A look down Coldharbour Lane over half a century ago

Although vast chunks of Brixton have changed dramatically over the years,  the stretch of Coldharbour Lane close to the junction with Brixton Road seems pretty unchanged.

In this 1958 view above, a lone car rumbles along towards the centre of Brixton, with the street lined with small shops including what looks like a Dolls Hospital.

To the right, you can see a shop where the 414 Club now operates, and there’s a large awning outside what is now the House Of Bottles (with the Prince Albert pub wedged in between).

Check out the full size photo – and a modern comparison scene – here.

5 Comments on “A look down Coldharbour Lane over half a century ago”

  1. So how old is the Albert, then? The link you posted shows a picture of the pub in 1939, before refurbishment- do you know when it first opened?