A huge photographic tour of royal London in the 1980s

Most tourists looking for Royal London head to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. Peter Marshall takes us around London’s lesser-known sites with links to royalty, like Queen’s Park in Brent, Park Royal in Ealing, the Royal Dockyards in Newham, breakfast at Joe Edwards Snack Bar at Queen Elizabeth St in Bermondsey , to view boats on the Thames from Shipwrights’ Palace in Deptford, Lewisham, and for a souvenir hunt at Lambeth’s Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.

The Elephant and the Castle, pub, South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, Lambeth, 1989

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Footbridge, Grand Union Canal and houses, Queens Park, Westminster. 1984

Queen’s Gate, Queen’s Gate Place, Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea, 1988

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Queen’s Road Shops, Hartington Terrace, Stanley Grove, Queenstown Rd, Clapham, Wandsworth, 1989

The Blackfriar, New Bridge Street, Queen Victoria Street, City, 1987

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North Woolwich, Royal Victoria North Woolwich Gardens. nineteen eighty one

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London and Brighton, pub, Asylum Rd, Queens Rd, Peckham, Southwark, 1989

Graffiti, Grand Union Canal and Baths, Queens Park, Westminster. 1984

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Joe Edwards Snack Bar, Shad Thames, Queen Elizabeth St, Bermondsey, Southwark 1986

King & Queen St, Walworth, Southwark, 1989

Queens Gate Gardens, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, 1988

Horsleydown Lane, Queen Elizabeth Street, Bermondsey, Southwark 1986

King Of Lee, Engines, Lewisham High St, Lewisham 1990

Youngs Corner, Goldhawk Road, King Street, Stamford Brook, Hammersmith and Fulham

Danger Dry Docks, King George V Dock, Newham, 1984

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Gasholders, Camley St, Goods Way, King’s Cross, Camden, 1989

Entrance lock, King George V Dock, Woolwich Manor Way

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King George V Dock, Royal Albert Dock, Newham, 1984

The George IV, pub, Cumming St, 156, Pentonville Rd, Pentonville, Islington

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Markham’s Arms, 138 King’s Road, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea, 1988

Royal Albert, King George V, Docks, Woolwich Manor Way, North Woolwich, Newham

Prince of Wales, pub, Fairholt St, Knightsbridge, Westminster, 1988

Lorry, newsprint, interior, Olympia Warehouse, Convoy’s Wharf, Prince St, Deptford, Lewisham, 1985

Works, Prince Edward Road, Hackney Wick, Hackney

Sign, The Prince of Wales, New North Rd, Hoxton, Hackney, 1986

Public Laundry, Ladies Baths, Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town, Camden

Houses, Princess Crescent, Finsbury Park, Hackney

Princess of Prussia, Whitechapel County Court, Prescot St, Aldgate, Tower Hamlets 1986

Princess of Wales, Bridport Place, Hoxton, Hackney 1986

Mast Pond Wharf and River Thames, Woolwich, Greenwich Royal Dockyard

SCS, Car Sales, Baynes St, Royal College St, Camden, 1986

Warehouse, Royal Victoria Dock, West Silvertown, Newham

SCS, Car Sales, Baynes St, Royal College St, Camden, 1986

Waterlow & Sons, Radio Times, Twyford Abbey Rd, Park Royal, Ealing

Grace, Factory, Eleveden Rd, Park Royal, Ealing

Former Royal Doulton Pottery, 28, Lambeth High St, Lambeth, 1987

Factory, Grand Union Canal, Park Royal, Ealing

Dock Pontoon, Royal Victoria Dock, Silvertown, Newham

Spillers, Ranks, CWS, Mills, Royal Victoria Dock, Silvertown, Newham, 1990

Royal Northern Hospital, Tollington Way, Holloway, Islington, 1990

South Dock, King George V Dock, Newham, 1984

Bridge, Granary, Regent’s Canal, Kings Cross, Camden, 1985

DLR, Canary Wharf, building, Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse Basin, Branch Rd, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, 1992

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Regent Fish Bar, 47 Drive, Camden, 1987

Buskers, Regents Canal, Camden Market, Camden, 1990

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Regent Cafe, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, 1986-88

Gas Holders, Regent’s Canal, Kings Cross, Camden, 1985

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Gasholders, Regent’s Canal, Wharf Place, Andrews Rd, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, 1986

Lock, DLR, construction, Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, 1992

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Bridges, Regent’s Canal, Marylebone, Westminster, 1987

John Lemanton & Son Ltd, Regents Wharf, Westferry Rd, Millwall, Tower Hamlets, 1990

Regent Corsetry, Store St, Holborn, Camden, 1987

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Demolition, Regent’s Canal, Devonshire Arms, Kentish Town Rd, Camden, 1986

Thames Bank Iron Company, Regents Canal, Westminster, 1981

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Duchess of Kent, pub, Deverell St, The Borough, Southwark, 1992

Elizabeth Industrial Estate, Juno Way, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, Lewisham, 1988

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The Junk Palace, Cheshire Street, Brick Lane, circa 1980

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Muswell Hill, Haringey, 1991

Laurentian Forest, Sculpture, Shipwrights Palace, Convoy’s Wharf, Deptford, Lewisham, 1985

Shopping Centre, Elephant & Castle, Southwark, 1991

Faraday Memorial, Elephant & Castle, Southwark, 1989

Stephen Tull, Undertakers, Brook Drive, Elephant & Castle, Southwark. 1982

Prefabs, Dante Rd and London Park Hotel, Elephant & Castle, Southwark. 1982

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Prefab, Dante Rd, Elephant & Castle, Southwark. 1982

Pirates Castle, Regents Canal, Camden, 1981

All photographs are by Peter Marshall.

Michael E. Marquez