Photos of a Desolate and Deserted London from 1977

These fascinating photos were taken by John Goodman an Australian who made two trips to UK in the mid 1970s.

John Goodman London

Vale Royal looking towards the Ebonite Tower in 1977. Built in 1870 it was demolished in 1983.

These fascinating photos were taken by John Goodman an Australian who made two trips to UK in the mid 1970s. While in, as he puts it, ‘my raw early 20s’ – he pursued his interests in such things as Industrial Archaeology, science – ‘I joined the Quekett Microscopical Club (you might have to look that one up) in London – still a member of it’. John now lives back in Melbourne.

John Goodman London

Colville Mews, London W11, 1976

John Goodman London

Northdown Street, London, N1, 1977

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Lamb Tavern, North Road, Islington, London N7, 1977. It’s a listed building but closed as a pub in 2004. It has, of course, now been turned into apartments.

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Grave of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, London, Kensal Green Cemetary, 1977

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St. Paul’s, London, from Watling Street

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St. Stephen’s Gardens, London W2. 1977.

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St. Pancras, London, 1976

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Lion Hotel, North Road, Islington, London N7, 1977

Great Western Road, London, 1976 John Goodman

Caledonian Market site, London, 1977

Caledonian Road, London, opp. Caledonian Estate. c.1977

Hampstead Heath, Tumulus, London, 1977.

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St. Stephen’s Gardens, London W2

St. Stephen’s Gardens

Trainspotters at St. Pancras Station

Site of Caledonian Market, London, 1977

Powis Square,

Paddington Station

The Bridge Cafe near Paddington Station

More of John’s wonderful photographs can be found at his Flickr page