Brixton: lost pubs: THE QUEEN
45 Bellefields Road SW9
The Queen was once a legendary and much-loved part of Brixton's nightlife, famed for its lock-ins, interesting characters and long, mad nights.
Its 'jazz' opening hours made the place a firm favourite with Brixton's nocturnal, hard drinking cognoscenti, but a change of ownership in 2002 didn't find favour with its old crowd.
In March 2006, the fine Victorian three story building was smashed to the ground, with yuppie flats expected to rise on the site.
A real sad loss to Brixton's history.
The Queen pub in all its former glory 
Detail  The glass has been etched with 'Ansell and Son' and 'Bass'
(pics: Lambeth Archives)
The Queen pub [Aug 2002]
The Queen pub [Feb 2004]
In happier days [May 2003]
Back room meal for Johnny's birthday [Apr 2005]
The Queen [Mar 2006]
View from Ferndale Road [Mar 2006]
Beer garden (sad remains of) [Mar 2006]
Old gas lamp fitting [Mar 2006]
The Queen pub sign [Mar 2006]
View from Bellefields Road - the side entrance used to be here [Mar 2006]
Some bland-looking new building ready to be stuffed full of tiny 'exec flats' rises on the site of the Queen.
The bizarre creation reaches completion.
Bulletin board discussion:
Queen Pub is demolished
Another one bites the dust: The Queen
Queens 'under new management'
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