A large block of student flats in Shepherd's Bush Road is almost complete and, looking at the site now, it is hard to believe it used to be home to one of the most iconic entertainment venues in London's history.
A general strike was called by the Trades Union Congress in May 1926 to support the miners in their dispute with the mine owners, who wanted to cut their wages by 13 per cent and increase their shifts from seven to eight hours.
AS London Underground celebrates it 150th anniversary this year, photographs from the 1940s remind us of the turbulent times the service has seen, and the crucial aid it provided for Londoners in the Second World War.
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