The Black Cap
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Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
This north London institution is famous for its drag shows, and was once second home to Lily Savage and the late Regina Fong, who performed here for 17 years. Once known as ‘the Palladium of drag’, the Black Cap is keeping the tradition alive with a new generation of show queens, some funnier than others. Lola Lasagne is a regular, as is the legendary Dave Lynn, who actually does his own singing. The upstairs Shufflewick Bar is dedicated to the late, great Mrs Shufflewick, a drag queen who reigned here in the 1970s, while at the back the roof terrace is dubbed Fong Terrace. Never let it be said that the Cap forgets its history. Check the website for a fascinating account of the venue’s colourful life and times.