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and doesn't change its entry price. Yes Ibiza is renowned for its fantastic nightlife and the super clubs it hosts, it is also well known for its astonishing entry and drinks prices. So when Ibiza Super club Pacha opened its London branch, I'm sure no-one apart from the promoters expected the prices to be the same as in Ibiza. The most I have ever paid to get into a nightclub in London or the UK is £15. However on Saturday I visited Pacha, which is situated opposite Victoria Station. Great location as it's very easy to find, and right near a Wetherspoons pub, get them cheap drinks in before you get there. I had to pay a whopping £20, yes that £20!! True I didn't have to pay it, but it was either don't go in and upset a friend whose birthday it was, or bite my tongue and hand over my hard earned cash (4 hours worth!!). So in I went. Good news is you don't have to pay extra for the cloakroom - it's free so to speak!! Ok so I admit as soon as you walk through the door, the decor is completely different to any club I have ever been in. Sophistication is prominent, with engraved wooden panels, leather chairs big enough to squeeze two of you in (I'm talking like the Cadbury's Hot Choc Ads). A balcony with wooden banisters and borders and the entire floor in pine-effect flooring. It is quite breathtaking. There is a small stage in the middle of the dance floor which guests are allowed to dance on in between the 4 dancers who come out now and again! The music is funky/Latin style house, not my kind of music but I managed to groove a fair bit in there! Resident DJ's on Saturdays and Fridays (only £15 entry) are Harvey and Seamus Haji, Jo Mills,Cosmo and Claudio Basile. Drinks prices are not too bad considering, it's around £4 for a bottle of San Miguel - only slightly more expensive than your average club! There is a funny atmosphere in the pl
ace though - it's like everyone is trying their damn hardest to look cool, instead of just getting on with having a good time. I'd say it's a slightly older crowd, more 25 - 30, and a lot of people seemed to know members of staff or each other! It seemed like a cliquey (spelling!!) group. When I was there Darius (Pop Idol) turned up!! Worth a visit but not for £20. I?m not too sure I?ll be back there.