Wow, hadn't seen the Derelict London site before, thanks for that!
floweredpig wrote:most of the parts of London he shows you are gone now
What I find more surprising about the movie is how much of it still survives. Clearly the film makers expected that Manzies eel pie and mash shop in Chapel Market (indeed the whole Market itself), the so called "Wren House", the Sally Army homeless hostel in Camden and the utterly derelict Fournier Street would all soon vanish. Instead they are all still here.
The "Wren House" is right in the heart of the tourist complex of Tate Modern, the reconstructed Globe Theatre and the wobbely bridge, Chapel Market is flourishing and Fournier Street is one of the most desirable addresses on the edge of the city with it's rows of perfectly restored 18th century buildings.
It is a quirky film too, with it's rather lenghty montage of mini skirted dolly birds wandering up and down Carnaby Street (surely the "London everybody knows") and even more bizarre, the egg smashers on Tower Bridge Warf. Now there's an industry which if it ever actually existed is long gone.