Lingering Look at Windows: East End of London

Thursday has come round again…time for more windows. Dawn, for this week’s Lingering Look at Windows, has posted Valentine’s windows, but a more gritty offering from me on this blog. Nothing very artistic, just a bit of an amble to find some assorted windows from London’s East End.

Start the day with a hairdo? (Admittedly, the shutters are still down):

Molly Sugden's, Brick Lane

Molly Sugden’s, Brick Lane

Our wanders take us to a textile manufacturer:

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Paper bags, anyone:

Donovan Brothers, paper bags

Donovan Brothers, paper bags

Renovation going on here, and the graffiti artists got in too:
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And after all this lot, time for a beer: Prospect of Whitby in Wapping, proclaiming itself to be London’s oldest riverside pub…

Prospect of Whitby

Prospect of Whitby

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20 comments

  1. Great to see this part of London, Susan! I’d love to go inside “The Prospect of Whitby”, it’s looks inviting! 🙂

  2. A very gritty area… Mollie Sugden’s looks like something from the 1960s and why the Prospect of Whitby? Many miles from the actual Whitby. Was it the name of a ship? You find some very interesting places to walk Sue.

    (OK I have Googled it and it was renamed after a Tyneside collier which was berthed close by, by the sounds of it this pub has had quite a violent histoy).

    • I was introduced to Wapping by a friend some years ago, and more recently to Spitalfields by another friend commenting that there was interesting street art around there, in future posts I shall show some more. Oh, and the pub, I believe it was once known as the Devil’s tavern due to it’s shady clientele….

  3. You’re definitely in a gritty mood lately, Sue 🙂
    Many years ago I remember going looking for that pub. Don’t think I found it, but you know my sense of direction’s not good.

    • I think gritty is my default, Jo! I love abandonment, dereliction, decay and all that, and things that look like they’ve had a life and a story to tell. I can do beauty in nature, things with a sense of order, and after all that’s what people prefer to look at…isn’t it? But hey, on with the default!

  4. Nice set. Love the signs too. Mollie Sugden’s – any association with the actress of the same name (Mrs Slocombe from Are you being served? ). I’d like to visit that paper bag store.

  5. Yes, I can see all these lovely photos, I will go back and leave a comment on our other conversation as well. I do really like that first photo.

  6. Love your windows.I haven’t been to London since 1985!!! Think it is time I returned 🙂

  7. I must be doing something wrong i can’t see your pictures.

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