Fabric in London is one of the most famous clubs in the
country world- and when I had my first night out in London, Fabric was the place I went, and subsequently returned to the following trip after having such a good time. Renowned for its house and drum and bass nights, the nightclub has over the years been treated to international acclaim, winning DJ Mag’s ‘Best Club in The World’ award twice, as well as spawning guest appearances from most recently the highest calibre on RAM Records’ label such as Chase & Status.
With the sort of music on repeat inside Fabric, it’s easy to see why the club as become infamous for its recreational drug taking. When I went, everybody, and I mean everybody, was chewing gum, wearing sunglasses, and clutching a bottle of water as if it were the last stick of gold in existence. Over the past three years, eight people have collapsed, four of which have thereafter died due to taking either MDMA or ecstasy. The most recent incident occurred in September when an 18-year-old girl fell ill and later died in hospital after taking MDMA she’d bought within Fabric.
It’s a shame that such an established, legendary venue seems set for closure, but on the other hand it seems as if this was a long time coming what with such a notorious drug image associated with the club. If you’d like to help keep the club, use the hashtag #SaveFabric which is rapidly gaining widespread recognition.
After a meeting with Met Police, fabric has survived permanent closure. However, a number of new security and safety checks have been implemented. From now on police sniffer dogs will be constantly monitoring the venue, as well as extended security checks upon entrance.