The four subways (north, south, east and west) under the Bricklayers Arms roundabout on the Old Kent Road are due to be closed and filled in from 25th Feb 2013.
I first got news of this when I saw a set of photographs on flickr by London SE1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/se1website/sets/72157632778040017/with/8478728699/
I live just up the road from the roundabout but have only taken the odd photograph there - but with the urgency of only a week to go I set out to document the tunnels, stairwells, ramps and the roundabout itself, driven by the poignancy that very soon it would no longer be possible to ever walk through them, and before long they would no longer exist - filled full of concrete.
During my time there over the past week I saw very few people passing through the subways and the park itself was mostly empty save for an occasional gathering of Polish drinkers. The tunnels can be lonely, eerie spaces but I've come to enjoy them, the concrete architecture of the ramps and stairwells and their siting within the roundabout.
This afternoon a few of us pitched up at the roundabout to mark the closure of the subways - here are Deirdre's photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgale/sets/72157632849435206/with/8503812483/
So now that the tunnels are set to close I have to begin to figure out what to do with the stack of photographs and video I've amassed...