China White is a members only club that only allows members or invited guests and VIPs in the door. The Savoy had called to put us 'on the list', but after reading several on-line blogs, we weren't sure if we'd get in or not. It seemed from what we had read, that it is common for people to be turned down even if their name is on the coveted list.
The club is located on a back street just off of Picadilly Circus. It isn't marked, but is simply and unmarked door next to Cheers. If you didn't know it was there, you would surely walk right past it.
We get there fairly early, about 10 PM and , lucky for us, the doorman lets us right in. We enter a staircase and walk to the lower level. It was 20 pounds a piece entrance fee.
The club is decorated in Asian garb. Large wooden imperial chairs and beds surround the rather small club. Most of the seating was reserved, so we sat at the bar to watch the crowd. At 10 PM, the club was fairly empty. By 11 PM, it turned into a hopping club with people everywhere. You would never know if there were stars or starlettes here as the club becomes so packed, that even finding someone you know would be hard in here.
We start out by ordering 2 cosmopolitans. The crowd is diverse, both in age and appearnace. It draws a nice crowd of people, most dressed to the nines.
Over by the bathrooms sits another, however smaller, party rom. We enter that room for awhile. It feels like you are dancing with 100 of your closest friends. I'm surprised the room still had oxygen in it. One could envision the room filled with only carbon dioxide. The drinks at the club were about 18 pounds for 2 drinks. We sqeezed out of this room, and I do mean squeezed, to join the other room.
Wow, it was even more crowded than the VIP Room that we went to in Paris. It was terrifying to think about a fire in this place, everyone would certainly never get out.
All in all, fun atmosphere, great party. I"d go again.