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Miss Moneypenny's Bulldozed

What's a half-naked girl got to do with Miss Moneypenny's home being bulldozed? We dunno either.

Bulldozers are preparing to tear down the Birmingham club home of world-renowned house brand Miss Moneypenny's.

The club is being demolished to make way for luxury apartments.

Moneypenny's threw their last party at the venue, HQ, on 2nd September 2nd.

Two Decades

HQ was previously known as Bond's and Moneypenny's have hosted nights there for over two decades.

Moneypenny's remained without a base as we went to press, although they believed they were on the verge of securing a monthly club night somewhere in the city.

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Miss Moneypenny's had a very strict dress code, didn't it ladies?
Commenting on the closure, Moneypenny's boss Jim Ryan said: "It's the end of an era for the venue, which contributed to an amazing piece of music history for the city of Birmingham.

"We have had some amazing and memorable times at the club and are proud to have played host to some interesting celebrities, pop and rock stars."

Celebrities

Over the years the likes of Jamiroquai's Jay Kay, Robbie Williams, The Pet Shop Boys and Fatboy Slim have all turned up.

Since its inception in 1986 Miss Moneypenny's has grown into one of the world's most famous club nights, as well as a major house music label.

They recently scored a UK Top 10 hit with Tom Novy's 'Want Your Body'.

Despite not having a home in Britain, Moneypenny's will still continue to run its plethora of global club events (unbelievably, they currently operate around 20 club nights a month around the world).

In November the club will embark on a maiden tour of China and Australia.