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The Luminaire was a live music venue on Kilburn High Road in north west London, UK. It opened on 1 March 2005 in what was a nightclub called Late, above McGovern's Pub and The Kilburn Bar. Its last public show was 9 March 2011. Student apartments now occupy the space.
The venue name was inspired by a bar called Lit, in the Lower East Side, New York City. It was voted as Time Out Magazine's London Venue of The Year in 2006 and as Music Week's UK Venue of The Year in 2007, primarily because of its positive attitude to both artist and audience.
In a newsletter in November 2010, The Luminaire announced their closure saying that "It's been a labour of love for a while now, and at this point it makes no sense for us to continue."
- "Drowned in Sound — News — Luminaire is voted best London venue". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
- Music Week — Music Week Awards winners announced
- Music Week — Venue Profile: The Luminaire