10/08/2015 08:36 BST | Updated 11/08/2015 08:59 BST

Number Of Nightclubs Almost Halved In The Past Decade: Nine Reasons For Declining Nightlife

The number of nightclubs on Britain’s high streets has almost halved in the past decade, according to new figures.

Research from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has found that of the 3,144 clubs operating in the UK in 2005, just 1,733 remain open for business this year.

While the Association believes that the decline is due to planning restrictions and those living in town centres not wanting to be disturbed, it could be argued that nightclubs haven't exactly helped themselves...

Or that technology seems to have caught up with their main purpose in the first place.

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