Concierge.com's insider take:
Housed in the massive 02 arena in Greenwich (the home of the ill-fated former Millennium Dome) and with a 2,600-person capacity, Matter is more superclub than club. Designed by architect William Russell of Pentagram, it is part live venue, part club, and part performing arts space. You can count on an impressive lineup of DJs and live music events, featuring the best in house, dubstep, drum and bass, and hip-hop, since it's owned by the same people behind innovative Clerkenwell nightclub Fabric. There are two balconies overlooking a huge stage, two dance floors, and a bar on each of the three levels. And if you're familiar with Fabric's Bodysonic dance floor—designed to vibrate the frequencies of the bass speakers up through your feet—Matter's Body Kinetic dance floor is the next generation in this technology. The club's Zone 2 location south of the River Thames is accessible by tube, and for a more unique clubbing experience, by riverboat (the journey is free to those with Matter tickets; www.thamesclippers.com or www.matterlondon.com/travel/boat). The crowd is an eclectic gathering of ravers and city clubbers in their twenties and thirties.—Giovanna Dunmall
Days and hours of operation vary; see Web site for calendar.