George Tavern

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Coordinates: 51°30′51″N 0°03′11″W / 51.5143°N 0.0530°W / 51.5143; -0.0530

George Tavern

The George Tavern is a Grade II listed public house and music venue located at 373 Commercial Rd, London E1, owned and run by artist Pauline Forster.[1]

It was formerly known as the Halfway House, and contains original brickwork from the Halfway House, a tavern some 700 years old, mentioned by Chaucer, Pepys and Dickens.

Now a music, performance and arts venue, known for photoshoots and filming. Kate Moss,[2] Amy Winehouse[3] and Sir Ian McKellen[4] helped campaign[5] to stop[6] development on part of the site – the infamous Stepney’s Club with light up dance floor.

In October 2008, The George Tavern was runner-up in Stella's "Love Your Local Campaign"[1], a competition to find London's best loved pubs and highlight the struggling pub industry.

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