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24 Photos That Show London's Disappearing Lesbian And Gay Scene

Some blame gentrification. Some blame dating apps. But since the recession in 2008, LGBT venues have been shutting at a faster rate than ever before. BuzzFeed News captured what stands in their place.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:18 p.m. ET

Posted on August 28, 2015, at 9:31 a.m. ET

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1. The Black Cap, Camden High Street, 1965-2015

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2. The Joiners Arms, Hackney Road, 1997-2015

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3. King Edward VI, Bromfield Street, 1966-2011

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4. Candy Bar, Carlisle Street, 1996-2014

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5. Man Bar (formerly 79 CXR), Charing Cross Road, 1994-2015

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6. The Ghetto, Falconberg Court, 2001-2008

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7. G-A-Y at The Astoria, Charing Cross Road, 1993-2008

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8. The Nelson's Head, Horatio Street, 2007-2015

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9. Area, Albert Embankment 2006-2014

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10. Madame Jojo's, Brewer Street, 1966-2014

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11. The Little Apple, Kennington Lane, 1993-2014

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12. The Oak Bar, Green Lanes, 1994-2013

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13. Blush, Cazenove Road, 1997-2015

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14. The Coleherne, Old Brompton Road, 1955-2010

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15. Two8Six (formerly Stonewalls), Lewisham High Street, 1960s-2012

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16. Profile, Wardour Street, 2007-2013

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17. The Green, Upper Street, 2007-2012

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18. The Star and Garter, The High Street, Bromley, 2006-2014

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19. Escape, Brewer Street, 1998-2014

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20. Barcode, Albert Embankment, 1996-2015

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21. First Out, St Giles High Street, 1986-2011

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22. The Fort, Grange Road, 1997-2011

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23. Bromptons, Old Brompton Road, 1984-2008

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24. The George & Dragon, Hackney Road, 2002-

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