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The Vibrant History of Infernos Nightclub in Clapham

Another South London classic building for me has to be Infernos nightclub in Clapham!

Infernos nightclub print by Laura Willis
Infernos nightclub print available in my shop!

The current Infernos Nightclub building in Clapham was originally constructed in 1914 as the Majestic Cinema, designed by renowned cinema architect John Stanley Beard. After its closure as a cinema in 1960, the building was converted into a recording studio and bingo hall, attracting famous musicians such as Brian Eno and the Sex Pistols. The venue then transformed into Cinatra's nightclub in 1985 before becoming the popular Infernos Nightclub that we know today.

In this post, we'll take a closer look at the history of Infernos nightclub in Clapham, what makes it such a South London (for better or worse) staple? 

The Early Days of Infernos Nightclub

Infernos nightclub opened its doors in the early 1990s and quickly became one of the hottest spots in South London. 

The venue was designed to evoke the spirit of the disco era, with bright neon lights, glittering disco balls, and funky retro decor. From the moment it opened, Infernos was a hit with Londoners and tourists alike, and quickly became known for its vibrant atmosphere, cutting-edge music, and unforgettable parties.

Close up of Infernos print

Close up of Infernos print

The Evolution of Infernos Nightclub

Over the years, Infernos nightclub has undergone several transformations, reflecting changes in London's nightlife scene and the shifting tastes of partygoers. The venue has expanded to include several rooms, each with its own unique vibe and music style. Today, Infernos is known for playing an eclectic mix of music, from classic disco hits to the latest chart-toppers, and attracts a diverse crowd of people from all over the world.

The Legacy of Infernos Nightclub

With its focus on pop and party music, Infernos Nightclub in Clapham remains a popular destination for London's nightlife enthusiasts. Over the years, it has undergone multiple renovations while still retaining much of its original character and charm.
The impact of Infernos on London's party culture has been profound and its legacy continues to be felt today. The nightclub has inspired many other clubs and parties, and its unique style and energy have helped shape the city's party scene. Infernos has also become a symbol of London's inclusivity, welcoming people from all walks of life to dance the night away together.
Infernos Art Print with plant

An unusual gift idea!

Not only does owning a print of Infernos nightclub allow you to show off your love for the venue, but it also adds a touch of retro-inspired style to any space. The print is perfect for adding a pop of colour and energy to a dull room, and it's sure to spark conversation among your guests.

Plus, it's a great way to support an iconic London venue that has been a cornerstone of the city's nightlife scene for decades. 

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