YoYo

See for yourself why YoYo was a fixture on the London club scene for a decade — with none other than Lily Allen as their special guest.

Since it began in 2002, YoYo was well known as the intimate Thursday nighter where Mark Ronson, Lily Allen and La Roux each had momentous month-long residencies. But for those who actually went there, it was one of the finest weekly parties you could wish for, with Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade mixing hip hop, house, R&B, ragga, dubstep and UK bass to a crowd that was both very west London – black, white, Asian, trustafarian, whatever – and as cosmopolitan as you like. So many up-and-coming bands and big-name DJs played at YoYo, and, though there was no space (or wish) for VIP treatment in the Notting Hill Arts Club, it was not unusual for hip hop legends to turn up and jump on the decks or the mic.