Koko Camden: Fire Hits Famous London Music Hall


A music venue in London has suffered damage after being engulfed by flames.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) responded to reports of a fire at the historic venue in Camden, north London, shortly before 9 pm.

Images from scene show the roof of the club nearly completely engulfed in flames.

The club is now under refurbishment and before the fire was set to reopen in spring 2020.

Koko was previously known as the Camden Palace and Camden Hippodrome, and has been one of the most iconic live music venues in London for decades. Please avoid the area if possible'. It was set to reopen in the spring.

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

Disappointing when looking at the Camden Palace / Koko in flames this evening, a building which holds so many memories and which means a lot to us in Camden.

MP for Holborn and St Pancras Sir Keir Starmer responded: 'Awful news in Camden tonight. 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".

The London Fire Brigade said it brought "8 fire engines and around 60 firefighters" to tackle the blaze on London's Camden High Street. "Incredible how quickly @LondonFire got under control, we owe them so much for their swift and courageous response".