Popular developer hang out closing next Friday as owners seek permanent site

Loading Bar calls time on London venue

The popular gaming bar Loading has called time on its Soho location.

The firm’s makeshift home on Rupert Street has been a fashionable hang out place for gamers, developers and industry types, and has held a number of events for the likes of 2K, Creative Assembly, Ubisoft, Team 17 and Nintendo. It also organised last year’s Etoo event.

But it was only a temporary home and the owners of the venue have now partnered with a new business.

Loading will close next Friday, but owner James Dance says he is on theb hunt for a permanent venue. In the mean time, he will focus on his events business, which included last night’s BAFTA Game Awards bar.

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