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The Vibe Guestlist and Table Bookings

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With a logo like 'Culture, Content, Love, Life', hopes were high for this trendy alternative hotspot and let us tell you, Vibe does exactly what it says on the tin. Opening in 1999 as one of the first bars in the Shoreditch and Brick Lane area, this 300 year old previous brewery continually draws in hoards of East London's hip young things. It's also open a convenient 7 days a week, so we suggest bringing your tent because you're not gonna want to leave.

The Club

Vibe oozes shabby-chic, with an décor not dissimilar to a upmarket student union. (no but in a good way - promise!) It's probably just that which gives Vibe its youthful, fun feel. Graffitied murals and cozy sofas make up it's interesting interior, and the loos are even plastered with naughty pictures. Ooh Matron. Vibe's main selling point however, is it's huge cobblestoned courtyard allowing clubbers to wet their whistle al fresco. Jam packed with benches and picnic tables, Vibe is essentially a bohemian beer garden run by house-heads. Trust us, it's just as epic as it sounds.

The Vibe

Acoustic sessions, Open Mic Nights and even evenings of discussions on things like art, politics and fashion from guest speakers and well-known journalists. It's just oh so arty right now. Vibe does however shut at a disappointing 1am, although in spite of that its always busy and buzzing because people just love it here to experience the unique atmosphere (and the outdoor stalls jerk chicken!) There's a total mixed bag crowd and of course your token old codger in the garden desperately explaining how cool he 'used to be'. It's all part of the charm though, Vibe feels authentic and all encompassing. Free Love man.

The Music

A whole plethora of credible artists amount to a pretty awesome playlist at Vibe especially as every night offers something entirely different. It's custom made clubbing and music made to order- just choose the night which is most to your taste. Simples. Vibe is awesome for those that like their music LOUD as it's a little difficult to have a deep heart to heart, but that's okay because with a playlist that stellar you won't be complaining. Drinks wise, nothing fancy just all the usual suspects. A pint will come with change from a fiver, and a bottle of wine will set you back around £15 so no surprises there - we're pretty happy with that!
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The Village Underground Guestlist and Table Bookings

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Village Underground boasts a consciously designed club space offering many a creative delight. This vast Victorian warehouse hosts everything from banging club nights, one off music festivals, cultural events and is based firmly at the forefront of edgy East end clubbing.

The Club

Village Underground is a carefully developed warehouse built in 1848 that is part creative community and part arts venue. Located a mere walking distance from both Old Street and Liverpool Street stations, this non-profit space which is adorned with enticing graffiti houses many cultural and club events in what is truly the heart of East London. The venue itself would be almost unrecognisable from the outside if it weren’t for the art installation tactfully placed skyward. Four recycled Jubilee line train carriages and shipping containers make up the creative space of this venue high above Great Eastern Street. These carefully refurbished spaces on the rooftop can contain up to 50 artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, DJs and musicians working side-by-side in a creative community. The main Village Underground centre is perfectly suited to everything from concerts and club nights to exhibitions, theatre, live art and other performances.

The Vibe

These inventive spaces were conceived from the desire to share an affordable, environmentally balanced studio space for artists in central London. Due to the nature of these firm principles, there is a very friendly door policy and people from all walks of life are welcome to let loose and soak up the creative juices. The venue frequently hosts art exhibitions and creative events that attract a wide variety of people. You can expect to see a bunch of young, cutting edge, arty folk dressed in unique East end attire, as well as a dedicated mass of clubbers eager to see the up-and-coming talent that is on offer.

The Music

You can look forward to seeing a whole host of emerging underground talent in this beautifully designed warehouse showcasing the best in rock, folk, electro-pop, R&B, indie, alternative dance and everything in-between. The likes of Speech Debelle, Everything Everything, The Horrors and Zero 7 have already graced the stage here as well as firmly established acts like Teengirl Fantasy, The XX, Four Tet and Major Lazer. The legend that is John Paul Jones is also set to play here with Norwegian avant-garde trio Supersilent, following the release of the Led Zeppelin movie, Celebration Day. As this is a warehouse designed for specific one off events, every night is different. A quick look to the website’s listings will give you a taster of what to expect. Tickets generally range between £9-£15 depending on the event. Drinks are varied depending on the event and what the organizers have planned. There is usually a wide selection of spirits available with spirit mixers costing £4 and doubles coming in at £6.50. Wine, Becks and Bulmers are also generally on offer and all come in at around £4.
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The Voodoo Vault Guestlist and Table Bookings

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Where do you go for Maris Gras once the celebration in New Orleans is over? You go to Mayfair and then straight to the Voodoo Vault, that's where. Located beneath The Embassy, Voodoo Vault brings a bit of edge and originality to the posh and polished clubs of this exclusive section of London. Yet it still proves fashionable; nothing here is overly cheesy, so you don't need to come down in over-exaggerated fancy dress or pick up a guide to speakeasy slang in order to really enjoy yourself. A club with a theme that still has a good sense of taste? Sign us up!

