A 1930’s gay bar in Soho shut by police will be brought back to life to mark the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK.
The Caravan, “London’s most bohemian rendezvous”, located on the corner of Endell Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, was a basement club which was raided and closed in 1934 and advertised “all night gaiety”. Nudge, nudge.
The National Trust and the National Archives are going to re-imagine the “most unconventional spot in town” using police photographs, witness accounts and court reports.
Freud Café will be transformed in March for the Queer City project celebrating London’s gay scene between 1918 and 1967.
The event runs from March 2-26 and will include talks and “performances”.