Best Of London | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: The Best Of 2015

Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London.

This week, we look back at some of the highlights from the last 12 months of Londonist Out Loud. We travel across the city and through time, with Matthew Beaumont, Anna Spender, Caroline Shenton, Yannick Pucci and Claire Sexton. If you missed any of these episodes, make sure to check the archive, where you'll find a London treasure trove.

Main image by EZTD from the Londonist Flickr pool.

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Martin

Cheers N Quentin - great content as ever during 2015. Always cheers up the commute. Martin

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You asked about "Frankle Trimmings" in the latest podcast.
It is a former cinema - opened in 1913 as "Sharp's Picture House". It was remodeled in the 30s and remained a cinema until 1964. It was then a bingo hall until 1990. Since then it's been the fabric warehouse it is today.
This year, it will follow the sad, inevitable fate of nice old buildings in East London - it's becoming flats (but at least the frontage is being retained - and it's not becoming ugly, boring, glass-fronted boxes).

Sources:
http://www.eastend-memories.or...

http://cinematreasures.org/the...

http://stories-of-london.org/h...

http://www.frankletrimmings.co...

http://moderngov.towerhamlets....