If you're planning a trip to the capital any time soon then there's a good chance you'll be interested in sampling some of London's famous nightlife, although with so many places to choose from it can be hard to know where to go for a night out.
Depending on what type of music you enjoy and what sort of vibe you're after, you'll find what you're looking for in this fantastic city, provided you know where to head to.
For example, if you fancy hanging out in swanky bars where you're in with a chance of rubbing shoulders with celebrities then you might want to head to Mayfair, where clubs like Whisky Mist often attract the rich and famous.
Closer to Piccadilly Circus, meanwhile, is Mahiki – another regular hang-out for some of the world's biggest stars.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is east London, where the down-to-earth, slightly underground vibe has become legendary over the past few years, resulting in the area transforming into one of the most vibrant parts of the capital.
Dalston in particular is known for its wide array of quirky and trendy bars, pubs and clubs, many of which are popular with students and other youngsters.
Mare Street in Hackney Central is also regularly brimming with young revellers, and several of the establishments here stay open later than those in other parts of London.
Alternatively, you might want to head to Camden, one of the city's most iconic nightlife spots. The famous Stables Market is full of great bars and clubs, and Chalk Farm Road also boasts a huge number of haunts which are popular among locals and tourists alike.
Other up-and-coming areas in terms of nightlife include Brixton in south London and Angel in Islington, while Shoreditch and Bethnal Green – where you'll find the famous Brick Lane – are also well established party spots.