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Iconic London club forced to shut

SE1 club Cable – ranked 61 in our Top 100 Clubs poll – announced today it has been forced to close as Network Rail have repossessed the property for railway redevelopment.

The club boasts one of the finest soundsystems in London – if not the UK – and some of the strongest promotions there are, including We Fear Silence, Ketoloco (moved to Sidings Warehouse on 26th May) and Butterz.

Farewell Cable, you will be sorely missed.

A statement on their Facebook read as follows...

'Dear World,

It is with a huge amount of sadness that we announce Cable has closed with immediate effect.

We have been forced to close following two years of ongoing legal battles with Network Rail, who took possession of the venue this morning with an entry order, putting us out of business and leaving our 70 staff without jobs. This is due to them allegedly requiring the space back for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. It is an utterly devastating blow to what is a much loved, hugely successful, well respected music venue and media business.

This is not only a huge loss to the loyal fans and staff of Cable, but to London’s clubbing community as a whole. With enormous pride, we delivered the very best talent in an environment that upheld the history of the early SE1 rave scene and supported as many musical styles as possible.

We are obviously devastated and still in shock by the news and know there will be questions. As you can appreciate, there is much work to be done and many arrangements to be made behind the scenes. A full press release will follow.

If you are presently a ticket holder for an event that was scheduled to take place at Cable, please do not worry – further information will follow in due course.

Our sincerest thanks,

The Cable Team x'

These images, taken at the club today, are of Network Rail forcing their way into the premises...