An interactive map, compiled by Nesta using data from Resident Advisor, has been published today.
The map, which was put together by London-based innovation foundation Nesta using data collected from Resident Advisor, traces patterns of venue closures in the UK capital. "The map reveals that, during this ten-year period, parts of London traditionally known for their nightlife experienced high levels of closures, with a trend of clubbing moving from the West End to the north and east of the city," Nesta say.
"In the context of the debate around London nightlife the map shows how the location of the city's clubbing venues has changed and highlights areas that have experienced high closure levels," adds Nesta's John Davies. "For local authorities and policymakers it raises questions about the future sustainability of culture in city centres, and its connection to the wider creative sector."
London's Night Czar Amy Lamé said: "From Soho to Shoreditch and Vauxhall to Islington, clubbing across the capital is an essential part of the city's night-time economy. Club owners tell me time and time again that rising rents and business rates, as well as noise complaints, are having a huge impact on their venues. As Night Czar, I'm bringing people from across the capital together to ensure we do all we can to tackle these issues and to protect our vibrant clubbing scene. The Mayor and I have made it clear that we want London to thrive as a truly global 24-hour city, and there is no doubt that clubbing is a huge part of this."
Nesta say they hope the map will help shape future discussions about London's night-time culture and economy.
Check out the map here and read Nesta's blog post about its findings here.
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