The Friday Photos: Aldwych

TimW
By TimW Last edited 74 months ago
The Friday Photos: Aldwych
Aldwych in full flow, by Anatoleya
Aldwych in full flow, by Anatoleya
The disused Aldwych tube station, by Hey Mr Glen
The disused Aldwych tube station, by Hey Mr Glen
Bush House, by Martin Turner
Bush House, by Martin Turner
What's the funny V all about?, by Tezzer 57
What's the funny V all about?, by Tezzer 57
Australia House, by smoodiej
Australia House, by smoodiej
Aldwych Theatre, by George Rex
Aldwych Theatre, by George Rex
The Waldorf Hotel, by Nic Stevenson
The Waldorf Hotel, by Nic Stevenson
St Clement Danes, by Istvan
St Clement Danes, by Istvan
A quiet moment, by Tom Spender
A quiet moment, by Tom Spender

With its famous closed tube station, grand diplomatic buildings and the bright lights of the Waldorf Hotel and eponymous theatre, Aldwych is one of London's most evocative mini-areas. Its Anglo-Saxon name refers to an old trading town to the west of the city.

At the centre of Aldwych is Bush House, home of the World Service from 1941 until yesterday. The BBC doesn't own the building and its lease expires at the end of the year, when Bush House will be returned to its Japanese owners. It will be interesting to see who the next tenants will be.

All images by Londonist Flickr pool contributors: Martin Turner, Tezzer 57, Glen Scott, George Rex, Nic Stevenson, smoodiej, Istvan, Anatoleya and Tom Spender.

Last Updated 13 July 2012