What happened to London nightclubs?

In contrast, during the past five years the number of nightclubs across all of London’s 33 local authorities has decreased by 50%, according to the Mayor’s office. Bars, pubs, social and comedy clubs have also seen numbers drop. And music venues do not fare much better.

When did bagleys close?

In 2003, Bagley’s was taken over by an entrepreneur who also owned a couple of other nearby clubs. It changed name to Canvas, and the last rave there was in 2007. There’s a big rave nostalgia scene online – and for ageing ravers, there’s no bigger name than Bagley’s.

Why did the end nightclub close?

Due to a slump in the property market, the property developers decided against turning The End into a block of flats, instead joining forces with some club promoters (John Alist) to open the venue up again in May 2009 as The Den.

What happened to Club UK?

Muzik reports on one of several police raids at the Wandsworth club in 1995, eventually this would spell the end of Club UK.

What is the oldest nightclub in London?

White’s Club – 1693 London’s oldest private members’ club is also one its most exclusive. It has a fascinating list of past and present subscribers, including members of the royal family.

Who owned Bagley’s nightclub?

Billy Reilly, who owns the clubs and has been involved with the area’s cutting-edge nightlife for 20 years, called their demise the “end of an era”. Many of the biggest international DJs and dance acts have performed at The Cross, opened under disused railway arches in 1993.

Who owned turnmills?

owner John Newman
Xanadu ran successfully for around 5-6 months. It was only after Turnmills owner John Newman decided to promote Saturday evenings himself that Laurence was offered the alternative timeslot from 3.00 am onwards on Sunday mornings, after John had secured an all-night license from Islington Council.

Where was Busby’s Nightclub London?

Rampling’s weekly began on December 5th, 1987, running on Saturdays in the basement of the Fitness Centre in Southwark, before moving first to a larger YMCA basement on Tottenham Court Road, and finally to Busby’s in Charing Cross Road.