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London 1930s gay bar to be recreated

London IconAccording to London's Evening Standard, the secret history of Soho will be soon brought back to life with the recreation of a Thirties gay bar shut by the Police.

The Caravan was described as “London’s most bohemian rendezvous” and provided a meeting place and refuge for gay men when homosexuality was illegal. Located on the corner of Endell Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, the basement club was raided and closed in 1934.

Now, the National Trust and the National Archives are going to re-imagine the “most unconventional spot in town” using police photographs, witness accounts and court reports.

The event runs from March 2-26 and will include talks, performances and cocktails from the Thirties.

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