Finally after many years of decline in the number of gay venues in London, Vauxhall is to get a new gay club. Wayne Shires, who has in the past owned Area and The Cock is set to launch a new club called Bloc South at 65 Albert Embankment in Vauxhall. Bloc South will be a sister club to the already established and popular East Bloc near Old Street. This will be a very welcome addition the the London Gay Scene.
Despite initial opposition, there was strong support from residents in Lambeth as well as Lord Brian Paddick, and finally the Lambeth licensing sub-committee agreed to make an exception to the council’s regulations which sees that new nightclubs must close by 2am. Bloc South is expected to be a operating 7 days a week and be open until 5.30am on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Bloc South is anticipated to open in March.