Sunday 1 June 2008

The Swan, Clapham Road, Stockwell, south London

A longstanding Irish drinking den and club right next to Stockwell tube station, the Swan is still a cheap and cheerful institution. Admission is just a fiver and that includes a barely-edible portion of sausage and chips, while pints of beer are available at pub-ish prices. Downstairs, on a Friday or Saturday evening, there is usually passable live music prompting the mostly white and mostly tipsy punters to throw themselves enthusiastically on to the modest dance floor. 7/10