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London Bridge station
Madame Jo Jo's. A victim of the gentrification of Soho
Ian Dury and Tubby Issacs
Ian Dury and Tubby Isaacs now both sadly gone.
Sir Christopher Wren's plan for rebuilding London
Battersea Power Station
One chimney down. Will the other three follow?
The Red Cow
The Red Cow, Grange Walk - Now a block of flats
Cycling in London
As if cycling in London was not dangerous enough this brave soul is cycling around Trafalgar Square, dressed in Victorian costume, on a penny farthing.
Sarsaparilla down East Lane Market
Bermondsey antiques market
Bermondsey antiques market. A luxury hotel now stands on this site.
The Old Tabard, Borough High Street
The Old Tabard has long gone. Established in 1307 and demolished in 1873 it was the home of Harry Bailey from Geoffrey Chaucers, The Canterbury Tales
Bifel that in that season on a day,
In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay
Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage
To Caunterbury with ful devout corage,
Former Surrey Docks Offices
The Intrepid Fox, Wardour Street
In 1784 the Intrepid Fox was named after flamboyant politician Sir Charles James Fox. It went on to be the pub to visit before seeing a band in the Marquee on the other side of the road. It’s where Mick Jagger poached Ron Wood away from the Faces to join the Stones and where Slash went to drown his sorrows when, being worse for wear, security stopped him from entering his own show when Gun’s ‘n’ Roses played the Marquee
It’s now a burger bar.
A 'walk in' humidor in Wardour Street.
Natural History Museum
Too late for this one.
The House of Toby
Once upon a time these ceramic Toby Ale signs decorated nearly every pub in London
Covent Garden tobacconist
Tobacco, Cuban cigars and snuff. "Pipe smokers delight".
Flag House in Tanner Street, Bermondsey. Now luxury flats, hence the Porsche packed outside.
These barrows used to be everywhere but have now almost disappeared as have the street markets. Always green with red wheels.
Tubby Isaac’s jellied eel stall in Aldgate finally closes after 94 years - Docklands & East London Advertiser
Pall Mall barbers
Pall Mall barbers (since 1896) in Whitcombe Street, next to the National Gallery. The archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler lived above the shop.
W. Sitch & Co
Manufacturers of and dealers in period lighting since 1770. 48 Berwick Street, Soho. www.wsitch.co.uk
A. Elfes in Brick Lane, Monumental Masons (as in gravestones not huge members of a secret sect) now gone.
J. Evans, Dairy
A dairy in Warren Street
The Hat Factory
Henry Heath's Hat Factory, off of Oxford Street. Now gone
London pubs are starting to disappear to be replaced by rapidly expanding coffee shop chains. The Hand and Racquet, just off Leicester Square and opened in 1865, proudly boasts to be ‘a little pub with a big welcome’ but has sadly now poured it's last pint. Regulars included Tommy Cooper, Tony Hancock and Sid James.
Punch & Judy
A sad, lonely Punch & Judy booth on a wet London Street
My Tea Shop
My Tea Shop beneath London Bridge Station
In it's 60th year at the same theatre. This will never 'pass'
Cultural Exchange: Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap'endures – Los Angeles Times 25th Nov 2012
Thomas B Treacy
Literally, before they pass
Minos Hairdressing - Lewisham
The Linen Cupboard - Great Castle Street
How long before shops like this disappear from our High Street. Where we will buy our Egyptian cotton sheets (at very reasonable prices) and our "Household & Baby Linen"?
The Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Fountain – Regents Park – dated 1869
A plaque on the fountain states "This fountain was erected by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and the Cattle Trough Association was the gift of Sir Cowasjee Jehangir (Companion of the Star of India) a wealthy parsee gentleman of Bombay as a token of gratitude to the people of England for the protection enjoyed by him and his Parsee fellow countrymen under the British Rule in India."
How long can it survive the corrosive effects of the weather?
Coiffeur de Dames - Maida Vale
One for the ladies.
Book shops - Charring Cross Road
Who knows how long these book shops will last in Charring Cross Road due to the pressure from Soho’s ever expanding China Town and relentless globalisation of our high streets. Some book shops have already disappeared to be replaced by London’s limitless thirst for coffee shops.
Gaby’s Deli – 30 Charing Cross Road
In praise of … Gaby's Deli - Guardian 18 January 2012
Restaurant review: Gaby's Deli, London – Telegraph 27 January 2012
Another characterful corner of London gets ready forblanding out – Telegraph 24 September 2011
Stars unite to save the falafels that fuelled theatreland - The Observer, Sunday 11 December 2011
Briggs - "Gentlemens Hairdresser" - 5 Ormond Yard, St James
A Mayfair barber. Traditional haircuts for men as well as shaving and beard trims.