About 6 months ago I was wandering around Kentish Town, a neighborhood in northwest London. My boyfriend (whom you'll learn more about as time goes on, his name is Leo for starters) and I were on the hunt for a pub and a pint. Now let me tell you about my never-ending search for quaint, cozy pubs... It's a very real and serious problem of mine. It drives Leo absolutely mental, but he is a very good sport about checking 25 pubs before I finally settle on one that has the right atmosphere. By happenstance we came across a nice looking pub called Bull and Gate - Little did I know I was about to step into my own personal dreamland of a pub. See the photos below and you'll know what I'm talking about!! The paint palette, mis-matched furniture, fireplaces, and art covered walls are just a few of the things I love about this place.
Now for a bit of history on the pub. From what I understand, it was built in 1840 as an inn for visitors coming from northern England, and was originally called Boulogne Gate. Around 1871 it was rebuilt, and with decades of mis-pronunciations, the spot was understandably renamed Bull and Gate. It remained an inn for much of it's time until it became a local live music venue where bands like Coldplay and Blur performed, pre-fame. The venue eventually shut down and only two years ago it was re-opened as the pub and restaurant it is today.
I'm so excited to show you this pub and I can't wait to continue exploring London and photographing these little gems!