38 Collingwood Street, NE1 1JF
Madame Koo by name, and Madame by nature. Perched right in the middle of the nightclub-heavy street, she’s known as the ‘unofficial’ Queen of the Diamond Strip. The entrance is just as sleek as the underground bar, with an iconic statue looking over the huge crowds each weekend. The bar is all deep red and mysterious, with hidden dance floor and a wonderful and weird world of fancy dress, whilst serving up a Geordie legend – the Zombie. The recipe is top secret, but you’ll only need one. To put it in perspective, it’s offered in several other bars and they will only serve one per person… You’ve only got to head up Madame Koo’s spiral staircase (navigate carefully, especially when those zombies kick in) to walk into the tropical wonderland of Florita's nightclub – with its cool crowd, resident bongo players and extra potent drinks. It’s two for one with this place, really.