Whilst you were sleeping, London’s clubs elected to reopen as early as possible…
Much like New Year’s Eve, London clubbers were waiting for midnight last night. But rather than planning a midnight kiss or welcoming in a new year, they were waiting for the capital’s nightclubs to reopen, and to unleash eighteen month’s worth of pent-up shape-throwing. Across town, revellers returned to the dancefloor, as plenty of London’s clubs threw open the doors at 00:01am this morning to make use of easing lockdown restrictions.
The end of social distancing, mandatory mask-wearing, and capacity limits under the latest government guidance paved the way for clubs to reopen this week, and at least two took advantage very early on. Legendary Farringdon club fabric was able to squeeze in a six-hour session this morning, with clubbers queueing down the street to be the first indoors when midnight rolled around. Up in Kings Cross, Egg London counted down the minutes until midnight, for an event they’d dubbed ‘Rebirth’, which unsurprisingly proved wildly popular – so much so, in fact, that they’re hosting part two tonight (July 19).
Whilst revellers were able to hit the clubs for the first time in over a year this morning, I’d wager that the night’s activities will pale in comparison to this weekend, when Londoners will be able to hit the clubs without pesky concerns about such vexations as ‘Monday’ and ‘work’. For instance, Friday and Saturday will see the grand reopening of fabric proper, and Egg will welcome famed Barcelona club night Jackies to town for a Saturday soiree (you can find tickets for that here). Will you be joining them?
As a quick reminder, here’s all the restrictions that have changed today.
Also published on Medium.