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Review of Whirl-y-Gig

Ranked #575 of 1,283 Nightlife in London
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Went here after hearing about it months ago for a friends birthday. All I can say is it has to be seen to be believed! Amazing friendly people from all over, great music, great environment. Everyone is just out for a fun happy time. Great big room for dancing and another great big room where you can chill, laze about and even get your face painted.

It's only on once a month and tickets online well out super fast.

Special mention to Mary for going to lots of trouble for us on the night when it came to tickets.

Amazing!!! Look forward to coming back soon.

Visited March 2014
3 Thank Essex111983
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“World Music, Dancing, Chilling. 6am finish. Fantastic!”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Absolutely love this place. You can find it down a side street off of London Bridge station, next to the arches.

The place itself is no palace but the decoration is incredible. The colours and lighting inspire you to enjoy yourself. I've been to many raves and this is the one which puts in more effort to decor than any other.

The music is usually amazing. It is literally as mixed at you can get but usually has a drum n bass, house or trance type beat to it. The whole set is very lively and will keep going right until the end.

It is quite small. There are two rooms. The furthest room from the entrance is the biggest and has the sound system and lighting in it. Poeple can be found skanking in here towards the front and just having conversation and/or buying drinks (most commonly beer or water) at the bar.

There is a chill out area for when it all becomes a bit too much and you want to sit down, or if you just want to meet some new people. In general people are very nice and friendly and easy to get on with.

There is never any trouble. The security isn't particularly tight as long as you're friendly and don't 'take the piss'.

Definitely ideal for young professionals who are a bit alternative and don't mind skanking in a hand decorated, underground venue. If you enjoy going to 6-10am (late) finishes, this is a great one to go to.

If you like the club feel of venues such as Fabric and Ministry, you may be slightly uncomfortable in Whirly. However, if you go for the music and are open to new things, I'm sure you'll love it!

Visited September 2013
5 Thank LJB179
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