London mayor confirms Astoria is set for demolition

London mayor Ken Livingstone has confirmed the Astoria, one of the city’s premier live music venues, is to be demolished.

Despite a rumoured 35,000 people signing a petition in opposition to its closure, and his own declarations, Mr Livingstone has revealed preventing the closure of the venue on Charing Cross Road was not an option.

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My most treasured gig memory took place at the Astoria. I’m gutted.

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2 responses to “London mayor confirms Astoria is set for demolition

  1. I don’t even know the place and yet this post made me sad. It’s always a shame when profit supersedes history. At least people tried to save it. (I found you through Absolute Write)

  2. I can build you another one if you want? *hugs*

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