The Club

This place has the ambience of a Prohibition speakeasy with the décor of the most wild Mardis Gras days in New Orleans. Minus the floats, anyway; those usually look tacky anyway, and Voodoo Vault is all about maintaining their theme while still being tasteful. There is some great colourful artwork decorating the walls that sits over a full bar, and a dance floor in front of the stage where live bands and the DJ perform nightly. It is a bit on the small side; only about 200 or so people can fit at a time, so make sure you queue early so you don't miss out.

The Vibe

It's nice to see a posh place like The Embassy having something like the Voodoo Vault available to the public. That's because no matter what crowd you identify with, you are bound to fit in. From the rich snobs to the saving student and everyone in-between, Voodoo Vault's crowd is so varied and gets along so well you'd think it was a world peace conference. In a perfect world, right? And you may have to subtract the fancy floats for the Mardis Gras theme, but it still has its beautiful women. Don't forget your beads as you run out the door!

The Music

Get ready for a night of cool tunes; the music at Voodoo Vault is a combination of live underground hits and a DJ spinning the best in 20s jams. They start early with the live stuff, so if you're more into live music then come around 7. However, around 11 is when the DJ starts spinning the best in soul, funk, blues, and jazz. Nice to see that this theme club actually sticks to its roaring 20's theme music-wise. When comparing it to the regular Mayfair alcohol prices Voodoo Vault is pretty cheap, but it'd still be considered a bit spendy to anyone who keeps an eye on how much is in their wallet. You'll want at least a tenner if you're planning on getting even one drink. But they've got some pretty creative cocktails here, so to the thrifty ones we'd suggest pregaming at home and then splurging on one of their signature drinks. Trust us; a little spending won't kill you.
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The Waiting Room Guestlist and Table Bookings

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In clubbing there seems to be a lot of waiting. Waiting to get in, waiting for drinks, waiting to use the toilet, and everything in-between. Seriously, life is too short to do all of this waiting. This is when you head on down to The Waiting Room which, despite its name, tries hard to limit your waiting time so you can spend more of it on the dance floor with a drink in your hand. What a relief too; we're sick and tired of waiting around to start partying, and we're sure that you are as well!

The Club

All you need to get in is a mere £ to get in; right below The Three Crowns, you can grab a bite to eat before hitting the dance floor. Entering this place you'll notice it's walls are covered in posters, and even though this club is pretty small it gets very sweaty very quickly, so you know that there are rocking times to be had. A small bar and a stage help complete this venue, and did we mention this place really has a thing for the colour red? Red streamers, red ribbons, red lights. We suppose it's pretty fitting with what red represents, so hey, it's all good with us!

The Vibe

With red representing energy and passion, you can bet that there are going to be some pretty wild people here. This couldn't be any truer. Mixed in with this bunch is the quiet folks you see during the week, but once Friday rolls around you can bet that people will be dancing their hearts out. And their rowdiness is very contagious; one minute you're standing with a drink in your hand and the next you're lining up to swing from the rafters. Careful though; if you're not too dexterous you could spill your drink!

The Music

The Waiting Room plays practically everything. You want hip-hop? They have that. You want some 80s or 90s cheese? They'll have a night for that too. It's like stepping into a record store coming here. The music here is also a mix of live and tunes spun by a DJ, so it's best to look online for what they have for the evening so you avoid disappointment, but hey, if you're one of those people that likes everything you can show up whenever and you'll always be satisfied. Drinks here are nothing really to write home about since it's all about the beats, but hey, since when do you write home to your mum about the alcohol you consume anyway? The Waiting Room's beer of choice is Amstel; beer, cocktails, and wines are generally not too expensive but they're certainly not college-club cheap either. It is nice though that despite their name you don't have to wait too terribly long for drinks.
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The Warehouse Guestlist and Table Bookings

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After its recent refurbishment, Warehouse is finally back! Equipped with an amazing sound system, LED and laser lights this place is any ravers dream. Bringing its guest the very best DJs and acts of the techno and house scene, this is the place to be for every dance addict. As the name suggests, this club has a raw and industrial atmosphere to it. It is aiming to create a platform for techno, drum & bass and house music that actually works without the drawbacks some other venues in that scene have. So head to here for a wild night of dancing without any worries!

