I’ve just finished a photo feature on this quiet little street in the centre of London.
Rumoured to be named after Jonas Hanway – the man who introduced the umbrella to the streets of London and faced of a ton of grief from hackney cab drivers for his troubles – it’s a fascinating little backstreet.
On a sadder note, I’ve had to add another entry to my growing list of Lost Pubs Of Brixton.
The beautiful Loughborough Hotel at 39 Loughborough Road, Brixton, SW9 7TB had already lost its famous ballroom to developers, but it now looks like the pub has gone too.
Read the full story here: Loughborough Hotel, Brixton closes
6 Comments on “Hanway Street, London W1”
I need check soem of these quality establishments
Nice feature on Hanway Street. I must have another look next time I’m in London.
By chance, I was drinking in the Spanish Bar last weekend and then seeing a friend DJ in the club next door.
The Spanish Bar is an excellent old fashioned West End boozer – full of interesting characters – with a decor that looks unchanged for years.
Mind you, the toilets are a bit fierce.
Back in the late 60’s there was a club called Night Angel at 21 Hanway Street. A lot of well know bands of the time played there. I have a scan of a poster listing the acts playing there in June (1969 I think) if anyone is interested.
i remember the night angel i played there with fredy mac and the exstravaganza and lucky gordons brother phsyco also a singer.