Established by Heavenly Records at the end of the '90s, this funky bar and nightlife hub offers central London fun six days a week. After drinks or some square pies and mash upstairs, The Social's in-the-know visitors repair downstairs to a basement club space that hosts some of the most-established parties in the city – carnival-party The Heatwave on Wednesday, Hip Hop Karaoke on Thursday, and now a revival of their seminal Heavenly Social club night on Fridays.
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I went to the club underground late on a Saturday night and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The DJ was Grace of Spades who was truly spinning some fantastic tunes.
The setup is basically a long room, a stage in front of the DJ booth where you can groove and check out the talent. Then there's a row of booths on the side for dance breaks. I really liked having the booths there because they are right next to the dance floor so you don't miss any of the action.
Be warned though it does (literally) get hot and sweaty down there - fortunately I was able to take off my tights if not I may have died!!! Its like a sauna when all the bodies get moving.
Loving some of the line-ups now booked to play here. Emily Capell and Alex Francis on one bill. Awesome . Never heard of them ? Well if you give this venue a try you just might.
I've only ever come to The Social for their legendary Thursday night hip-hop karaoke and always felt the venue really suited that vibe - eclectic, boisterous and a little rough around the edges. They pack people in too, and that gets uncomfortable after a while, but I noticed they've sorted out the air-con so at least you won't hyperventilate.