The Clapham Grand

21-25 St. John's Hill
Clapham Junction
London SW11 1TT
+44 (0) 20 7223 6523

If it’s a party that you are after, then The Clapham Grand is the place for you! You can expect to hear all of your favourite club classics, party anthems & retro tunes and there are plenty of other fun and frolics on the menu to entertain you.

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3.5 out of 5.0

Based on 4 reviews

  • Neighbourhood: Battersea
  • Type: Nightclubs
  • Keywords: tacky club, disco, private parties: up to 1500 guests, nightclub, late license, tv for sporting events, 70s Disco Dancefloor, comedy night, private hire
  • Nearest Transport: Clapham Junction (0.11 mi), Wandsworth Town (0.65 mi), Imperial Wharf (0.93 mi)
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February 17, 2011

I have to say that I totally disagree with the reviews on here - The Grand is by far my favourite club in London!

Its cheesy, fun, unpretentious – its not so much a club, but a giant house party with a HUGE flashing dance floor – what can be better than that???

Drinks are reasonable – around £7 for a double, and the bouncers are friendly and helpful. In all the years I have been going to Clapham Grand, I have never had an problems – I love it!

Keywords: Clapham Grand

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December 12, 2007

Although this is normally a night club - it's also THE largest sports screen in the country (not counting Wembley Stadium obviously!). Following a complete refurbishment (although sticking to its chinoise theme), the Grand has relaunched as a 1,600 capacity venue that includes a 25 x 16 foot state-of-the-art screen for the sports fans that is used for both its sports nights and the ongoing club nights each weekend. An absolute must for that Cup Final or major event, you can even hire out the original opera house style private boxes complete with a pre-stocked little bar fridge so your champers or beers are chilled when you rock up, and hot & cold running waitress service so you needn't trouble yourself to scrum at the bar.

I did this for my birthday party once when I lived in the area, and it was a hoot! We had a Rock Star fancy dress theme so it was perfect when DJ Glitz and his Temptations came on (as the booted, hot-pant wearing Rockettes are called). The comments of the previous reviewers hold true, but if you're up for it and you're ratted enough you'll be having too much fun to notice, nor the crush on the narrow staircases that are the only access to the balcony level which still retains it's cinema style seating. Bars have replaced the sweet counters and popcorn machines on both levels, and the entire ground floor has been given over to dancing, with a proper 70's style light-up disco dancefloor. Cheesy as all hell, but it surely must be the finest camembert! It is what it is. Considering the sheer volume of people in there on a given night I think they do alright. Can't be easy!

Free before 10pm, they go until 3am weekends but if you're thinking if turning up after normal pubs' chucking-out time, best you be on the guest list. Packs of minicab drivers await you at close of play, but if you leave earlier there's a taxi stand down the road at the lights opposite the Station.

Their Tribute Bands Nights are also a laugh, I've been to Bjorn Again - an ABBA tribute band - and Killer Queen, and they also do some pretty decent comedy nights.

Keywords: nightclub, late license, tv for sporting events, 70's Disco Dancefloor, comedy night, tribute bands, private hire

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August 30, 2007

Hm, as the review below points out this place has great potential but unfortuantely fails to deliver. their latest features being dancing go-go girls only seem to encourage the lager-louty attitude of the pple that go there. not encouraged.

Keywords: tacky club clapham

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August 16, 2007

Such potential here, great location, grand old building, crowds of potential punters... However, overpriced booze, moody staff, cheesey music and a sticky, sweaty dancefloor ultimately add up to a grand disappointment. I hope someone picks this place up by the scruff of the neck and turns it in to the truly grand venue that it deserves to be!

Keywords: clapham, grand, disco

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