Pubs have historically played an important role in Britain’s local communities by providing meeting places, supporting formal and informal social networks and being a focal point for local events.
These unique pubs and their place as a vibrant centre of community life need to be documented and celebrated.
We’re working with locals, landlords, staff and historians to create a shared history of great boozers in and around London. This includes gathering stories and photographs through collecting events in pubs as well as online crowdsourcing on the Pubs of London project page.
We’re looking at these 12 pubs below in particular. Do you have any stories, memories or photographs relating to any of these pubs?
- Magpie and Stump, Old Bailey
- Old Eagle, Royal College Street, Camden
- Queen’s Head, Acton Street, King’s Cross
- The Hope, West Street, Carshalton, Surrey
- Duke’s Head, High Street, Highgate
- The Alma, Newington Green Road, Stoke Newington
- Red Lion and Sun, North Road, Highgate
- Antwerp Arms, Church Road, Tottenham
- Railway Tavern, Angel Lane, Stratford
- Victoria, Grove Road, Mile End
- Bell Inn, High Road, Horndon on the Hill
- The Newman Arms, Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia
Explore and upload material online
If you click the pub names, you will be taken to each pub’s project page within Pubs of London on Historypin.org, where you can see archival photos, explore other pub materials and add content to Historypin yourself by creating an account.
Pubs of London book
The material gathered at the collection events and online will flow into a book that celebrates the lasting legacy of these pubs. Beautiful archival photographs from the Charrington Brewery’s Surveyors Department are contrasted with specially commissioned photographs of the pubs as they are now. This will provide a backdrop for the rich social history contributed by the people who have connected with each pub through the decades.
For more information, please contact Lise on firstname.lastname@example.org