It's the first venue to achieve this...

London's iconic 100 Club venue has been granted protected status.

The issue of the way in which music venues intersect with changing landscapes has been hotly debated of late, with noise complaints from newly-moved neighbours gaining widespread controversy.

Now Westminster City Council has moved to grant Soho's 100 Club protected status, the first ever live music venue to gain this.

London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé was involved in discussions, with the move being confirmed during a press conference at the London venue.

The venue first played host to music in 1942, before becoming a key hub for British jazz during the 50s and 60s.

The crucible of punk rock at the end of the 70s, it is one of central London's last remaining live music venues.

The 100 Club - which also hosts a long-running Northern Soul all-nighter - has gained NNDR Localism Relief.

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