Pub crawl in Islington
Monday 12 June — Sold out
6.30pm to about 8.30pm. Led by Geoff Brandwood, we visit three pubs all representative of the golden age of pub-building around 1900.
We start at the Crown, Barnsbury, NI, which still has much of its rich late Victorian furnishing scheme fairly well intact with notable glazing and woodwork, including rare snob screens. Next up the Camden Head just off the high street with an island bar counter and refitted in the twentieth century by the architect and supporter of the Victorian Society, Roderick Gradidge (though, sadly, nothing really survives of his work). We end at the Island Queen, Noel Road (built 1851, refitted 1889 and 1897) which has sumptuous displays of glazed screenwork. All the pubs serve food and there are plenty of eateries on Upper Street. Meet at the Crown, 116 Cloudesley Road, N1 0EB. Nearest Tube for both start and finish: Angel. Numerous buses along City Road/Pentonville Road and Upper Street. £11. Booking required.*
Event code: 1717