Notting Hill Arts Club

Nightlife , Nightlife venues Chelsea
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Dedicated to polymorphic pleasures of very much an arts-based kind, this scruffily chic basement centre is home to – among other regular events like RoTa and Radio Gagarin – YoYo, which is still rammed every Thursday after almost a decade of programming hip hop, garage/grime, dubstep and bassline-heavy acts.

Venue name: Notting Hill Arts Club
Address: 21 Notting Hill Gate
W11 3JQ
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 6pm-1am, Thurs-Fri 6pm-2am, Sat 4pm-2am, Sun 4pm-11pm.
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill Gate
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Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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I created this account to create this review only. So if I could give zero stars, I would do it. We went to this club because of the good reviews on TimeOut and the special offer on their website. Normally I would never go to a club at 9 p.m. but since they actually announced on their website to come early, that was what we did. We've been to other venues that were crowded with people dancing at 8 p.m. so we thought this was one of those. When we arrived we were told that the place has just opened, but they didn't know anything about the offer that was on their website and actually asked us for proof... So after showing them their own website, we could go inside but were told to better come back later as it would be more crowded (we were the only ones). We came back over an hour later and it was still the same. Oh and the prices on their website didn't match the prices in the club. Regarding the venue itself: I think the sign with the name of the club was the classiest thing at this whole place.

The Man on the Street

Think of Notting Hill and many will think of poncy films, overpriced housing and the sort of gentrification that is sweeping London. Fortunately The Arts Club is keeping it real. Pretty crappy basement club with concrete floor, random furnishings and a stage with a sound system that should be audible at Piccadilly Circus. Last night it was a fiver to get in. A mistake on the part of the management on a Tuesday after the Easter Bank Holiday. The audience was sparse. Fortunately the headline band was totally worth the money and the trip. The Broken Witt Rebels are a rasping blues rock outfit destined for bigger things. Beer was £4.95 a bottle The only thing about this place that pissed me off was the bar staff handing me change on a side plate. I hate this at The Ritz and certainly don't like it in a basement bar. I hope the venue pays its staff well. There again some of the local residents can probably afford to leave the loose change. Still giving it 5 stars. Love the place.


NHAC is the best and coolest venue for people entering London from the west! Based on the high st. right by Notting Hill Gate tube, it's very accessible. They have an array of live music on offer on numerous days of the week.... and it's good music from different genres. A number of eclectic DJs play here regularly. I remember my first night here, in which I went solo, a certain Mr. Mark Ronson happened to be guest DJ! For the West of London, the prices and cover charge are reasonable. Put this on your schedule for future fun times!