We attended the club on a Sunday afternoon, at a mixed social event.
We must preface this review by stating that we went to this club to Kev and Kat’s social event, so it wasn’t on a regular night and naturally social events are generally quite a different affair to a regular club night. We were also could only stay until 9pm, as we delayed our departure back to London so we could only give the club a brief visit. (We arrived just after 6pm)
The club itself is in the premises of a former pole dancing club, so the décor is much what you would expect. The layout is effectively on two tiers. You step up into the reception and then the main part of the club which consists of a long bar, DJ booth, good sized dance floor and various seating areas. From there you can access one corridor which leads to six lockable play rooms, and on the other side leads to an enclosed area which would have been former private dance booths and are now playing booths effectively. Adjacent to this there is a really dark, dark room.
From here there are steps down to the lower tier, where there are toilets, a locker and cloak room, a second lounge area which also had an orgy/bed and cinema room. From here this an outside terrace for smokers. Parts of this downstairs area were a little cold, probably because of access to the smoking area, but otherwise the club was warm throughout. The owners who were numerous in number made sure we were given a tour, and they were always on hand if we needed anything and prices of drinks are reasonable (It’s not BYOB)
Many of the people there that day were from the website whom had organised the social and it was nice to meet some people we had spoken to for years on line but had never actually met and we were soon talking to a bunch of regulars. The music was a journey through the decades from the 60s to the 90s (They had hit 1987 when we had to depart) and we met a single guy called David, whom was a good example of how to behave as a single man in a club. (He spoke to us both and wasn’t pushy) There were other single men in the venue, but they mostly hung around by the bar but the ratio was good.
Its hard to judge this club on anything other than the social we attended so our comments are mainly directed at the layout and facilities but it would certainly appeal to regulars of Chams who want to go somewhere where they can actually dance and not just sit in the Jacuzzi and the music suited the generation of the clientele (Hey I remember when ‘Time of your life’ was number one for ten weeks, so include myself in there) People were friendly and although we were the youngest couple there we didn’t mind that it was mainly a more mature crowd as we will talk to anyone. Again we emphasise this was a social.
The club itself is obviously still a work in progress and the décor is a little inconsistent but the location of the lockers/cloak room seems to be in the wrong place. Some people obviously like to change once they arrive at a venue, so you do have to walk through the main space to get to them as they are right down the other end of the club. The smoking deck being past the open room with the orgy bed / cinema (A great space) means that getting a blast of cold air up the arse is going to be a common occurrence. These are not major gripes, just things that need addressing if at all possible but we can see with the design of the space, its problematical to set up a changing area near the entrance without losing considerable space in the night club.
There is going to be a great deal of comparison between this and other venues in the immediate area and no doubt some reviews will get very territorial and its not for us to question the wisdom of setting up a club that offers a similar experience to others close by but it seems to put people in the position of having to choose one or the other. Based purely on what we have seen (please don’t point out to us what other nights offer, let other reviewers do that for the club) we think Adventures will appeal more to those who are from the older generation of swingers, and less so to those who came to it from the energetic dance / rave era. This is a purely subjective comment and we fully accept others may feel differently. If Chameleons is your second home but occasionally you want to dance instead, you will not feel out of place here. We are fully aware that we need to come back and see what the club is like on a Saturday to get a fuller impression. Thanks to Kev and Kat for organising the social, they are a super friendly couple.