which will swallow up and spit out the dull, drab and mundane.
Where to Party: Deansgate and Nothern Quarter
Yes, Newcastle tops the tree for the best nightlife in the UK and anyone who has ever partied there can testify to that fact. Colossal clubs, supersized bars, an unrivalled party crowd – it’s the perfect party cocktail.
Where to Party: Bigg Market, Diamond Strip and Quayside