Meat market. That's probably the single most scathing phrase you can use to deride any nightclub, instantly summoning images of freshers’ week Jägerbomb disasters, overly handsy door staff and the projectile vomit splash zones you have to avoid as the lights come up and you're herded out the door.
So it’s a weird irony that London’s best club is a building originally constructed as an actual meat market.
Anyone vaguely plugged into the UK's club scene – or just dance music in general – will know Fabric, the labyrinthine meat-and-poultry-storage-facility-turned-dance-mecca at Smithfield Market. It's the clubber’s club – a place for dance music fans to lose their minds over dubplates and drops, rather than a glorified speed dating venue with bottle service and a bag search policy.