Flats plan lodged for iconic Camden Town gay pub The Black Cap

The Black Cap in Camden Town could be partly turned into flats

The Black Cap in Camden Town could be partly turned into flats - Credit: Archant

An iconic gay pub dubbed one of the most important venues in LGBTQ history could be partly redeveloped into flats under plans lodged at the town hall.

Pub chain owner Faucet Inn is bidding to turn the upper floors of The Black Cap in Camden High Street, Camden Town, into three flats with roof terraces.

Dozens have written to Camden Council to object to the proposals, which would replace the 19th century pub’s first floor bar.

The ground-floor nightclub would remain under plans.

The Black Cap has been an LGBT venue for more than 50 years, and is now one of the last remaining gay pubs in north London.


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The planning application is the latest in a string of bids since 2012 to turn the upper three floors of the pub into flats.

In a written objection, Merv Chivers, of Berkshire said the pub was one “of London’s most important venues in LGBT history”.

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Raymond Southorn, of Camden Town, also stated: “This is a historic venue which has been a haven for members of the gay community for decades.”

Pub owners Faucet Inn declined to comment.

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