Party Earth Review With live performances every night for the past thirty years, the 606 Club has built its reputation as the place to hear some of the coolest jazz in London. Much like a 1920s speakeasy, the club requires guests to stop... ... read full review
90 Lots Road
Chelsea, London SW10
London Overground: Imperial Wharf
020 7352 5953
M 7:30pm–2am, Tu–Th 7pm–2am, F–Sa 8pm–2am, Su 12:30–4pm and 7pm–2am
Kensington / Chelsea, London –
With live performances every night for the past thirty years, the 606 Club has built its reputation as the place to hear some of the coolest jazz in London.
Much like a 1920s speakeasy, the club requires guests to stop at its iron gates and ring a buzzer, after which they must descend the basement steps to a locked door and a second buzzer. At that point, a staff member will greet them and ask for their names and whether they are members – a ritual that clearly makes 606 the sort of place that requires a reservation.
The candlelit basement space, sparsely furnished with rustic wooden tables arranged around the stage, gets patrons right up close to the musicians and creates a tranquil atmosphere that clearly puts the focus on the music.
The walls are as much an homage to jazz music as the venue itself, with prints from the Jazz Age, a mural depicting musicians, and a clock that declares that the time is always 6:06.
A cordoned-off bar at the back of the room offers an ideal place for people who want to chat during the performances, though most of the diverse patrons, made up of everyone from Chelsea sophisticates and sultry young couples to gray-haired jazz aficionados are there to indulge their common affection for the music.
The familiar, “speakeasy-cool” vibe creates an atmosphere of unspoken camaraderie, and the welcoming Club 606 itself offers its patrons a truly ideal spot for an unforgettable and authentic musical experience.
Eclectic and knowledgeable music lovers of all ages.
Live music every night. While the 606 Club is known for presenting some of the best jazz musicians in the area, they also have nights that feature Latin, soul, funk, and R&B.
Shows begin Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm and 10:15pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm, and Sundays at 1:30pm and 8:30pm.
Menu changes daily and includes appetizers of soup, salad, and fresh seafood as well as entrées of pasta, fish, steak, and vegetarian dishes.
The purchase of dinner is required to purchase alcohol, so call ahead to book a table. Dinner served M–W at 7:30pm and Th–Su at 8pm. Lunch served Su at 12:30pm. The bar serves wine, champagne, beer, cider, and ale only.
Cover £10/M–Th, £12/F–Sa, £10/Su. Memberships available for frequent visitors at £95/year and £60/renewal. Appetizers £5+, entrées £13+. Beer £3.75, wine £4/glass or £16+/bottle of house wine.
Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest nights and feature the most well-known bands.