Ok, maybe you luvverley mumsnetters can assist. I am trying to organise a night out for about 8 of us - we are all of the 'born early 70's' variety and like to have a good retro boogie.
As usual its proving a bit difficult to organise. None of us actually live in London anymore, but its the best central point for everyone to get to by public transport.
The place that caught my eye was the Peacock www.the-peacock-bar.co.uk/ as this combines food, show and cheese fest all in one place. But apparently Clapham Junction is too South for those of use who have to get back north of London ( I was going to stay the night and leave DH to it, but some have to get back home for younger babies) So I've booked it just in case, but there are folk that arent keen.
So I really need suggestions for something more central. It doesnt have to be one venue. I'm happy with a restaurant (chain is fine, we don't much care - needs to be cheapish though and probably italian as that seems to suit everyone including the veggies)
Afterwards is an issue. Club. Suitable for us not-so-spring chickens although we don't mind mingling with the students (one of us is a student!). Eighties music. Central (ish) Not expensive to get in. Not expensive when you are in there. I know theres revival (leicester square) but I'm afeard despite being 'retro' it will still be a bit too trendy for us gals.
Oh and a really fun night out is the piano bar on Kensington High Street. It would be perfect for a girls night out as you can book a table, order some food and have a chat during the early stages of the evening. They do nice tapasy things.
Then have a raucous sing song around the piano as the wine kicks in! They play a real mix of stuff - piano bar classics but also modern stuff and pop classics too. It's a really brilliant night out.
The only thing is I've never found any decent clubs round there for after they kick you out about midnight. Have always been a bit too pissed for clubbing though, if the truth be told...