London gay club The Hoist is closing


The venue which existed for 21 year has announced its closure. Rumors of the club’s closure were for last weeks but only yesterday in an email mail-out to members, monthly club Hard-On announced that ‘due to the Hoist closing down’, its next party will take place 17 December at Protocol, located at nearby venue Fire.

The club’s owner told Gay Star News: ‘We haven’t been forced out of the venue and business hasn’t been bad. In fact, in recent weeks, business has been incredible. In all honesty, we opened the Hoist 21 years ago: it was going to originally be for just two years. That turned into seven years, and then ten years, then 12, then 15. Now, after 21 years, me and Kurt [former partner] have simply had enough. We decided to do an Abba – and go out at our peak! We wanted to go out on a high. It’s been great but I’ve had enough. I’m 56 next week and I live a quiet life in rural Norfolk with my husband and two dogs. We’re closing on Sunday 11 December. We negotiated with Network Rail to get out of our lease. They’ve been a decent landlord. They are not, as far as I understand, wanting to lease it to another nightclub business.’ We had a great 21 years but we’re happy to walk away.’


Login with: 
Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here