Clubs: Club Of The Week - Tiger Tiger @ tiger tiger

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TIGER TIGER @ tiger tiger

This new venue brings a breath of fresh air to London's club/bar scene. Formerly The Design Centre, Tiger Tiger boasts a network of superbly dressed themed bars and a basement club - a myriad beautifully decorated rooms. Attracting a cosmopolitan mix of revellers, it's the perfect venue to unwind after a hard week's work, as the dress code is relaxed.

Whether you're in the mood for cocktails, a lounge atmosphere or a Far Eastern oasis, Tiger Tiger has the surroundings to match. There are also plenty of chances to stuff your face with snacks or go to the restaurant with its secluded atmosphere. The basement club reflects the venue's aesthetic, offering something for everyone. The music policy isn't too taxing; handbag house and party anthems spanning from the Eighties to the present day, but where else in London can you make a request for a tune and have a half decent chance of hearing it? Friday and Saturday offer the best party atmosphere.

Every night, 29 Haymarket, London SW1 (0171-930 1885) 12noon-3am, Fri/Sat pounds 8 after 10pm, Mon-Thur pounds 3 after 11pm

THE BEST OF THE REST

SLINKY @ the opera house

Most people are unaware that Bournemouth is the location of a cosmic battle between good and evil, so don't be surprised to see it appearing in the next Star Wars movie. For years senior citizens have held sway in the region, with bingo nights the zenith of the region's nightlife.

The rebels, led by Slinky, have united Bournemouth's bright young things under the Hedonistic banner of pure clubbing excellence.

Uplifting house in the main room and drum 'n' bass elsewhere. Great crowd, dark tunes.

Fri, 570 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth (01202 399 944) 9.30pm-4am pounds 5- pounds 7

FRESH N FUNKY @ hanover grand

If you like your beats phat and your bass deep then beat a path to Hanover Street this Wednesday for the best event of its kind and see why they received that Best Club nomination at last year's MOBO Awards.

R&B, hip hop with a dash of drum 'n' bass, this gig is very popular with the black community who make up around 70 per cent of punters - always an good indication the tunes are bangin'. No dress code, but the queue can stretch down to Regent Street so arrive early, or have your best blag lines ready.

Wed, 6 Hanover St, London W1 (0171-499 7977) 10pm-3am, pounds 5 before 11pm

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