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Charterhouse Street, EC1. Tel: +44 (0)20 7490 0444.

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      20.06.2002 22:22
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      Having been to Fabric a few times now, I have to say I prefer the Friday nights more than the Saturdays, more breakbeat and a bit funkier, however Saturday is a good night aswell. It is split in to a number of rooms. The hardcore dancefloor, that hits you straight in the senses as you first enter after walking down the stairs, leads onto a chilling corridor with large seats, then through to another large dance floor that plays more mainstream music, if you venture upstairs you will find a room over looking the two dancefloors playing funkier music. All the rooms, although very much open to each other have good sound systems that prevent a lot of crossover noise pollution. It is also good in that each room attracts a certain type of person; the hardcore room - wide eyed dancers, the chill area - gouched out and relaxed, the back dance floor - a slighty more city boy clientele, upstairs - dancing but a bit off the wall. A good large club, don't go there to get whammed on booze, dance till 7am then get the tube home.

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        27.03.2001 21:06
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        You need only go to Fabric once and you are sure to be come back to it. I've been there almost 5 or 6 times and everytime i've had a phenomenol time. First, the resident DJ's are the best ive seen anywhere, unless your at Home when Oakey was Djing or something like that. Craig Richards and Terry Francis rock! They produce different and exquisite music everytime..just to name a couple of them. If your lucky enough to go when X-press 2 are playing then your in for something amazing. These 2 guys who DJ quite often at Fabric as ive seen them 2 out of 5 times make their own music on the spot. They play together....they have these computerized instruments and synthesizers along with the decks and they just create it. Kinda like going to a restaurant and having the food cooked right infront of you eyes. The next thing is the size of the club. This is a club that was built as a house club and therefore is very spacious and well designed. you will never be too crammed for space in Fabric unless Sasha is playing and everyone leaves all the other rooms to see him play, even then you will be happy. The bathrooms are really cool and the water fountains are very useful to cut down on the crowds of people. Although long line ups for the loo are very common. The chillout loungs is also very comfy cause u can lie down but you would be lukcy to find any space. The club closes around 7 on a Saturday. I've never been on a Friday but apparently its a different night altogether. But if you wanna club hard, meet the friendliest crowd in london (seriously!!), enjoy great music and just have a great experienced this is the place for you.

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          23.02.2001 03:11

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          Fabric I waited in the queue for over one hour in order to enter Fabric. Entrance was £ 12. It was a very huge place. Everyone was telling me to go there but I did not like the club that much. I can say that prices are changeable in the same night. They also closed at 3 o’clock. It was not worth for standing in the queue for hours. We went there as 10 pople we did not like the ambiance at all. In comparison with Ministery of Sound, I absolutely prefer Ministery of Sound. `

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          14.02.2001 19:39
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          Having moved to London 4 months ago, I am ashamed to say that my experience of the nightlife had not extended much further than overpriced, posey pubs and clubs in the West End, until the first Friday in February when a friend visiting from Liverpool persuaded me to venture a little further East. I was advised to dress down for Fabric, and I'm glad I did. We arrived at 9.30 having been unable to buy tickets earlier in the day - it was still about £12 to get in (£10 N.U.S.), but we only queued for, what, 2mins, and another bonus was that we got to familiarise ourselves with the rather large and labrynthial (if that is a word) interior before the hoardes arrived. Cloakrooms only £1; tip, go to the outside one, less busy. We sank down on comfy sofas to recover from the shock of paying £5 for a double vodka and lemonade (singles were £3, hmmm, I see the logic). Through the smoky, shadowy air lounging people of a variety of ages (but predominately early 20s) checked each other out. The music was fantastic - I'd went to see French House dj's Cassius, but Norman Cook and other big acts were also playing. Despite having heard horror stories about sardine-type dancefloors, I found plenty of room to strut my stuff. The only bad thing I could say about it was when I ventured to the (mixed) bathrooms, slightly the worse for wear, admittedly, it took me about 3 hours to figure out how to turn on the taps, until some kind young man indicated to the (well-concealed) foot pedals on the floor - magic! Oh, and another thing, those primary-school assembly benches / chuch pews they tried to pass off as seating on the edges of the dancefloor are NOT cool, just bum-squaringly uncomfortable. But all in all, a fantastical night was had, not just by my group, but seemingly by all the lovely persons in the entire club. Will definately return.

