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Nightlife, Nightlife venues Shacklewell
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)

Formerly (and still commonly) known as Vogue Fabrics, this Dalston basement hosts drag and spoken word events as well as genre-spanning club nights and parties. Look out for the massive penis mural in the loos.


Venue name: VFD
Address: 66
Stoke Newington Rd
N16 7XB
Transport: Dalston Kingsland Overground
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Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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That was the worst night out experience in my 10 years in London! And I don’t even know if I can blame the club or just the organizers of Burning Down the House party.

I was trying to get to the 80s party on Saturday and the organisation was appalling! A total mess. First of all there were no tickets available in advance. When I arrived at 9.40 (the party was to start at 9) I saw a huge queue, so I asked on the door if there’s a chance to get in. I was informed that if I joined then, it should be fine and that they would try to deal with us asap. Twice confirming it’s not ‘1 out 1 in’ situation, for some mysterious reason the queue was almost not moved for the first hour. It turned out there’s only 1 person on the door doing everything. Checking ID, collecting money and giving stamp. There were hundreds of people trying to push from the site to jump the queue as if it was Bowie himself! At one point the crown was so huge that the police intervened. There was no proper security provided and the door lad had no respect for the people that genuinely queued.

After 2 hrs of queuing (no exaggeration here) in the rain I was about to get in. Two kids in front of me were being checked but in the middle of the process the dodgy door lady started to deal with someone else. When I pointed out it would be nice if she was serving people that were actually queuing rather than those jumping the queue, she started to be abusive and wouldn't stop even when I told her it’s not necessary and that I just want to get in. At that point the people in front of and me and my friends had enough, we just left. We wanted to have a fun but no night out is worth such hassle being abused for no good reason. Stay way… 

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