Only Soho venues open until 4am - HERE and The Lower Third

The venues HERE and The Lower Third next to Tottenham Court Road Tube station have been granted a licence until 4am on weekends.
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Two venues in the Outernet district around Tottenham Court Road station have been granted licences to stay open until 4am on weekends.

HERE and The Lower Third opened a year ago and become the only spots in Soho open until that hour.

The venues sit just outside Westminster and their licences are granted by Camden Council.

The 2,000-capacity HERE is the biggest venue to be built in central London since the 1940s, and has hosted events across music, brands, charity and fashion.

Forthcoming shows include Kid Francescoli, Franky Wah and Roni Size X LTJ Bukem. The venue worked with Annie Mac to launch her Before Midnight brand, and it has presented live shows with the likes of Daniel Avery, Jai Paul, Alison Goldfrapp, Kae Tempest.

The Lower Third sits among Denmark Street's guitar shops and was previously the famous 12 Bar Club. The bar and venue has a club room with a 230-person capacity and a smaller space, The Forge. Forthcoming shows include Aaliyah Zhané, Skaar and Nice N' Spiky Comedy.

Here at Outernet. (Photo by Larry Jordan for Here & Now)Here at Outernet. (Photo by Larry Jordan for Here & Now)
Here at Outernet. (Photo by Larry Jordan for Here & Now)

Co-founder Karrie Goldberg said: “We are thrilled to extend our operating hours in both HERE and The Lower Third.

"Since opening a year ago, we have delivered what we promised - a diverse and wide range of programming, everything from comedy, DJs, bands to fashion shows, product launches and more.

"Now, with this new late licence, it allows us to provide an even broader spectrum of cultural programming. We will create space for new promoters, for sub-cultures to flourish, so we can welcome even more touring and international artists. It will support diversity and bring more live music back to central London, driving job opportunities in the music and events industries. It’s important to us to give up-and-coming artists a new place to launch their careers, as well as be a platform for global stars - and this licence extension will help us continue doing what we do best.”