North London Favourite Music Haunt Up for Sale

November 15, 2011

Legendary London music venue and pub The Bull and Gate in Kentish Town, which showcased early performances by Coldplay, Blur, Muse, and Manic Street Preachers, has been brought to market by leisure agents Davis Coffer Lyons. Legend has it that Nirvana also played a gig there.

Davis Coffer Lyons is selling the substantial freehold pub, totalling 4,197sqft which includes a live music room and 8-bedrooms, as a trading or development opportunity, and will consider offers in the region of £2,700,000.

The iconic seventeenth century public house on Kentish Town Road has been owned by the same family, The Lynskey family, for 32 years and is one of London’s most loved and best known music venues for up and coming acts. It was the site of the extremely popular and influential six-nightly ‘Timebox’ club run by Jon ‘Fat’ Beast from 1987 to 1992, and has run Club Fandango since 2001. The property has also traded in the past as a launderette, snooker hall, and a theatre. Over the years some of the biggest names on the international music scene have graced the back-room stage on their way up the music ladder.

Chris Bickle, Pub & Bar agent at Davis Coffer Lyons said, “This landmark pub venue is quite possibly the most renowned place in the capital to see unsigned acts and has played a major and historical role in London’s drinking and live music scene for decades. It is no secret that some of the UK’s treasured venues are struggling in the economic downturn, but we very much hope to find a buyer who can continue the tradition of live music at this location. At the same time, the sheer size of the building will obviously appeal to investors and developers.”