Posts Tagged ‘East London’

Girls and guys! If you long for the romanticism of wartime Britain; women donning vintage tea dresses, red lippy and hair curlers, and dashing men in slick military uniform or a braces and flat cap combo, swinging the night away with cocktails, yam and scotch eggs on tap – then you need to book a ticket for the next Blitz party; a fancy dress club night like no other in London. Set under the brick arches of an old underground bunker on Holywell Lane in Shoreditch, this venue is spot on in creating the perfect wartime ambience.

We headed to the Blitz Party last Saturday and had a truly spiffing evening! The entertainment was excellent, as was the authenticity of the glamorous revellers dancing; with any couple who could find room on the heaving dance floor attempting a charming mélange of swing, jive and the Charleston – myself included.  The queues for the bar were long and the cocktails were pricey, but frankly when one is surrounded with such novel jovial wartime spirit, complaints were few and far between. The flash of cameras were constant as groups of friends reveled in the success of their own outfits; heed this warning – you really will look like an oddball if you do not put a touching amount of work into looking like you were born ninety years ago. Everything about the evening was bona fide Blitz! My only complaint was that just as my swinging was really beginning to take hold across the full breadth of the dance floor, our wartime knees up came to an early end at 2:00am. Alas! You are in Shoreditch, so there is no end to the number of hotspots to visit after the french gin is well and truly flowing… and there is nothing like heading to a hipster East London bar swanked up in 40s clobber – take that scenesters!

The Blitz Party is back on May 5th, so get your tickets sharpish as this really has become the biggest thing since Vera Lyn. Tickets cost £20 – follow link to purchase tickets.

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Head on down to The Shoreditch on Thursday 1st December for the Damn That Dutch Club Night Launch party. DJ Darren C will be playing the very best in Dutch House and Electro from 9pm-2am and entrance is free-what a way to kick start the weekend!

Check out the following link for a little taster of what to expect.

The Damn That Dutch Music Show with Darren C Show No.5: 23rd November 2011

Raiders will be heading on down…review pending.  

145 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE

More than excited for what is set to be an epic night! Hudson Mohawke, Jamie XX, Jackmaster, Deadboy…is there really much else to say?

Tickets are selling quick, if not already sold out. Keep an eye on RA and Ticketweb for last sell tickets or head on down to the event on the night and try on the door.

Location: Secret…Review Pending

Over and out!


Hidden away amongst the scrawl of the East London streets sits public life, an old Victorian toilet converted into what is seen as one of the smallest and most exciting venues the city has to offer. Holding no more than a hundred people and a dancefloor that is still decked out in the original black and white tiles, this is truly a unique venue.

Tonight the venue plays host to “The Yessness” featuring the likes of Mr Beatnick whose sets have been described as offering the “broadest of broad musical selections”. Along side Mr Beatnick is John Phonics who brings his own brand of “hip hop influenced synthetic jazz spiritual disco music” to don the dance floor and as always residents A Filter and PATL will be spinning the freshest bass driven music to keep the dance floor moving long into the night.

Public Life, 82a Commercial Street, Spitalfields E1.
Nearest tube Liverpool St / Aldgate.
£4 entry / 8.30 til late.

The Yesness from Nick Street on Vimeo.

The Nest is an edgy and intimate, 350 capacity basement in Dalston, donning industrial exposed pipes, concrete floors and walls, and retro neon porn signs. Reminiscent of the vault in Berlin’s colossus Tresor night club, the atmosphere did not disappoint and nor did the music. The bouncers were friendly; the drink prices were reasonable ranging from £3.50 for a bottle of beer to £7.00 for a cocktail, and the pretentious vibe you might expect from bars in surrounding areas was left at the door.

On our visit, the DJ was banging out a mix-up of classic 2step, Dubstep and old school Garage; however the music can vary considerably given the venue aims to showcase new talent. It is worth keeping an eye on the line ups because The Nest hosts some prolific club nights from MTA Records parties for all bass enthusiasts, to Lemonade on Saturday nights presenting a range of live music and upcoming DJ’s.  

[For all the tech savvy’s The Nest has a pretty sweet Martin Audio sound system.]

Free before 10:30 pm, and £5.00 thereafter this is more than a reasonable entry price for an East London club.  

Well worth a visit. {4/5 Bass Ratings}

36 Stoke Newington Road,
Dalston, London, N16 7XJ