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- 06/20/13--03:00: _Gasp at the south L...
- 09/06/13--07:10: _The old Temperance ...
- 03/15/14--05:04: _A tree grows from t...
- 06/10/14--02:00: _Stunning retro prin...
- 10/24/14--04:47: _Brixton’s iconic Re...
- 11/27/14--02:30: _Listed buildings of...
- 11/28/14--05:00: _Twilight stroll alo...
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- 01/08/15--06:00: _Brixton ten years a...
- 01/13/15--09:08: _Another Brixton lan...
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- 01/31/15--03:45: _The precarious gara...
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- 09/06/13--07:10: The old Temperance Billiard Hall on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
- 01/31/15--03:45: The precarious garage of Raeburn Street, Brixton
- 05/27/16--02:38: Brixton’s new Premier Inn turns out to be a purple glowing eyesore
Back in the late Victorian period, railway magnate Sir Edward Watkin decided what London really needed was a massive tower to eclipse the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. Watkin opened up […]
Although some have mistaken this grand old building at 411-417 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton as an old theatre, it was in fact a built as a billiard hall by the temperance movement. […]
Now a pale shadow of its former glory as a prestigious shopping street, some of the buildings in Electric Avenue, Brixton are in a very poor state indeed. Built in […]
When it opened in April 1952, Stockwell Bus Garage boasted the largest unsupported area under one roof in Europe, with its 393ft long roof providing 73,350sq ft of parking space […]
Yesterday, English Heritage announced that the Grade II listed Reliance Arcade in Brixton has been added to their ‘At Risk‘ register. Built in 1923-5 by Andrews and Peascod of brick and concrete construction, […]
Located half way up Brixton Road towards the Oval, this stunning Victorian façade remains one of my favourite pieces of Brixton architecture. The building dates back to 1842, with the […]
Running from central Brixton northwards to the Oval, Brixton Road is an ancient road that dates as far back as Roman times, when it formed part of the London to […]
Located on Cowley Road, just off Vassall Road in north Brixton, is this short and architecturally striking terrace of early/mid 19th century houses. A quick search online revealed the reassuring news […]
Here’s the latest instalment of Brixton scenes taken a decade ago, with a selection of photos taken in January 2005. Back then I was briefly using a disappointing Sony DSC-F88 camera, […]
We’re saddened to see another lovely piece of Brixton architecture disappearing under a vast corporate advert. The building is listed in Lambeth’s Conservation Area Statement [PDF] as “making a positive contribution” to […]
Lexadon Property Group, the new owners of the former Walton Lodge laundry business on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton will be presenting proposals for the conversion of the building into 13 no-doubt pricey […]
We’ve set ourselves the task of documenting all the listed buildings of Brixton, and although it’s a project that will probably takes us years to complete, we hope to keep on […]
The first of two public consultations concerning the future plans for Walton Lodge on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton took place last Saturday (24th January). The proposals were presented by the Lexadon Property Group, who […]
Surely not long for this world is this unhappy looking garage seen in Raeburn Street, SW2, just off Acre Lane. With its roof featuring a perilous slump and splintering wood, a total collapse can […]
We’re really not sure where this fits in with the original vision of the Grow:Brixton project, but the now renamed Pop Brixton is set to host the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London […]
Mega-minted property developers Lexadon – run by property tycoons Jerry and Janet Knight – have applied to flatten the rear of the locally listed Walton Lodge laundry building on 372 Coldharbour […]
This cracking Edwardian Parish Hall can be found on Herne Hill Road, a little further down the hill from the equally splendid Carnegie Library. The building is listed under the Planning […]
With Brixton’s new 89-room Premier Inn preparing to officially open its doors on the 18th June 2016, the building has now acquired a garish purple glow at night, with neon strip lighting […]
Here’s an interesting document of a piece of long-lost Brixton, with this archive photograph showing a striking cast-iron street urinal outside the now-vanished entrance to Brixton railway station in Pope’s Road, 1924. […]
Back in September 2014, we reported on growing concerns about the unsympathetic redevelopment of the distinctive Loughborough House building at 202 Coldharbour Lane, SW9. Work dragged on for years, with some […]