Loughborough Road Histories

Exploring the past of this south London street

A blog about a street and a neighbourhood in SW9 south London. How and when Loughborough Road and surrounding streets were built and got their names, a bit about what was here before the streets, but mostly stories about the shops, pubs and people that have lived, worked and come here for entertainment over the past 180 years.

Bill Linskey Postcard Collection. Brixton Society c. 1918

To view our posts about the people, the street and neighbourhood, use the menu at top right and select ‘People and place stories’ or scroll to the bottom of this page for links to recent posts.

News: New images of pub signs added to Loughborough Hotel blog. London Metropolitan Archives has given permission for images of two pub signs from the Loughborough Hotel to be included in our blog site. See the images and the post about the Loughborough Hotel here.

News: Music hall history of Brixton and Lambeth

The Loughborough Road history project is working with Christine Beddoe (legmania.co.uk) researching Brixton and Lambeth’s associations with music hall. The Society for Theatre Research, British Music Hall Society and the Brixton Society are all supporting the project. If you have any music hall stories or connections we’d love to hear from you brixtonmusichall@gmail.com.

News: #MusicHallWednesdays

Music Hall Wednesdays were launched as part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020. All events were online this year and were recorded. Links to our five #MusicHallWednedays talks on our youtube site can be found on our Music Hall Brixton and Beyond page.