Our Spiritual Homes
We currently have four venues, three of which are in our spiritual home of East London, and one in our home-from-home, Brighton. Our London venues are regularly featured in essential London press like Time Out and London Evening Standard for turning conventional club nights and culture showcases on their head. Our new multi-arts Bar & Club Colours will be hosting some cutting edge cultural events weekly, showcasing local and global artists on the cusp of stardom as well as bringing the hottest in Nu Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Electro Pop, and R’n’B to East London.
Patterns, open since summer 2015, has made a serious impact on Brighton’s iconic seafront, with a world class sound system and critically acclaimed music programme across both DJ and live. As well as satisfying Brighton’s most discerning music fans and being nominated for the second year running as ‘Best Small Club in The UK’, Patterns is an essential hangout for locals, freelancers and the more creative student community with a head-turning cultural events programme.
QUEEN OF HOXTON
Bar, club and roof terrace, Queen of Hoxton is a staple of the East End’s cultural fabric, complete with a delicious off the grill menu and inventive cocktail list.
Holding court in the heart of Shoreditch with a tight programme of music, workshops, creative events, and seasonal rooftop pop-ups, Queen of Hoxton has been busy keeping London’s culturally switched on hedonists occupied every night of the week since 2009.
Equally tailored for the musically discerning, we’ve hosted some incredible musicians in the basement over the years, including Pete Doherty, Django Django, The Drums, Lianne La Havas, Gold Panda and Miles Kane, as well as world class electronic DJ/Producers like; Caribou, Todd Terje, Crazy P, Maya Jane Coles, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Greg Wilson.
Our stunning rooftop terrace is the original home of Rooftop Film Club and our seasonal immersive pop ups. Recent themes include Smokin’ Graciela’s a cuban themed bar with cabanas and domino tables, and Once Upon A WigWam, inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales and complete with a gingerbread bar. On Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop you’ll find event-specific food offerings, as well as a lovingly-curated seasonal cocktail menu.
With the London Evening Standard, The Metro and Time Out London regularly raving about our events programme and rooftop, Queen of Hoxton continues to be a vital hotspot on the Shoreditch map.
“The Queen of Hoxton is a bit of a “thing” in the east end and that’s probably because a trip there often does make for a damn good night out. It’s a bar, nightclub, roof terrace, performance space, art gallery and, yes, has a pretty awesome cocktail list. If that doesn’t keep you entertained then nothing will”
THE BOOK CLUB
The Book Club fuses lively, creative events, forward-thinking music programming and late night drinking seven days a week with an alternative menu
of brain-teasing and mind-expanding thought for food. Open from breakfast until late every day, The Book Club has turned the conventional arts institution on its head and is a firm East London favourite.
Well known for its Thinking and Drinking programme and pushing the boundaries of cultural event programming with immersive club nights, NYC-inspired raconteur parties, science lectures, perfume-making workshops, life-drawing classes, debates, performance-art and film festivals.
Since launching in 2009, The Book Club has also hosted some of the hottest names in electronic music, including Modeselektor, Andrew Ashong, Horse Meat Disco, Jackmaster, Daniel Wang, Roots Manuva and Braiden.
Design wise features include striking raw brick walls displaying curated exhibitions and a ceiling downstairs made from 22,000 light bulbs. We change the gallery every six weeks and our curator, Liat Chen, attracts the best of international talent from the art and photography worlds. We’ve developed a great reputation as a platform for artists, with the private views always a roadblock.
There is an event on every day of the week, all year. Vodafone, Orange and Puma are three brands that liked it enough to film their adverts there. The Wall Street Journal took over The Book Club for three days to do a ‘tech café’, attended by the head of Google, the head of Facebook UK and the Minister for Technology.
Tickets are usually on sale well before the events and frequently sell out a month in advance.
“The Book Club, has it all: events, an all-day menu of platters and classic dishes, ping pong, and a prime location on Great Eastern Street. Breakfast is a highlight, with pancakes and fruit, grilled polenta and a traditional full English on offer, while at lunchtime the bar serves up falafel wraps and English favourites like ham, egg and chips. By night, the fajita platter and cheese board are particularly popular, and if you stick around you might catch one of the venue’s many talks, DJ sets, video-game tournaments or life-drawing classes. There’s no better place to mix with Shoreditch’s young, fashionable dining population”
Patterns is a multi-purpose event space, cocktail bar and nightclub located opposite the iconic Brighton pier on the seafront. Built on the former site of a 1920’s hotel,
the recent refurbishment of Upstairs pays homage to its Art Deco roots with original stained-glass windows and exposed brickwork, complemented by warm cedar panelling and modern dashes of colour. From the Ohm sound system to the diamond-polished shell floor, everything has been carefully thought out and custom-designed to create a unique, spacious venue full of character and light.
The venue also has two stunning sea-view flats directly above the venue and is fast becoming a favourite wedding venue for Brighton’s alternative couples. On its doorstep is our sea-facing terrace, decorated this summer with a tasteful nod to poolside Miami. It’s the perfect sun-soaked spot from which to observe Brighton’s bustling seafront – accompanied by cold drinks, a sizzling BBQ and live acoustic sets. Downstairs is a world-class live performance space renowned for its programme of internationally acclaimed bands and DJs and is kitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and lighting rig to match. Both floors are furnished with bars featuring an eclectic menu of local and international craft beers, wines and cocktails. We work alongside Brighton’s favourite Hell’s Kitchen and Secret Service Events to provide a fresh, modern food menu for our private functions – but external catering is often permitted.
It might not be on a rooftop, but hipster hangout Patterns boasts one of the coolest outdoor spots in the city Evening Standard
With carefully curated line-ups and an intimate vibe, you’d be silly not to check out what Patterns has to offer in the near future. Mixmag
“It’s worth taking a summer trip to the seaside and experiencing the new face of Brighton’s nightlife” The Ransom Note
Colours is Hoxton Square’s new multi-arts bar and club. An inclusive space for people dance, create, meet, eat, drink booze, not drink booze and paint the town
whichever colour they choose. Our ‘SuperCulture hub’ will host cutting-edge cultural events every weeknight from an ‘after school’ club with networking app ‘Daisie’ to Queer Experimental Cinema and Neon Naked Life Drawing.
Over the past 100 years the venue has been host to a number of incredible live acts. Our 300-capacity live music room will continue this legacy with a stellar line up of gigs and club-nights programmed in collaboration with fellow multi-arts spaces Village Underground and EartH. Showcasing local and global artists on the cusp of stardom, alongside underplays from established acts, the venue will house a top of the range D&B Audiotechnik PA System, bringing the hottest in Nu Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Electro Pop, and R’n’B to East London.
Night time will see a selection of genre-spanning club nights with residencies from LGBTQ+ Bollywood powerhouse HUNGAMA; London’s most inclusive clubnight Pxssy Palace; house & techno party Naturalia, femme-led immersive theatre collective Shotgun Carousel and lots more!