Mapping the decline of London’s nightlife

Passing Clouds in October 2016 after property developers evicted the tenants. Pic: Google Street View

The threats facing London’s nightlife are well documented. Estimates from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) suggest that the number of nightclubs in London has almost halved over the last decade, but does this trend translate to Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Croydon and Lewisham?

By delving into the depths of the internet, Eastlondonlines has collected information about all the clubs that have closed in these boroughs since 2007, excluding those that have changed hands but remained a night-time establishment.

Read our in-depth analysis of the reasons behind these closures here.

Just like elsewhere in the capital, night-time venues are closing all over the Eastlondonlines area, especially in trendy areas in east London that are undergoing such rapid change.

Below is a map showing what we found. Each flag below represents a local club that has been forced to close in the last 10 years. 39 clubs in all. Select your borough using the tabs at the top, then click on each flag  to reveal the name of the club and when and why it shut down:

You can find out more about nightclubs that have closed in London on Resident Advisor.

Do you have fond memories about any of these clubs? Or perhaps not so fond ones? Get in touch by commenting below.

This article is part of a series on London’s nightlife called Who Blighted the Night?  Tomorrow we will  focus on why nightlife matters, including a video documenting how clubs changed Hackney, and an interactive timeline exploring the history of London club culture.

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