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.
The building, which was opened as a cinema on 1927, is now being flattened.
Here’s a few photos documenting its sad demise.
Looking up, January 2009 view.
Similar view, September 2009.
Around the back of the venue, Jan 2009.
Similar view from September 2009, showing just the ground floor of the building left.
Full article: Goodbye to the London Astoria