This magnificent Spoons came into our eyeline the moment we turned the corner from Forest Hill station.
Apparently, this pub stands, more or less, on the site of an old alleyway, known as Baxter’s Court, which dates from at least 1700. For us, this Spoons was a traipse, but well worth it. We have neglected our Spoons tours and felt duty bound and excited to visit a new branch to us.
This Spoons is situated at Metro Central Heights, formally Alexander Fleming House. It is a complex designed by Erno Goldfinger whose modernist architecture can be spotted all over London. This particular installation is grade listed. Right across from Elephant and Castle station, we visited on a day of biblical rain.
The next stop on our day out following Strawberry Hill plus Twickenham was the Watchman in New Malden. Named for the fact the building was once a police station, this Spoons is something pretty special.
Before a night visit to the Natural History Museum, we were eager to find the nearest Spoons to visit for a pre exhibition bevvie. This was just as well, as we ended up paying an extortionate £9.00 for two bottles of wanky craft beer called London Lager upon our arrival later that evening. Named for the… Read More Spoons Tours – The Asparagus, Battersea
This Spoons is in situ to replace a centuries old pub by the same name. We visited on a day to commemorate the Queen’s birthday, and were impelled to celebrate by indulging in a special high tea in honour of her majesty.
The coronet is a neon picturesque cinematic dream – fittingly, as it was once the Savoy cinema. Renamed the Coronet in 1979, it screened its last film four years later and it became a Wetherspoons in 1996.