Alister Morgan
Saturday 26 April 1997 00:02

Twice as Nice at The Colosseum, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, London SW8 (0171-272 4185). 8pm-3am, pounds 4 before 10pm/pounds 8 after. Sunday

If London is the city that never sleeps, then Twice as Nice has to accept some of the blame. The capital's premier Sunday night has been pulsating south of the river since last September. The clubber's Sabbath is often a buffer day between the previous night's indiscretion and your 9-to-5 on Monday morning, but, hey, you can catch up on sleep when you're old.

Most other Sunday venues hope to entice you in as you meander home from the night before; they're usually quite small and only open until early evening. But Twice as Nice jumps to a different beat, grooving away within the generous proportions of The Colosseum and, what's more, it doesn't open until 8pm. It serves up an intoxicating mixture of bumpin' tunes amidst a friendly party atmosphere.

The main room showcases uplifting underground garage, while classic soul/ R'n'B grooves feature in the Reminisce Room. The success of the night is such that a third room, playing old-skool 1990s garage vocals, is about to be launched.

Lightweight clubbers, whose tired bodies start to rebel, can decrease their heartbeats per minute in a chill-out room. Video games, movies and even the Sunday papers are available. What more can the modern clubber ask for? Dance to your favourite tune, then see if Saturday night's excesses warranted a picture in The News of the World.

The vibe is always friendly and social butterflies are eagerly welcomed. The clientele is mature, stylish and out to have a good time. If you're not willing to make an effort in the style department (strictly no baseball hats and trainers) stay in and watch The Antiques Roadshow. Dress to impress or be distressed.

Tomorrow's event sees Twice as Nice join forces with Touch magazine for a memorable party. Loads of freebies and surprises are promised, so arrive early to avoid the back of the queue.


If the style police at your favourite club refuse you entry, all is not lost. We have five six-video volumes of "ClubaVision" for the first five postcards out of the postbag. Featuring the nation's top clubs, fashions, music and DJs, it's a cutting-edge video magazine that captures the unique vibe of the clubbing scene. Send your details on a postcard to: Alister Morgan on Clubs, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL, by Sat 3 May

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