Fabric is a nightclub in Farringdon, London, England. Founded in 1999, it was closed down by authorities in 2016. Fabric began a campaign to save the club and the UK’s dance music culture on the 16th September 2016. Fabric was later allowed to be reopened under strict laws.
Located on Charterhouse Street opposite Smithfield Market, the club was voted World Number 1 Club in DJ Magazine’s “Top 100 Clubs Poll” in 2007 and 2008 and ranked World Number 2 in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The club was founded by Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie and opened on 29 October 1999.
Fabric occupied the renovated space of the Metropolitan Cold Stores. Smithfield Meat Market stands and operates from a site directly opposite. The area’s construction took place in Victorian times alongside nearby landmarks Holborn Viaduct and Fleet Valley Bridge.
Fabric has three separate rooms with independent sound systems; two of the rooms feature stages for live acts. A feature of the club is its vibrating floor in Room One: known as a “bodysonic” dancefloor, sections of the floor are attached to 400 bass transducers emitting bass frequencies of the music being played.
In 2010, Fabric briefly went into administration after its sister club Matter, with whom it had a cross-guaranteed loan, announced it would close for the summer due to financial difficulties suffered as a consequence of continued delays with TfL upgrade of the Jubilee Line. Fabric was put on the market on 1 June 2010. On 24 June it was announced Fabric was no longer in administration and had been bought by Fabric Life Limited, “a consortium who fully back [Fabric] founders Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie’s vision.”