Audio slideshow: Astoria's finale

The Astoria on Charing Cross Road in London is finally closing its doors on 15 January to make way for the new Crossrail project linking the city's east and west.

The famous venue has seen performances from the likes of David Bowie, Madonna and The Rolling Stones in the past.

More recently, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis have taken to the stage during their UK tours.

Ivor Wilkins has a 30-year history with the venue and is a manager at UK music promoter Festival Republic. He takes an inside look throughout the historic music club:

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Music: Oasis/Don't Look Back In Anger; Madonna/Ray of Light; Iggy Pop/Lust for Life
Slideshow production: 6 Music reporter Adrian Larkin


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