Lost London: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Here’s a selection of London scenes photographed over a decade ago. Above, you can see the much-missed Astoria Theatre which was cruelly flattened to make way for CrossRail.

Read more here: Ten Years Ago: London’s Astoria Theatre closes for good, Jan 2009 – in photos.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Charing Cross Road, early evening.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Stationary-hungry mouse.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Stage Door.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Craft Fair.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Denmark Street (aka Tin Pan Alley), which has been a magnet for musicians for decades.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Closed in early January 2015, it’s rumoured that the wonderful 12 Bar will be returning although we’ll believe it when we see it.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

I wonder if the ‘biggest heavy metal band of all time#’ever got their shit together…?

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Inside the 12 Bar.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

A human billboard at work.

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London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

The original Foyles building.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Man with dog.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Street art.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Paddington basin.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Kings Cross station.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Gasometer, Kings Cross.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

The modernist lines of the Brunswick Centre.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

South Bank photo exhibition.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Undercroft skate park at the south Bank.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Monochrome Set reunite at Dingwalls.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

I got to see the Human League play a corporate gig for Palm in east London. I didn’t expect much, but they were terrific.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

The wonderful Beigel Bake in Brick Lane.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

East London scenes.

London 10 Years Ago: photos of The Astoria, 12 Bar Club, Denmark St and street scenes, Nov 2008

Rough Trade record store, east London.