Then and Now: Prince of Wales public house
Photographic comparisons of old and modern views of Lambeth
1937 Published in a contemporary journal in 1937, this perspective view shows the proposed scheme for rebuilding the Prince of Wales public house at the junction of Brixton Road and Coldharbour Lane. The design was created by the architect, Joseph Hill F.R.I.B.A.
(pic: Lambeth Archives)
Sept 2004 The building was constructed exactly as proposed, although the stylish entrance has been replaced by a very ordinary doorway to Kentucky Fried Chicken, whose garish red branding dominates the facade. The once-grand pub has been considerably downsized, and now now takes up a small segment of the building (to the right)
See our Brixton pub guide.
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