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            30.01.2001 19:23
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            I'm very confused about the popularity of Fabric. That isn't to say I haven't enjoyed the nights out I've had there because I have, but I can't fathom the scale of people's praise for it. To me it's a very average venue with a good PR department and that is the main reason so many people consider it the 'coolest' club in the city. In their favour they do have excellent line-ups on a regular basis, and good high-profile regulars such as James Lavelle, Grooverider and the Scratch Perverts. They leave no genre of dance music unrepresented, and they're very cool about the crowd they let in (there's no dress code at all). I have no music-related complaints... HOWEVER... My main issue with Fabric is the layout, which is really confusing. I've been four or five times now and have only just figured out how the rooms, bars, cloakrooms and staircases seem to fit together. I know it's a big venue, and that it's dark, and that it's full of people, but there are no helpful arrows or signs. Do I sound like someone's mum?? The other thing is that because of its popularity, it is always full 'to capacity' - to me it has always seemed a bit too full. If you arrive any time after 11.30 you literally cannot get onto a dance floor for people happily elbowing each other in the eyes/ribs/whatever. ALSO if you arrive any time after 11.30 you are very likely to be queueing outside until around 2am before you are let in. Which does beg the question, is it worth it? Bars in big clubs are always expensive, because they know they can charge what they like and people will just accept it, but Fabric really is cheeky. They also seem to charge a bit randomly - I have been charged between £1.50 and £3 for a bottle of water on the same night, and always check your change - the best tips tend to come from people with distorted vision...dear me, I am being a cynical old witch. I apologi se, but I'm sure this has been done to me. The security is very slack, which could be a good or bad thing depending on what you do for fun - there are no door checks at all and it seems exceptionally easy to buy and sell drugs in the club. Usually admission is between £10-15, and based solely on the DJs they have I would say this normally represents good value for money. A lot of other factors are really patience-testing though - I'd say give it a try at least once, because a lot of people really seem to rate it, but get there early!

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              08.12.2000 01:20
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              This certainly is one great night club and the place to be seen by anyone and everyone. It is simply class from the atmosphere to the drinks Its a pretty big and well known place as clubs go. So theres always a bit of competition getting tickets on the night, but eventually you do get one!!! Like any respectable night club its got securtiy, not to fussy but firm so watch out. The atmosphere is great, the place is safe and friendly. But know to the best part - of course the music.The DJ's are great and they certainly get the dance floors packed. The music is up to date and absolutely class, theres something for everybody, well probably.... The events are well organised and advertised so you'll be sure to hear about them. As like most clubs the drinks are expensive but in comparison to other clubs prices are reasonable. This gets my full back up and if your up for a great night then head here!!!! Prices vary.

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              06.10.2000 07:06
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              Last friday at fabric was the bomb! The sound system is amazing with speakers in the floor and numerous dance arenas and top acts and DJs every time. A good & safe atmosphere is had by all. The music is cutting edge varying on different nights to suit all tastes. The security is frienly but not to on top and the drinks are competetive for a london club.The events are well organised with drum and bass most fridays. get there early to make sure you get in Word up for all party goers be there!

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              09.09.2000 04:15
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              Last Saturday I paid a visit to fabric and I have to admit the place rocks. The club isn't as big as you'd think it would be and there are not seven floors, but it does posses three different music areas, a chill out area (which was always full) and lots of bars. Admission is expensive (£15 or £12 with NUS card) and as soon as you get in there you realise why. There are stewards everywhere, on the dance floor, in the toilets (which are unisex and must be tried) and standing by the bars. This can seem annoying, especially as most seem to be doing nothing. The bars only stock Budweiser or rolling rock in the way of bottled beers (£3 each), but a wide range of spirits are available (around £3.50). Remember though that the bars stop serving alcohol at 3.am on Sunday morning due to license regulations. Its best to get to the club at around 11pm (the club opens at 10pm)to avoid the queue's. The only place to go before then is the bar next door as there is very little in the way of pubs around this area. The club gets very busy around midnight and continues to be full until around 4 am, when the lightweights head home. The club falls a little flat after 6 am as only the drunk and stoned continue to dance, but before you go you must visit the vibrating floor in room one. Cracking stuff.

