Friday Photos: Gasholders

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 43 months ago
Friday Photos: Gasholders
Kensal Green gasholder. Photo: Matt Brown
Kensal Green gasholder. Photo: Matt Brown
Barges on an icy Regent's Canal, Bethnal Green,  in 2010. Photo: Bob Bob
Barges on an icy Regent's Canal, Bethnal Green, in 2010. Photo: Bob Bob
Gasholders on the edge of the Battersea Power Station development. Photo: st_hart
Gasholders on the edge of the Battersea Power Station development. Photo: st_hart
Leigh Road gasholder in East Ham in 2013. Photo: HoosierSands
Leigh Road gasholder in East Ham in 2013. Photo: HoosierSands
Gasholder in Greenwich Peninsula, taken from Charlton Road in 2013. Photo: Neil Clasper
Gasholder in Greenwich Peninsula, taken from Charlton Road in 2013. Photo: Neil Clasper
Hornsey gasholder. Photo: Whiskey With An E
Hornsey gasholder. Photo: Whiskey With An E
Looking across Regent's Canal to King's Cross. Photo: Gary Kinsman
Looking across Regent's Canal to King's Cross. Photo: Gary Kinsman
Not the French Riviera, but the River Thames in Greenwich. Photo: Stuart Sunley
Not the French Riviera, but the River Thames in Greenwich. Photo: Stuart Sunley
Another shot of the Bethnal Green gasholder, in 2011. Photo: Bob Bob
Another shot of the Bethnal Green gasholder, in 2011. Photo: Bob Bob
Cambridge Heath in 2006. Photo: Dave Gorman
Cambridge Heath in 2006. Photo: Dave Gorman
Another shot of the King's Cross gasholder. Photo: Lee Jackson/Victorian London
Another shot of the King's Cross gasholder. Photo: Lee Jackson/Victorian London
Gasworks in Hackney, near Broadway Market, in 2007. Photo: Chris Beaumont
Gasworks in Hackney, near Broadway Market, in 2007. Photo: Chris Beaumont

Some people despise these industrial Victorian structures, while others think there is a certain beauty to them. Gasholders are a big part of the London landscape, but many are now obsolete and being removed. King's Cross gasholder n0.8  in particular has been party to ongoing development over the last few years: taken down in 2011, restored in 2013 (albeit a few hundred metres from the original spot), with planning permission to turn it into a public park granted just last year. Here, we pay homage to the mighty gasholder.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: Bob Bob (and again), Chris Beaumont, Dave Gorman, Gary Kinsman, HoosierSands, Lee Jackson/Victorian London, Matt Brown, Neil Clasper, st_hart, Stuart Sunley, Whiskey With An E

Last Updated 30 January 2015