Ministry of Sound
Ministry of Sound, a legendary nightclub, opened its doors in September 1991 with a vision inspired by the vibrant house venues of New York City. Housed in a former derelict bus garage at 103 Gaunt Street in south London, the club emerged in an area that was more infamous than renowned at the time. The inaugural night boasted an unconventional atmosphere, featuring no alcohol, three flashing lights, and a touch of enigmatic security. The foreboding, prison-like gates seemed impenetrable unless you possessed knowledge of at least half-a-dozen Chicago house DJs.
Despite its peculiarities, the debut night proved to be a resounding success. Within a short span of time, word rapidly spread across London’s club scene, heralding the arrival of something truly extraordinary. Ministry of Sound became the first club entirely dedicated to house music, boldly embracing the spirit of the second summer of love. However, its claim to fame extended beyond genre dedication—it stood as the world’s first nightclub to prioritize impeccable sound quality by constructing a room solely designed for that purpose.
Even today, sound remains the cornerstone of Ministry of Sound’s identity. As the club played a pivotal role in propelling the popularity of dance music worldwide, one can grasp the essence of its unparalleled contributions. However, nothing quite compares to the awe-inspiring experience of standing amidst the pulsating energy of The Box, the club’s main room, and immersing oneself in the award-winning soundsystem as it unleashes its full sonic prowess.
Door prices vary between events but you can get your club ticket, exclusively here from £5.
BOTH FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS NIGHTS ARE OPEN FROM 10PM. FRIDAY NIGHTS CLOSES AT 5AM AND SATURDAY 6AM .
We ask that our customers arrive smartly dressed and keep it stylish, fashionable and fresh. Jeans, t-shirts and branded trainers are all fine. We advise against wearing tracksuits and caps.