Local Icon Burns To The Ground

It’s slowly become one of the most popular clubs in the UK thanks to its Ibiza style terrace and location on the capital’s river. However, early in the morning of Monday August 8th, London’s Studio 338 nightclub burnt to the ground in dramatic fashion.

Fire at Studio 338

Just 9 hours prior to the dramatic fire, one of dance music’s most upcoming and popular events “Abode”, were holding their regular Sunday residency at the club with over 2,300 revellers through the doors.

More than 100 fire fighters were drafted to the venue in Greenwich, South London, confirming that one man had been rescued from the blaze. Unfortunately, another man was not so lucky and tragically lost his life.

Station Manager Winston Douglas said this when speaking to the Mirror: “Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man who has been taken to hospital by ambulance. This is a large fire and the smoke could be seen from across London, meaning we received a large number of emergency calls. Fire fighters will be at the scene for the rest of the day, and possibly into the evening. If you’re affected by smoke our advice is to keep doors and windows closed.”

Frequent club goers have been recently treated to a new refurb at the club which includes an outside beach area. The club has played host to some of the biggest events and labels in dance music, including Elrow, Cocoon and Viva Warriors.

Studio 338’s website states that they are, or were a “Music and arts venue based on the Greenwich Peninsula that includes one of the largest terrace arenas in Europe. It’s open all year round, heated and covered in winter against the elements”. Let’s hope the iconic venue can re-open and bring back some of the good times to South London.

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