London's Lost Pubs: A Photographic Guide

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London's Lost Pubs: A Photographic Guide

As though fulfilling some latter-day punishment from the Olympian gods, Richard Bulch has visited almost 500 London pubs without touching a single drop of alcohol. His mission is to photograph every closed-down pub in the capital, a task that's seen him trek to all corners of town over the past decade.

His battery of bygone boozers can be viewed over on Flickr. Pubs close for a number of reasons, including the increased cost of drinking out and the rise of large chains. Many have been converted into shops, housing and restaurants, while others languish in dereliction. We've picked out a few highlights above, including a full rainbow of disused pubs and some architectural gems.

Do check out the full roll-call of defunct drinking dens, and suggest any that Richard might have missed.

The Salmon and Compass in Islington. Since this photo was taken, the pub has reopened as The Compass, showing that it's not all doom and gloom.
The Salmon and Compass in Islington. Since this photo was taken, the pub has reopened as The Compass, showing that it's not all doom and gloom.
Unknown pub in Poplar.
Unknown pub in Poplar.
The Queen Anne in Vauxhall.
The Queen Anne in Vauxhall.
Unknown pub on Clifden Road, Hackney.
Unknown pub on Clifden Road, Hackney.
The Prince of Wales in Tottenham.
The Prince of Wales in Tottenham.
The Ordell Arms in Bow.
The Ordell Arms in Bow.
Unknown pub in Rotherhithe.
Unknown pub in Rotherhithe.
The Marquis of Anglesey in Marylebone.
The Marquis of Anglesey in Marylebone.
Gothic gables in Bromley by Bow.
Gothic gables in Bromley by Bow.
Tudor turrets in Stratford.
Tudor turrets in Stratford.
A handsome little derelict in Stratford.
A handsome little derelict in Stratford.
Even modern pubs aren't immune from the malaise.
Even modern pubs aren't immune from the malaise.

Last Updated 23 August 2017