37 Pubs Saved in Tower Hamlets

Last week, Tower Hamlets Council’s Cabinet agreed that 37 of the borough’s most historically and culturally significant venues will be given ‘locally listed’ status.

The Beehive 230 Roman Road, closed 1997
Already lost – The Beehive 230 Roman Road, closed 1997

The pubs were listed for the following criteria:

  • Local character and distinctiveness
  • Architectural significance
  • Historical significance
  • Artistic significance
  • Age, rarity and integrity
  • Social significance

Tower Hamlets have made available this very useful 50 page pdf with details of each pub.

Already lost – The Blue Anchor, 67 Bromley High Street (photo Nov 2017)

The pubs are listed below:

Public Houses

Angel of Bow (former Devon Stores/Liqour Inn)

Bancroft Arms

The Bar Locks (former Horse & Groom)

Bar Valiente/ Coupette

The Beehive

Black Horse

The Bow Bells Public House

The Castle

The Dean Swift

Dog & Truck

Dundee Arms

Eleanor Arms

The George

The Hare

Hope & Anchor

Horn of Plenty

Indo (former Blue Anchor)

Kings Arms

Lighthouse (former Iceland) Public House

Lord Morpeth

Marquis of Cornwallis

Misty Moon/ The Bethnal Green Tavern

Old George


Pier Tavern

Prince Regent

Princess of Prussia

The Shakespeare

The Ship

Sir Sydney Smith

Sun Tavern

Star of Bethnal Green (former White Hart)


Wentworth Arms

New Additions Associated With Public Houses Introduction

458 Old Ford Road

357 Bethnal Green Road

379 Bethnal Green Road

Public Nominations Introduction

66 Royal Mint Street

Cheviot House

East London Synagogue

The Castle Public House


  1. Dear Geezers,
    We thought you would like to know that for nearly five years the Roman road Bow Neighbourhood Forum has been working on a draft Neighbourhood Plan for Bow – that is a plan that people living or working in Bow are writing. Under the heritage section of the draft plan we are proposing to designate all the remaining pubs in Bow as local heritage assets. You can see the draft plan on the Forum website
    Any comments on the proposed policy can be left on the website, but you can also email.
    We appreciate this is a very tough time for all inthe hospitality sector.

    1. Thanks or this Mike. As you can probably guess the Geezers haven’t been able to meet up for a while.

  2. Hi All. We The Geezers have campaigned for a number of years to save Our Pubs in East London. We welcome the new interest by the Council to further our aims. Ray. Geezers Club.

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