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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Green Door Club, Shudehill

Green Door Club, Shudehill. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

The Green Door Club was a favourite haunt of Mirror / People/ News of the World journalists and printers who worked the night shift at the Withy Grove newspaper offices.  Like the better known Press Club, it would open all night for the grafters, but doesn't appear to have been members-only.  It shut its doors at some point in the 1970s, maybe around the same time that the New Green Door Club opened round the corner on Dantzic Street.  It was situated next to the gun shop at the bottom of Shudehill, now a jewellers.

Green Door Club, Shudehill. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.


  1. It was definitely open until the mid eighties, I remember rolling out of there and on to the all night 192, with my swag under my arm!

  2. It was definitely open in the mid 80's and may be later.

    Margaret at one time was the manager \ licencee.

    You would not normally get served unless you was a member of the press.

    Adult entertainment was provided in the back room.

    It remained open to at least 5am in the morning.

    I recall management was transferred to a member of the press.