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A velvet rope sways in Soho
Glitzy, glamour-loving members-only lounge club veering towards a Studio 54 sensibility, with intimate but roomy and party-friendly booths overlooking a sunken illuminated dance floor right out of 1979. A hefty mirror ball dangles above, like a kind of religious icon. Booths are colour-coded, with two in red (Boudoir), two in white (Bling) and two in pink and black (Soho). This is a very together club not too big, great sound sytem and nicely detailed and occasionally attracts famous people (Elton John, Kylie Minogue etc). Features include guest star DJs, special live appearances, and professional choreography. Wednesday nights draw a fashion-minded crowd (Misfits), Thursday nights are about bodies (Gigolo), while Fridays and Saturdays are about the famous and the flashy. Guest list is an option for the unitiated. Sportswear, trainers and ripped jeans do not make it beyond the threshold. Opened in July 2001 in a space previously occupied by gay/straight-porn Astral Cinemas. Refurbished in early 2012, then rebooted in 2014.