After Fabric nightclub attempted to fight the council’s decision to remove their license and failed, it has left many Londoners feeling unsure about the future of the city’s nightlife. Whilst many deem the decision unfair and over 150,000 people petitioned in a #SaveFabric campaign to support the popular club which runs well loved events and hosts live music to support London’s music scene, the fight is over. We couldn’t save Fabric but we can support the other nightclubs before it’s too late!
The Shoreditch, not so ironically located on Shoreditch High Street, is a key player in East London’s bustling nightlife scene. Whilst suitable for a casual after work drink, most nights of the week it evolves into a full dance party as the evening draws in. They offer an extensive cocktail menu, accompanied by a long lasting happy hour from 2pm-10pm. The décor is worth a visit just in itself. Think Tiki style, quirky signage and flamingos a plenty, to a soundtrack of 70’s disco.
The Clapham Grand, first opened its doors in 1900 as a music hall but has been a famous clubbing spot in London for the last 100 years. Its layout is still very much theatre based with its tiered chairs and stage but it is a perfect club for everyone since its outlined with plenty of places to sit and chat. It has live DJ’s every club night and regularly hosts greater events such as the eery La Danse Macabre and they make it snow at Christmas! (It’s foam but it will do!) Its tiered areas, great dance floor, multiple bars on every level, exciting atmosphere and retro theatre theme make it one of the greatest and most unique clubs in London. It certainly deserves more support!
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