One of the new breed has just taken up residence at the Hanover Grand on Thursday nights. Confidently named The Next Big Thing, it offers you a hybrid of Handbag House, dancefloor anthems and a live band.
The queue outside is fashionably long but once inside the vibe is uplifting and sociable. Dress to impress: the cosmopolitan clientele reflects the decor of the club itself and exudes sophistication (a pleasant change from the sixth-form party atmosphere of too many London venues).
The live bands provide a welcome contrast to the bumping house churned out by the likes of Derek B and Dom T but the real bonus can be found downstairs. This smaller room offers an intimate chill-out zone, but more intriguingly boasts a mixture of well-selected funk and hip-hop.
With future plans for sponsorship, there will be plenty of freebies floating around for those willing to stagger into work on Friday morning a little the worse for wear. If you feel frisky next Thursday, The Next Big Thing is definitely worth a visit - it easily beats Prisoner: Cell-Block H.
10pm-3am, Thursdays, Hanover Grand, W1 (071-499 7977)Reuse content