One of the UK's most popular floating nightclubs is to close after this year's New Years Eve party.

One of the UK’s most popular floating nightclubs is to close after this year’s New Years Eve party. Tuxedo Princess, also known as ‘The Boat’, has been moored on the River Tyne for nearly a quarter of a century and is a favourite spot for VIPs and celebrities.

The former Irish Sea ferry boasts 12 bars, two discos, and has a capacity of 3,000 people, so her final party is likely to be one to remember. Her loss to the North East as a result of the regeneration of Gateshead Quayside is likely to be Northern Ireland’s gain, however, as the ship is expected to open there next year.