The number of illegal raves in London has doubled from 2016. As the costs of legal utilities increase so does the number of unlicensed rave parties.
Ravers have taken over abandoned buildings, deserted primary schools and recently even an ex Toys R Us store in Hounslow, London.
One year ago the toy company closed, which resulted in the store’s abandonment. But not for long! The empty building soon became a party-hosting venue.
The event was attended by hundreds of people when police interfered. One visitor spray-painted over the original Toys R Us sign — so it read “Raves R Us“. The party was immediately shut down and five people were arrested.
With the rising popularity of illegal rave parties, London police are taking new security/investigative approaches. One of them is using drones with tasers. However, chances are that the number of unlicensed music events will be rising in England, and the number of illegal parties increased in Wiles and Bristol too.