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Pineapple pub, Kentish Town

Pineapples were an exotic rarity in Victorian times and were considered a symbol of hospitality.


The Pineapple is a very popular pub on the colourful Leverton street in Kentish Town. It was threatened with being redeveloped into luxury flats in 2001. It was saved by a campaign led by its articulate and persuasive patrons John Snow, Rufus Sewell and Andrew Motion, who successfully petitioned to save it in just eight days. It was built in about 1868 as a watering hole for workers on the railways. There are pineapples above every window.

7 colour screen print on 30x40 cm Heritage White 315 gsm paper from an edition of 50.

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