Gimme Shelter! Seaside concert hall where the Rolling Stones played in the 1960s goes up for sale for £325,000 - but there's a catch!

West Cliff Hall is located on the seafront in Kent and dates back to 1914

A seaside concert hall where the Rolling Stones played in the 1960s has been listed for £325,000 - but there's a catch.

Once a bustling music venue, West Cliff Hall in Ramsgate, Kent dates back to 1914.

However, the iconic site has laid vacant for nearly 20 years and will go on auction on May 29 - with the guide price of £325,000.

It was originally built into the cliff on the site of a former Victorian gardens and bandstand.

The hall initially served as a theatre next to the Royal Paragon Baths, with part of the seaside promenade forming the roof.

Once a bustling music venue, West Cliff Hall in Ramsgate, Kent dates back to 1914

Once a bustling music venue, West Cliff Hall in Ramsgate, Kent dates back to 1914

The Rolling Stones pictured with a fan backstage at West Cliff Hall in 1964

The Rolling Stones pictured with a fan backstage at West Cliff Hall in 1964

The iconic site has laid vacant for nearly 20 years and will go on auction on May 29 - with the guide price of £325,000

The iconic site has laid vacant for nearly 20 years and will go on auction on May 29 - with the guide price of £325,000

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Though the concert hall has been empty since 2005, it once played host to the star acts of the 1960s.

The Rolling Stones played the venue at the end of March 1964 just a month after releasing their self-titled debut album.

It was also used as a motor museum before it closed.

Sitting on 0.75 acres, the seven-floor building has been listed by Savills as an ideal site for an 89-bedroom beachfront hotel.

The property has 'positive pre-app advice' for a hotel, according to the listing.

However it will still need a planning application and approval from the council before it could go ahead, Kent Online reported.

Maintaining the views of the surrounding area and environmental conservation may also be considered in future planning applications.

It was originally built into the cliff on the site of a former Victorian gardens and bandstand

It was originally built into the cliff on the site of a former Victorian gardens and bandstand

The property has 'positive pre-app advice' for a hotel, according to the listing. Pictured: What a hotel on the site could look like

The property has 'positive pre-app advice' for a hotel, according to the listing. Pictured: What a hotel on the site could look like

Project MotorHouse, a charity championed by Janet Fielding who previously starred in Doctor Who, attempted to liaise with the council 2009 and tried to re-purpose the site as a community arts venue theatre and cinema.

More than £300,000 was raised with the help of the local community which was used to fund some repairs and designs.

However, the project came to and end after a survey determined that the venue had deteriorated so badly that a complete rebuild was required and the site was sold.

George Goucher, associate director at Savills Auctions, said: 'The sale of this property offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a unique asset of local interest, with the potential to develop an expansive hotel following positive pre-application advice.'

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