7, Torrens Street,
Steve's done a good set of directions.
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|Description||The Slimelight is still the most notorious, worldwide renowned and longest running London club in the goth/industrial/darkwave scene.
£5 per member, £8 per guest. Check the clubs website for more details.
Go there at least once ;)
|Opening Hours||Saturday nights, 10 pm to 7:30am|
|Comment:||Slimelight ... well what can I say - that place is damn addictive ... I try not to miss a saturday and since i have been going to Slimes have only missed a few nights when I have been in London (once cause I was so sick i could not move and a few others here and there when i was too tired or something)
Music is good and the people are sooo friendly (incl staff and regulars!) ...
You will either love it or hate it ... but you have to try it at least once!|
|Comment:||why only one night?!
|Comment:||I lurrrrrv this place! Although I think it's a shame that it doesn't seem to be as packed as a few years ago and there seems to be a few more "no effort" trendy clubbers there (at least when I go). Great none-the-less! =)|
|Comment:||It takes a bit of effort to last the night, but it's usually worth it, if only 'cos you get to ride home on the tube, then sleep though Sunday. The central meeting point for London's goth and industrial scene and a good selection of music (requests welcome). Great fun, pretty all the time.....|
|Comment:||Membership is really easy and cheap, too. It costs £10 for a whole year. You'll need to find someone to propose you and someone else to second you - but believe me, you won't find this a problem; my mte Scott proposed me and there were about 5 people offering to second me. People really are very friendly. One little tip though; if you get there early, don't put your coat in the cloakroom straight away. Slimelight is based in an old warehouse, and there's no heating. It soon warms up once people start dancing (and indeed, sometimes the walls get quite slimey with condensed sweat), but in the first hour or two it can be pretty chilly. There are several bars that serve alcohol up until 2am, and soft drinks all night (though most people bring there own; you can also get a fairly decent cup of coffee. Nearest tube is Angel; if you leave before the finish however, the number 43 night bus goes from the second stop across the road from Angel tube station. There are always plenty of minicabs outside too.|
|Comment:||Went to S/Light for the first time on 6th October. Got there just before 10 and parked RIGHT outside the door leaving the car under the protective gaze of the door guy!!! No problem getting in, but a tad concerned at the appearance of the place. No worries once inside, tho', the Goth floor was playing superb atmospheric music as we supped our 2for1 drinks...smoke machine working overtime to create an excellent atmosphere, dancers becoming just eerie shapes in the swirling "mist". Upstairs VERY loud but equally good choice of music. Agree with DarkRose, quite chilly to start with, but we left with sweat POURING thru my PVC. Great music, great atmosphere, great (and interesting!!) people. Just a shame it's so far from Canterbury, otherwise we'd go every week.|
|Submitted by:||Mr Whippy
|Comment:||Slimes is great, especially if you know a few of the local bitches and bitch-boi's.
Failing that got with a few mates if your from out of town, as you'll be there for 7 hours odd and you'll probably want to have a conversation at some point.
Folks are friendly, though not always chatty....or English for that matter. Big bonus that you can bring your own drinks, really makes the place what it is. But there is a downside, the decor is rabid, its like an abandoned shed that smells bad, and the bogs are gross.|
|Comment:||Went for the first time a few weeks back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Music is really well organised, plenty of Industrial & EBM with lot's of traditional Goth too. Something for everyone really!
Everyone's really friendly, bar staff as well as your fellow clubbers. Simply fabulous sweety!|
|Comment:||Hey all. One of the things that makes Slimelight so popular is the feeling of community and the feeling that the club is there for the members. We'd love to hear all you're feedback on the club. Please feel free to email us any surgestions you have. Any idea or concern no matter how big or small will be considered and replied to. If you'd like to see changes in the decor, music, bars, bands etc then please email me at
|Submitted by:||Funeral Groom
|Comment:||Such a nice place with such a variation of music played all night. 2 floors most of the time and deffinately worth the entry fee. Drinks are pretty cheap for a club but nothing on tap even though tere is a varied selection of cans. Music good, atmosphere good, people good. Lovely jubbly! :)|
|Comment:||amazing one of the most memorable and enjoyable night / mornings ever. the best sellection of goth industreal n doom there is, you have to go its the world as we now it the ultimite club, get up go now|
|Comment:||only ever been once, but its such a great place!its a really comfortable atmosphere, and it lasts until 7am!One of the things that caught my eye was the cages that i could create living space for Incurus...;)|
|Submitted by:||Julie-Anne Borgias
|Comment:||I've tried! god knows i've tried to like this place, apparently it is the place to be, but, i don't know, maybe ive been spoilt, but i like being able to sit down without being covered in un-removable red gook, i like clean floors, and buildings that don't drip condensation on your head. too cold, and too over-rated (im probably going to die for this are'nt i). however, if you want to hear the latest music, well before it hits your local dancefloor, done the wipe clean pvcs and get on your way, and despite rumour, its not really that clicky or stuck up. (thats nottingham!)|
|Comment:||The best gothic-club in the world. Great dj, place and music|
|Comment:||I hate to say "it's not as good as it used to be" but on the whole it's not. Seems progressively less busy and the Dj sets are a bit less audience friendly than in the days of Ben and Irish Dave IMHO.
