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The iconic LGBTIQ+ venue, The Glory, has announced that it will be closing its doors on January 31st, 2024. The news has saddened staff, performers, DJs, and loyal customers alike, but there is a silver lining: the venue will be relocating to a new and Gloryous space nearby. 

After 9 years of providing a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTQ community, The Glory has become a legendary venue in London. 

The Glory’s 4th Birthday.
A Gloryous Christmas!

Due to the redevelopment of its current building, the venue cannot continue operating in its current location. Despite the closure, The Glory is determined to make the most of its remaining time in its original space. The venue has planned two months of festive events and closing parties, allowing everyone to bid farewell to this beloved establishment. 

It will be a time to celebrate the memories and experiences created within The Glory’s hallowed walls. The owners, John, Jonny, and Colin, have expressed their gratitude to the staff, performers, DJs, and customers who have contributed to making The Glory what it is today. Their love and support have been instrumental in creating a vibrant and welcoming community within the venue. While it is undoubtedly a sad occasion, hope is on the horizon. 

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John Sizzle and Baby Lame behind the decks at The Glory.
Customers “Sharing The Love” at The Glory

“After 9 years here, it would be devastating if this were a last goodbye”, they posted on Instagram, continuing immediately with the good news, “but we have the keys to a new space close by, and this brand-new venture will open before spring.”

And there’s more good news: two months of festive events and closing parties are still planned. The owners are excited to embark on a new venture in a nearby venue. The new venue is set to open before spring, ensuring that the spirit of The Glory lives on in a new location. 

“The good news is we still have 2 months of festive events and closing parties planned. So, get down to The Glory and bid farewell to this legendary venue, which our staff, performers, DJs and, of course, all of you have helped create. Let the celebrations commence!” – John, Jonny and Colin.

As the final days of The Glory approach, the owners encourage everyone to join the celebrations. It will be a time to reminisce, dance, and say goodbye to a venue that has played a significant role in the lives of many. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Glory will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who have experienced its magic. While the closing of the current location is bittersweet, the anticipation of a new chapter brings hope and excitement for what the future holds. 

So, mark your calendars, make sure you visit, and give your support. 

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Margo Marshall (Madonna) performing at The Glory.

The Glory is at 281 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AS.

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