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Iconic London Music Venue Up In Flames

7 January 2020 | 11:39 am | Staff Writer

"A building that holds so many memories and means so much to us in Camden."

An iconic north London music venue has been engulfed in a blaze.

Camden's Koko, which has hosted the likes of Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and Prince, was seen with smoke and flames billowing from the roof earlier this morning, according to BBC.

The venue is currently under refurbishment - due to reopen in the coming months.

London Fire Brigade responded to the incident and have said about a third of the roof was on fire and it was "working hard" to save the building.

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Councillor for Kentish Town Ward Georgia Gould said on Twitter the fire was heartbreaking. 

"Heartbreaking watching the Camden Palace / Koko up in flames this evening, a building that holds so many memories and means so much to us in Camden," she wrote. 

"Incredible how quickly @LondonFire got under control, we owe them so much for their swift and courageous response."

No injuries have been reported.

First opened in 1900, Koko was previously known as The Music Palace, The Camden Palace and Camden Hippodrome, and is one of the most iconic live music venues in London.