Still. It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp pig.|
|Comment:||what can i say... it`s just fascinating!.. really... it`s worth of the name : "Best goth club in the World" ...|
|Comment:||It may be just me but slimelight is another "goth" venue going "cyber" all that neon cannot be good oh and the music is slowly creeping that way too sure theres a cyber floor but the lines are blurring and i don't see it for the better... |
|Submitted by:||dark rayn
|Comment:||the options in london for goth/industrial clubs are pretty limited, and this is the best out of the lot. good place to meet people generally thou. esp in the toilets :) |
|Comment:||This weekend was my first slimelight experience...maybe my last!? Which does not mean that i do not liked it but it's a little far away from here. ;-)
I think the music was, especially in the beginnig, very good but later that night it turned more and more into industrial /electro and I missed a little bit Dark Wave and Melody. Some people seemed to be too drunk to dance, but unfortunalty they tried it anyway! ;-)Very surprising: a lot of german music...very strange for me.
But all in all it was a hot night, my legs still hurt!|
|Comment:||I went for the first time on new-years eve and i had a great night, despite being too battered to figure out where i was or what was going on most of the time... i also arrived home looking like i'd been doing a hard night's gardening - the floor was all muddy and my furry boots are now coated in slimelight's special brand of non-removable mud. hey-ho!|
|Comment:||Excellent night last night. It really worked having the "four" rooms. Even if Marc and I did have to start a new dance floor - seriously obstructing people going to the downstairs unisexes
Still we got peopel dancing where there was no dancing before.
Great night! Loads and loads of people and top usic all over the place.|
|Comment:||Home to the best sign in the world! "Please ensure goggles and gloves are in place before entering this area"
(for the daylight paintballing!)|
|Comment:||Came during April's WGW and found the club disconcertingly low in numbers! (But I guess that's hardly surprising) However, still had a really good night. There were still enough people to conjure a lively lively decadent atmosphere, and although only 2 floors were open, it was nice not to get claustrophobic and bumping into bods every second. Oh and the Chameleons got played too ;)|
|Comment:||The bouncers/staff seem to be friendly too, which is nice. When I was there, some of them started a conversation with my boyfriend about his goggles (Cy-X, of course, hee)...|
|Comment:||You gotta love this place. I am intending to go one saturday of every month because it is so addictive.|
|Comment:||I used to go a lot, and it was always a classic night out. Shall be going again soon.|
|Comment:||I was visiting London last weekend and decided to have a look. I wasn't disappointed.! Wow! All I can say is wow! This is one hell of a club! |
|Comment:||Surely not a club like it anywhere else? I think all the other reviews speak for the place to be honest. Well worth a visit, to say the least.|
|Comment:||agree with some of the above points... i went for my first time in april 2001, and my last in january, (i dont meen the last time i will go, i meen the last time i did) it does seem to be a lot more regular hard house types now, but if you catch it on a 3floor special night, especially on a perversion night then it is by far the best night your going to get, short of going to see your fave band somewhere. and the toilets arn't bad, THEY HAVE CHARACTER. (theyve been fixed up by the way).|
|Comment:||the last weekend was my first there... and i love it... great music and very interesting people (principally boys).... i wish i can stay longer in london to enjoy the atmosphere in this club|
|Comment:||I haven't been before due to having nobody even vaguely goth to go with, however a friend has agree to come with me. How much, do you think, she would have to dress up to get in?|
|Comment:||Having been to other Goth/alternative nights over the past few years (Malice Underground, Full Tilt) I finally got the chance to go to Slimelight with my fiancee a couple of weeks ago. Loved the whole "warehouse" ambience of the place, and since it was summer we didn't notice the lack of heating.
My only real gripe with Slimelight was the poxy glowstick brigade, who started off upstairs and then seeped down to the second floor when the DJ started playing vaguely electronic stuff.
