Sample London Destruction for a flavour of what we are about.
Advocates of the law change, passed in 2003, suggest the UK can mimic the cafe-style culture seen in some European countries. quote from BBC News Online...
Please enter and edit Dead Cafes and Live Ones
Paul Kelly's Films
Tony's Cafe evictions
Tony's cafe at 34 Broadway Market in Hackney, London
Best British Cafe Website
The listing of Pelicci's deco cafe by English Heritage was on BBC London news recently... Pelicci story on Classic Cafes
Classic Cafes has interesting pages on history (chaotic) and Psychogeography (Sinclair)
Best Cafe blog
Tottenham Court Road
Lawtons, The Sardar Indian Restaurant and Dionysus are all gone. Lawtons, in Goodge Street, is now a Subway and the Sardar is an "adult" DVD shop. Dionysus moved from Tottenham Court Road down to the junction with Oxford Street, not far from the deadpubssociety:The_Horseshoe
Dionysus Kebab House was at 14 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 1BL which now seems to an Internet cafe, called easyInternetcafé (!!)
All That Jazz
There was a story on the radio about the "Bull at Barnes" being served with a noise abatement order, from nearby flats that have been built in the past few years.... full story here
The Vortex is also under threat, but may have found a new home in Dalston.
The Union Chapel will close in January 2005.
- "Social Space in a Virtual World - Cyberia, the world's first fully Internet-enabled Cafe opened 10 years ago in a West End backstreet, with customers who had to be taught how to use a browser and bandwidth a fraction of what we have come to expect from our computers at home."
- Dead Lidos (some with cafes)
- Ruislip Lido
- Jo Lyons tea shops, and LEO, the first computer to run a payroll (circa 1962).
- Post Offices. More and more services, fewer and fewer locations.
- Remember Libraries? and Community Centres? and for the elders amongst us how about Youth Clubs?
- London's Abandoned Tube Stations
- Classic Cafes website "RIP" page
- Bill does cafes
- Idle Moments
- The Empire That Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated
- London's Coffee Houses by Antony Clayton, Historical Publications Ltd (2003) ISBN 0948667869