Public House

Cristina Monteiro, David Knight


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Open City
4 September 2021
ISBN: 9781916016927

From the publisher

Shaped by social, aesthetic and political movements, the extraordinary story of London’s pubs tells the story of the city itself. This book celebrates the incredible diversity, design and culture of London’s public houses from opulent Victorian Gin Palaces and homely medieval Taverns to contemporary Micropubs and community-owned breweries.

Including over 120 pubs from across all 33 London boroughs, Public House traces tales of craft, architecture, music, queer activism, black history, comedy, migration, sport and heritage. Featuring a wide range of contributors including comedian Isy Suttie, musician Bob Stanley, brewer Jaega Wise and politician Rupa Huq, the book is richly illustrated with original drawings and rare archival material, with a Foreword by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.