The Ministry

The Ministry of Sound opened in 1991 in a disused bus garage in a forgotten corner of South
London. It was the first nightclub in the UK to have a 24-hour licence, didn’t serve alcohol and
featured an earth-shaking sound system in a specially constructed dance box.


We went on to become the world’s largest independent record company and stage giant
dance events, including one for 50,000 people at the Millennium Dome. We were pioneers in
electronic music and have a history of taking risks, innovation, and colourful and creative
marketing.


As a business we don’t take ourselves too seriously, like to laugh and have fun, but we have
high standards, a relentless attention to detail and the continuous improvement of our
product, and we work hard as a team.

We hate cliché, doing things the way others do and continuously seek to differentiate our brands and products almost as a point of pride.

Thirty years later we opened The Ministry, a workspace run as a member’s club, in a 50,000
sq. ft Victorian warehouse in SE1. The design is relaxed but functional with a bar, opening
windows, an outside courtyard and plenty of space to sit, relax, work and socialise –
everything you wouldn’t expect to find in a standard office.


Following the unrivalled success of our flagship location at Borough Road, The Ministry
Shepherds Bush will open in 2024. Across 115,000 sqft (over twice the size of SE1), The
Ministry will include a Bakery, a bar and deli, an event space for over 300 people, a 150 seat
rooftop restaurant, a private members gym and four discipline specific fitness studios, a juice
bar AND workspace for over 2,000 people.


As a business we don’t take ourselves too seriously, like to laugh and have fun, but we have
high standards, a relentless attention to detail and the continuous improvement of our
product, and we work hard as a team.

We hate cliché, doing things the way others do and continuously seek to differentiate our
brands and products almost as a point of pride.