One of Bexley's nightlife destinations has become the latest casualty of 2020 after announcing "with great sadness" that it will close its doors for good.

NYNE Lounge has revealed that after 12 "fabulous" years, the bar and nightclub's doors will be remaining closed forever.

In a bittersweet Facebook post, the owners paid tribute to all those who helped the venue "become such a part of the Bexleyheath nightlife," adding that they could "turn the lights off with a smile.

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Located on 267 Broadway, Bexleyheath, the NYNE lounge opened 12 years ago, offering "pumped up nights and amazing cocktails" in the centre of the borough.

The owners didn't say if the closure was directly caused by Covid-19, and the bar has been temporarily closed for some time.

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In their post, the venue said: "We've had 12 fabulous years together, but sadly it is time to say goodbye.

"It is with great sadness but amazing memories that we announce that NYNE’s doors will remain closed forever."

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They continued: "12 years ago we opened something that we never knew would become such a part of the Bexleyheath nightlife, and something that impacted so many lives.

"We partied, we played, we served and ultimately we shared many great memories with so many people.

"So to every person who stepped behind the bar, you made us who we were. There are too many to mention, but what we did was special.

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"To the door teams who kept you safe, the DJ’s who created the party, you were always a part of our family and we will never forget you for that.

"And lastly to everyone who came to party, we hope we served you well, we hope you enjoyed what we created for you, we thank you for your support over 12 glorious years."

The owners added that they'd "love to hear any stories you have, we spent 12 years trying to make those memories and we can turn the lights off with a smile."

A number of people offered comments paying tribute to the nightclub, most saying they'd enjoyed their time spent there and were sad to see it go.