The Ship Inn, The Bow Bells and Marquis of Cornwallis among 35 East End pubs being protected by Tower Hamlets Council.
Now I know that there are loads of pubs in the east end of London, probably too many for the current climate, but the climate can change. Things ebb and flow. because I like pubs more than flats, it’s always seemed stupid to me to convert a pub into flats. It seems short sighted. So well done To Tower Hamlets for protecting these pubs. Now all we need is to find the unprotected one and get as many of the great and the good to bowl on down there and create a new wave of historic events so that maybe one day the lesser pubs will find themselves on this list.
Dozens of our best-known pubs – from the one where Brunel drank while he built one of the great Victorian steam ships to a hangout of the Krays – are set to be granted protection from developers.