If there's a guarantee that there'll be less of glowstick-wielding neon-brigade then I might take femgoth's advice and go on a Perversions night (I found Perversion in Los Angeles to be quite enjoyable).|
|Comment:||Does Slimelight require you to go in with a member if you're a guest? I'm planning a trip down to London early next year with a couple of friends from Finland, so these are the things its important to find out..|
|Comment:||If you're a guest you need a member with you. To become a member you need to be recommended by two members. If you plan on going to Slimes quite frequently then this is definitely worth it. It's true what they say, you either love the place or hate it. I loved it; lasting until 7:30am requires some effort but overall it's a good night. I went to the 3-floor special and thouroughly enjoyed myself, and now I'm a fan of The Legendary Pink Dots ;)|
|Comment:||OH YES! went to a 3 floor special was brilliant, best night i'd been to in ages,i'm a addict now! i need to go as often as i can lol oh newcastle is looking so so dull!|
|Submitted by:||black sheep
|Comment:||I tend to only go there now when there is a 3 floor special on - sadly enough, the main reason for this is that the downstairs loos are open, rather than having to use the foulness that is upstairs! Also love the music played when they have the IndusTec room as I think the music on the third floor is a tad too painful and the second floor a bit too trad for my taste. The music played in the IndusTec room hits a good balance for me, bouncy bleepyness!|
|Comment:||'Welcome to my parlour said the spider to the fly'
Well from a strictly male point of view this place is eye candy and some. First time I walked into this place my bottom jaw dragged on the ground for a good hour. The 3 floor special is amazing. Music is great ranging from industrial Dance all the way to Gothic. I still have the pretty little ladies swimming around in my head ;-)|
|Comment:||A fantastic place! Really cool atomsphere with the old warehouse decor. Great range of music with the three floors but beware of the toilets! Although, maybe they're not as dirty as they look because I met some people doing yoga on the floor?! Lots of really friendly, very beautiful people. The cages are good fun too! |
|Comment:||Went there for the first time 7.12.03 and had a great time! Gotta say the cages were the best - my little friend and I could have danced forever (thanx for the lollies, Mr Lolly Man!!). The music was a lot more dance-orientated than I expected, but the atmosphere was so good I hardly noticed. Definitely going next time I'm in London, but don't ask to share our cage -IT'S ALL OURS!!|
|Comment:||I would have to say that Slimelight is not as could as it used to be or it could be. I was fortunate enough to be an attendee prior to the Cyber floor replacing to Goth floor, and since then there has been a general decline in attendees and seems to get less and less full, which detracts from the atmosphere, the setlists have become very generic, and where the hell is the deathrock and horrorpunk that has become so popular in the US and Europe on the scene? This is the one movement that could salvage guitar based goth music in the country where it started. It's time to redress the balance. Overall Slimelight has become a generic Goth night like in any small town where they cover the whole scene on one dance floor and add a techno floor in the name of evolution.|
|Comment:||i went to slimelight for the first weekend, very cool, met some very friendly people....but where was the trad goth floor?|
|Comment:||Went for my first time last weekend. I'd like to go back, if only to see if they play something other then the Ibiza brand stuff that seemed to be getting played. Trad goth stuff was a little old for me ;) but it was still good. Atmosphere was excellent. Worth staying the night, lol... really weird feeling though when you leave, you either wanna go and die somewhere, or go again :S|
|Comment:||what a fantastic club! the people and music are both fantastic - can't wait to go back!|
|Comment:||It's worth getting your beer in cans early and get someone to sit on them for the night as they close the bar at about 2am and you're there until 7am. Very friendly and the warehouse feel adds to the atmosphere - kind of cyberpunk decadence with all the smoke.|
|Comment:||really cool night,very good atmosphere,the 3 floor nights are not to be missed and the music is spot on.shame i live so far away(typical).if you aint been make a point of going it will not dissapoint!|
|Comment:||great atmosphere, great night out. deffinatley check it out if your in the area, it wont disappoint you.|
|Comment:||What a fantastic first time!! I heart the lazer in on the 3rd flor, I thought I was having a seizure :D I cant wait to go again!|
|Comment:||The Mecha of the Goth world. It seems that every goth from every corner of the country - nay possibly the world, gravitates to the dingey ex-victorian meat house behind Angel station to get their saturday night music fix. I couldn't beleive how friendly everyone was and it was great to meet some of the online people. A MUST for every Goth - I shall return!|
|Comment:||Love love love Slimes, and i would especially recommend it at New Year. The atmosphere is really cool, everyone's tres friendly and you really don't notice that you've danced past dawn... make sure you bring comfy shoes to go home in!|
|Comment:||Just think of the ULTIMATE GOTH CLUB. This is the best club in Britan, especially the 3 floor nights. On those nights you have a 'Tradgoth' room downstairs, an 'EBM/Cyber/Futurepop/Industrial' room on the second floor and a 'Hard House/Trance' room on the top floor. That night only happens 'Monthly' though, which is a damn shame, but none the less, it's still a great club either way. It takes a lot of trouble trying to survive the whole night though, I mean 10:30 - 7:30 is pretty heavty. They also stop serving Alcohol at 2:00, but never fear, they let you bring your own Beer in. |
|Comment:||uber cute guys and girls. they let you take your own drink and they have a great selection of tunes, best english club i have been to|
|Comment:||This is a fantastic club
with a great atmosphere!! Music to suit evereyone alternitive trad-goth, Inustrial, Cyber, EBM!!!
