Absolutely love this place. You can find it down a side street off of London Bridge station, next to the arches.
The place itself is no palace but the decoration is incredible. The colours and lighting inspire you to enjoy yourself. I've been to many raves and this is the one which puts in more effort to decor than any other.
The music is usually amazing. It is literally as mixed at you can get but usually has a drum n bass, house or trance type beat to it. The whole set is very lively and will keep going right until the end.
It is quite small. There are two rooms. The furthest room from the entrance is the biggest and has the sound system and lighting in it. Poeple can be found skanking in here towards the front and just having conversation and/or buying drinks (most commonly beer or water) at the bar.
There is a chill out area for when it all becomes a bit too much and you want to sit down, or if you just want to meet some new people. In general people are very nice and friendly and easy to get on with.
There is never any trouble. The security isn't particularly tight as long as you're friendly and don't 'take the piss'.
Definitely ideal for young professionals who are a bit alternative and don't mind skanking in a hand decorated, underground venue. If you enjoy going to 6-10am (late) finishes, this is a great one to go to.
If you like the club feel of venues such as Fabric and Ministry, you may be slightly uncomfortable in Whirly. However, if you go for the music and are open to new things, I'm sure you'll love it!
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