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Club accused of racism and charging black women double

DRAMA: The London nightclub is located in Park Lane

A LONDON nightclub is being investigated for racism after a woman claimed that black women were charged double the entry fee of white women.

Nadine Marsh-Edwards took to Twitter to share her daughter’s experience.

She wrote: “My daughter went to a club in the West End last night. Black girls got charged £20 entrance fee – white girls £10...London life right now.”

The post generated thousands of retweets and likes and hundreds of responses.

The club at which the alleged incident took place, Drama in Park Lane, said it is investigating the claims.

A spokesperson for the club told the BBC: "We do not tolerate any form of discrimination against any individual or group.

"Promotions are offered for various reasons, but never on the grounds of discrimination of race, colour or national origin.

"We operate a non-discriminatory policy and we place a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion."

The club also said that the standard entry fee is £20.

In addition to the nightclub’s own investigation, Westminster Council has also promised to look into the incident.

Westminster councillor Ian Adams, cabinet member for public protection and licensing, told the Evening Standard: "Racial discrimination is abhorrent, and it is very concerning to hear of these allegations at a nightclub in Westminster.”

City Hall’s Night Tsar, Amy Lame, has been in contact with Marsh-Edwards about what happened.

Marsh-Edwards said: “Many thanks to Amy Lame and the Westminster councillors who have reached out to me re my daughters awful experience the club Drama in Park Lane. Also big thanks for the retweets helping to expose the clubs disgusting behaviour.”

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