Pub chain Wetherspoon has submitted plans to open a watering hole in a former lap-dancing club.

As a result, the one-time lap-dancing nightclub Sophisticats premises in Eversholt Street could be converted into a new Wetherspoon for Camden and Euston if approved.

Designers nineteen47, on behalf of JD Wetherspoon, submitted applications to change the use of the existing ground and basement floors, replace the shopfront and provide outdoor seating.

Both the building and adjacent terrace are locally listed buildings of the early 19th Century.

According to the plans, the frontage will be replaced with a new entranceway and large windows.

It is proposed that the pub would be open from 6.30am to midnight from Mondays to Thursdays, 6.30am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7.30am to 11pm on Sundays.

The kitchen would operate until 11pm each day and the application states that the premises will not play amplified music.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), a voluntary organisation that promotes and protects pubs and clubs as social centres, has shared its support.

Its north London pub protection officer Joanne Scott said: “The pub will act as a valuable resource for the local community.

She continued: “We urge the council to grant planning permission for this proposal.”