The Peacock is Clapham Junction London's award winning 2am late
night bar club, but with a twist, combining burlesque and cabaret early
evening with retro 70s/80s/90's Djs later on, every Friday &
Saturday, to create truly awesome club nights. The styling, drinks
selection and service are exceptional too. You can read all about it
below and by following the links to the other pages on the site.
Despite being only open six months The Peacock has already received rave reviews in the Press including being rated "Top London Burlesque Club", "Top London Cabaret Club" and "Top Clapham Nightclub" by View London, the leading London bar club and restaurant review site , as well as being awarded "Best London Small Venue 2009" by Function-Fixers, London's leading private party venue finding service. See our Press page for more information and links.
FUNCTION FIXERS 1st July 2009
Describing themselves as "Clapham Junction's newest 2am late night
bar club but with a twist combining burlesque and cabaret early evening
with retro 80s/90's Djs later every Friday & Saturday to create
truly awesome club nights"
Our clients who have booked there have rated them Excellent or
Outstanding for Bookings, Service, Cocktails, Music, Entertainment,
Ambience and Styling with a Good for Food giving Peacock Bar the
highest overall feedback rating for Small Venues (with a capacity of
under 300 people) 2009. With exciting plans to build a second floor
for private functions and a "Secret Garden" we look forward to working
with the Peacock Management Team for many years to come.
By constantly monitoring customer feedback Function Fixers is able
to to ensure its clients receive the very best possible service.
We especially recommend Peacock Bar for hen parties, stag parties,
birthday parties and engagement parties for clients looking for
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VIEWLONDON 21st May 2009
Peacock has ruffled its feathers to reveal a decadent bar. Burlesque and cabaret ensure it doesn't fade into the background.
Peacock Bar is not somewhere
you would just happen upon walking around Clapham Junction, although
it's easy enough to find if you are looking for it. This cabaret bar,
once the home of a traditional English pub, has been gutted and
revamped into a trendy burlesque den.
The decor centres around
the bar's namesake - the peacock. Expect lots of blue intermingled with
coloured lights set to resemble the colour of the elegant bird's
vibrant tail. With peacock feathers above the bar, which are meant to
represent good fortune, the Feng Shui here is spot on. Check your coat
and relax on the big
leather bound sofas or wicker back chairs. Before the acts start old
classic movies such as Barbarella or Cabaret are projected onto the
wall. It would be difficult to get bored at Peacock Bar with all the
visual stimulation happening around you.
sure you book a table in advance if you want a seat for a show because
by 9.30pm at the weekend it will be packed. The crowd is a relaxed
bunch wearing everything from jeans and T-shirts to top hats and
feather boas. Dress as up or down as you like here and everyone is
welcome to take a spin around the stripper pole in the centre of the
floor. The staff are inviting and the bartenders are attractive and
serve your drink with a .
there aren't any acts on you can expect a hearty mix of ‘70s, ‘80s and
‘90s hits. The entertainment is cabaret and burlesque themed, which can
vary from night to night with Michael Camperi singing Sinatra ballads
or Andy Winehouse impersonating Amy, acting out not only the songs but
also the eccentricities of Ms Winehouse.
at Peacock Bar are made by bartenders who understand mixology and that
the presentation of a cocktail is just as important as the flavour.
Cocktails are £7 and are 2-4-1 Sunday-Thursday. Happy Hours are every
Friday-Saturday, 4pm-7pm. The bartenders go well beyond a shot and a
mixer and can make you any variation of a cocktail that you desire;
however, their own list of cocktails is pretty good.
is highly recommended, served with crushed ice in a whisky glass topped
with a raspberry garnish offering a sweet, decadent taste of gin and
blackberry. The Moscow Mule is another highlight comprising vodka and
ginger beer. The taste is peculiar but it is one of those odd drinks
you just can't stop drinking. If you are looking for a classic, the
mojitos are as are the martinis, served in chilled glasses with decadent garnishes.
favourite Jagermeister is on offer alongside a large assortment of
flavored vodkas. The draught beers are £3.70 a pint and the list
includes Becks Vier, Guinness, Kronenbourg, Staropramen, Stella Artois,
San Miguel, Boddingtons and Scrumpy Jack. In bottles they also offer
Corona, Peroni, Tiger, Budvar and Magners Pear. starts at £14 a bottle or £3.70 for a glass.
