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