The Rhythm Factory

16-18 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London

The Rhythm Factory has always promoted a forward-thinking, experimental music policy. And that's what it's still doing...

The Rhythm Factory, exterior picture

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Address:16-18 Whitechapel Road
Whitechapel
London
E1 1EW
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Night Clubs
Region:Whitechapel
Nearest Station:Aldgate East
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

11am - 3am Mon - Thurs
11am - 6am Fri
9/10pm - 6am Sat
Email:Send an email

Facilities & Info:
  • Smoking area
  • Private hire available
  • Large screen television
  • Disabled access/facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Live music
  • Outdoor space
About: Reviews

"The Barometer Of London’s Musical Trends" - The Guardian
"A Place To Hear Cutting Edge Sounds From London's Underground" - Timeout
"Possibly London’s Most Rock’n’roll Venue" - One Week To Live
"Boasts An Illustrious History" - Clash
"Pioneering Doesn't Even Come Close" - The Big Issue

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"The Rhythm Factory has always promoted a forward-thinking, experimental music policy. And that's what it's still doing... "

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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Since bemoaning the state of London’s clubbing scene is a full-time job for some people, the gems are being forgotten. Which is fine because it means more space for everybody else and crowds who come for the music rather than the hype.

The Rhythm Factory has a special place in this reviewers’ heart, ever since every month of 2006 was spent waiting for the regular Breakin’ Bread nights that never failed to deliver. Break dancing, scratching, MCing – it was a student rap fan’s dream. That night might not be the draw it once was but the Rhythm Factory has always been one for pushing forward-thinking, dynamic musical lineups. Dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass, dancehall and house still rocks the rooms from Thursday through to Sunday and judging by the crowd on our visit, people remain appreciative of the booking policy that insures ‘proper’ music.

Never one to appeal with its looks, the space has been spruced up in the past few years, which has set a clearer divide between the rooms. The front bar is all food, artwork and ambience while the real music remains in the two warehouse spaces in the back. Simply, there’s a DJ booth, a wide dance floor and a small amount of old leather sofas that must have been around since before this was even a club.

Not everybody understands the fuss about the Rhythm Factory but if you’re a clubbing fan then you’ll get its appeal. It’s a dirty, seedy club that is strictly about the music and if you can get on board with that then a visit to Whitechapel Road and an all-nighter here is long overdue.



T.A.O reviewed The Rhythm Factory on Tue 13 Aug 2013


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Miranda
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The Rhythm Factory is quite a small venue,there are 3 rooms - a bar at the front,then the main room with comfy leather couches and a large area to dance in, and a smaller room at the back, each with a bar. If you're into breakbeat, the monthly AIR nights are amazing, usually including Ali B, Krafty Kuts and Freq Nasty or Plump DJs on the line up. For those of you who don't like getting lost in a club,it's like a smaller, more intimate Fabric.Ace!

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