Open since 1965, the Scotch Of St James nightclub in London has always been at the forefront of what's cool, new, and edgy. From the swinging sixties to the twenty first century, this amazing club has not stopped wowing its guests for over half a century, and looks set to continue offering one of London's most premium nightclub experiences for decades to come. Although it closed down in the 80s, in 2012 it was bought and lovingly restored, with a touch of the 60s and a touch of the modern, to reflect its heritage and style.
Nestled away in Mason's Yard behind an unassuming little door, this venue is incredibly intimate and private. But don't let the casual exterior fool you! Inside you will find a full bar, state of the art sound and lighting systems, and the youngest, hippest crowd in all of London. The ground floor is a nice, cosy little environment, perfect for sitting down, having a few drinks, and generally chilling out, with a taste of its history all over the walls.
The basement is where the club really comes to life. It is a bit bare with an industrial edge, but, as many music connoisseurs know, that sort of bare room with a wide dance floor is how you get some of the best live acoustics possible. The beats really bounce here, so whether you're there for rock, pop, world-class DJs, hip hop, the venue can handle it.
And that's a good thing, too, because this rocking London club is host to celebrity musicians from all different genres. Famous for being the first place where Jimi Hendrix played in the UK, as well as the venue that has played host to stars from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, The Scotch of St James Club is still a celebrity hotspot. Performances include Right Said Fred and John Legend, celebrity sightings include Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Georgia Jagger. It is also famous for hosting fashion house private events for the likes of Stella McCartney, and personal parties for Scarlett Johansson and Rihanna. The short form is: this is a venue favoured by world-class celebrities.
Naturally, if you want to get into a club full of celebs, you need to be dressed to the nines. Absolutely no sportswear, jeans, distressed clothes, etc. Dress smart casual.
So if you're looking for great clubs near Piccadilly Circus, or things to do in St James's Park, then you need to check out this amazing venue. Of course, somewhere with a reputation like this is hard to get into, especially on nights when there is a big event going on, a national holiday, or they have a killer headliner. If you plan on getting in, the only way to guarantee it is to get on the guest list, make a reservation, or order bottle service, all of which can be done quickly and conveniently on the Clubbable app.
That said, if you can't get in that night there are always nearby options. The Mahiki, for instance, is a great place to spend the night drinking and socializing in style.