Licklist guide to... Shoreditch
Are you a seasoned clubber looking for something new? Think you know what a good night is and haven’t tried a night out in Shoreditch? You have a lesson to learn! From an imitable night in XOYO to the variation that the Old Blue Last has to offer, you can’t say you’ve partied until to give this new area of nightlife a shot!
The Old Blue Last, currently run by Vice Magazine, is obviously one of those places you should get yourself to if you fancy feeling slightly hip for the evening. Packed full of great music and top knots, The Old Blue Last is reasonably priced and hosts a ton of free events, making those top knots more than tolerable for the duration of your night! Rather than focusing on one specific niche from the flood of new music that’s pouring in to the UK scene, The Old Blue Last appeals to all, hosting a variety of nights and bands such as The Wombats on the 15th January, to the up and coming Pop Punk/Alternative sensation that is Save Your Breath.
If you and your friends have different taste in music but still love a united clubbing experience, you should definitely try out the East Village Club! The club itself holds 480 people but somehow manages to squeeze in as much music as you’ll need too! The club hosts a variety of big-name DJs in a 2-floor, New York-styled nightclub with state-of-the-art sound system, making sure you, your friends and the new people you’re about to meet are entertained by the latest and greatest in electronic/house music! The club has played host to the likes of Kerri Chandler, Carl Craig and David Rodigan, making Plastic People one of the best places in London to keep up to date and stay to up late with the latest mixes in House, Disco, Hip-hop and Bass.
Do you feel love? No? You will at XOYO. The club has seen major upgrades over the last few years, welcoming the arrival of an amazing sound-systems and lighting, ensuring that you’re night both looks and sounds exactly how it should. When you first arrive at the club, don’t be put off if there’s a substantial crowd at the door, queuing to get in, this means only one thing in the new buzz of Shoreditch, it’s worth a visit! A couple of other things worth mentioning about this great club is that there’s no mandatory bar spend when you’ve managed to get yourself a table, the drinks are fairly priced and oh yeah… the DJ’s are incredible, hosting the likes of Gloria and Andy Butler (Hercules + Love Affair) on the 16th January, and Bean Pearce on the 23rd, two top ways to start to your weekend after the overkill of Christmas!
By Ashleigh Panther