In Pictures: Parts Of London Lost To History

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In Pictures: Parts Of London Lost To History

There's no denying that London's in a constant state of change. Buildings are always coming and going. Some of these buildings no longer exist, others can still be seen, but have been repurposed.

23 Great Winchester Street
Source Wikimedia
Great Easter Electric Light generating station, Liverpool Street
Source Ben Pedroche
The stunning art deco Odeon Woolwich
Source Christopherfowler
Tram emerging from the Kingsway Tunnel
Source Old London
Cast iron aqueduct across River Lea at Waltham Abbey disused gunpowder mills
Source Londonslostrivers
Battersea Park, 1951
Source Tim Dunn
Dorchester House, Park Lane, Mayfair
Source Historicengland
Remaining coal jetty at demolished Deptford Power Station
Source Ben Pedroche
St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics, Spitalfields in the 19th century
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Euston Station
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Queen Square, Bloomsbury, 1883
Source Museumoflondonprints
The Battersea Big Dipper
Source Londonist
Disused coal jetty, Woolwich Power Station
Source Ben Pedroche
Strand station
Source Adventuresofboz
Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Stratford
Source Ben Pedroche
Acton Lane Power Station, Willesden Junction
Source Ben Pedroche
Wembley, 1923
Source Old London
Chimney stack, Renforth Hydraulic Power Station, Rotherhithe
Source Ben Pedroche
Coal Exchange, opposite Old Billingsgate Market
Source Snipview
The Astoria, London closed 2009.
Source Gigwise
Olde Wapping, Olde Prospect of Whitby
Source Erkembode
Crystal Palace fans at their original ground 'The Nest'
Source Old London
Decaying lock at Waltham Abbey
Source Londonslostrivers
Great Wheel, Earl's Court, demolished in 1907
Source Wikipedia
The original Kensington Canal bridge at West Brompton Station station
Source Londonslostrivers
The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, 1875, with St Paul's in the background
Source Typepad
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping
Source Ben Pedroche
Hammersmith Palais, London closed 2007.
Source Gigwise
The Mean Fiddler, London closed 2009.
Source Gigwise
Rolls Chapel, Chancery Lane
Source Magnoliabox
Derelict lock gate at Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey
Source Londonslostrivers
The Luminaire, Kilburn closed 2010.
Source Gigwise
Carlton Hotel, Haymarket
Source Historicengland
The Mappin & Webb building at Bank, taken in 1993
Source Wikipedia
The Alhambra, Leicester Square, started life in 1854. The theatre was demolished in 1936 to make way for the Odeon Leicester Square.
Source Londonist
Site of the original St James Theatre
Source Londonist

Last Updated 29 March 2017