Campaigning for Camden’s LGBTQ+ history and future

Save the Black Cap


Welcome to the campaign to re-open and protect the Black Cap, north London’s legendary LGBTQ+ pub, club, cabaret, and community space!

The Black Cap, a Camden landmark for over 250 years and one of London’s biggest and most famous LGBTQ+ spaces for more than 50 years, was closed abruptly in April 2015 by its previous owners. They planned to redevelop the building into luxury flats – but they didn’t count on the community’s resistance.

The #WeAreTheBlackCap campaign, led by the community benefit society, Black Cap Community, has been campaigning since then to save the Black Cap given its place as one of the few remaining landmarks of historical, cultural, and artistic importance for the LGBTQ+ community, and ensure it is re-opened as a safe, vibrant place of entertainment once again.

The Black Cap

The Black Cap is one of Camden’s oldest pubs and one of London’s biggest, most famous and thought after LGBTQ+ spaces.

The campaign

In seven years of campaigning, we’ve defeated many attempts to redevelop the Black Cap and we’re closer than ever to
re-opening the venue.

How to help

Do you want a colourful, welcoming, fabulous community pub and cabaret in Camden Town? Support the campaign re-open the Black Cap!

Black Cap Community

Campaigning for Camden’s LGBTQ+ history and future.

A community benefit society regulated by the FCA, number 8525

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