London Southbank venue Spiritland closes

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Spiritland, located on central London’s Southbank, has closed its doors.

The venue opened at the Royal Festival Hall in 2018 and mixed eating, drinking and live music.

The Southbank venue is part of a series of Spiritland spaces, which include a café and bar in King’s Cross, and a Headphone Bar in Mayfair.

In a post on social media, Spirtland said: “Some tough news to share – our beloved home on the Southbank is now closed.

“We set out to build a pleasure palace for lovers of music and culture – a space for drinking and dining, dancing and conversation with Europe’s biggest arts centre. We would have loved to continue our mission there but the current conditions simply don’t allow it.

“COVID, Brexit, energy price rises and numerous other factors have made this difficult decision inevitable.”

The post added that two more gigs would be played to mark the end of the Southbank journey, with a performance from band Black Keys and a free party (which took place last Friday).

Then, on Friday January 13, the venue will host a night of music from its first DJs to perform back in 2018, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor.

“We’ll miss our beautiful home on the Southbank. We wanted to build a unique and credible addition to London’s cultural landscape – our journey will continue elsewhere and we’ll keep you posted about what’s next for us,” the statement said.