One of the many sources of Peckham pride, this incredible post-industrial building is simply one of London's best venues. Saved from demolition in 2007 by a dedicated team from community group Peckham Vision & The Chronic Love Foundation [CLF], the CLF Art Cafe (Block A, Bussey Building) is a multi-floored concrete block that has thrived as a warehouse-style club at night and a top arts venue during the day. Top promoters consistently bring in some of the best names on the cutting-edge, underground and alternative dance scenes, across pretty much any genre you care to name, but leaning primarily towards house, deep techno, garage and disco. The Bussey also hosts regular nights that offer more accessible sounds, including Zonk Disco and The South London Soul Train, making it one of the best venues in London for funk and soul club nights. All of which means that it's one hell of a draw the whole year round.
The building's theatre has links to the Royal Court and its admirable Theatre Local scheme, which helps the theatre dilute the effect of its rarefied Sloane Square address and reach out to more diverse audiences. But the multi-floored post-industrial space has become a dynamic arts centre in its own right, and now programmes everything from art installations and new plays to classics and opera.
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133 Rye Lane
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K15, Andwot and Gilla take to the decks to provide soul, beats, hip hop and jazz tracks.Funk and soul Until Saturday October 1 2016Read more
The reggae band launches their third album Imaginary People. With support from Prince Fatty and MC/vocalist Horseman plus additional support from Real Roots featuring MC Ramon Judah and Wah Wah 45s DJs.Reggae and dancehall Until Saturday October 1 2016Read more
The South London Soul Train
This monthly Peckham party promises 'no bass wobbles, only love, funk and soul'. Amen to that, we say. Expect everything from Motown anthems to slinky jazz-funk killers, hosted by Jazzheadchronic with special guests.Saturday October 1 2016 - Sunday November 20 2016Read more
What Beaty Heart started as an art school fancy has blossomed into expansive chamber pop, with hints of both Disney soundtracks and Talking Heads.Rock and indie Thursday October 6 2016Read more
Furiously funky crew Stevie Wonderland are aces at putting on obscenely fun parties filled with all kinds of disco bliss. As well as hosting straight-up club nights with top DJs they've also got a penchant for organising wild one-off events, such as roller-discos...Friday October 7 2016 - Saturday October 8 2016Read more
Hawaiian Bop 50s To 60s Sessions
Rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, Motown, ska and Latin strictly on vinyl only, spun by Winston Smith, Richio Suzuki and Oscar Romp.Rock and indie Saturday October 8 2016 - Sunday October 9 2016Read more
Love Carnival - Selva Invasion
Afrobeats, dancehall and tropical rhythms delivered by Dance Kill Move, Marsali, MC Fedzilla, DJ Cal Jader and Selecta Mad Max.World Saturday October 8 2016 - Sunday October 9 2016Read more
Kutmah, Jon1st, Alphabets Heaven and Lucid DJs supply hip hop, electro, rare groove and beats.Hip hop and R&B Friday October 14 2016 - Saturday October 15 2016Read more
D&B, duke, jungle and bass courtesy of dBridge, Kid Drama, Carlo Anderson and Submit residents.Bass, garage and D&B Friday October 21 2016 - Saturday October 22 2016Read more
Underground party pros The Hydra are back with a top-quality programme, bulging with more globally renowned DJ talent. Music-wise, expect plenty of techno and on-point house, plus disco, dub, mind-expanding electronica and plenty in-between. Essential...House, disco and techno Saturday October 22 2016 - Sunday December 4 2016Read more
Average User Rating
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Really like this venue. Went there last Friday for one of the Memory Box parties where Darren Emerson was dj'ing. The club has got a good layout and the drinks are reasonably priced. The vibe is friendly and the soundsystem is good.
This club is not a good representation of the' real peckham'.it seems as if the more hipsters the more gentrification begins,peckham is a close knit community everyone knows everyone from the people working at peckhamplex to the store holders and it also has quite a diverse group of people there African Turkish Pakistani the list goes on and on and as you can see from this picture it is only Caucasians there whereas the market place is quite full with people of all different colors
Come along to Stranger than Paradise's 10th Anniversary party joined by the Fruit Palace gang, this Sat 21st Sep @ Bussey Building, all details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/560331477359501/ Hope you can join !
The Bussey Building is a great asset to Peckham. It's a staple for culture, entrainment and just god dam good vibes. It has everything you can spend an extensive amount of time in there! I've been living in the area for 7 years and I've seen Peckham go through amazing changes. And there are definitely more amazing changes to come. I was in Peckham last night hanging out with my friends and the buzz is just electrifying! Everyone looked so him and trendy... I thought I was in Soho for a second. I ❤ Peckham...Always have... no place like it in London!
average to good. To be sure there are hundreds of worse places to go but swerve the hyperbole below that rates it as the best venue in London. Sound system is loud but the door is frequently overpriced. The bussey is often either rammed or empty.