Epic Camden venue submits plans for hotel extension in a bid to protect its future as a nightclub


A club in Camden, London which has played host to the likes of iconic stars such as Prince, Kanye West, Madonna, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, has submitted plans to create an adjacent hotel in a bid to protect its future as a night venue.

The landlords of Camden’s Koko and owners Vevil International, have put together a proposal which would see a new 32-bedroom built next to the club, as well as a refurbishment of the venue.

If given the go ahead, the 117-year-old former theatre will be the first major UK concert venue to provide access from rooms in an adjacent hotel, as nightclubs continue to close in the capital.

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In 2015, Koko’s owners and Vevil’s tenants, Obar Camden won a high court battle to stop the Hope and Anchor Pub being built into flats.

Vevil International later bought three buildings behind the venue amid fears that residential developments could make it difficult for the club to keep its licence and this included the pub.

Co-owner Olly Bengough said: “We are extremely excited about the refurbishment and hotel proposals, which will allow Camden’s heritage to thrive in the future.”

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