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Yet another Greenwich pub is now up for demolition

In what is becoming a depressingly all too familiar exercise I’m writing yet another post about a Greenwich pub likely to see the wrecking ball. And this one is probably the worst yet.

Developers are proposing to demolish the former Thames Inn. The Victorian structure is full of character and provides a great compliment to a 1930s housing estate on one side and various modern developments the other. It’s a rare link to the past, and the whole area is all the better for it.

I hoped this would come back to life once the New Capital Quay development opened alongside. Something for Antic to operate perhaps, given their lack of representation in Greenwich.

But no, not even huge new developments all around can make this viable apparently. What does that say about the extortionate rents and taxes levied on pubs?

A generic block of 8 flats is proposed:

thames-pub-site-render

It joins a long list of pubs for demolition, including the Lord Hood, which I covered here.

lord hood

And just last month this former pub, which became a book shop, has seen plans in for demolition, which I covered here:

Book Place beside 'The Gramercy' development

Book Place beside ‘The Gramercy’ development

Just further along Thames street stands the Old Loyal Britons. It’s also due to come down for housing.

The planning reference for the Thames Inn demolition is 16/3734/F. Click here to search for more information.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Walt

    I don’t mind. It’s been derelict for ages whatever it used to be long time ago. We now have the sail loft next door for a drink.
    I find it ironic several of my fellow inhabitants of the development next door are objecting. We all live in a new development by the grace of these sort of plans going through.

  2. Now I was just writing this up for the Greenwich Industrial History blog
    http://greenwichindustrialhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/general-news-and-notes.html
    (sorry if this is an advert

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