"Yeah you might see my click in Faces," says UK Grime artist Kano in his track Ps and Qs - and he is absolutely right. This club is well known for the attendance of many celebrities from the sporting, music and TV world such as Jermaine Defoe, Akon, and Danielle Lloyd.
Found on the outskirts of East London in Gants Hill, Essex, this large club has long been big on the celebrity club scene, although a refurbishment in early 2008 has risen its game.
Basically, there are two rooms, five bars, and a white, caged VIP area situated beside a main dancefloor. There are more seating areas with private tables, but be sure to book in advance. On either side of the main entrance to the VIP area are two metal poles where clubbers can try their hand at sexy dancing. The interior of the club has been given a futuristic feel thanks to the black, silver and white decor.
Even though celebrities do attend Faces regularly, the atmosphere isn’t as pretentious as many West End Clubs. Everyone is there to enjoy themselves. If you’re looking for a good night out, this is a great place to shake a leg or two.
The door staff are really friendly - just be warned, if you don’t look over 21 and have no ID, that sweetness may turn sour.
The music policy for Faces consists of funky, soulful and electro house, RnB, and club classics with a bit of old skool thrown in for good measure. There are always special guest DJs such as Mikey from Big Brother and Masterstepz from Choice FM. On a Sunday you can catch drummer Magic Fingers giving club goers distinctive beats to dance to.
The cliched term ‘cheap and cheerful’ is the best way to describe the prices of drinks at Faces. A single shot of Amareto and cranberry is only £4.80, and a bottle of house Champagne starts at £30. They have a wide selection of alcohol, from the ever so expensive Magnum bottles of Dom Perignon to Hypnotic. There are also some decent happy hours that are worth checking out.
The Last Word
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the West End and party like a rockstar with some celebrities, take a trip down to good old Essex where Faces awaits your arrival.