Hackney nightlife has been a hot topic of conversation in recent weeks following the council’s decision to enforce a curfew on all new late night ventures.
The controversial curfew, which was announced last month, will see new venues forced to close at 11pm on a weekday and midnight on a weekend, in a bid to cut anti-social behaviour in the area.
It is, therefore, with great joy that we can announce that a new club, by the name of UNDR will be opening on Stoke Newington Road. The venue, which was formerly known as basement club favourite, The Nest will be given a revamp and launched on September 7.
The venue will be one of only a handful of clubs in the area with a 4am late licence and will have additions such as 20 new lasers, a Martin Audio Soundsystem and reprogrammed lighting.
If that doesn’t sound enticing enough, the venue plan to create a programme of weekday and weekend events showcasing the best of clubbing and live music talent. There will even be a chance to catch well-known artists in an intimate setting!
Despite this obvious good news for Hackney clubbers, venues in the area are still continuing to shut. This week, clubbing staples, The Alibi and Visions (who are just a walk away from one another) announced that they would be closing their doors. This bittersweet news suggests that more can be done to maintain London’s status as a clubbing capital and it is pivotal that we continue to support the cities nightlife spots.