The official start date for the night tube was announced today, meaning hundreds of thousands of Londoners will be able to travel around the capital throughout the night from this summer. The long awaited service will launch on August 19 th 2016, nearly a year later than originally planned. Demand has ascended over recent years, with passenger numbers on Friday and Saturday nights up by around 70 per cent since 2000. The new service will most likely provide a staggering boost to London’s nightlife and club culture economy.

New Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London’s night time economy – creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners. The constant delays under the previous mayor let Londoners down badly. I have made getting the Night Tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on August 19 th .”

For now the August date only applies to two lines – Central and Victoria, the good news for all late night revellers is that the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines are all set to follow suit in the autumn. London clubs on the Central and Victoria line: 100 Club, Scala, Electrowerkz, Fabric, XOYO, Phonox, Egg.