Great surroundings, cool lights and stuff on the wall, cage dancing opitional!! (i recomend it!), great seating options all around the club. Friendly staff, frienly people really, people are willing to get to know you. You can even take your own drinks in!! Sometimes is cold inside as ther is no heating but thats isnt a problem when you get up and DANCE!!!|
|Submitted by:||Cheeky Cyber Chappie
|Comment:||I have been here a few times now but should get down more often. Fab place even though it does seem a little run down, but it adds to the atmosphere. The industrial floor is fantastic. Pounding music and the laser scanning round the room. Recommend to everyone.|
|Comment:||Slimelight is bloody brilliant and is certainly the very best club i've ever been to. Musicly it has something to suit just about every type of goth in existance cyber, trad-goth, industrial, EBM its all so damn good when I was there I couldnt decide what floor to stay on. It lasts untill 7:30 which is wonderfull but its a shame the bar closes at 2.|
|Comment:||Bar prices are shockingly expensive but apparently you can take your own. A fair crowd go but it seems like its a tight group of friends.|
|Comment:||Have only been once but would love to go again, as the music/atmosphere was great. The worst bit is actually trying to get into the place, as we found people to be very snobbish and downright rude towards us when we asked if they could sign us in, despite being very polite :(|
|Comment:||im not actually a member either, and the (only) two time ive been there, i've just walked straight in, not an eyelid batted! as long as you look the part, they usually just let you walk straight in!|
|Comment:||Went to Slimelight for the first time last Saturday (25th). Was pretty good really, wasnít sure what to expect but it did turn out pretty good.
Wasnít quite used to paying so much to get into a club, but once in the drinks werenít terribly unreasonable, or at least Iíve been to worse. Wasnít a member but it didnít stop me getting in, I think as long as youíre alternative-looking in some sense you shouldnít have much trouble.
It was very cyber, but that didnít bother me too much. I liked the music and enjoyed dancing to it. When I arrived there was a fair deal of space to move around in, but it quickly filled up, though there was always enough room to find a spot to dance in.
They could probably do with more toilets in the place but that can be lived with.
It being open to seven am was quite a bit much for me and my partner, too much early morning shopping in Camden I suspect. Will be going again sometime soon-ish after getting more sleep before hand and hopefully more clubbing stamina. Getting home on the buses afterwards was a bit of a pain, could really have done with just slipping into bed afterward :o)
|Comment:||Went to slimelight a few months back. It was a very interesting place, not too sure i liked the lack of privacy in the toilets! Although its great that you can take your own drink in. Seemed like a tight knit community there so i felt a bit out of place.|
|Comment:||Tried this place in my search for a decent goth club in London, and am still searching. Some traditional goth music was played but not much. The place itself I thought was dirty, and uninviting, and not in a nice goth way!! As I said, I'm still searching....|
|Comment:||So used to love Slimes in about 95/96, spent one of my best New Year's Eves ever there...the 8 years I lived in France, I recommended it to every even semi-goth I met...then now when I'm back in the UK, it doesn't even play any goth any more.....surely a tiny corner of trad goth isn't too much to ask....just seems lik 2 floors of cyber and a bit of EBM/Metal now.......That said, people are fine, and I could live with the toilets if I could just have a dance occasionally!|
|Comment:||Great place... totally felt like an outsider mind you... maybe I wasnt wearing the right boots ;)|
|Comment:||this place is a classic.i love the cages and those big staircases!its just soo industrial!!|
|Comment:||It is a lot of effort - I don't understand how some people can be there week in week out - but it's so much fun, great music, gorgeous people, and it's wicked you can BYOB. okay the place itself is a bit of a dive but the atmosphere and music makes up for the dirt :-p|
|Comment:||Absolubtly love this place. Planning to go this saturday but a little nervous as for the first time I am going to london alone. Hope to have a great time *hic* reccomended to anyone visiting london it has a great atmostphere and the last time I went they actually had soap in the toilets! lol. A great place.|
|Comment:||Great club despite the goth room closing at 6am and being pushed off the dancefloor by some trendy. Can't wait to go back.|
|Comment:||If I go its usually for a band, I can take or leave the club night - it really depends on the DJ's but all in all its not a bad night if youre there in a gang.|
|Comment:||Only managed to visit the slimelight once due to distance but it was a great night, good atmosphere and good music, what more do you want!|
|Comment:||Much more fun with a group of good friends to go exploring with, and great when the retro room is running! They now have a proper lounge area, karaoke, and cakes for sale - fantastic!|
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