Ginglik used to be underground public toilets but has been converted into a club/comedy venue. Despite the new décor, you still feel like you are in underground toilet. I have been to a club night and a few comedy nights and each time I go the place is hot, stuffy, and claustrophobic. The drinks are averagely priced, and the music is good on a club night. However, with the low ceilings and...more
Comedy, music and dancing all under one roof. Except there isn't actually a roof per se, as Ginglik is housed in converted underground public toilets!
Don't let that put you off though. And don't be put off by the stairs down, the rather exclusive feeling door bell and the 'membership'. Once you get over these obstacles, you're in for a great night. You've got to pay £5 to get in most nights,...more
Lots of people seem to like Ginglik. I like Ginglik. I'd go back, I even have. I'd even recommend going if you happen to be in the bush. But it definitely isn't 4 or 5 star worthy. More like 3.5.
A place that is 5 star worthy needs to do something especially well. Ginglik is good, but nothing about it is particularly special. Not the djs, not the music, not the dancing, not the decor, not...more
The Ginglik as already mentioned on here, (but I feel must be reemphasised), is a bar and music venue which used to be a public toilet. It is very cool which is why I am surprised that hardly anybody has heard about it unless they are musos and come to watch or play gigs here (I only heard of it via my boyfriend who was playing here).
With very low ceilings and shabby chic minimal decor, the...more
The best thing about Ginglik in Shepherd's bush is that it is a little bit special. Located in a disused, but refurbished, underground toilet under the Green you feel as if you have walked into a private member's bar.
This, however, is also Ginglik's downfall. It is so discreet there are few locals that have heard of it and even though it can be heaving at weekends it can be fairly empty...more