PHOTOS: Protest hopes to save Camden’s historic ‘Black Cap’ pub

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A protest is taking place today with the hope of saving The Black Cap pub in Camden, which was suddenly closed by its owners almost a week ago.

The Black Cap pub closed its doors last week after a battle over a proposed redevelopment which lasted several months.

The pub, based in London’s Camden area was built in 1889, and is one of London’s oldest continually operating LGBT venues, after it became popular with gay men in the 1960s.

Despite having successfully applied to be recognised as an asset of community value just last Wednesday, the historic cabaret venue’s owners, Faucet Inn, closed its doors on April 12.

The protest group “#WeAreTheBlackCap” gathered today after the sudden closure of the historic venue. It is closely linked with the popular drag night The Meth Lab.

Below are a selection of photographs of the event


The protest took place at the Black Cap (Image: Dalia Flemming)

Craig Bell Black CAp

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SocialBlack CAp

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Cara FrancesBlack Cap

(Image: Twitter – Cara Frances)

BlackCap Twitter

(Image: Twitter)

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern also has a group fighting for its survival as an LGBT community venue.