39 Loughborough Road, Brixton, London SW9 7TB
Map location. Report: 7th Feb 2008.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce what appears to be the terminal demise of this north Brixton landmark pub.
1905 A view of the Loughborough Hotel on 39, Loughborough Road, looking east.
The mid-Victorian terraced row of houses to the right date from the 1860s, and have been renamed many times as Seymour Place, Sussex Place, Clifton Villas and Gloucester Villas.
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
The flagpole has vanished and the rest of the impressive structure was in the process of being converted into apartments in December, 2005.
The ground floor pub was still open for business at this time.
UPDATED PHOTOS: FEB 2008
Grand entrance to the pub. At the time of my visit the pub and been closed for at least three months. Although the bar was still intact inside, the piles of stacked chairs and general run down appearance suggests that it's closed for good.
The old ballroom - which was famous for its 'Dance Salsa' nights in recent years - has now been converted into flats.
Situated in the upper floor, the room was accessed via the main staircase and had an interesting dome ceiling. There was also a back room for smaller events.
The space was used by the Exploding Cinema in the mid-1990s, it was the venue for the indie bands Woodentops first ever gig in 1983 and also hosted a 'Johnny Kidd Memorial Show' with Screaming Lord Sutch and Wee Willie Harris on vocals in October 9th 1976.
Why was the pub named after a town in Leicestershire?
Find the answer here: From Loughborough to Lambeth
Photo feature on BrixtonBuzz [April 2013]
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