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Last Days in Southwark, London - 18th January 2017

It's the end of an era as SwiftKey moves out of its home for nearly five years - the famously low-key low-rise office block of 91-95 Southwark Bridge Road - and swaps vistas of the Shard and the City of London for the visual desert that is Paddington in West London. It's also a last chance to visit the famous Pizza Pub - the Libertine on Great Suffolk Street, just the other side of Mint Street Park. Meanwhile, in the City, London black cabs are blockading the streets in and around Bank Junction in protest at plans to close the seven-way intersection to traffic.

next album: A Day in Lavenham, Suffolk - 22nd January 2017
previous album: A Snowy January Miscellany, Suffolk - 15th January 2017

2017 We head off to Pizza Pub for the last time

We head off to Pizza Pub for the last time

2017 The red-leather sofas and real fire of The Libertine

The red-leather sofas and real fire of The Libertine

2017 Inside Pizza Pub

Inside Pizza Pub

2017 More fireside chat

More fireside chat

2017 SwiftKey waits for pizza

SwiftKey waits for pizza

2017 The Libertine bar

The Libertine bar

2017 The Libertine, as the SwiftKey posse heads back to the office

The Libertine, as the SwiftKey posse heads back to the office

2017 Great Suffolk Street

Great Suffolk Street

2017 The SwiftKey offices, occupying all but the very top floor

The SwiftKey offices, occupying all but the very top floor

2017 The second floor office

The second floor office

2017 Nosher's end of the building on the second floor

Nosher's end of the building on the second floor

2017 The Turing meeting room

The Turing meeting room

2017 Simon sits by the empty award frames and blu-tac spots where the employee photo gallery once was

Simon sits by the empty award frames and blu-tac spots where the employee photo gallery once was

2017 Another meeting room

Another meeting room

2017 The former St. Saviour's Public Library building, on the opposite side of SBR

The former St. Saviour's Public Library building, on the opposite side of SBR

2017 Meanwhile, in the City, London taxi-cabs are having a protest

Meanwhile, in the City, London taxi-cabs are having a protest

2017 The taxis have blockaded Bank Junction to protest at plans to close it to traffic

The taxis have blockaded Bank Junction to protest at plans to close it to traffic

2017 A protestor carries a placard

A protestor carries a placard

2017 More taxis block Threadneedle Street

More taxis block Threadneedle Street

2017 The camera has a freak-out, but the effect is quite pleasing

The camera has a freak-out, but the effect is quite pleasing

2017 Back at home, Isobel plans to make something out of a load of old baby-grows

Back at home, Isobel plans to make something out of a load of old baby-grows

2017 The next morning in Suffolk, the sky is completely full of nothing but aircraft contrails

The next morning in Suffolk, the sky is completely full of nothing but aircraft contrails

2017 Wind turbines in the frosty dawn light

Wind turbines in the frosty dawn light

2017 Back in London, Nosher's bike is propped up against the bike-shed doors

Back in London, Nosher's bike is propped up against the bike-shed doors

2017 The exit from Flat Iron Yard to the Island Café

The exit from Flat Iron Yard to the Island Café

2017 Hughes Electronics and the other buildings in Flat Iron Yard

Hughes Electronics and the other buildings in Flat Iron Yard

2017 The buildings on the opposite corner to the office

The buildings on the opposite corner to the office

2017 Southwark Bridge Road

Southwark Bridge Road

2017 A view towards Blackfriar's Bridge from Southwark Bridge

A view towards Blackfriar's Bridge from Southwark Bridge

2017 Waterfront buildings and St. Paul's from Southwark Bridge

Waterfront buildings and St. Paul's from Southwark Bridge

2017 Taxis have blockaded Queen Elizabeth Street, outside the new Bloomberg offices

Taxis have blockaded Queen Elizabeth Street, outside the new Bloomberg offices

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We head off to Pizza Pub for the last time

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