Derelict London: Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd

A great contribution to the Little London Observationist Flickr pool from Buckeroo Kid, whose photography was also featured a while ago in London Art Spot.

This abandoned pub, Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd, stands at 757 Woolwich Road in Charlton, SE7.

Since 1997, some 3,500 traditional pubs have shut their doors in Britain.

Completely London

In the midst of all the house-hunting the past few weeks, popping into estate agents and picking up their free booklets, I discovered a cool new magazine called Completely London. It’s put out by Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, but it’s not your typical property magazine.

The first issue, which is the one I picked up, is the “secrets” issue. It has “143 London secrets” buried inside. The magazine offers a taste of different areas where you can buy or rent property in London by featuring interviews with local residents and includes suggestions for nearby pubs and restaurants. There’s a small calender listing a few events in the capital, a look inside some of the current properties on the market and different features available. An article shows off a few of London’s roof gardens, growing in popularity, and loads of colourful photographs.

Their website has a cool list of local London facts. You can read a few of the articles, and take a look at bits of the “Postcode Secrets” article.

To pick up a free copy of the actual magazine, pop into any KFH branch. The second issue will be out around February 16 with a theme of “change”.