Prison Tan Series

13 FREE parties with people we love this summer at The Social

This one is goes out to the pale and interesting, all the sun haters, the hot under the collar and the aircon crew, the redheads and the regular sweaters. This year, like the last 18 before it, we’re working on our prison tans* here at The Social on Little Portland St.

Over the course of 13 air conditioned Fridays this June, July and August we’re teaming up with some of the greatest labels in the land (and Nashville!) and a load of bands and zines we love to run a weekly festival in the basement. Always free entry, 241 drinks before 8pm and the best live music, DJs and vibes anywhere in W1.

Watch out for parties from Third Man Records, Heavenly Recordings, Speedy Wunderground, Cold Lips, Friendly Records, Bands On Film, Bristol Germ, Art Is Hard, Big Score and more!

Launches Friday 1st June 2000 and finishes Friday 31st August at 0100 – every Friday night.

*the pallid complexion of those who have spent the last few summers at her majesty’s pleasure


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Thursdays Upstairs at The Social

We’re now inviting some top selectors every week to play records in the upstairs bar

Head down each week and find some of London’s best DJs and music lovers laying down nothing but good music. No dancefloor pressure, no genre, just great records. 

Featuring ANNE FRANKENSTEIN and her collection of sublime vinyl, ROUGH TRADE DJs  Sid and Phil showing us all the best new cuts from the legendary record shop, BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER mixing everything from techno to rnb and original Social crew GOOD BLOCK bringing the deeper side of their club sound to The Social and more coming soon each month!

Every Thursday night from 8pm until close – Free entry


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Bookings, Parties and Takeovers!

Book your party at The Social now by dropping Carl an email here 

We can host groups from 2 to 250 in one or both of our bars. Booths and tables for smaller groups are booked free of charge. Prices for bigger bookings available on request, but to be honest they’re pretty sensible.

Booking a table:

Drop us a line by email here or calling 0207 636 4992 – available upstairs or downstairs most nights or for Burgershack lunch or dinner too. Ask for a membership card hook up too and take advantage of all our drinks offers. Let us know if it’s your birthday . .


Booking the upstairs bar:

Our upstairs bar holds up to 75 people with seating in our 5 leather booths and space at the bar. Perfect for birthdays, weddings, wakes and Brexit-motivated-emigration parties. Heavenly Jukebox sound track or DJ set up on request too.

Booking the basement:

Designed to withstand nuclear attack or – at the very least – the worst that people could chuck at it our basement is perfect for bigger parties holding up to 150 people. Complete with full live PA, stage, DJ set up and projectors – downstairs is the perfect Central London party basement.

Booking the whole venue:

Talk to us! Exclusive use of the whole of 5 Little Portland St means you can get 250 in over both floors.


The basement is ready for live shows, club nights, launches and events for 150 people. Full live PA and DJ set up in house as well as one of London’s most legendary and lovely sound engineers, Tall Paul. 

Drop us a line with your ideas and we’ll hit you back with full tech info and availabilities 

Book your party at The Social now by dropping Carl an email here

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Fridays at The Social

Free thinking Friday Nights in Central London Since 1999 . .


Friday nights we open up both floors for our weekly club, Vesuvio. Two floors of great records, better booze and good times. The basement rocks to the best old school hip hop, rnb, house and garage classics in a house party style. Whilst upstairs is Social Classics with residents playing the very finest soul, funk, disco, rock n roll, country, hip hop, afrobeat . . basically anything they like.

Free entry all night and 241 deals on beer and cocktails every night until 8pm with a free membership card. Booth and table bookings free of charge.

. . Believe in Magic


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