It's been announced that the Metro Club on Oxford Street is shutting down in January to make way for Crossrail. Some readers will remember the club when it was called Oxfords and was the venue for The Hellfire Club on a Saturday night.
Brilliantly described in Seb Hunter's Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict, The Hellfire Club was part of a Saturday night ritual that would typically take in the Intrepid Fox, the Royal George, the Hellfire, and if you still wanted more, Slimelight. More recently it was also the venue for High Voltage, in a more low-key Thursday night slot but with the addition of girls dancing in cages (one of whom we eventually realised was a former regular at the Hellfire; maybe she had never managed to leave the venue ...).
Seb Hunter - Hell Bent For Leather