Famous West End nightclub loved by Boy George and Duran Duran to ‘reopen’


The chapel-turned-nightclub has been revived as a bar and performing arts centre A former Welsh chapel-turned-nightclub in London’s West End is to be revived as a performing arts centre and bar. The former Limelight Club, known for being a haunt of 80s hitmakers Duran Duran and Boy George, was once a famous nightspot on Shaftesbury Avenue. Before that, the 19th-century Grade-II listed building was a Presbyterian church for inner London’s Welsh community. In the years since Limelight closed down the building became a squat, then a Walkabout bar, before being transformed into a new performance centre. After years of planning and development, its anonymous landlord has won approval to upscale the venue into a major performance space, bar and restaurant amid the West End’s arts scene, run by arts charity Stone Nest, which currently occupies the former church. On Thursday, October 4 Westminster City Council’s licensing subcommittee granted Stone Nest’s landlord’s application to transform the church into a performance venue and basement bar. Famous West End nightclub loved by Boy George and Duran Duran to ‘reopen’

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