Nightclub warned it is ‘drinking in the last chance saloon’ after brawl sparked by antisemitic abuse


A London celebrity hangout that was closed following a brawl sparked by antisemitic abuse, has been warned it is “drinking in the last chance saloon” after being allowed to keep its licence.

Boujis in Kensington, which is popular with celebrities and royals, was ordered to close for two weekends after 16 people were involved in a fight outside the venue last month.

Kensington and Chelsea council also told the club to improve security and work with locals to tackle anti-social behaviour, including starting neighbourhood patrols by Boujis security staff.

This club will be allowed to keep its 3am closing time, despite police wanting it to close its doors half an hour earlier.

Kensington and Chelsea council’s licensing committee’s chair Julie Mills told the club that despite being allowed to retain its licence it was “in the last chance saloon” and warned other nightclubs in the borough: “If you do not act responsibly you will be shut down.”

Mobile phone footage of the brawl showed a woman jumping on a man’s back and hitting him with a shoe and someone shouting "f---ing Jews".

Seven people were arrested and issued with fixed penalty notices.

The violence occurred after antisemitic abuse was aimed at a party of Jewish club-goers.

Matt Hermer, chief executive of Ignite which owns Boujis, who is Jewish, described the footage of the fight as “horrific”.

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