We tried the app that hooks users up with 'fixers' who can help them get into exclusive nightclubs and bars in London

ZFAuthorZoola Fix owner Richard Walker-Smith, right, with our friend Charlie.

Zoola Fix is a London startup that promises to connect people with “fixers” who can take them to fun party spots in London.

Started in 2014, Zoola Fix lets users select a party guide, pay, and then be taken to some of London’s coolest locations. Anybody can apply to become a “fixer,” but there’s a vetting process that people need to go to.

Business Insider went to see what a Zoola Fix evening was like. He started off his evening by meeting Zoola Fix owner Richard Walker-Smith at a cocktail bar in Soho.

Let's kick things off by introducing our companions for the evening. On the right is Zoola Fix owner Richard, pictured with our friend Charlie.

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Zoola Fix tailors nights for you: You tell the company what you're in to, be that cocktails, Champagne-filled bars, or crazy night clubs. We wanted it all. The three of us met at the Experimental Cocktail Club in Soho. Together, we took a taxi to the next venue that Richard had planned for us.

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To use the service, users simply book a 'Fixer' local to a city, which costs about £100. The fee is for their expertise and ability to jump queues and skip entry prices. There's the possibility of a free drink somewhere, but mainly everything else you've got to pay for. After Soho, Richard took us to a Mayfair hangout called Sketch. We rolled straight in.

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The front of house manager was really great. We can't quite remember his name, though ...

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He hooked us up with some Champagne. We also had some more cocktails. Looks as if I went for a Martinez.

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Zoola Fix launched in December, and Richard tells us it's going well but could grow much more. Anyone in any city can apply to be a 'Fixer' and earn money by going out on the town -- though there are strict vetting processes. Here's a friendly bartender, who was a bit of a hero.

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At this point it was all still relatively relaxed, and Richard was nice enough to find me a hat.

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Soon things started getting more 'out there.' Charlie and I were forced to share an armchair because the couple in the corner needed some space.

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But all was well. We met up with the manager again. Sketch is divided into two separate bars: Parlour and East Bar.

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We also had a peek at the private members club upstairs, but we weren't allowed to photograph inside. Here are some weird, glowing spiderweb toilets instead.

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By day, Sketch is a quirky tea room, art venue, and restaurant. It transforms into an intriguing cocktail bar at night. One room, which changes design frequently, was all art deco and sophisticated.

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These egg-shaped toilets were even weirder than the glowing spiderwebs. They are well known but seemed to wow a lot of the visitors nonetheless.

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We moved from the first part of Sketch to the next and met lots of lovely people.

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And made some new friends.

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We also tested out our musical skills. They were limited.

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So we sat back down and carried on talking to some of the other revellers.

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Yay.

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After a while, we left the bar and ventured to the club. It was called Cirque le Soir. If you haven't been, it's definitely an experience.

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Here are some of the other partygoers. It was a quite a mixed crowd. Note the tattooed head, the green trousers, and the man with arms bigger than Bradley Cooper's in 'American Sniper.'

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And here's a gold knight. We think he liked us.

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There was quite a lot of fire stuff going on.

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The flames appear to have made us look even sillier.

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But everyone there was being silly, really.

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But among the craziness, we had some deep conversations. That guy behind Richard and Charlie looks really mean.

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Lots of places to hide, though. We explored the club's hidden secrets, such as this illuminated box.

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We found this couple by the ball pit -- they were having a good time.

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As did we.

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We had to cross a scary, shaking bridge to get there, though.

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And pass these guys, who were all having -- perhaps -- a little too much fun?

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We escaped the melee for a while and joined the dancers on stage.

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But soon, it was time to depart. Probably because it was about 5 a.m. We all went to get breakfast at a place called Balans back in Soho. It was nice to end the night full-circle. We had fun. For people who don't know a city or who might want to get to know some new venues and new people, it's quite a good idea.

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