Frequently Asked Questions

Does Cargo have a music policy?

Cargo's music policy is commercial - Club Classics, R'n'B, Hip-Hop & Pop, however these may vary when special events & promoted parties take place.

What are your closing times?

Monday - Thursday 1am, Friday & Saturday 3am, Sunday 12am.

Where can I buy tickets?

Online ( & on the door. Our main ticket providers online are Skiddle and Design My Night.

Online tickets are strictly valid till 11pm and are non-refundable. After that time you can still enter the venue, but you will have to pay the entry fee at the door.

Ticket says: Cargo has a strict door policy, what does it mean?

Strictly 18+ and everyone must be able to provide a Passport, Photo ID or a Drivers License. Part of the condition of entry is that you agree to a search on arrival of the venue. It's part of our licensing conditions and if you refuse to be searched you will not be allowed to enter the club. If you are found to be in possession of illegal substances or a weapon then the Police will also be called.

Cargo operates on 50/50 female/male policy for groups larger than 3. Please bear this in mind when booking tables & buying tickets for big groups.

I purchased tickets for myself and a group of friends, do we have to enter together?

Strongly advised that you enter together to avoid any misunderstandings on the door.

What do you accept as a valid ID?

Passport, Photo ID & Drivers License.

Do you have a dress code?

Smart - Casual. Clean trainers are allowed. Tracksuits are not allowed.

How do I book a booth?

For table / VIP & terrace bookings go straight to our booking widget:

Where can I leave my jacket/bag?

Cargo has a cloakroom & we charge £3 per item. Please note: Cargo is not responsible for any valuable items left in the cloakroom.

If you've left an item in the cloakroom or lost it in the venue, please contact our Lost & Found Team 020 7739 3440 or e-mail

Is there a cash machine at the club?

There is no cash machine in the club premises. Minimum card payment on the weekend is £20.

I lost an item, what should I do?

Please call 020 7739 3440 or e-mail Please mention the colour, the size or any other special features. Also leave your name and number so we can contact you if we find it!

When's the 'Happy Hour'?

Monday to Friday 4pm - 8pm.

Happy Hour deals:
2 Cocktails for £10
3 Beers for £10
Bottle of Wine for £10

Can I eat and smoke in Cargo?

It's against the law to smoke inside the premises. Cargo has a terrace area where smoking is allowed. Cargo offers food but the menu changes seasonally.

Where can I find photos from the club night I went to?

All the official photographs will be uploaded to Cargo's Facebook page after the event.

Can I take photos at the club?

Yes as long as it's not disturbing anyone and the pictures are not used for commercial purposes.

Feel free to tag us on Instagram and we will repost your photo on our Facebook page!

Is the club available for private hire?

Yes – Cargo is available for private hire.

For corporate events contact: 020 3325 9738 or e-mail

For music events contact: 020 3325 9745 or e-mail

Do you have any deals for birthdays at the club?

Please see under 'menu' section we have the 'birthday packages'. For more info contact: 020 3325 9739 (lines open from Monday - Friday, 10am - 7pm) 020 3325 9741 (line open for Saturdays 10am -7pm) or e-mail

How do I get a job working for Cargo?

Cargo is always looking for bright & hard-working people to join the team. Please e-mail your CV to or call 020 3325 9741 or hand it in to a manager in the venue. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook!

How do I submit a demo?

Cargo does not book artists, bands or DJ's. We only work with promoters.

If you would like to promote an event call 020 3325 9743 or e-mail

If you would like to become a Resident DJ please send your recent mix for consideration to

How can I get my ticket refunded?

Online tickets are non-refundable.

No refunds can be issued for tickets purchased on the door.

How do I get to Cargo?

Closest tube is Old Street (Exit 2) or Shoreditch High Street station. Bus options are 26, 35, 47, 48, 67, 78, 149, 242 to Shoreditch High Street.

Why can I not take my coat or bag into arch 3?

Bags and coats take up valuable dance space and can be a hazard on the dance-floor. Please feel free to use our cloakroom.