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The End in general (London)
Member Name: Crypzy
The End in general (London)
Date: 30/11/01, updated on 30/11/01 (41 review reads)
Advantages: Interesting lighting, Nice venue
Disadvantages: Not enough Hard house
Wow! I finally made it to The End and it was definitely worth it. My mission started at 2pm, Sunday afternoon. I had already been to two clubs and this was definitely the end when I found it but you can imagine the state I was in. My boyfriend and I managed to get lost around Tottenham Court Road area and ended up walking for about an hour trying to find the club. As it goes with London, everyone was foreign so no one knew where the club was. We asked about ten people for directions but all were wrong and we found ourselves walking around in circles.
So here’s the directions now, in case you need them; Tottenham Court Road tube. Walk down New Oxford street past a huge ugly grey building called Centre Point. (Which should be on your right.) It is very tall and not hard to miss. If you are going in the right direction you should come to WEST CENTRAL STREET on the right and The End is down there. It’s about a 5 – 10 min walk if you are sober.
Security were friendly enough. Stricter outside than inside which is fair. They are not hard to miss in their bright blue bomber jackets but trust, they look scarier than they are.
The End is quite a new club, which was reflected inside. It is actually owned by Mr C from the Shamen who has done a better job to the club than his singing career. It’s built in the style of the viaduct arches. But is too nice to resemble just a tunnel. There are two rooms of music. I went to Riot! Which was bangin Hard house of course. I was very impressed. The club looked so clean, it was very luxurious (I mean compared to my usual holes) and full of an up for it crowd with no attitude at all. I noticed that the lighting was different to most clubs as it liked to stay dark with a constant strobe. There was UV also which would come on and off at certain points. This created a sort of dark squat party feel but in a club atmosphere. It was brilliant.
The End hosts a variety of nights including
Drum and Bass, Techno, House and Hard house. It has seen the faces of Roni Size, Andy C, Grooverider and Pete Tong. I would say it was a very respectable club as it even let go of it’s garage night (Twice as Nice) because of the violence.
Toilets were VERY clean. Drinks were expensive, cheapest being £3.50. Door prices are average, around a tenner and it normally stays open until 6am. There is no dress code and sound system was bangin!
I would advise to check out what music is playing when you want to go because it changes and varies all the time. The End is celebrating it’s 6th birthday next year.
Definitely recommend The End.