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16 July 2009

Find Europe's Largest Disco Ball

Many readers will know Koko from paying an awful lot of money for a particularly small bottle of beer, but did you know it has the largest disco ball in Europe? Possibly.

The building itself began life as the Camden Theatre, opening on Boxing Day 1900, and has been through a significant number of incarnations since then. By 1909, it was the Camden Hippodrome Theatre, renamed as the Camden Hippodrome Picture Theatre in 1913. In the 1970s it began its time as a live music venue, being renamed The Music Machine, then in 1982 it became the Camden Palace.

After a £4.5m refurbishment, which included the installation of the disco ball, the club finally became Koko in 2004. Not a lot has changed in the exterior of the building, with the large copper dome still dominating the roof, but the inside is even rather smart for a Camden club, and manages to retain its distinctively theatrical feel well.

For more information on Koko, and upcoming events, visit http://www.koko.uk.com

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of Ben Hanbury^

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