Party Earth Review A grand wooden door marks the entrance to Notting Hill Arts Club, where guests descend into the deep shadows of the basement to find shape-shifting light illuminating the canvas-like walls, the exuberant art exhibits... ... read full review
21 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JQ
Central, Circle, District: Notting Hill Gate
020 7460 4459
M–F 7pm–2am, Sa 4pm–2am, Su 4pm–1am
Notting Hill, London –
A grand wooden door marks the entrance to Notting Hill Arts Club, where guests descend into the deep shadows of the basement to find shape-shifting light illuminating the canvas-like walls, the exuberant art exhibits, and the creative crowd, who are as much a part of the display as the art itself.
A circular bar and funky urban décor set the backdrop for the live bands and other events that make this club a hotspot for trendy, liberal Londoners and knowledgeable music lovers who crowd the dance floor and lounge area to support hip new artists.
A staple of London’s music scene for over a decade, Notting Hill Arts Club most recently helped launch the careers of Lily Allen and La Roux, just to name a couple, and is also well known for its popular club nights like yOyO and Alan McGee’s Death Disco.
From its undeniably cool underground vibe with a refreshing lack of pretense to its ever-changing schedule of music, films, art, and theater, Notting Hill Arts Club should be a regular destination for any lover of the arts.
Primarily those in the creative industry and art lovers of all forms. Hip, modern, and opinionated, 20s to 30s.
Various live music acts perform throughout the week. Most shows begin at 7pm or 8pm, though there are free live sessions at 4pm on Saturdays.
The club also hosts film screenings, theater, and live performances. Check the website for the calendar of events.
Organic, healthy bar snacks including platters of hummus, olives, carrot sticks, and toasted pitas. The cover charge is often waived or less expensive in the early evening, then gets more expensive as the night wears on.
Happy Hour M–F 7–9:30pm, Sa 4–9:30pm, and Su 4–8pm.
Cover charge £6–£8 depending on event, usually free for the first two hours. Bar snacks £2.50, platters £4. Beer £3+, wine £3+/glass and £13.50+/bottle, cocktails £6.90+.
Casual. Dress code: no business suits or team colors.
The wide variety of music draws a different crowd every night. Check the website for the schedule, and show up around 10pm.