who up for the last ever Turnmills!

Discussion in 'International parties and clubs' started by djchewie, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Olly

    Olly No longer active

    the guys who came round with the torches were pretty nasty though..
  2. Buckley

    Buckley Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I probably missed out on bad treatment because we did nights down there and knew the owners etc.

    Having said that, if anyone was worse than the bouncers at Key were, I'd be surprised....
  3. Robder

    Robder Active Member

    No fun ruiners with torches at Trade...just blatant organised dealing. Go up the stairs - if the lights are on, just act normal! :lol: (they had a system for when the undercover operators came in.)
  4. Olly

    Olly No longer active


    being dragged into a backroom with a mate and both mistaken for dealers is not one of my fonder memories

    Apart from that, I loved The Key, which is the one I really miss - hard to explain why you prefer certain clubs - size, people, music - it just worked for me

    Bagleys/Canvas was a bit of a nightmare at times - wrong 'uns aplenty and then it took forever to get to the gents when the exits were all bottlenecked
  5. MiniMarc

    MiniMarc Well-Known Member

    had some brilliant times on the roof of the key sunday mornings , must have been 2006 i think. Was brilliant you could be out on the sunny roof terrace then go back down through an empty canvas into The Key for dark basement style rave. Both totally different but you had the option of either , brilliant
  6. Olly

    Olly No longer active

    deep, down & dirty?
  7. Beckiboo

    Beckiboo Active Member

    Turnmills bouncers escorted my very drunken mate out of Turnmills after 12hrs clubbing in there. Jon was protesting with them "mate he hasn't even done any drugs!" to which one replied "yeah - that's the problem!!" haha.... don't think they were all bad :)
  8. djchewie

    djchewie Active Member

    i miss that place...
  9. MiniMarc

    MiniMarc Well-Known Member

    Was the Formula parties. The music was abit questionable at times but the party was great
  10. Morbyd

    Morbyd Moderator

    I never thought the setup of Turnmills was ideal (felt like a party in someone's basement back home in the suburbs :lol:) but the music, vibe, etc. was always top notch when I visited. Had a few great nights there!

    I liked the Key too. And the End. In fact, probably my 3 favorite clubs in London :cry:
  11. Buckley

    Buckley Well-Known Member

    It wasn't the Erick lookalikely chap was it? Did he DJ for once or did I imagine that?
  12. Beckiboo

    Beckiboo Active Member

    No Buckers, I do have more than one friend ya know ;)

    But yes, Rich (Erick) did play at a Sooooo once...
  13. Buckley

    Buckley Well-Known Member


    What was his DJ name, I can't quite recall, but have a feeling it had 'Funk' in it?
  14. Robo

    Robo Moderator

    Whilst we are reminiscing about Turnmills which I did love! The Early Sanchez nights were good, nothing ground breaking but just decent music all night long.

    I have to say The End was my Fav club in London, what a place that was especially when Garnier was in the house. I will never forget the closing party on sunday afternoon! It went on and on and on, soo many smiley faces and lots teary ones as well. Amazing.
  15. Ferd

    Ferd Active Member

    Turnmills was the one for me.
    Never once had issues with bouncers either. Maybe they knew who the regulars were.

    For me it was Turnmills, The Cross, The End and Canvas/Key in that order.

    Those closing sets from Steve Lee and Darren Christian in the main room were epic. packed to the rafters till the 7.30 closing time week after week.

    But like has been said before, this is all down to your personal experience/memories from each club, and where you were in your life at that point.
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  16. Buckley

    Buckley Well-Known Member

    Ah, Turnmills! Seeing Clockstock promo with some Turnmills folks on it, brought it all back
  17. TazLondon

    TazLondon Member

    So many good clubs, all now gone.
  18. Springal

    Springal Active Member

    Worst thing was, i was living in London 2004-2006 ish but didn’t even scratch the surface. Was living with friends who were at Uni.

    Did a frequent Egg quite a bit and worked with someone who introduced me to Public Life but missed everywhere that is now gone! Turnmills seemed a bit scary at the time :p
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  19. TazLondon

    TazLondon Member

    I remember Public Life!
  20. Springal

    Springal Active Member

    I spent 2 years working from an office down by Aldgate East 2015-2017 and pretty much walked past Public Life every day for my lunch, always wondered how many people knew what it used to be!
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