Thursday, November 17, 2011

Venuewatch: Bull And Gate

One of the greatest venues in London is under threat, as the Bull & Gate is up for sale.

It's been owned by the same family, The Lynskeys, for the last 32 years; they're now finding the economic going tough and are looking for someone to take it off their hands. There are hopes that it will continue in its current line of busines, but the agent selling the place can't help pointing out that, you know, it could be anything:

Chris Bickle of Davis Coffer Lyons commented: “This landmark pub venue is quite possibly the most renowned place in the capital to see unsigned acts and has played a major and historical role in London’s drinking and live music scene for decades.”

“We very much hope to find a buyer who can continue the tradition of live music at this location. At the same time, the sheer size of the building will obviously appeal to investors and developers,” he continued.
Let's hope it finds a buyer who wants the music to go on; maybe one of the bands who's played there on the way up might want to preserve a place that helped them.


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