The 100 Club. So named because of its location at number 100 Oxford Street, right in the heart of London’s west end. The club began life as a restaurant in 1942 and soon was also used as a venue for live music, initially jazz, which became its main music style up until the 1970’s. In September 1976 the 100 Club secured its place in music history when it hosted the first International Punk Festival, an event which featured many of the main originators of punk rock and is regarded as part of the birth of the movement. Following that show the venue became a regular spot for punk bands, and later punk hardcore acts.
The 6t’s Rhythm and Soul Club has been running at the 100 club for 31 years – this makes it the world’s longest running Northern Soul night. Currently the club – which has not been redecorated since the 1970’s - hosts an eclectic mix of live acts across a spectrum of musical genres. It’s also famous for hosting “secret gigs” by major bands and these include The Rolling Stones. The venue capacity is around 350 and it’s located about 75 yards from Tottenham Court Road tube, west along Oxford Street.