This is where England most truly excels: in all the characterful shabbiness of its drizzled parks, soiled launderettes, frayed tailors, abject chemists, sparse barbers, bare foyers, dun pubs, weary Legion halls... and cowed solitary cafes. - Classic Cafes

It's a pleasure to flick through Derelict London by Paul Talling, the book of the website. I thought it might be a bit depressing but it turns out to be the opposite. These forlorn spaces, so easily overlooked in real life often have unexpected stories behind them. For all the ones overcome by the wrecker's ball there are other like Soho's Marshall Street Baths (above) being reused and regenerated. Recommended reading.

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