The Church

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The Church The Church has the reputation of hosting some of the wildest anything-goes parties in London and offers a truly extreme way to spend a Sunday afternoon. London England 51.46323 -0.16939
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The Church - Club in London.
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Party Earth Review The Church has the reputation of hosting some of the wildest anything-goes parties in London and offers a truly extreme way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Although its rowdy nature has forced the club to relocate several... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

  • Address:

    The Clapham Grand
    21-25 St John's Hill Clapham Junction
    London SW111TT

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  • Tube:

    London Overground: Clapham Junction

  • Phone:

    020 7607 6720

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  • Hours:

    Su noon–4pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth The Church Review

The Scene

The Church has the reputation of hosting some of the wildest anything-goes parties in London and offers a truly extreme way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The Church has the reputation of hosting some of the wildest anything-goes parties in London and offers a truly extreme way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Although its rowdy nature has forced the club to relocate several times, the party scene is still alive and well and is now located at the Clapham Grand.

Particularly famous for its rather kitschy entertainment, The Church’s roster generally includes exotic dancers and risqué comedy routines, as well as plenty of dance music that keeps the hordes of boisterous Australians, New Zealanders, and South Africans coming back for more week after week.

While the focus on excessive drinking may not appeal to everyone, there’s no denying that a friendlier and more welcoming crowd is hard to find.

The Church’s patrons clearly show up to let their hair down and unwind, and the fact that they are often clad in costumes and beachwear only serves to crank up the energy in an already raucous atmosphere.

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Tip from Lucas:

Arrive by noon so you don’t have trouble getting in, and wear something comfortable – or even beachwear. It can get pretty hot and sticky inside.

  • Crowd

    Primarily an outgoing bunch of Aussies, New Zealanders, and South Africans, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Classic rock and dance music. Risqué shows feature comedians, strippers, or exotic dancers.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Guests must buy drinks in groups of three via the “drink tickets,” which include three cans of beer or cider or three bottles of alcopops. Cans and bottles are served in a plastic bag which patrons are expected to tie to their belts for easy access and safekeeping.

  • Prices

    Cover charge £7/£6 for members (sign up for a free membership inside). Deals on the cover charge are also provided for large groups. Drink ticket £9, includes three cans/bottles of beer, cider, or alcopop.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes. Many people wear costumes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Sunday at noon.

The Church User Reviews

Average rating:
Not your typical Sunday
Kira A. Sep 6, 2012
Myself and a group of friends decided to go to Church one Sunday when we were abroad in London this past spring. Church sounds awesome in theory- a Sunday day party with a hilariously ironic name. My first observation was that getting to Church is quite a trek... it's not accessible via the tube so we had to take the London Overground which was a lot more of an effort. Secondly, I'm not sure if I'm spoiled when it comes to day parties because I go to USC...but I expected it to be in an outdoor area so we could party the day away in the sun! However, Church is an indoor club so even though it was daytime the club was dark and it didn't feel like a day party at all. Also be aware that Church does not have a full bar and only serves cider. To sum up, Church is like any other club and not specific to a day-party type vibe. So if you're looking for a real fratty friday or fraturday, just come on over to USC and we'll show you a good time =)
Ridiculous
Nick T. Aug 24, 2012
There is absolutely nothing normal about The Church. The drink deal is 3 cans of either cider or beer with your admission ticket - but that will not be enough to handle the crowd here. Most people are drunk by the time they get here at around 10 am. The party is 4 hours long and by the end of it you have a hard time comprehending how ridiculous everything that just happened was. It is also strange taking the train and Tube because it is normal people carrying about on their regular sunday days and people who just came from the Church - weird mix. I don't think I could do The Church more than once but if you are adventurous and want to see what all the fuss is about - go - it's worth it for the experience. Also, dress as ridiculously as you can or you'll stick out big time.
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