"Awarded five gold medals". Ghost sign in Dalston, by Tom Bland
Tyres. By Tyla.
Commercial Street, Shoreditch. By dakota_boo
Cepnos at Mile End station, by Dean Nicholas
Veglio & Co cafe. This sign above Tottenham Court Road station was revealed after being hidden for many years during the Crossrail works. Photo by buckaroo kid
Liverpool Road, N1. By Dean Nicholas
Boots the Chemist. By Tommy Johansson.
Hackney Road. By Lindsey Clarke
Tube roundel. By Ronald Hackston
Hammersmith Palais ghost sign at Hammersmith station. By Pete Woodhead
Ghost sign, Clerkenwell. By dakota_boo
Ghost sign along the Regent's Canal. By Tom Bland.
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.
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
Last Updated 14 October 2016