The Middlesex and Herts nightclub in Old Redding was once a thriving venue that drew visitors in from across both Harrow and Watford.
For our readers old enough to remember the club, which opened its doors in the 1970s, it became particularly popular during the 1980s and 90s and was a favourite haunt of both celebrities and locals alike. The club was part of the 3000-member Middlesex & Herts Country Club, based in the building next door to the actual nightclub itself.
Over the years, the club became known for its lively atmosphere, music, and dancing, making it a popular spot for those looking for a night out in Harrow. Visitors would often make their way to the club from nearby pubs like The Hare and The Case is Altered, both based in Old Redding, to continue their night out.
One of the highlights of the week was the student night on Fridays, where students could enjoy discounted drinks at just £1 per drink – imagine that now!
However, despite its popularity, the Middlesex and Herts nightclub eventually closed its doors for good in 2000, leaving behind memories of a bygone era.
Today, the site where the club once stood serves as a reminder of the area’s rich social history and its significance as a gathering place for locals and visitors.
We asked members of the Harrow Online Facebook Group to share their memories of the club.
Steve Gamblen said: “Wow if only that place could talk, Used to see George Michael in there and once saw Simon Le Bon not to mention Dennis Wise from Chelsea.”
Annie Brackett said: “It was a time (a long time!) ago now and I remember it fondly. I would go down there on a Friday night after going to Stanmore first, usually to Lidl, to get the cheap beers! those were the days. Nothing but good memories, shame it closed.”
Ronnie Kilroy added: “Piano bar. Restaurant (think it was Chinese food).Grill upstairs where you could get a burger and chips. Pool bar during the day. Large function suite – I worked there during the 1980s. My biggest claim to fame while there was I spoke to Ray Winston shortly after he appeared in Robin Hood TV series.”
Michael Walsh said: “I met the England football team and bought Brian Robson and Viv Anderson a drink there.”
For those who frequented the club during its heyday, the memories and experiences shared there remain a cherished part of their lives. The legacy of the Middlesex and Herts nightclub and its impact on the community is a testament to the power of social gatherings and the role they play in bringing people together.