The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

Loughborough Junction may be in motion, but one place that has been stationary for years is the old Crown pub at  201, Coldharbour Lane SW9/corner of Padfield Road, SE5.

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The pub closed around 2002, and was squatted briefly before being allowed to slowly rot away.

You read the full history of the The Crown/Mucky Duck in our Lost Pubs of Brixton section

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The Crown was renamed as the Mucky Duck in the 1990s and is probably the boozer referenced by Streets rapper Mike Skinner (who lived nearby) in his song, “Let’s push things forward.”:

“As London Bridge burns down, Brixton’s burning up
Turns out your in luck
Cos I know this dodgy fuck in The Duck.”

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The building is now in very poor state of repair.

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

The Crown (Mucky Duck), 201 Coldharbour Lane SW9 awaits its fate

December 2005 view, after the squatters had ‘personalised’ the upstairs windows.

[The Crown/Mucky Ducky, SW9] – [click here for map location]