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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

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


4. Candy Bar, Carlisle Street, 1996-2014

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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

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


9. Area, Albert Embankment 2006-2014

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


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


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

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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


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

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

Contact Lynzy Billing at Lynzy.Billing@BuzzFeed.com.

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

Contact Patrick Strudwick at patrick.strudwick@buzzfeed.com.

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