In the last decade, it’s become a well-worn urban trope that property developers are snatching any remaining Victorian boozers and turning them into yet more luxury flats.
So now for the good news. This spring sees a rash of reopenings – especially from pubs that we all feared had given up the ghost. Leading the pack is the Good Mixer, the Camden haunt that found itself at the heart of Britpop in the mid-1990s.
After the owners sold up in January, many feared the worst, but it’s now been taken over by a collective who seem to have the necessary vision for the landmark watering hole. But why the dangling cement mixer (pictured above)? Find out inside.
It’s a similar story elsewhere in the area. This issue we also check out positive happenings at The Unicorn on Camden Road, the Oxford Tavern (as it’s being renamed), the Old Oak and more.
We also survey of the latest vegan restaurants in Camden and Kentish Town, and rope in local architect Peter Morris to exaplin how he reinvented the Parliament Hill lido.
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