The majestic Clapham Grand is one of London's most spectacular listed buildings, with a famous flashing dance floor, regular club nights and the brilliant Comedy Carnival every Saturday.
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This review comes with a disclaimer as it was quite a few hours into a drinking marathon before I stopped into here.
The queue went relatively quickly and the entry fee of £10 wasn't too bad... The place was absolutely packed when we got in and I definitely felt like one of the oldest people there!! (and I'm in my mid 20s...) Everyone seemed pretty cool, I didn't get hassled by meat market...more
The Clapham Grand gets only one more star than it's rival and compatriot Infernos. This place is marginally better because you get a varied crowd and it's unique in it's layout and location.
But lets not kid ourselves. The Infernos vs Grand argument is valid for a reason - they both sit squarely in the same category of drunken hell. If you're in here you've got to be hammered.
Errrrr. The Clapham Grand. What can you say about this place, one of the only late night week day drinking holes in the thirsty Clapham?! Well, it's always busy, even on a weekday. Although the place is famed for it's gigs, i can only speak of it from my experience being very drunk in here at 4am on a school night. Oops.
Did you read that article recently about Chelsea and Fulham being the...more
I can only really speak about the Clapham Grand from the perspective of someone who has been there to see live music rather than a clubber and I have to say it makes a cracking gig venue.
I went to see Oasis a few years back there and more recently a music showcase night and both times I was impressed at the comfort in which I was able to watch the acts. The view of the stage is good...more
The Clapham Grand has finally undergone some refurbishment. This massive venue right close to Clapham Junction station was abuzz with bubbly clubbers when I arrived, and when I walked in it was easy to see why. Rumour has it that the new owners have spent £1.2m to deck the place out in opulence. While the colourful interior left me feeling a little like a colour-blind camel at a bull fight,...more