The Last Word
Bar is a great place to visit if you are in the market for an unusual
night out with good drinks and a relaxed vibe, but don't want to break
Melissa Watson for Viewlondon
SQUARE MEAL "Featured New Openings" March 2009
Bringing singers , crooning and burlesque to the burghers of
Battersea is part of booker's Lawrence Merrett's grand plan.
Commendable indeed, when entertainment is of the calibre of
tight-corseted tease Miss Vicky Butterfly. Equally captivating is a
range of £7 cocktail classics such as mai tai and Moscow mule. Belgian
fruit beers also appear, but is Clapham Junction ready for ‘monastic
meads', flavoured genevers and Krug at £140? The look is apparently
‘retro, rococo, baroque and any other style we like'; let's call it a
stylistic smörgåsbord. As well as DJs until late, the venue doubles as
daytime café, with Wi-Fi to go with your clotted cream tea.
METRO 26 February 2009
Is my presence unsettling him .... Lawrence Merrett's co-founder of
The Peacock's .. laugh a minute Looney Tunes patter is not the least of
the night's amusements: kicking off the regular weekend cabaret are a
flame haired Vivien Leigh look a like playing peek a-boo from behind
Ostrich feathers [See Vicky Butterfly pictures on Gallery Page] and a leggy lovely whose eye popping gyrations around a pole promt [See Alesia Vasmitzel pictures on Gallery Page]
a stiff kneed Tiffany to muse "Must stock up on fish oil capsules".
Previously owner of Living in Brixton Merrett has taken a clapped - out
old boozer filled it with clapped -out old furniture [err that's retro baroque chic Keith mate - see pictures on Gallery page] and
cool Claphamites... They'll dig it for its draught Belgian fruit
beers and classic cocktails at an unmissable £6 for 2 all night
Sunday-Thursday. With live Djs till late & trippy 1960s
projections, I dig it for its raggedy-ass insouciant charm much like
that maverick Merrett himself. [followed by not entirely flattering
but rather witty review of Juju Lee Chapman's new Chelsea gaff .. Its
all a bit Frank Lampard!] ... Personally I prefer Larry's function up
Keith Barker-Main Called To The Bar Drinks His Way Around Town Column
ESSENTIAL LOCAL 26 February 2009
Following two fabulous launch parties in February [See Fri 20/ Sat 21 Feb pictures on Gallery Page ],
the glamorous new Peacock Bar has announced itself in glorious style as
the area's first burlesque bar and club. There are live performances
of cabaret, burlesque, and classy pole dancing (yes, there is a pole)
on Friday and Saturday nights [See Performers pictures on Gallery Page ],, along with DJs spinning the tracks you love from 80's, 90's, and 00s until 2.30am, [See Club pictures on Gallery Page ], and classic art films such as Barbarella dancing across the walls .
Legendary bar impresario Lawrence Merrett and dance entrepreneur,
Alison Hudd combined their experience to create a venue that was to be
"sophisticated and stylish but still really good fun" "We also really
loved Clapham Junction as a location it so easy to get to" explains
Lawrence "We found this horrible old pub stripped it out and were
amazed to find all the original Victorian features" The resulting bar
is an eclectic mix of retro, baroque, rococo and je ne sais quoi.
Along with a great wine list and quality beers The Peacock offers 25
different flavours of Belgian fruit beers, an exclusive range of
monastic meads and a range of Geneva flavoured gins
The bar will soon be transformed into a café by day, when you will
be able to pep up with wi-fi, cakes and the soon to be illegal
"honeyspresso". But it the wonderfully theatrical Friday and Saturday
nights that will first get both the boys and the girls dancing through
Whats New Section - "Its All About the Feathers"
Peacock Bar & Club
148 Falcon Road (2 mins Clapham Junction)
London SW11 2LW
Tel: 020 7223 9633
Fax 020 7542 8032
Email: [email protected]