The Beautiful Octopus Club

Created by Heart n Soul in 1995, The Beautiful Octopus Club is London’s longest running inclusive club night that’s free and open to everyone! It now takes place every year at Southbank Centre.

Thank you to everyone who came this year - it was an amazing night! Our artists and bands gave electric performances in Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom, while the Heart n Soul DJs got hundreds of people dancing on the Riverside Terrace. Check out photos of Lizzie EmehThe Fish PoliceToo Hot for Candy and many others on stage here

We're already looking forward to next year's club! Until then, hear what happened in 2018 with our Beautiful Octopus Club radio show here!

The club's history 

Many people will now know the club as a huge Heart n Soul event at the Southbank Centre attended by over 3000 people, but it began 22 years ago on a Wednesday evening with 100 people at the Albany. Over fifty inclusive club events have been set up based on The Beautiful Octopus Club, some by us, some with our help and some on their own. See the Clubs Networks page for more information. Throughout the year we have plenty of other opportunities for you to take part, check out our AllsortsDo Your Own Thing and Deptford Club Night events!