A Huge Photographic Tour of Royal London in the 1980s

London's royal connections go back centuries. You can see the connections wherever you walk

Most tourists looking for Royal London head to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. Peter Marshall takes us on a tour of London’s less well-known sights with royal connections, like Queen’s Park in Brent, Park Royal in Ealing, the Royal Dockyards in Newham, breakfast at Joe Edwards Snack Bar in Queen Elizabeth St in Bermondsey, to see the boats on the River Thames from the Shipwrights’ Palace in Deptford, Lewisham, and for a spot of souvenir hunting in Lambeth’s Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.


The Elephant And Castle, pub, South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, Lambeth, 1989

Royal London

Footbridge, Grand Union Canal and Houses, Queens Park, Westminster. 1984

Queen’s Gate, Queen’s Gate Place, Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea, 1988

Royal London

Queen’s Road Stores, Hartington Terrace, Stanley Grove, Queenstown Rd, Clapham, Wandsworth, 1989

The Blackfriar, New Bridge St, Queen Victoria St, City, 1987

Royal London

North Woolwich, Royal Victoria North Woolwich Gardens. 1981

Royal London

London & Brighton, pub, Asylum Rd, Queens Rd, Peckham, Southwark, 1989

Graffiti, Grand Union Canal and Baths, Queens Park, Westminster. 1984

Royal London

Joe Edwards Snack Bar, Shad Thames, Queen Elizabeth St, Bermondsey, Southwark 1986

King & Queen St, Walworth, Southwark, 1989

Queens Gate Gardens, Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, 1988

Horsleydown Lane, Queen Elizabeth St,, Bermondsey, Southwark 1986

King Of Lee, Motors, Lewisham High St, Lewisham 1990

Youngs Corner, Goldhawk Rd, King St, Stamford Brook, Hammersmith & Fulham

Danger Dry Docks, King George V Dock, Newham, 1984

Royal London

Gasholders, Camley St, Goods Way, King’s Cross, Camden, 1989

Entrance Lock, King George V Dock, Woolwich Manor Way

Royal London

King George V Dock, Royal Albert Dock, Newham, 1984

The George IV, pub, Cumming St, 156, Pentonville Rd, Pentonville, Islington

Royal London

The Markham Arms, 138, King’s Road, Chelsea, Kensington & Chelsea, 1988

Royal Albert, King George V, Docks, Woolwich Manor Way, North Woolwich, Newham

Prince of Wales, pub, Fairholt St, Knightsbridge, Westminster, 1988

Lorry, Newsprint, Interior, Olympia Warehouse, Convoy’s Wharf, Prince St, Deptford, Lewisham, 1985

Works, Prince Edward Rd, Hackney Wick, Hackney

Sign, The Prince of Wales, New North Rd, Hoxton, Hackney, 1986

Public Laundry, Ladies Baths, Prince of Wales Rd, Kentish Town, Camden

Houses, Princess Crescent, Finsbury Park, Hackney

Princess of Prussia, Whitechapel County Court, Prescot St, Aldgate, Tower Hamlets 1986

Princess of Wales, Bridport Place, Hoxton, Hackney 1986

Mast Pond Wharf & River Thames, Woolwich, Greenwich Royal Dockyard

SCS, Car Sales, Baynes St, Royal College St, Camden, 1986

Warehouse, Royal Victoria Dock, West Silvertown, Newham

SCS, Car Sales, Baynes St, Royal College St, Camden, 1986

Waterlow & Sons, Radio Times, Twyford Abbey Rd, Park Royal, Ealing

Grace, factory, Eleveden Rd, Park Royal, Ealing

Former Royal Doulton Pottery, 28, Lambeth High St, Lambeth, 1987

Factory, Grand Union Canal, Park Royal, Ealing

Pontoon Dock, Royal Victoria Dock, Silvertown, Newham

Spillers, Ranks, CWS, Mills, Royal Victoria Dock, Silvertown, Newham, 1990

Royal Northern Hospital, Tollington Way, Holloway, Islington, 1990

South Quay, King George V Dock, Newham, 1984

Bridge, Granary, Regent’s Canal, Kings Cross, Camden, 1985

DLR, Canary Wharf, construction, Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse Basin, Branch Rd,Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, 1992

Royal London

Regent Fish Bar, 47, Parkway, Camden, 1987

Buskers, Regents Canal, Camden Market, Camden, 1990

Royal London

Regent Cafe, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, 1986-8

Gas Holders, Regent’s Canal, Kings Cross, Camden, 1985

Royal London

Gas holders, Regent’s Canal, Wharf Place, Andrews Rd, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, 1986

Lock, DLR, construction, Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, 1992

Royal London

Bridges, Regent’s Canal, Marylebone, Westminster, 1987

John Lemanton & Son Ltd, Regents Wharf, Westferry Rd, Millwall, Tower Hamlets, 1990

Regent Corsetry, Store St, Holborn, Camden, 1987

Royal London

Demolition, Regent’s Canal, Devonshire Arms, Kentish Town Rd, Camden, 1986

Thames Bank Iron Company, Regents Canal, Westminster, 1981

Royal London

Duchess of Kent, pub, Deverell St, The Borough, Southwark, 1992

Elizabeth Industrial Estate, Juno Way, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, Lewisham, 1988

Royal London

The Junk Palace, Cheshire St, Brick Lane, ca 1980

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Muswell Hill, Haringey, 1991

Laurentian Forest, Sculpture, Shipwrights Palace, Convoy’s Wharf, Deptford, Lewisham, 1985

Shopping Centre, Elephant & Castle, Southwark, 1991

Faraday Memorial, Elephant & Castle, Southwark, 1989

Stephen Tull, Undertakers, Brook Drive, Elephant & Castle, Southwark. 1982

Prefabs, Dante Rd, and London Park Hotel, Elephant & Castle, Southwark. 1982

Royal London

Prefab, Dante Rd, Elephant & Castle, Southwark. 1982

Pirate Castle, Regents Canal, Camden, 1981

All photographs by Peter Marshall.

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