A late-night gay bar has closed less than a year after it opened, with its owner blaming a saturated club market.

Glamorous opened in July last year with big plans for club and drag nights - but just eight months later the Brighton venue shut its doors for one final time.

The Kemp Town location, in the High Street, has proved unsuccessful according to owner Matt Eason - who said it "does not work in its current form."

The Argus: The venue hoped to embed itself in Brighton's vibrant LGBT cultureThe venue hoped to embed itself in Brighton's vibrant LGBT culture (Image: Glamorous)

He added: "We have reached an agreement with Stonegate Pub Partners that this site is just too small to be a Glamorous and doesn’t work in its current form.

"Glamorous is about super late night clubbing and this just isn’t that. The Brighton gay scene already has a wide selection of venues and in this day and age some might say saturated with venues and there just isn’t the demand like there used to be.

"I don’t think we did a bad job with the size of the venue but unfortunately it’s not worked out."

The Argus: Inside GlamorousInside Glamorous (Image: Glamorous)

The venue took the site of the former Le Village bar which closed in June last year after "constant complaints" from neighbours and stricter licence terms.

The disco lights were turned off for the last time on March 18 - although not for long as The Argus understands a new tiki-themed bar is set to open soon. 

Glamorous locations in Birmingham, Coventry and Oxford will remain open.