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
The Clapham Grand
21-25 St John's Hill Clapham Junction
London Overground: Clapham Junction
020 7607 6720
Clapham, London –
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.
Primarily an outgoing bunch of Aussies, New Zealanders, and South Africans, 20s to 30s.
Classic rock and dance music. Risqué shows feature comedians, strippers, or exotic dancers.
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.
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.
Anything goes. Many people wear costumes.
Sunday at noon.