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Corsica Studios

Clubs Elephant & Castle
4 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)
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Michelle Grant

Time Out says

Located underneath two railway arches behind Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, this intimate south-east London club has been booking top house and techno DJs and producers from around the world since 2005. They have one of London’s best soundsystems, and are involved in developing underused urban spaces around the capital for use as socially minded arts venues.



Address: 4-5
Elephant Road
SE17 1LB
Transport: Rail/Tube: Elephant & Castle
Price: Free–£1
Opening hours: 8pm–late
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Users say (13)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:3
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Always a treat coming here - Have been here twice for small gigs. Last one was sold out (TOURIST) yet it still feels intimate. Great sound. The bathrooms are never really that clean and a bit dingy, but small detail when it comes to great gigs. Highly recommended.

This isn’t a place you’re likely to stumble across unless you were specifically looking for it. Even then I’m not sure you’d find it too easily, I didn’t! It’s a great little venue, smaller than I would have expected, but they have some great bands that perform there and the sound quality is really great. A little bonus is that you can ask for free ear plugs at the bar if you want to protect your ears. They guy who checks the tickets is also super nice and let me in even though I’d stupidly lost my ticket.

This is an awesome venue and the staff are heroes - which is a rarity at any club gone 6 in the morning. The staff and bouncers went out of their way to help me and my friends find our belongings (and succeeded, which was an absolute bonus) - and it was greatly appreciated. Top sound system here and the size of the venue works - not too big, not too small - you arrive and leave, together, as one! (DJs and staff included)... and that feels pretty darn special in the big smoke that is London. Ban Proper smashed it last Friday, as did the others. Looking forward to the next one. 10/10 recommend. 

Brilliant venue – I went there for the first time last weekend and it didn’t disappoint. Fair entry price, friendly staff and most importantly it attracts great quality DJs. Great to have a venue like this close to Brixton (as opposed to having to schlep all the way to Old Street/ Hoxton). It’s a little shabby around the edges, but you soon forget about that after a couple of tequilas - highly recommended if you fancy a good night out dancing into the wee hours…

London's number one regular venue for house,techno & disco in my eyes! Amazing system and great line ups in some dark sweaty lazer filled rooms. Not for the VIP table crew or early home timers.

The closest thing to how a dance party should be. Can't wait to get back in there!

Guessing the haters here gave Berghain a 1 star....But you would if Sven said no eh. 


Don't expect a high budget club. All the money here has clearly gone into the sound systems. Once you get that, Corsica is amazing. Tickets can be really cheap if you buy them in advance and it's got some of the best music in town. Never been mistreated by staff. Great atmosphere.

Drinks are as cheap as they get in London ie not.

Vergonzoso; El espacio nada tiene que ver con la cultura clubbing; es como una Rave pero con precios y condiciones de club; es un timo. La sala tendra poco mas de 100m cuadrados altavoces de rave decoracion y luces austeras latas de cerveza a 4 pound y la entrada a 15 pound aunque en internet ponga 10. Es como pagar 15 pound para ir a una rave cutre; es todo lo contrario de un local cool y la musica es demasiado previsible muy alejada de las texturas underground. 100% desaconsejable. UN HORROR.  

Corsica Studios is arguably one of London town's great (and unsung) venues. The fact that it is slightly off the radar is probably a benefit, as without wanting to sound like a snob, unlike it's famous neighbour up the road (MoS) it attracts a more discerning, partisan crowd. I've been to a couple of D&B nights and a couple of techno nights, all very good. My only criticism would be the last techno night I went to a few weeks back, which was a multi collaboration of various promotions, which meant the venue made use of a neighbouring building to accommodate. This space was by far the most popular, which meant queueing for entry, and once inside was the hottest place I've ever been! Don't let this put you off though, I think that was a rarity. Come and sample the much heralded, but hard to find essence of London's underground dance music scene, you will not be disappointed. One last point. Whoever in the management of this venue is responsible for the sound system spec, which cannot have been cheap (full fat, full price) deserves a medal. It's the one thing that medium / small venues tend to shirk on. Not at Corsica; This is one of the best (if not the best) sound systems in London. Tony Andrews would be proud of what He's done to the elephant

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refused entry for NO REASON despite paying £20 for tickets! being searched and providing ID (we were stone cold sober). This place is the pits don't bother! Bouncer did not even ask other people entering for ID. Complained to management who did NOTHING, not even refunding tickets.

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