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http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447962755/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Revuebar

The Box opened February 9, 2011.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Box_Soho

This picture is dated July 2011 and says the sign is going.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/doilum/6012323875/

This is from August.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyajohansson/6077973642/

Some people claim its still there will others say its going ot be removed by the Box. Are there any more recent pictures?
 

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Whiles its good you have an interest in central London and all its Neon can you consider amalgamating all your posts into one thread in a more appropriate section of the forum, say the Skylines and Photography sub forum rather than constantly bumping up the same 4 or 5 threads with another picture.

This part of the forum should really be for new developments etc in London.
 

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I would have thought this is exactly the right place to discuss london streetscapes and architecture. We have a dedicated subforum for construction and plenty of threads covering up and coming projects. Is it beyond people to not click on threads they are not interested in? :nuts:
 

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wonderful sign, classic soho. a crime it's under threat and even worse it isn't lit up.
 

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The Las Vegas amusements arcade around the corner in Wardour St has a neon sign which has a similar 'Soho landmark' credence in my opinion. Obviously not as old as the Revuebar but it's been there a while and it's something that has been shown on numerous Soho related movie's, TV show's and music video's down the years.

The Pet Shop Boy's 'West End Girls' comes to mind and numerous TV shows....

Minder, Frank Stubbs Promotes, West End Tales , The Vice, Waking The Dead....

Probably the most famous amusement arcade in the world!!!

As filthy as it is around there I just love that little corner of Soho, Wardour St, Brewer St, Walkers Court, Peter St, Berwick St, Rupert St....

A great reminder of Soho's bygone times and of a un-politcally correct era when lets face it anything went. Whenever I walk through that area I cannot believe some of those places are still operating. It never modernises!!

I have spent plenty of time on the web looking for articles, images and film(not porn btw :lol: ) of Soho's 1960's - 1980's heyday. There's a little bit of stuff about but not as much as you'd think!

When I was a teenager in the early 1980's we used to go a fantastic independent clothes shop called 'Nick Nacks' on the corner of Wardour and Brewer Streets. Its was at the time one of London's major 'football casual' emporiums, stocking all the 'hip' continental European designer fashion labels that became associated with casuals of the time, many of which were unheard of around your regular high st or department stores.

Fila, Tacchini, Ellesse......Gabicci, Lois, Fiorucci.....

That little corner of Soho was the center of the world for many a London football casual during that period.

It died off a bit towards the middle to the end of the 1980's when lots of similar boutiques opened up around the West End but still operated until the early 2000's.

It's now a CarPhone Warehouse which is typical of what has happened to a lot of Soho!!!



edit) I just saw the Walkers Court redevelopment thread on the main metro area forum!!
 

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I'll always remember the Las Vegas arcade as the place where the Triads put a bloke in cage and tortured him for days in flat above it.
 

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The last time I walked past the Las Vegas arcade on Wardour St and had good old gander at it it was about 7 oçlock at night and there was a little group of shifty looking Albanians or maybe Romanians hanging out around it.

The organised crime element in that area looks like it has definitely changed since the 1980's when it was mainly Maltese and good old fashioned Cockney's running up and down!!

I was on my way to O'Neills to meet a mate for a beer further down on Wardour St, that faux Irish pub which used to be the Wag Club, a nightclub I sometimes frequented in the late 1980's.

Now The Wag certainly was a Soho landmark, it should have had a heritage listing on that place....O'Neill's???? Pfffft!!
 

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Westminster strikes again. They are along with tower hamlets completely incapable of running a city - the sooner the west end has it's own authority the better.
 

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