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London Astoria closes its doors

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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