Fabric: Islington Council has set ‘troubling precedent’ for London nightlife

PUBLISHED: 08:58 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:03 07 September 2016

Fabric nightclub in Charterhouse Street. Picture: Polly Hancock

Fabric nightclub in Charterhouse Street. Picture: Polly Hancock


Fabric this morning rounded on Islington Council after the Farringdon superclub was shut down.

At 1am, Islington Council’s licensing sub committee revoked Fabric’s licence in a review called after two 18-year-olds died of MDMA overdoses this summer.

In a statement released at 8.30am, the club said: “Fabric is extremely disappointed with Islington Council’s decision to revoke our license. This is an especially sad day for those who have supported us, particularly the 250 staff who will now lose their jobs.

“Closing Fabric is not the answer to the drug-related problems clubs like ours are working to prevent, and sets a troubling precedent for the future of London’s night time economy.”

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