Awesome green idea here, where cyclists and walkers get free admission and the dance floor is so high-tech it generates its own electricity when people move on it.
The brainchild of 35-year-old property developer Andrew Charalambous, aka Dr Earth, Surya has its own wind turbine and solar energy system. They plan to donate any surplus electricity to local residents.
The venue has the latest air flush, waterless urinals and low flush toilets and sells drinks in polycarbon cups.
Entrance is £10 but customers will only be allowed in if they sign a pledge promising to work towards curbing climate change.
The club is based at Bar Surya in Pentonville Road. Jade Jagger will be supporting Dr Earth as a DJ tonight.
Mr Charalambous, Tory donor and head of the climate change organisation called Club4Climate, said he hoped to use clubbing to inspire young people to tackle global warming.
‘This is a new way to draw in the young generation,’ he said.
‘Unless we stop preaching to people and use an inclusive philosophy we’re never going to create the revolution to combat climate change.
The dancefloor uses the concept of piezoelectricity, where crystals and ceramics create a charge to generate electricity.
‘We estimate that if you had loads of clubbers dancing vigorously it would provide 60 percent of the club’s energy needs,’ said Mr Charalambous.