THE CLUB

Set in the North East of London, this club might not be as central as you usual weekend hang-out, but it will charm you with a super cool design: there are - of course - the mandatory brick walls, but the club also has some quite futuristic features about it: bright flashing lights, lots of laser effects and smoke machines make for a crazy party vibe. The design varies a bit from most other nightclubs and is more "reminiscent of clubs from the 90s". Another inspiration for the club's minimalist look - according to designer Steve Howie- was the Haçienda in Manchester. The DJ booth is surrounded by concrete blocks to stop the vibration and there are standing galleries on both sides of the club to get a good view of the internationally known DJs that play here regularly. With three rooms and various bars, Warehouse provides enough space to drink and dance the night away!

The Vibe

Warehouse is aiming to be the "high quality alternative to the temporary spaces that have become a regular feature of the house scene". Lots of club closures have reduced the electronic music scene to some smaller and less professionally equipped venues, so Warehouse is trying to fill that gap - and successfully. This club is ready to welcome its guests with a top notch sound system, good organisation and a great venue. This is where ravers go to have a wild weekend and as far as the crowd goes you will find true party lovers here. There WILL be lots of drinking and dancing and even in the VIP areas, nobody really sits still. The overall atmosphere is wild and fun and like most East London clubs there is no dresscode - so instead of high heels just bring along your friends and a good vibe and get ready for an amazing party.

The Music

With an amazing Funktion One sound system, this club will provide you with great tunes and some famous DJs like Nick Curly, ATFC, Kerri Chandler and Copyright have hit this desk before! The stylish and modern looking bars will serve you all the drinks you could want - with a focus on spirits and champagne - and you can get bottles of vodka, gin, whisky and rum if you're in for a really heavy night! No matter what you order though, one thing is for sure: you won't go home sober!
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The Watershed Guestlist and Table Bookings

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Who would have thought that a place with a background in making people wet their pants laughing could also be one of the hottest clubs in Wimbledon? We sure didn't. The Watershed isn't just famous for its stand-up nights any more; hosting one of the only late-night clubs in the area it's now become a popular place for just about anyone. Whether you come down for Dance Rocks Friday or Love Shed Saturday, it's a little old place where you and your friends will love to get together. Bang bang banging on the door unnecessary; unless you want to, of course.

The Club

Two rooms make up The Watershed, the larger one hosting a pumping RnB party while the other focuses on delivering the best of 80s and 90s cheese. And the décor is very suiting for each room; flashing lights and colours abound, The Watershed certainly knows how to throw a party. Not to mention there is some gorgeous modern art decorating the wall, making the venue as well as the guests easy on the eyes. And it's even built to host a foam party, making it an ideal place to get down and dirty and then clean yourself up all night long.

The Vibe

Cosy and unpretentious, The Watershed is a great place to wind down for the night. Though because it gets so busy it's more fitting to consider it winding up. Dress is smart casual, so no need to get completely dolled up, but do us all a favour and pull up your pants; the saggy jeans 'gangster' look isn't what they're looking for (and frankly, no one wants to see your tighty-whiteys). No track suits or any sort of athetic wear either. You're not coming for a game of tennis, and even Venus Williams doesn't look like that when coming to Wimbledon, so neither should you.

The Music

While The Watershed is across from The Polka Theatre, thankfully the two establishments service a completely different crowd. And if you think otherwise, you obviously haven't tried grinding or twerking to 'In Heaven there is No Beer'. Talk about awkward. Specializing in 80s and 90s, The Watershed is a great place if you want to get your nostalgia on. They do throw in the more modern tune in every now and then, but it's really a better place if you want to be a Maniac on the dance floor and dance like you've never danced before. And if that's not your style then just switch rooms. So easy a Chav could do it. And if you want to top off a great evening with cheap drinks then this is the club for you. On special drink promotion Fridays selected drinks are only £1.50 until 11:30, and even after midnight the drinks are pretty reasonably priced. And then there's 2-4-1 cocktail Thursdays. Now there's something to drink to, or have two drinks to. A drink in each hand makes everything better.

The Westbourne Studios Guestlist and Table Bookings

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Also known as Underneath the Westway, this place is a hard-to-find club here in London, but that just makes finding that much more worth it. A hotbed for creativity in the city, this place does it all; cinema, boxing, even office space is available to rent here. Even with that much going on they still find time to throw the hottest parties. Westbourne is one of those places that can handle practically anything that comes its way, so i you're looking for a unique place to go in London with endless possibilities under one roof, then Westbourne Studios may be just what you're looking for.

