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Vile Re-tiling on The Queen's Head, Essex Rd

By Janeslondon
The exterior of the Queen's Head public house on Essex Road, Islington N1, has recently suffered a make-over.
It now looks like a pastiche of an inside out 1906 tube station interior by Leslie Green – created during his experimental period.

Vile re-tiling on The Queen's Head, Essex Rd

44 Essex Road, August 2019. 

FFS – there is a 17th century fireplace and ceiling inside – this site is slathered in +500years of history – what on earth were they thinking?
It looks like a theme park version of Yeee-ha Oldey Worldey Pubbey  
It's an abomination.
Future historians will surely not be writing about how lovely this was.
Even the Victorians, who quite liked a bit of a mash-up where tiles and typefaces were concerned, would find this confusing!

Vile re-tiling on The Queen's Head, Essex Rd

Holloway Road tube station interior. Architect/designer Leslie Green. Completed 1906



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