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Chunnel Bar

Chunnel Bar, 133 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, Borough of Lambeth, London SE1, 2003 & 2011 Uncompromisingly drab wooden frontage as 1970s as its monicker: Eurostar bypassed Waterloo several years ago, and the term Chunnel probably sounded old-fashioned in Maggie Thatcher’s day. The facade has since been cheerily updated (see below) – happily they kept the charming name, and  polished up the retro wooden slats. The OCD part of me, however, is saddened by the ongoing trend to “de-symmetricalise” these old shopfronts by un-matching the twinned front doors.

Chunnel Bar

Chunnel Bar

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  1. I think the non-matching front doors: one of them is a shop entrance, hence the glass and the other is an apartment entrance which for security reasons is a solid wood door. I understand the different styles and don’t think it detracts from the frontage.

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