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Lost LGBT Scene | Chaguramas Club, Neal Street

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Chaguramas Club, Neal Street, London

According to one of our lovely readers George, the club in 1970 and was the first club he ever visited.

Memory from George:

Chaguramas club in 41 Neal St had a small look out opening in the front door and if they didn’t like the look of you or thought you were police you wouldn’t get in! After the club closed for the night or should I say morning quite a few people used to go to the pubs in Covent Garden just up the road where the pubs were open very early in the morning for the traders in the market. Very different from today’s C.Gdn being dressed up from the all night club we had to be discreet amongst the traders! but dodging the filthy streets there, rats and hookers and pimps…all exciting though.

Open date: UNKNOWN (can you help?)

Closed date: 1970

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