A walk through ‘in motion’ Loughborough Junction, south London

Photo feature - a walk down Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, through Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, London SE5, March 2011

Laughably labelled as “in motion” by some Frappuccino-fuelled over privileged rich-kid overheard in a cafe, Loughborough Junction remains a pale shadow of its former self.

Photo feature - a walk down Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, through Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, London SE5, March 2011

Once a busy, vibrant shopping thoroughfare, the area is now strewn with the carcasses of closed pubscrumbling shops and under-performing businesses, although the spidery fingers of gentrification are starting to embrace the area.

Photo feature - a walk down Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, through Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, London SE5, March 2011

Effectively neutered as a pub by the development of the ‘luxury flats’ above, the Junction (formerly the Warrior) has been empty for years on end.

It used to be a great pub boasting its own brewery, and ended up as a great venue for drum and bass nights towards the end.

See feature.

Photo feature - a walk down Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, through Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, London SE5, March 2011

The long serving Green Man pub may have also gone, but at least its delightful tiled façade has been preserved.

See feature: Brixton lost pubs: The Green Man.

Photo feature - a walk down Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, through Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, London SE5, March 2011

The knackered remains of the The Crown public house (latterly the Mucky Duck).

Photo feature - a walk down Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, through Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, London SE5, March 2011

As Coldharbour Lane wends its way east out of Loughborough Junction into Camberwell, new developments  crop up all over the place.

See full feature: Coldharbour Lane, Brixton to Loughborough Junction walk

3 Comments on “A walk through ‘in motion’ Loughborough Junction, south London”

  1. It looks grim, but if you wander off the main road you see some interesting stuff. Just to the left of that blue railway bridge there’s a panel beaters reconditioning a battered Bristol 411. Looks regal in is aluminium-bodied shabbiness.

    Around another corner in a grand old house the headquarters of the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers.

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