I used to love Popstarz way back when it was at the Scala, but I've never been to it at Sin. Need to sort that out, and soon!
Covent Garden, London
144 Charing Cross Road, Leicester Square, London WC2H 0LA
- Leicester Square Station (<0.1 km)
- Leicester Square Tube Station (<0.1 km)
- Contact us:
020 7240 1900
- Opening hours:
Weekends 10pm - 4am
68 King William Street, London EC4N 7DZ
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5 reviews of SIN in English
I've only been here for the gay night that a few other people have mentioned, Popstarz, and I can honestly say it's one of the best nights out I've had in London! Obviously I have a unique taste in music to say the least (well, in fact it's more the opposite - I have a totally mainstream taste in music) and this catered exactly to it - several rooms, a good mix, lots of MJ and R&B - what more could I ask for?
The theatrics of the whole occasion were awesome as well - lots of people in costumes, decoration etc. - unlike a lot of London clubs I felt it was worth paying the entry fee (can't think what this was now, sorry).
My whole night here was as good as the beginning, which entailed me walking in to pay my entry to see three transvestites coming down the stairs, being led by one with the command "COME ON, TRANNIES!" in the campest voice imaginable. And it just got better from there, really. Do it! Get involved!
I can only really review one night at Sin - Popstarz, which I hope is of use to someone. Since moving from the Scala in Kings Cross last year, the legendary gay and lesbian night has morphed slightly into something less indie. Although the flyers still say it is an indie night, this is slightly confused by the lack of corresponding music. Instead we get more of the same in the way of cheese. It is good to see the r and b room going strong though. But where is the indie?
Plus - drinks have gone through the roof and the only way to afford a night here is to stick to the beer.
It’s a fun building though, where you can keep walking around and finding different rooms. I like the one with the big chandelier and seating areas. Great smoking area as well.
Great location, meh venue, super music for the rock-clubbing crowd. Last time I was here I was berated by the ground-floor DJ for requesting a Dead Kennedys track: 'Sorry, mate, it’s metal [pronounced met-oh] on this floor. Punk’s downstairs.’ Luckily, the downstairs DJ happily played “Police Truck” for me. And ride, ride, how we ride.
The basement level plays what they call “a mix of Classic and Trashy Rock” (e.g., Maiden, G’n’R, Aerosmith); the ground floor things plays metal, punk and a bit of pop-industrial; and the upper floor brings the alt/rock/grunge (e.g., Killers, Arctics).
You should really only go if you’re off your face. It’s easier to ignore the rest of the crowd, and the dreary building, that way.
Luckily, right at Tottenham Court Road station, it’s easy for transport. Admission is £5 before 11pm and £7 after.
Hmmm… I really want to like this place more than I do. It feels a bit like a warehouse which annoys me. It’s the kind of club that could feel really intimate, and it should with the whole rock/goth scene instead. But honestly, it just felt like a halloween school disco.
The location is perfect though. Very handy for night buses. And there’s some really good club nights and music to be had. The alternative cabaret club Rockabaret has just moved here from its venue in Kilburn so there’s always something exciting happening here.
I’m just not sure I’d choose to come here on a regular basis. It wasn’t that busy on Saturday and because it’s such an open space you can really tell.
Things I like:
1. huuuuuuge smoking area that feels like an outdoor nightclub.
2. Pretty darn good music.
3. central location which is very hand as it’s open until 4 on weekends.
Things I don’t like:
1. The place comes with a bit of an attitude from regulars.
2. feels a bit like a converted multistorey car park. It might be, for all I know. This is Centre point after all
3. I don’t remember how much the drinks were. I blame them for my 12 hour hangover.
Sin is a rather small venue for the hype of it but nights here are usually electric, playing all genres of music throughout the week make it an ideal hangout for music lovers.
Not much decor make it fairly open and wooden floors run throughout the whole floor which is made up of 2 rooms which lead on to each other, with the back area home to a stage for live acts.
Sin has 2 bar’s and the drinks are average price.
Great location for meeting mates or going out as it is so central and 1 min from the Astoria so ideal for after party’s.
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