UK nightclubs closing at ‘alarming rate’, industry figures suggest

By October 7, 2015NEWS

By Jim Connolly Newsbeat reporter

Nearly half the UK’s nightclubs have shut their doors in just 10 years, according to figures seen by Newsbeat.

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), which represents venues, says in 2005 there were 3,144 clubs and this is now down to 1,733.

Chief Executive Kate Nicholls reckons that in some towns “they are gone for good and we’re never going to get them back”.

But people like Rudimental have told us that clubbing trends “go in cycles”.

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