Friday, 24 May 2019

Thank You Mr Betjeman!


We happened to come across this pub by chance on our trip up into London earlier this week. It's the Black Friar and stands on the site of a former Dominican priory. Designed by the architect H Fuller-Clark and the artist Henry Poole, I've now read that it is famous for its quirky Art Nouveau exterior and interior. During the 1960s during a period of expansion and changing tastes the building faced demolition. Thankfully Sir John Betjeman stepped forward and led a successful campaign to save it. Another time perhaps I'll have time to pop in for a pint now I know it's there. Just a few snaps to give you a taster.










Hope you all have a good weekend. Am planning a walk with Ice Badger and I sincerely hope to include wine drinking in my activities at some point!

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. You've hit the spot for me here, I just love John Betjeman, I have several books of his poetry and life, he is my favourite.
    Briony
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    1. He's a favourite of mine too Brionyx
      Arilx

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  2. Look at all those brilliant features! It's a wonderful-looking pub!

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    1. It's apparently very well known, but I'd never encountered it before.
      Arilx

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