London Astoria: nearly gone

I’ve seen some great gigs at the Astoria in central London, but the end came on 14th Jan, 2009 when the venue was closed to make way for the construction of a new station for the Crossrail project.

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009

The building, which was  opened as a cinema on 1927, is now being flattened.

Here’s a few photos documenting its sad demise.

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009
Looking up, January 2009 view.

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009
Similar view, September 2009.

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009
Around the back of the venue, Jan 2009.

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009
Similar view from September 2009, showing just the ground floor of the building left.

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