Amazing transformations: 5 unloved SE London places reborn

5 amazing transformations: unloved places and buildings reborn into something new

5 amazing transformations: unloved places and buildings reborn into something new

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Quirky pub company Antic has turned an old job centre into Deptford High Street into a brand new watering hole, opening today. But what other famous south east London buildings have been given a new lease of life?

We want you to let us know (comment below or tweet @NewsShopper), but here’s a few to start you off…

Eltham GPO

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Another Antic venture, the old post office in Eltham is now a trendy pub.

See what PubSpy thought here.

The O2 Arena

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Perhaps the most high-profile of the lot, the controversial Millennium Dome was reborn as one of the country’s best gig venues. The first gig was Bon Jovi in 2007.

Big Red

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Bus journey’s were never the best of dates, but thanks to a loving transformation in Deptford, an old London bus is now a romantic spot for lovers after a bite to eat.

Read our review here.

Deptford Project Café

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The people of Deptford sure know how to recycle because here’s another case of something being reborn as a social venue. The Deptford Project Café made use of an old train carriage. Sadly, it reached the end of the line earlier this year when the carriage was moved into storage in Greenwich to make way for houses.

Read about it here
 

Pizza 1889

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An old shipping container was transformed into a gorgeous little pizza restaurant in Orpington with some serious credentials earlier this year.

Read the review here
 

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