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by Marianne Voyle (subscribe)
Published August 5th 2012
There aren't many clubs in London where I'll be happy to sit in my underwear, casually chatting to a stranger about the weather. There also aren't many clubs that think it's a good idea to throw a load of drunken people in a swimming pool together like a human-vodka soup, but miracles do happen. This is the only club in the UK to have a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and should be experienced solely for the weird feeling that you're on some sort of corrupted school trip to the baths.

Club Aquarium
Club Aquarium Jacuzzi

As it's a popular London club I expected the décor to be a bit edgy, but the place seemed like it needed a revamp. This little miracle's bar is a bit sticky and underwhelming despite the slightly unreasonable entrance fee. Their 90s style disco lighting made the slightly unenthusiastic and provocative club dancers seem a little out of place, and a few people complained that the strange trance music they played wasn't suitable to dance to or even listen to.

This club's selling point is literally 'we're a club with a pool', as there's nothing else about it that really sparks amazement. Phil Spencer would probably recommend that they give their rooms a good paint. Brighten it up a bit. And get rid of the vents, because it's freezing when you get out of that pool. I spent the rest of the night indoors shivering uncontrollably in a winter coat. On the plus side, they have a couple of bored lifeguards in there to ensure nobody tries to play 'touch' or walk on water in their intoxicated states.

Despite all of my negativity, the experience is hilarious and ideal for students.

Best time to go: Club Aquarium is at its busiest between 1am and 6am and you will have to queue to get in. Go any time before then if you fancy a quiet swim.
Entrance Fee: Depends on the day and time. Typically £15 which is above average London prices. Then an extra £2 to get into the pool (which they don't mention at the front door).
What to drink: Anything other than cocktails or a vodka, lemon, lime. They don't have lime.
Be sure to take: A towel, and any make-up, fake tan and perfume you may need after stewing in chlorine for a few hours. Swimwear is a plus too, but strangely not essential.
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Why? For the pool-in-a-club experience
When: Every night
Phone: 02072516136
Where: Shoreditch
Your Comment
have been reading other reviews on this night club and I don't understand why there is so many negative reviews. I have been a regualr over the last couple months and I must say it's nothing how people are wiriting about it. The club is original with it's swimming pool. The music is great but it does depend on what genre you prefer but even then the clubs music does cater for everyone's music taste. The bar staff were very helpful and friendly. The drinks are cheaper compared to many places in Lodon, giving great value for money on drinks deals and entry. The security are on the ball at all times so you feel oyu can enjoy your night without having to worry. Everytime I have been to this club I have had an unforgettable night, but remember your night is what 'you' make of it. Highly recommended to those whom love their house music and partying into the early hours of the morning.”
by antva (score: 0|2) 2982 days ago
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