Visited Ministry of Sound a couple of weeks ago for a friends 21st and it was on of the worst experiences I have had at a club. My friend had arranged guestlist entry for our group weeks before with the club, which meant we were going to get in for free after 2am.
So, we went to Hed Kandi first, which is in nearby Clapham, and arrived at Ministry just after 2am. We were then told we weren't allowed in, but were not told the reason for this. After a few of the group talked to the bouncers outside the club they decided to let us in, however, my friend whose birthday it was, was taken away by one of the bouncers into a side door. All of us assumed they had taken her to sort out the guest-list entry, and luckily another girl in our group went with her. So we waited outside the entrance to the club for them to return, being told nothing by the bouncers about what was going on. Eventually one of the boys managed to go and see what was going on, and he told us the bouncers were keeping our friend in a small room because she was apparently too drunk to enter the club. None of us had been told this, and she definitely wasn't told of where they were taking her, and she wasn't allowed to leave the room until they were satisfied she was sober enough to enter the club.
In the meantime, the rest of us decided to go into the club, but had to pay £10 each even though our group was supposed to be getting free entry. Even though we didn't get into the club until gone 2.30, the queue for the cloakroom was ridiculously long, so none of us bothered to put our coats away. The wait to get in wasn't even worth it, as the music was rubbish and the drinks were expensive.
Ministry of Sound is an over-rated, over-priced, pretentious and frankly boring club which plays shit music and has staff which treats the clubbers like shit. It was a complete waste of money and my time.