Chris Ruocco Tailors

Chris Ruocco Tailors, 17 Fortess Road, Borough of Camden, London NW5, 2012 • In the 1980s they catered to the likes of Wham!, Bananarama and Spandau Ballet. There’s a painting of it here by artist Stuart Free, and you can go inside (in 2011) via Google magic, which is rather exciting. The entire block (bottom pic) still looks the same in 2014, but with a faded sign above saying “Exciting new development”.

Chris Ruocco Tailors

Chris Ruocco Tailors, Martins Refrigeration

Broadway Market

Broadway Market, 42 Tooting High Street, Borough of Wandsworth, London SW17, 2006 • A hotspot for tattoos and “Kenkey” (whatever that is), this opened in 1936, and proclaims itself South London’s biggest indoor market, though you wouldn’t guess it from the outside.  Still much the same today but with a new black entrance sign derided by an angry young local as a “cheap shoddy facelift”. At least they’ve kept the excellent wall sign.

Broadway Market

Broadway Market