A Tottenham icon will close after almost 40 years because of the redevelopment of the Spurs stadium.

Rudolph's Club owner Tony Walker will have to close down the nightspot so it can be turned into a car park for the new Tottenham Hotspur football stadium.

The 62-year-old is a keen supporter of the Premier League club, which owns the building, but wishes it had given him more time to stay open.

He said: “It's very sad because I have worked here for 39 and I have a lot of memories here.

“I think it is especially sad for all the Spurs supporters because where are they going to go after a game?”

“I feel like I should have been the last man standing and they should have done all the other bits first before them knocked down my building.”

Rudolph’s last day of trade will be on May 19, coinciding with the last game of the season, and 25 members of staff will lose their jobs as a result of the closure.

Mr Walker started working for the club as a doorman in 1974 and bought the venue in 1990.

He added: “Some of my staff have been working here a very long time and I hope they know that I really did try to stay open for as long as possible.

“I’m really going to miss my football an awful lot especially because so many of the players would come in here for a drink after the games.

“I think my favourite moment was when Spurs won the FA cup final against Nottingham Forest in 1991 because I got the players to bring the cup into the club.”