in Leicester Square
opened about the same time (1999) as the other London
musical mecca Fabric
, Home has 7 floors (capacity 2,500) and is hard to navigate when drunk
. Many excellent DJ
s play at Home, but being in Leicester Square means that it is plagued by many tourists who don't help the vibe
. Like all clubs in Westminster, Home must close by 3:00 every morning.
For now Home is a thing of the past. It was closed around Easter 2001 by the Westminster council for insufficient control of the drug trade (the police found only six people selling pills on a Friday night). Their license was later reinstated but the parent company, Big Beat, suffered cash flow problems and declared bankruptcy. In 2001-August Mean Fiddler acquired Home's clubs in Sydney and London and is expected to make reopening Home in Leicester Square a priority.
Home is also responsible for the 35,000 person summer Homelands festival outside London.
The extent to which one can consider a club a home is probably more of a reflection of their lifestyle than anything else. Junior Vasquez's (also closed) den notwithstanding...