We wanted to do something special for valentines, as each other’s true love and one and only. We passed this building on one travels in London one fateful day, which looked like a grand little mosque and discovered its actually an events venue.
We fancied a lazy bus journey Sunday, which is what we got, Stoke Newington is an odd out of the way little place with a distinctively villagey feeling.
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.
We visited the Bank of England museum where we saw the new £10 featuring Jane Austen. We fancied a pint in the city and discovered that there was a Wetherspoons a short bus journey away, that we had hitherto not visited.
The moment we discovered that Wetherspoons were serving pizza our raison d’être was decided. This dream begun on our fateful visit to Old Street’s Masque Haunt and after a trip to the cinema we had a dinner date in Spoons.
Named for the lavish dramas popular in Tudor times, this Old Street Spoons looks tiny but goes very far back.
En route to a Spoons we visited this hotel for a pint. We have often admired the bizarre architecture of the building but never ventured inside.