London’s first after hours nightclub aimed at the gay community in London will close for good tonight as Trade bids farewell after 25 years.
Gay clubbing experience Trade is throwing its final club night tonight as another landmark gay space closes in the UK’s capital. Having opened its doors in 1990, Trade was the first club in the UK to be granted a 24 hour license.
Starting life in Turnmills in Clerkenwell, Trade was a weekly event for those on the LGBT scene who liked to continue their partying from 3AM until the afternoon the night after.
A fave with the fashion, media, art and music crowd, Trade has had fans like Bjork, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Boy George, Kylie Morillo, Rupert Everett and Erick Morillo. It is rumoured to have turned Madonna away at the door.
To celebrate its impact on the London night life scene and gay culture since the 1990s the “Trade: Often Copied, Never Equalled” Exhibition is at the Islington Museum, London until January 16th 2016.
TRADE: THE FINAL will take place on Sunday the 25th October from 2PM to 9AM the following day at EGG London.