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24 Photos That Show London's Disappearing Lesbian And Gay Scene

Some blame gentrification. Some blame dating apps. But since the recession in 2008, LGBT venues have been shutting at a faster rate than ever before. BuzzFeed News captured what stands in their place.

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1. The Black Cap, Camden High Street, 1965-2015

2. The Joiners Arms, Hackney Road, 1997-2015


3. King Edward VI, Bromfield Street, 1966-2011

4. Candy Bar, Carlisle Street, 1996-2014


5. Man Bar (formerly 79 CXR), Charing Cross Road, 1994-2015

6. The Ghetto, Falconberg Court, 2001-2008

7. G-A-Y at The Astoria, Charing Cross Road, 1993-2008


8. The Nelson's Head, Horatio Street, 2007-2015

9. Area, Albert Embankment 2006-2014


10. Madame Jojo's, Brewer Street, 1966-2014

11. The Little Apple, Kennington Lane, 1993-2014

12. The Oak Bar, Green Lanes, 1994-2013


13. Blush, Cazenove Road, 1997-2015

14. The Coleherne, Old Brompton Road, 1955-2010

15. Two8Six (formerly Stonewalls), Lewisham High Street, 1960s-2012

16. Profile, Wardour Street, 2007-2013

17. The Green, Upper Street, 2007-2012

18. The Star and Garter, The High Street, Bromley, 2006-2014

19. Escape, Brewer Street, 1998-2014

20. Barcode, Albert Embankment, 1996-2015

21. First Out, St Giles High Street, 1986-2011

22. The Fort, Grange Road, 1997-2011

23. Bromptons, Old Brompton Road, 1984-2008

24. The George & Dragon, Hackney Road, 2002-

Lynzy Billing is the UK assistant picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.'

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Patrick Strudwick is a LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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