The Club

Two floors make up Westbourne Studios, though make sure you go to the correct two floors and not someone's office on accident (how do those people get any work done?). Boasting an impressive new sound system, lights, and projectors, their large dance floor leave plenty of room to raise your arms in the air and wave them like you just don't care or make a little heart with your hands or whatever else you might be interested in doing. Except for maybe flipping the bird. You'd probably be kicked out for that, but if you want to try we aren't going to stop you.

The Vibe

Coming here is a nice breather compared to all of the stuffy pretentious clubs in Chelsea or Soho. Here you can come in casual and have a nice drink with friends and your dance skills won't be called ridiculous by any pretentious snobs. Think a nice pair of jeans and a quirky tee rather than sequinned dress and enough make-up to paint a Picasso. And there shouldn't be any issues with staff or getting in; we've heard door staff has lightened up significantly. Unless you just want to be an arsehole and intentionally piss them off. We wouldn't suggest that, but if you do try it let us know how that goes, hmm?

The Music

A lot of what Westbourne Studios plays is electronic and the different sub genres that come with it. They've also been known to play the sickest house music during their Friday night Forward Motion parties. Friday and Saturday nights are the best if you want crazy good music, though you'll definitely want to check their website or Facebook for when the best tunes are playing, otherwise you may come by and all you'll hear are crickets and cars. Drinks are also reasonably priced. You'll definitely want to get a caipirinha here; Westbourne makes one of the best in the area. If you drink yourself under the table with this Brazilian mixer than you can wake up the next morning and get yourself a cheap breakfast at their restaurant. And word has it that during football matches there have special deals such at six Becks for £15, but you don't have to be a football fan to enjoy their great prices.

The Corsica Studios Guestlist and Table Bookings

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Corsica Studios is an independent arts organization where you can enjoy a variety of music nights, a night gallery and so much more. This venue is home to many of the capital’s finest events, parties and club nights.

THE Club

Corsica Studios is situated beneath two railway arches and has a total capacity of about 500, which is spread across all areas. The live music and bar area will accommodate about 300 people and the smaller studio about 150. There is also a large terrace and smoking area to the rear of the venue, which is always entertaining in terms of random chats and silent discos. The license for entertainment and alcohol generously runs until 3am from Sunday to Thursday and 6am on Friday and Saturdays.

The Vibe

Corsica Studios feels more like a warehouse than a formal nightclub thanks to its arched railway location, and therefore comes across as less uptight than a lot of the commercialized clubs you may encounter throughout London. Elephant & Castle isn’t the sort of place that captures passing trade and Corsica Studios is definitely a real diamond in the rough. The fact that it’s off the beaten track in an unfashionable area of south London means that it is frequented by people who truly know their music and have made a mini-pilgrimage to pay homage to their dedication. The venue is run by an organisation that converts spaces in creative areas. It is a non-profit organisation meaning that all the takings from the cloakroom and bar are put together to support wholesome London regeneration.

The Music

Corsica Studios constantly represents the best in left field and underground music. The London venue holds a reputation as a mainstay of innovative electronic music. Expect anything from house, techno and bass, including a mesmerizing mixture of all three (post-dubstep). Regular nights include UK garage throwback rave THEM, Bill Brewster's (DJ History, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life) superior house and disco party Lowlife, and genre-blurring Trouble Vision. The worlds leading underground music show Boiler Room is also broadcast live across the world on a weekly basis from Corsica Studios. Boiler Room showcases the true superstars in underground EDM from Thom Yorke, Four Tet and Nathan Fake to Mathew Dear, Caribou, Richie Hawtin and Jamie XX. It continues to grow with all of the latest DJs wanting to host a 45-minute set in the south London club on a Tuesday night. The events are strictly invite only but with a web cam pointing towards the DJ, an invited crowd of underground dance-music scenesters standing behind, a relaxed vibe and a worldwide audience watching in their bedrooms, Boiler Room certainly caters for everyone’s needs and live up to it’s hype. Drinks are reasonably priced unlike the £5 a beer in many super clubs. Continental beers dominate including Stella, Budvar, Peroni (£3.50), and Modelo (£3.75). Spirit and mixers are £3.50 or £5.50 a double, a glass of wine is £3.50, while shots (sambuca, tequila, Jagermeister) are £3.

The Area Guestlist and Table Bookings

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The usual night of clubbing for a Londoner: start at 10pm, dance and drink the night away, get home around 4 or 5am before passing out in bed, or, if you're less fortunate, the toilet. But what if you want to keep going, or even just start out later (much, MUCH later) than 10? You go to Area, of course. This club is perfect if you don't want the party to end at 3am or if you want to start your evening a lot later than the London club standard. And if you're the type that falls asleep easily than no worries; the light show and sound system here are sure to keep you awake.

