Clubbing falls out of favour in Britain as late pubs and higher tuition fees hitComments Off on Clubbing falls out of favour in Britain as late pubs and higher tuition fees hit
The volume has been turned down on the UK’s nightclubbing scene with almost half of Britain’s party meccas shutting over the past decade, new figures have revealed.
A hike in student fees, later pub opening hours and the DJ scene having a larger presence at festivals, has led to fewer people going clubbing.
There are now just 1733, compared with 3144 in 2005, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers.
A spokesman for the body added: “Our nightclubs are being suffocated by overly restrictive planning laws and tax levies.”
Closures in the capital over the past 10 years include Turnmills, where DJ Judge Jules was a regular guest, and The End, which helped superstar DJ Fatboy Slim find fame.
The ALMR told BBC Newsbeat the closures will leave the UK worse off “culturally, socially and economically”.
But drum and bass group Rudimental said festivals weren’t to blame and people will return to clubbing.