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Another casualty on London's gay scene

Molly MoggsAnother casualty in London’s gay scene: popular Soho pub Molly Moggs closed its doors for good on Thursday, when the management suddenly announced the closure of the venue, located along Old Compton Street. 

It is unclear whether the pub, which is renowned for its Sunday drag shows and evening events, will reopen in a different location.

In an emotional goodbye post on Facebook, Molly Moggs’ management team wrote: “It comes with a heavy heart that we have to inform you all of this situation.

“Unfortunately today we say goodbye to the Molly Moggs that we've all loved for many years. For now there will be no singing drag queens at Molly Moggs.”

The Black Cap in Camden, The Joiner’s Arms in Hackney and Vauxhall’s Barcode are among other LGBT venues to close across London in recent years. Soho hotspots Shadow Lounge, Manbar, Madame Jojo’s and The Green Carnation also shut for good.