Public Nightclub London. Sorry, Public has now closed. While those living in West London have traditionally been inclined to avoid travelling too far from home at weekends, given the misery of their commutes during the working week, the constantly evolving nightlife in Central and – particularly – East London has, over. 17 May Tonight, a few hundred of London's wealthiest twentysomethings will be feeling somewhat bereft. Their favourite nightclub on the King's Road, Public, was closed down suddenly on Tuesday night, and for the first time in more than a year, they will have to think up an alternative haunt. 21 Jul Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte have a lot going on in New York City. The owners of Soho café The Smile just opened their latest nightlife-y, but not obnoxiously club-y spot, Public Arts (located in the basement of Ian Schrager's also new The Public Hotel); an off-shoot of their restaurant, Smile To-Go.