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"The Church" - Sunday Club - Not for the faint hearted! **SEE HOW TO FIND ME**

The Church Club is something of an institution in London partying circles - primarily antipodean (Ozzies, New Zealanders and South Africans, with a sprinkle of all other nations).

I was in two minds as to whether to post this event - it's not the type of event that is typical of, or indicative of the 'typical' mtmoLondon event. Not something I plan on repeating in the near future, but as a one-off event...

I haven't been for 10 years, but have a friend from New York in town who's very keen to go, so I thought I'd open up the experience to the group!

The web site says: "If you fancy a few drinks, a laugh, a dance and the chance to sing your heart out to some new and classic rock on a Sunday afternoon then Church is the place for you. The show is risque...the comedian swears (!) and we have strippers every week, usually female but sometimes male as well, but it's all very light hearted so imagine stag/hen do rather than lap dancing club. The crowd are very relaxed and are all there to have a good time, expect people to talk to you, don't expect attitude or posing.

Nearly every week there's someone in fancy dress so feel free to wear what you like, girls dress for a gig, we wouldn't advise high heels. There is no dress code otherwise. We only serve drink in cans, they don't break if you drop them and are quick to serve so keeping queues down at the bar.

There are Church Wardens all over the venue, inside and out. They are there to help you so make use of them. Lastly, we are very proud of the fact that we have such a friendly crowd and that we can provide a safe environment for them to have fun in but if you do see someone doing something you think is wrong then please let us know so we can ensure everyone has the best day out possible.

This is a 'spit n sawdust' venue, which will be very noisy, very rowdy, and boistrous to say the least. It is a very friendly environment, so totally safe, but do check out the web site and pictures to get the 'feel' for the event.

Useful to get tickets in advance as the Bank Holiday weekends tend to be very busy - as this involves Sunday drinking, giving people the Monday to recover.

Note: The Church is open from midday to around 4pm on Sunday, and is generally followed by a mass exodus to other antipodean bars around the capital. e.g. Walkabout, Shepherds Bush, Walkabout Covent Garden, Slug and Lettuce, Fulham.

Check out the web site: HERE

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  • Stuart

    Great fun. Mostly Australian, NZ and South African - very friendly. Good natured, beer everywhere, singing - baudy fun.
    Not sure it's a meetup-type event tho.

    August 26, 2008

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