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Consort Road, Peckham | by nathan brenville
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Consort Road, Peckham

A railway arch, just outside the (in)famous Spike.

By the time George Orwell was writing about homelessness in London, "the spike" had become the common name for a shelter of last resort. The original, and by far the biggest, was the great Victorian Institution in Camberwell, which closed back in 1985. It's now an unassuming block of flats.

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Taken on August 18, 2012