A south London club slashed its opening hours as its reggae beats were so loud that residents couldn’t sleep during the weekend. Previously, La Estacion 57 held clubbing sessions until 5 AM – but from now, it will close doors at 11 PM.
According to news outlet MyLondon, residents living above the basement club were forced to book hotels and crash at friends’ houses when the weekend kicked in. La Estacion 57’s blaring beats and extended partying nights were the reason behind the tenants’ sleepless nights.
Oral surgeon Preeyan Shah told MyLondon that in the past four years, disturbed sleep during weekends has become a common occurrence. Since his flat is above the club, the booming sound system forced him to cease Sunday check-ups for patients.
“I’m having to stay at my parent’s place or with friends on a Saturday night. It’s just quite annoying that I’m unable to use my flat and enjoy my flat.”
Tom Quin, who lives three floors above the club, said that the loud music motivated him to search for a new property.
Although he works as a GP, he was forced to discontinue his shifts at a local weekend vaccine clinic.
“I am too tired and I am staying away on most days. We literally move out to stay out with friends and family or hotel every weekend. We’ve not complained since December  because we haven’t bothered staying.”
After months of beat-fueled turmoil, his wife asked Southwark Council to review La Estación 57’s license earlier this year.
During the three sessions, the hearing was notified that the salsa nightclub had installed a sound limiter, but residents still complained that they could still hear the music.