Any suggestions for a font that is similar to the one in the image below?

Hornsey Road Baths & Laundry Image

  • 2
    Have you tried identifying the font with the stock tools?
    – Vincent
    Nov 10, 2015 at 10:33
  • Given that text in neon signs has round end caps, I'd say Arial Rounded is slightly closer, although not an exact match. It's pretty much just the A and S that are different, when compared to the letters in the example picture.
    – Joonas
    Nov 10, 2015 at 11:01
  • @Joonas And R, D, and O as well. Nov 10, 2015 at 11:06
  • @JanusBahsJacquet Marginally, I'd say. Compared side to side, sure but otherwise they are close enough as far as I'm concerned. That all depends on why the OP needs this font, I guess.
    – Joonas
    Nov 10, 2015 at 11:09

2 Answers 2


If you have a look at the real thing...

Hornsey Road Baths

You can see that all the terminals are straight and not rounded, and the R in particular has a soft angle for its sloping leg. That and the overall proportions indicate that the font is Gill Sans Bold, which was popular for this sort of thing in the 1950s.

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Main image from Paul and Jane via PBase.
Font image from MyFonts.com


This is obviously hand-made, but Granby is quite similar in looking like a slightly more condensed version of Gill Sans with a straight leg.

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