The Club

While the club's name is definitely lacking in creativity, we would say it's still quite fitting. As short as it is, it's descriptive; this club takes up quite a bit of space. Six rooms and five bars make up this maze-like club, so it covers a rather large area. There are flashing lights, lasers, and LEDs, making it an epileptic's worse nightmare but hey, if you're really into light shows pulsing with the beat while you shake your arse then you must come down here. Sometimes it can be a bit spendy to get in, but often if you have a flyer they'll make an exception for you and lower the price.

The Vibe

Remember when your mum told you not to judge a book by its cover? We do it anyway, but you will want to listen to your mum when you're going out to Area. From the outside this place looks like it could be a warehouse, but inside you have a variety of sweaty people; gay, straight, trans, it doesn't matter as long as a good time is had by all. With this new information you're thinking that there would be a divide in the crowd and are about to head out the door because conflict in a club is never good. Wrong again. Everyone here is rather friendly, making it a break from the usual high-end snobs you're used to at clubs. Make sure you call your mother and tell her thank you for that advice.

The Music

Many of London's famous DJs have been to Area to lay down some amazing sets, which often consist of a mix of electro and techno with sometimes a hint of Brazilian beats. We know you think that could make an odd combination, but trust us on this one; it works, and it works well. Their DJs change, so check out their website when planning, but we can ensure that any night out with Area's spectacular sound system is going to be a hit. Unfortunately, the booze here can get a bit on the spendy side. Hey, they have to make a profit somewhere, and if they're letting all of these people with flyers in at a discount it has to be made up. You can still get a single bottle of beer or Bacardi Breezer for a fiver. But if you are intent on burning a hole in your pockets, we suggest the champagne. Those holes are useful to the rest of us trying to scrape up some change.

The 100 Club Guestlist and Table Bookings

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The 100 Club is one of London’s heavyweight live music temples and has attained legendary status in modern British music, having played host to live music all the way from back in the day from 1942. The club continues to attract a mob of music fans with its distinctive decor and historic vibe. It may be small but sometimes that pays off (have you see Bernie Ecclestone's ex wives?), the vibe is second to none, even if you're technically dancing in a sauna. But we can't imagine you'd complain, you dirty boy!

THE Club

This iconic music venue has a blink-and-you'll-miss it doorway leading to a what-you-see-is-what-you-get underground bunker. Handily they've made it simple to locate by naming the club after the address (imagine that speedy boozy marketing meeting). Once you've gone/fallen (delete depending on how pissed you are) down the stairs, you'll be surprised at how small the venue is, the capacity peaks at a miniscule 350, and how amazing it would have been to see big bands like The Rolling Stones play here. The decor remains unchanged since the 1970s; a red theme runs throughout and the walls are adorned with a sea of iconic musical photography. With a glance at the raised area that only just passes for the stage situated immediately in front of you, the sole bar to your left and the toilets to your right, you'll have seen all there is to see of this charming bunker, making this one of the most intimate gig venues in the country. It's a bit like getting the band to play a private gig in your parents garage, just without the noise complaints, mum offering everyone tea, and dads awful awful dancing.

The Vibe

Depending on which musical venture mans the stage will typecast the clientele inside this music-only venue, but whether it be progressive rock and roll or the latest EDM offering, everyone is there for one thing: alcohol & sex the music. The staff are refreshingly laid back and cool, plus security are always on hand to ensure that everything is under control; if controlling a throbbing mas of sweaty twenty somethings is possible throughout this limited club space. As a result of the excellent management and music driven crowd, 100 Club makes for a beautifully intimate and exciting experience. Check their website for upcoming shows, they have a few surprises up their sleeves.

The Music

The White Stripes, Sbtrkt, The Rolling Stones, James Murphy and Florence and the Machine are but a taste of the high profile acts that have graced the stage of this famous London haunt throughout the years. Although it mainly plays host to big bands, the 100 Club also hosts an array of eclectic club nights with DJs such as electronic producer John Talabot, psychedelic quartet Django Django as well as hip-hop musical and visual project Gorillaz performing for one night only. As well as musical royalty, the club has also attracted high profilers like Johnny Depp, who joined Alice Cooper onstage last year - yeah we aren't sure why that happened either, but whatever. 100 Club is a no frills venue, selling a basic selection of beverages to tickle your taste buds, just don't expect to be able to order a cosmopolitan at the bar 1) They definitely don't have Martini glasses 2) You're name is NOT Carrie Bradshaw. Keep it basic and order a beer dude. They might come in the can, but that's the just laid back vibe here. First rounds on you, don't forget the shots of tequila!
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