In Pictures: Empty and Abandoned London

By Londonist Staff Last edited 13 months ago
In Pictures: Empty and Abandoned London

From abandoned tourist spots to derelict buildings, there's some spooky beauty to be found in these pictures of London without the people.

Look out for the old loos, no longer in use; and the huge buildings like the Heygate Estate that used to dominate London's skyline, now reduced to mere memories.

Rubbish washed up by the Thames at the sealed up Millwall Docks entrance on the Isle of Dogs
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Smithfield Market
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St. John's Wood station.
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These are disused railway tunnels in Highgate. The tunnels are now a safe haven for bats
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Abandoned St Dunstan-in-the-East
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The abandoned Aldwych Underground station as it looks now. It was opened in 1907 as Strand station
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The disused Down Street tube station
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Abbey Mills Pumping Station
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The abandoned Aldwych Underground station
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There are still prefabs in Catford, although some are now abandoned
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Aldwych Tube station.
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The abandoned Post Office railway (known as mail rail).
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Long derelict Victorian public toilets in Bow
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A sad telephone box in Plumstead
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Oxford Circus
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Derelict shop
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Derelict Shoreditch
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The abandoned Heygate Estate in Walworth, Southwark (now demolished)
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The derelict Brompton Road Underground station (between Knightsbridge and South Kensington)
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The abandoned Aldwych Underground station
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Hyde Park Corner
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Tourist trap?
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A little known tunnel under the railway line in East Dulwich, behind Dulwich Hospital
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Abandoned shoes in Grove Park
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Derelict Hackney
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Derelict toilets
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Abandoned Lewisham.
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Disused passageways at Notting Hill Gate tube station
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Trafalgar Square
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Abandoned South Kentish Town tube station
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Carlton Cinema
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Tunnel at Highbury & Islington station
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Beauty in decay?
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A derelict vinyl factory
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Aldgate East
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Wood Lane Tube station
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Union Street abandoned tube
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A quiet moment at Holland Park station.
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The Heygate Estate
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This decaying building on the Limehouse Cut was once a sailmakers
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Creative Space in Kentish Town
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Hidden posters of Notting Hill Gate tube station
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Deserted London
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Old tube ticket machine.
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This small derelict building was once a nature study museum and stands in the churchyard of St George in the East near Wapping
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The demolition of the Kingsland Estate
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The abandoned Aldwych Underground station
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The abandoned Strand Station.
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Deserted
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Hungerford Bridge
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Euston tube station
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Westminster Bridge
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Another view of Aldwych
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An abandoned tunnel between Charing Cross and Embankment
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A disused platform at Mansion House
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Abandoned fruiterers in Kensington
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Abandoned hard hat
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Decay in Whitechapel
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Beauty in decay
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A neglected part of Woodgrange Cemetry, Manor Park
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Derelict buildings in King's Cross
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Battersea Power Station
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Derelict passageway on the Charing Cross to Embankment Northern line loop.
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Aldwych tube station
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Sailmakers, Limehouse
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New Gravel Pit Chapel Burial Ground, Hackney
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Derelict house on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
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Last Updated 12 April 2017