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                06.09.2000 03:08

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                One of the recent wave of super clubs, Fabric, a one-time massive Victorian fridge, had almost £5 million spent on it, and it shows. This 2,500-capacity monster is an architectural treat - it's just three huge rooms, equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, which pump out consistently superb sets from some of the capital's top DJs (with an emphasis on the underground). The main 'bodysonic' floor is a giant sub-bass speaker - so the earth really will move for you. That said, it's fiercesomely pricey. (84 words)

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                24.07.2000 05:18
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                If you haven't already been and you enjoy clubbing then this is something you really should experience. If you pick the right night for you (for your own musical taste(s), garage, trance, progressive etc) there's no reason that you shouldn't have a fantastic time. Fabric is an enormous underground superclub in the heart of London, the door staff are pretty nice and friendly, the staff inside the club are very good and the owner of the club is also a nice bloke. I have had a nice chat to him in the past when out clubbing. Fabric always attracts top name DJ's and top nights due to its size and cleantel. It's well decked out in the sound and lighting department and has stacks of different, enormous areas - one called "BodySonic" which if you don't know is lined with underfloor speakers to make your body vibrate even more - it's mad! I would recommend going here at least once if you enjoy a good night out. The only real drawback is expense, it's not cheap on the door.

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                06.07.2000 01:37

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                A Saturday night in Fabric was undoubtedly the best clubbing night out I've had in London. Sasha, world-famous dj was playing, and played until well after 7am, having been on since about 2am. On big nights such as this you have to get there early, about 9 o'clock to be sure, and bouncers tend to be picky about who they let in (try and go in groups of equal numbers of boys and girls). £15 may be a bit steep, but if you can stay until 7.30am, there's not much to complain about. It's a big club, with speakers under the floor in the main room, so you can't help but dance. I noticed a considerable number of people taking pills, but the majority of the crowd are not looking for any trouble. The toilets are unisex, which may be a bit daunting, and the drinks are average for such a big club. Definintely should be tried if you're staying in London. Nearest tube is Farringdon, about 5 minute walk from station.

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                28.06.2000 21:25

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                One of the new "Super Clubs" to hit our capital, Fabric comes with a hefty reputation to live up to. Directly in competion with Home, Frabric has its fair share of novelties too, namely a vibrating dance floor. This isn't as ludicrous as it sounds, as it has bass speakers inbedded in it and adds a new dimension to the whole experience. Consisting of three main dance floors and boasting a whole host of top DJ's Fabric won't leave the serious clubber dissapointed. The only compliant I would have is the price of the drinks, at about £4.50 per bottle they're not cheap. But then you don't expect them to be in a club, you don't go to a place like Fabric to get drunk. Its a clubbers club, not somewhere ot go when the pubs shut, but somewhere to go to dance 'till dawn. (And you can, it is open till 7am) Well worth a visit.

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                14.06.2000 20:12

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                Fabric another member of London's 'Super' clubs. The place is ENORMOUS! Something like 7 seperate floors..... but unless you go there on one of the biggest nights, half the place is shut-off! Immensely frustrating when you have to fight your way onto one of the dance-floors and when you get there you can't dance as it's so packed your feet aren't on the floor! Fabric also suffers the 'Super Club' disease of being over-priced. I can't remember any drink costing less than £3 and I was on lemonade! (just kidding) That said, the music was superb, the resident DJ's are different enough from the main-stream to keep you "movin'" and interested. The musical areas differ enough to make it worthwhile finding the right one for you and the air-conditioned chill-out areas are a God-send after 3 hours on the crowded dance-floor!

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