South London venue Crucifix Lane will be closing down for good after this weekend as room is needed for the extension of London Bridge train station.

The venue has run for over 20 years and has played host to numerous nights such as Bugged Out and Night Slugs in the past, with The Chemical Brothers performing their first show there back in 1994.

This serves as yet another casualty in what is becoming a continuous threat to London nightlife, after Plastic People, Astoria, Cable, Madame Jojo's, the Hammersmith Palais, Buffalo Bar and 12 Bar have closed down and even fabric was also under threat earlier on this year.

General manager Alex Brooks said: "Crucifix Lane is special because its completely unique in London. Its like an underground 'warehouse' party, but with the creature comforts of home - a permanent bar, plumbed toilets, power, lighting and proper sound.

"All good things come to an end. Its time for us to leave the area as the new wave of residential and businesses arrives. The venue was here long before either of those arrived, when London Bridge was a desolate industrial only area."

Solo Danza sees the club off with Margaret Dygas and Tobi Neumann on 4th April.

[Via Mixmag]

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