Celebrate the Festival

London has lost many of its post-war pubs. A notable survivor is the Festival Inn, Poplar, which takes its name from the 1951 Festival of Britain. The pub, owned by the Ei Group, has a rare intact interior and consequently will be presented with a certificate recording its listing in CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Geoff Brandwood from CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group will make the presentation and Elain Harwood of Historic England, an expert on post-war architecture, has agreed to give a talk about the architecture of Chrisp Street Market, now a conservation area, and its links to the Festival of Britain. The presentation will take place on Saturday 1 February 2020 at 12.30pm for 1pm. The event will be followed by a tour of local pubs. The Festival Inn itself does not sell real ale. The full address is 71 Grundy Street, E14 6AD and the nearest DLR station is All Saints.
The pubs to be visited afterwards will be:
2.15 Grapes, 76 Narrow Street, E14 8BP
3.30 Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, E1W 3SH
4.30 Town of Ramsgate, 62 Wapping High Street, E1W 2PN
Jane Jephcote and Andy Kinch