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  • 4.0 star rating
    31/12/2008

    One of the cooler-looking basement clubs that London has to offer... it's really well stylized.  Each of the smaller rooms off the main dance floor has a distinctive look - and it really does feel like there's something special going on.  One's lighting and décor are mostly white, while another is a yellow fluorescent.... but not in a cheesy "euro-modern-fluorescent" way - the vibe in each one is actually classy and cool.  

    There's different music to go with each of the rooms... and the two more intimate rooms are also where the tables are if you have one.

    The main bar area is really crowded... that's where everybody's dancing and socializing - I definitely wouldn't say (per another reviewer) that you can't meet people.... I feel like people here are quite social.  Though the crowd is a pretty mixed bag... you'll find a handful of footballers and bankers, but overall, I'd say the crowd isn't super posh.

    The staff is unmemorable, but the smoking area is covered - which is nice.

    All said, the music is varied and great to dance to - pick your genre... the crowd is generally nice, and the look of the place rocks... everything for the potential of a really good time.

  • 2.0 star rating
    12/9/2010

    I used to LOVE this club, but the last time I went, I was really disappointed. It was empty, the music was mediocre (at best) and they changed their card machines for cards that only have a chip - meaning that they wouldn't even accept a regular Visa or Mastercard. Disaster.

    Not sure I'll be returning after that!

  • 2.0 star rating
    31/12/2008

    Yeah liking it.  

    Dripping with style.  And done in quite a nice stylish way, rather than someone 'going for style'.  So, it's got lots of little rooms which I liked much better than the biggest room.  And a variety of tunes and DJs spinning in each of them which is good.  I did spend most of the night wandering between them i.e. didn't find any where I felt I wanted to stick at.  

    I personally didn't like the Moet-sponsored room, because I want to choose what I'm drinking (and I'd never go champagne ordinarily - and you want to know why incidentally, it's because real French people of history, them who know about culture and wine and the proper way of doing things - would blanche and baulk at the idea of getting pissed, in a nightclub, just so immature...), not be forced by the sponsor to drink whatever.  

    So didn't like that, it soured the club for me, the way champagne does to an untrained palette, you stupid Kensington idiots.  Idiots, all of you!

    • Qype User NilliJ…
    • London
    • 30 friends
    • 60 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    16/4/2008

    To me, Amika is similar to a Jennifer Lopez club scene video. Rich, posh with a touch of super designer ghetto feel. What I liked about Amika was the eyecatching color combination and the effects in thesystem. Fun, loving people with an intention of having a good time hoping no fights will hold them back.

    I think Amika is a place where people create fun memories with that extra touch that will keep your memory alive.
    The club itself was a good club. It was nothing very special but it was a fun get2gether scenario.

    Pro's: Good music, fun crowd, reasonable entrance and bar prices.

    Con's: Not very interesting after the first visit.

  • 3.0 star rating
    23/9/2009

    Very expensive drinks, but a great space with a lot of different rooms/vibes.  We were there for the after party of a fashion show that my wife dragged me to, so the crowd may not have been indicative of a normal night, but the odds were quite favorable for the men in the house.

  • 4.0 star rating
    16/12/2008
    First to Review

    Amika, in Kensington is a seriously stylish venue, I was fortunate to be in the company of some pretty ladies, and they some how managed to get us free shots all night! I mean, how do women do it!! (breasts!)..

    They have a Moet room, where you can drink, guess what, Moet! It is really clever how clubs/ bars are actually having certain rooms sponsored, rather than the whole club itself.

    There are a few rooms and each has its own dj. Every room has its own touch it really was great, we mainly stayed in the main bar where they played funky house/ techno (ish) and where we got those free shots!

    It wasn't the kind of place to go on the hunt though, it seems to be more suited to couples or friends, one thing about these higher end places is that there isn't that much mingling and interaction, opposed to the lesser known clubs, so much more goes on.

    Being in Kensington, It has a higher end crowd, it was friendly, and played great music in each room. As for being expensive, I got a round of 8 drinks costing £100, out of those 8 drinks I only had the one, but had so much more, I had so many shots that night. Some advise, if you know a big breasted female, take her here and if there is an Italian behind the bar, you may have a cheap night, otherwise you will be digging deep.

    • Qype User antiso…
    • London
    • 41 friends
    • 159 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    9/5/2011

    Unless you like girls who are more make-up and silicone than actual human being or boys with more fake tan than Katie Price DO NOT GO HERE! I'd never been to this club before and to be honest going there last Friday was an absolute waste of a Saturday night. The music was terrible, the club was too full to dance and everyone in there seemed more occupied with looking like a WAG or spotting a D-list celebrity than actually dancing and having a good time. Londoners, there are WAY better clubs that you could go to on a Saturday night avoid this one like the plague!

    • Qype User georgi…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 66 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    13/8/2008

    I really love Amika! Its a beautiful club with great music and a fun young crowd. The interior is stunning. You desend into a black marble entrance with crystal chandeliers. The main room follows this theme and has a large cage above the dancefloor which holds professional dancers later on in the evening. The second room is totally white and smaller with a different DJ spinning tunes. The Champagne room is small and inimate with luxe decor also. The music is pretty fun pop stuff but sometimes gets a bit heavier later on. Drinks are expensive as you would expect but wine is quite reasonable. The crowd is quite young and international and very attractive so make and effort to dress up! The door policy is rather erratic unfortunately so I would get there quite early to get in.

    • Qype User gerbet…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 18 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    2/6/2010

    Very beutiful club, fantastic music and lively crowd!

    • Qype User tierna…
    • Cardiff
    • 17 friends
    • 146 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    13/3/2011

    Good night to be had here if you have Liberia's deficit in your sky rocket. Good vibe inside, the place is saturated in class from the moment you step in the door. Always someone in there you'd recognize.

    • Qype User na02…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 39 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    23/4/2008

    Friday nights at Amika is one th best nights out in London full stop. It's as good as Aura on Friday nights a couple of year ago when that use to rock London. the decor is brilliant.. a real surprise seeing as the it use to be a dump of a bar called settle down. the music is second to none in London at the moment if you are into your house and dirty house. Only complaint is that the main room isn't big enough and if you don't have a table it may be a little cramped but the music will make up for that without a shadow of a doubt.

    • Qype User swoo…
    • High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    • 0 friends
    • 10 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    Beautiful club, black marble entrance so quite difficult to see where your walking especially if you've had a few to drink. Friendly doorstaff, we waited quite a while to get in so i'd recommend getting there early. Music was funky/electro house. Good crowd of people, mixture of ages and everyone seemed to just wanna have fun. Lots of dancing on sofas etc. I liked the decor of this place, very trendy! we bought some tequila shots at the bar which was £9.00 each, bit pricey but it was a big shot. Not that many cubilcles in the toilet so you may have to queue.

    • Qype User DShank…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating
    11/4/2011

    This is club is by far one of the best club in West London. The crowd are sophisticated and good looking and the music is gauranteed to make you want to dance! Saturday nights this is the place to be!!

    • Qype User MatHic…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    25/6/2011

    4 words: dance the night awwwaaaaayyy..drinking great cocktails

    • Qype User JorgeH…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    16/8/2011

    Def worth the waiting out in line to get in.. the venue in unique and had a great range of people all having a good time.. all in all a great night

    • Qype User LuisFi…
    • London
    • 6 friends
    • 18 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    25/11/2011

    good vibe, great location but a little too over crowded

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