London's Lost Music Venues: A Wistful Photographic Tour

By Lydia Manch Last edited 20 months ago
London's Lost Music Venues: A Wistful Photographic Tour
Photo credit: Paul Talling.

It's always big news at Londonist HQ when a new book by Paul Talling's released. The urban explorer — and author of Derelict London — has a talent for getting behind the scenes, under the skin and generally all over London's forgotten, abandoned or crumbling corners.

His new book, London's Lost Music Venues, takes on the city's smaller, beloved and gone-but-not-forgotten gig spaces. The book features photos, old adverts and tickets for smaller, club-sized venues: see a wistful sample below.

Fulham institution The Nashville Rooms

Wardour Street's Wag Club

The sticky-floored Limelight near Piccadilly Circus

Sir George Robey in Finsbury Park

Heavy metal haven — The Ruskin Arms in East Ham

Photo credit: Paul Talling.

Buy your copy of London's Lost Music Venues here.

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Last Updated 27 October 2020