Where do you go clubbing if you're getting on, but still getting down?

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‘The original one-nighter generation, which started in the early ’80s at the Blitz and Club For Heroes, are now 45 to 50-plus and the late ’80s rave generation are now in their forties,’ he says.

‘There are many people for whom clubbing was a way of life but are no longer sure where they should go.’ Where, indeed.

In general, nights to avoid are those aimed squarely at drum ’n’ bass, dubstep and UK bass fans, lest you come face to face with those same 20-year-olds.

Alternatively, Latin, tropical, global beats and reggae events generally have a broader age mix, partly because they reflect cultures where it’s normal to welcome cross-generational party people.

Vintage dress-up and reunion nights are obvious options too – the former with its focus on refined dancing and the latter often popping up to celebrate 20 years since its glory days of partying, marketed via various nostalgic Facebook groups. Nikki Spencer, a journalist and lecturer from south-east London in her early fifties, runs one such night with this in mind.

She started the quarterly party Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet in 2010 and it attracts around 150 people to her local church hall in Hither Green.

‘We used to go clubbing quite a lot but we had kids and now we feel like we don’t fit into the club scene anymore,’ she says of herself and her friends, echoing the concern that there can be a stigma attached to being an over-forties clubber.

Now, let it be known that these pages are not ageist.

Rather, they adhere to the somewhat rose-tinted ideal that clubbing is inclusive and doesn’t discriminate against age, race or class.