Goodbye to the Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Goodbye to the Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

It was a pub with a rich Afro-Caribbean heritage from the 1950s, and before that strong connections to the Edwardian music hall, but The Angel on  Coldharbour Lane, Brixton has now been lost to the inevitable upmarket housing development.

Goodbye to the Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Bought up by the grasping property empire that is Lexadon, the former pub in a “vibrant location” will be converted into “three mews houses, five high-specification apartments and one commercial space.”

Prices will, no doubt, be far out of reach for most locals.

Goodbye to the Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

The old mews have been knocked down (above) and here’s the artist’s impression of what will replace it (below).

Goodbye to the Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

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The old bar entrance. The saloon bar entrance was to the right on Coldharbour Lane.

The pub was once owned by the late Victorian/early Edwardian music hall performers, The Royal Zanettos.

Brixton history - looking west along Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9, Lambeth, London 1958 and 2012

How the Angel looked in Edwardian days when the Zanettos were in town (you can just see their name above the entrance). See more archive info here.

Goodbye to the Angel pub, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Work starts on the inevitable mansard-style roof extension.

The Angel
354 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8QH [Map]
History of the Angel Pub
Lost pubs of Brixton
The Angel and The Zanettos
urban75 discussion on the Angel pub [2006-present day]