Ghost signs haunt the streets of London, offering redundant goods and services lost to the annals of time. Often painted by skilled artists onto brick buildings, many have outlived the businesses they advertised and are now part of the capital’s mongrel streetscape. Here are a few favourites. You can see many more at the Ghost Signs section of the History of Advertising Trust.
Many thanks for our Flickrpool photographers for sharing their images: Boyd Pianos by Tom Bland, tyres by Tyla, W. Wakefield Ltd by dakota_boo, Veglio & Co by buckaroo kid, Boots the Chemist by Tommy Johansson, ghost roundel by Ronald Hackston, Hammersmith Palais by Pete Woodhead, Finsbury Van & Wheel Works by dakota_boo and Regent’s Canal by Tom Bland