The Church Club
An enormous church has been kitted out as a bright, spacious venue with the elaborate bar filled in the centre of the main room. Around the bar are booths and tables and out of some of the modernised doors, the entrance to a beer Garden where smokers are congregating. As we enter the staff take note that we are on a stag do and in extremely friendly banter proceed to guide us to the back of the grand hall. Following this we descend a narrow spiral staircase and enter a much busier club area. The basement club is home to a rather sticky bar, with quite slow service and a dancefloor overlooked by a railed VIP area. The club serves a small selection of overly sour cocktails and seems to attract a starkingly ugly clientele. The drinks prices were nothing short of ridiculous, a single round of two drinks with 2 weak shots is around 3 times the price of most London venues.
Overall the church is an eye popping venue above ground, ornate but modernized, below ground the crypt club is popular and fun but quite standardised. The prices offer a sting in the tail of a good night - 7/10