With the Little Red Rooster London office residing in East London for almost a year now, we have gradually got to know the area rather well and come Friday we can be found on the dance floor at one of East London’s late night musical offerings.
In this blog, we have carefully whittled down the list of our favourite venues to the chosen few below so have a read, tell us what you think and maybe even see you on the dance floor? Ours is a G&T in case you were wondering.
Located slap-bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch, Village Underground has to be our first choice. This high-ceilinged, high adrenaline space hosts everything from Channel One Sound System, to house heavyweights, 5-piece jazz bands and everything in-between. In fact, its events calendar reads like a who’s who of the hottest musical talent in the UK right now. If that wasn’t enough you can even attend life drawing classes at this late-night London spot. Couple this with the ex-underground tubes converted into a co-working space on the roof, and you can appreciate the creative melting pot that Village Underground operates as.
Tucked away in the backstreets of bustling Bethnal Green, residing under the shadow of the now disused Hackney Road gas works, somewhat of an East End landmark, is multi-purpose art and music venue Oval Space. Famed for their Saturday PM-AM parties, Oval Space has become an institution on the London club scene. For those looking to throw themselves in at the deep end with this particular venue we recommend seeing Nina Kraviz who will headline on November 3rd. Enter at your own risk however, this one will be nothing short of a techno fuelled charge into a night of un-adulterated hedonism.
Although a damn right delicious Louisiana and BBQ restaurant first and foremost, Blues Kitchen is much more than just chicken wings and chatter. At night, the bar area is transformed into a live music mecca with everything from Soul to Swing on the menu. With no need to pre-book tickets, this venue is a perfect option for those ‘two pints down the pub turned night out’ spontaneous kind of ones.
Think more Berghain than business district with this Surrey Quays gargantuan event space, which lies just over the way from Canary Wharf in this area of east London that’s better known for business parks and multi-plex cinemas… Until Printworks opened its doors that is. Housed in what used to be the Metro and Evening Standard printing facility, this 2500 capacity venue is immaculately done up as downright warehouse perfection. Pulling in the very best of House and Techno line-ups, Printworks has already solidified itself amongst the very best of the industrial playgrounds of Berlin to Brooklyn.
Note: Printworks operates only in the day with its parties finishing at 11pm so technically you can be home at a reasonable hour and be fresh for the following day… technically.