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The CLF Art Cafe

#1,246 of 1,887 things to do in London
Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Seeing A Film OR Having a Pint and A Film Happens to be Playing

So Folks, got myself an early bird ticket to watch 'BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
London, United Kingdom
Awful security staff

If you like to be treated like pigs, it's a good place to go. I wouldn't say it's lovely to pay 15... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Nadja M
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“Disgraceful Security Conduct”
14 Jan 2018
“Awful security staff”
Multi level warehouse venue, hosting numerous leading club nights, live music events, art exhibitions, creative workshops, Theatre Productions, Film Programmes + More in a unique multi level 130 year old warehouse space.
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST, England
+44 20 7732 5275
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The security staff seems to be comprised of angry young goons with little respect for their patrons or the ritual of partying with friends in a safe and fun environment. I myself along with several others were aggressively manhandled in the queue for jacket collection...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

If you like to be treated like pigs, it's a good place to go. I wouldn't say it's lovely to pay 15£ for the entry for someone to tell me to hurry or to listen them shouting into my ear. I wouldn't even enter, but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Tried to go to the bussey building last night with a group for a birthday (none of whom were drunk). Half the group paid £10 to get in. While waiting in the queue, one of our group picked our friend up and over the barrier...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Carolmcw
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The South London Soul Train Prince 1 Year Birthday Special 22nd April 2017 had been in my diary for months – This fab venue just 15 minutes walk from my front door is one of my fave clubs in London - Mikey Jazzheadchronic is the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank sleazymichael
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Soul Train, the monthly soul night residency here, is amazing. Set over four of the building's floors, there are different spaces and sounds to suit different tastes. The live brass band on the lowest floor was the highlight but each room had something different to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was meant to go to another rooftop bar Frank's cafe opposite but I ended up stumbling here instead - amazing view of London from converted old industrial building, they were also hosting open air cinema on the other side of the rooftop. Very nice...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

So Folks, got myself an early bird ticket to watch 'BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST'. Hosted by Music Film Club: one of my favourite Hip-HOp bands - the documentary was ace, the vibe of the audience was cool -...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

I've been finding myself returning to the Bussey building again and again, they do some great dance nights with DnB/soul DJ sets as well as theatre productions. There are several levels to change it up a bit, a rooftop bar, and fairy-light lit large outdoor...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Sally J
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Went with a friend to a rooftop cinema showing at the Bussey Building and it was a VERY enjoyable evening. Lovely atmosphere (and view) up there on the roof! We got a deckchair for the film and a blanket and they have a bar to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I really have no idea what the hype is about this place - the staff were awful, the music was awful, and we had to queue for ages to get in. Don't bother. We went to the Bussey Building after Bar Story had closed -...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank SA_Traveller_76_CT
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Amy S
16 March 2017|
Response from Jazzheadchronic | Property representative |
Hey Amy, thanks for the message. Always best to arrive between 10pm and 1130pm to be sure of entry without queuing too long. So you know, The South London Soul Train takes place on the 1st, 2nd + 3rd Sat of each month at The... More