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London's KOKO venue to reopen in spring 2022 with new spaces

21 October 2021, 10:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

After closing in February 2019, London's KOKO venue has announced it'll reopen early next year, complete with new spaces, a late-night pizzeria and more.

The iconic London venue, located near Mornington Crescent tube station, closed its doors in February 2019 to be expanded and refurbished, and nearly a year later it was damaged during a fire.

Now KOKO has announced plans to reopen in spring 2022 after the £70m restoration and redevelopment is complete.

When the venue reopens, it'll introduce new spaces alongside its original venue including a new shop, a late-night pizzeria and tap bar that will host intimate live performances, and the Fly Tower performance space.

The expanded venue will also reopen with a new roof terrace and conservatory, dome cocktail bar, penthouse, recording studio, piano room, library, a hidden speakeasy, stage kitchen and vinyl rooms.

KOKO is also working towards launching its own radio station and foundation next year.

CEO and founder Olly Bengough said, "After three long and epic years of construction and restoration, I’m excited to announce that we will be returning KOKO to the musicians, artists and fans next spring with a beautifully restored theatre and live music offering that will hopefully be a truly unique and unparalleled experience for everyone coming through the doors."

"We are as committed as ever to protect our 120 year cultural legacy and to support the next generation of musicians and London’s dynamic and ever growing music scene," Bengough added. "We look forward to welcoming everyone back to KOKO in Spring 2022."

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