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Madame Jojo’s to reopen

The original home of White Heat will return "bigger and better", says property owner Soho Estates

By IQ on 22 Feb 2016

Madame Jojo's, Robert Bosson

Madame Jojo's as it looks now


image © Robert Bosson

Madame Jojo’s, the Soho nightclub which for 10 years hosted live music institution White Heat, is to reopen.

In an interview with London Live, John James, the managing director of Soho Estates, which owns the property, says the company will “build a bigger and better basement club which is going to reappear as Madame Jojo’s”.

However, the new venue won’t be a “nostalgically romantic Madame Jojo’s; a success of several years ago,” says James, but “a new thing”.

Madame Jojo’s – and more specifically Tuesday club night White Heat (which continues at The Lexington) – was renowned as one of the best nights out in Soho, and acted as a launchpad for countless careers, among them Adele, Lorde, The Horrors, Grimes, Klaxons and The xx.

The club had its licence revoked in November 2014 after a violent assault involving members of its security staff.