London music venue Koko Camden catches fire amid renovations

Koko Camden fire: Famous music venue engulfed in flames

Koko Camden: blaze strikes renowned London music venue

The blaze was reportedly brought under control by 2 37 AM on Tuesday morning.

Koko, formerly known as Camden Palace and the Camden Hippodrome, closed in March past year for refurbishment and was covered in scaffolding at the time of the fire.

Camden's iconic nightclub Koko was in flames tonight as firefighters battled to save the venue.

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In its illustrious history, Koko has hosted some of the world's biggest names in music, including Madonna and Prince.

Loved for its ornate features, it had originally been a theatre and music hall, first opening on Boxing Day in 1900.

Post war, it was used by the BBC and the Goon Show and Monty Python's Flying Circus were recorded there.

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MP for Holborn and St Pancras Sir Keir Starmer echoed Ms Gould's statement on Twitter. We want to offer an incomparable experience in Camden in the sense of independence, personal responsibility and eccentricity, "said Olly Bengough, owner of KOKO, before the renovation work". Incredible response from our firefighters.

Sadly flames were spotted billowing from the venue's distinctive roof last night - January 6th - with a total of eight engines and 60 firefighters working to tackle the blaze. The venue is one of the most well-known in the area for the past few decades and was set to reopen this spring.

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