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Lightbox, London: Hours, Address, Lightbox Reviews: 2/5

Thursday
11:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Friday
11:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 PM - 7:00 AM
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goldie81
By goldie81
A fantastic night! 🥳 A super-unique venue run by a very considerate team!
Jul 2022
My experience of this club was so exceptionally positive that I was absolutely shocked to read any negative reviews at all! I can only assume that management and/or security might have changed recently, so I would really encourage any readers to give them a chance, since on my visit they got EVERYTHING right! As I've always said, the first impression of a nightclub is always your experience at the door, and in my view, this often sets the tone for the night. Security greeted me with a smile, were relaxed, super-friendly and very helpful. This was a trend I noticed throughout the night too. For example, one clubber had clearly overdone it, but instead of Security simply kicking them out of the door and leaving them to be somebody else's problem (which I've seen happen elsewhere, and is an inappropriate and dangerous attitude!), they led him off the dancefloor with no judgement, no force, and the reassurance of a medic walking with them. They then took him to the medical room for treatment and I have every faith that he would have been fine after an hour or so in their care. Let's face it, we've all been there, and it's encouraging to see a caring approach to their visitors. The venue was also sooooooo much fun. The LED walls and ceiling are clearly the USP, but are genuinely great fun and enhance the experience rather than what could have easily felt like a 'gimmick'. The sound system was also spot-on, plenty loud enough but still enabling people to have a conversation (a balance not always achieved). Bar staff were also really smiley, and I got served every time within seconds (it's a particular bugbear of mine when venues fail to employ enough staff and each drink means a 20-minute queue! 😬) Of course, the promoters also make a huge contribution to the success (or not) of the night, and the quality drum and bass from Rebel Music was astounding. How this was a FREE party is beyond me, it was nothing short of epic and I will be checking the listings regularly for the next one! Overall, I was blown away. Genuinely one of the most fun nights I've had in years, and its immediate status as a new favourite venue is something I cannot emphasise enough! 🙌

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Isabel C
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Friends
Visited on 1st of January 2022 for reggaeton party, probably the worst staff that have come across in all my life, very rude, arrogant, with aggressive attitude for no reason at the entrance where the bags are checked and also at the bar, completely unnecessary behaviour towards clients. Using their own phones at work (bag search area and bar) ignoring clients and passing the idea that no one there likes the work they doing, completely shocked with all that attitude. So far too many of them for the size of the venue/event. Happy to give more details if asked.
The event price was expensive for the service provided (20£) - meant to be a reggaeton party 3different djs loads of the musics were repeated and was loads of English commercial type instead of Latin as expected.
Written January 1, 2022
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Ursy B
London, UK1 contribution
Family
A pile of rubbish. Bought tickets to a party the night of A Level results which ‘guaranteed’ entry, the last entry at ‘2am’. We began queuing at 12:15 before angry and uncooperative staff came out to tell us to move on and that the tickets were only valid until 12:30 despite the ticket clearly stating otherwise. The staff were rude, unhelpful and unapologetic. One of the staff even complained the manager was ‘pissed’ at how many kids had turned up, despite having sold us all online tickets for extortionate prices! Absolutely ruined the night after an incredibly difficult year for students given the COVID pandemic. No attempts were made to assist us in our efforts to claim a refund or compensation of any sort. Overall a disaster of a night and will never be visiting again!
Written August 10, 2021
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Nelu M
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Friends
We pre paid for tickets, my friend got denied at the door for no reason. When we tried to talk to security staff, we all got kicked out. When we tried to come back in later we got denied access. Waste of money buying tickets and racist staff.
Written March 9, 2022
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Jenni L
Morden, UK16 contributions
Friends
Being a little older, I found staff to be lovely, security were on point to me but could also see, having gone with younger family members, they may be a little over.
I had a fantastic night but on the way out my son, general conversation, mentioned another venue we’d been, was better.
What I think was the owner: manager got quite cross with his comments and proceeded to say “ don’t let him in again “
Don’t worry ( we’re not coming back)
But to all the staff, poor management isn’t your fault and you made my night.
Written March 28, 2022
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Xcloose
London, UK1,261 contributions
Friends
You will struggle to find a genuine good review of this place on TripAdvisor and that is because it is as bad as people say

The door staff seem disinterested and rude, the layout is terrible, they use the smoke machine WAY too high and I literally dread when I have to go here
Written August 5, 2018
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jays
1 contribution
Friends
Bought my ticket online- check
Reached on time- check

Upon approaching the door, I was told to step aside. lol. I don't know why. I asked for the reason. got ignored. Asked again and was told I don't have a ticket on me. wow. I like how ya'll guess who has a ticket or not. I bought one online so obviously, I had it on my phone. Bought it on fatsoma. Got in line for the second time and the doorman was like please step aside you don't have friends, of course, I have friends they were inside......
anyways this is the worst service, don't recommend going here.
Written February 24, 2019
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Shaun1950
2 contributions
Friends
You pay your money online to go to this club to where the bouncer. Are on steroid i think they come to work to pick fights they really enjoy there work...i saw about 7 of them jump one guy. Have they got the right to choke i mean stop someone from breathing. Look like i was watching a ufc fight. Evey boucher had a limb twisting...if he had a knife or gun i could of understand. But it was a smell bag of weed..i think that was just ott.
Written November 28, 2018
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LondonReview247
London, UK31 contributions
Friends
Well well well...I have to be honest and say I didn't expect much from this club as I had heard damning reviews and read quite a few too.

It completely blew me away. Fantastic sound, amazing lights (Wouldn't recommend an epileptic to go) and the bar staff and bouncers were friendly and helpful.

Not overcrowded, no grief, great crowd.

It might be a drum and bass thing, but it was a flawless night.

Well done guys!
Written August 15, 2018
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Emma Maeve C
Leeds, UK1 contribution
Friends
Attempted to go to Light-box last night to celebrate my younger cousins 19th birthday. What was advertised to be a 'festive special', complete with fake snow, Christmas trees and decorations, with three rooms, was in reality a stark and dirty single overcrowded room. The boys in our party were denied entry to the club, despite having both printed and online tickets. They were asked to pay another 20 pounds to enter the club and were spoken to in an aggressive, accusatory and antagonizing manor. The doorman also referred to my younger sister as rude and irritating whilst she tried to mediate the situation-this was both vastly unprofessional and also rather intimidating. We were left feeling robbed and deflated at what should of been a happy birthday celebration. Don't go to this club if you want to feel respected, safe and valued as an honest paying customer. Worst club night I have ever experienced.
Written December 11, 2016
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Theo G
13 contributions
Friends
Went for a drum and bass night with a couple of friends, for the night they had opened up the entire complex so we were going between 4 different rooms, plus the outside. Really good to have it set up like this, wouldn't recommend going when its just lightbox as I can imagine it would be really cramped. The music and atmosphere was good, and the security was more relaxed than I was expecting, seems to be a case of you dont annoy them, they dont annoy you. Drinks were small and expensive but aside from that, pretty decent club.
Written March 21, 2018
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