Watch The Libertines play intimate show at Margate pub

They're getting used to their new home...

The Libertines played an intimate show at a pub in Margate last night, as they gear up to open their hotel in the Kent seaside town.

Footage posted on Instagram by Carl Barat sees him and bandmate Pete Doherty performing an acoustic rendition of ‘Death On The Stairs’ at Margate’s Taprooms pub.

Check it out in full below.


On Wednesday, the band also performed to a crowd of just 80 people at Margate’s Tom Thumb Theatre.

Earlier this year, The Libertines confirmed plans to open a hotel/studio in the Kent town.

Frontman Pete Doherty first teased the plans in 2016, saying: “We’re gonna open a Libertines hotel. With a studio, nightclub, a bar,” adding that it would be “open to anyone who’ll pay the bills”.

It’s now been revealed that the five storey, 10-room property will go by the name The Albion Rooms, with an opening date and launch party to be announced in due course.

 A press release states: “Inspired by the celluloid co-habitation antics of the Beatles and the Monkees, Carl, Gary, John and Peter had been looking for a creative home: a living art space, a Warholian factory, with guest rooms, a bar and studio.”