A NIGHTCLUB on the site of Walthamstow Stadium has shut down.

Charlie Chan's, close to the popular Greyhound racing arena in Chingford Road, has closed with immediate effect.

The closure is reportedly due to a dramatic fall in the number of customers since the smoking ban was introduced and the effect of looser licensing laws.

Chan's goer Tom Hutchison, 27, of Chingford, said: "Half of Chingford grew up in Chan's.

"It's a massive blow to the borough, being the last real nightclub we had left.

"It was a hugely popular place over its 23 years and I hope it will be revived under a different name and revamped image.

"Where are we going to go for a late beer now?"