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London Astoria closes its doors

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The London Astoria has closed down to make way for the new Crossrail network. The Art Deco building in the West End began life in 1927 as a cinema but it became famous as a music venue, hosting famous gigs by bands including The Rolling Stones and Nirvana. Reporter Nicola Stanbridge considers the importance of the building and the Astoria brand.

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