Windsor Castle, Kensington

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The Windsor Castle is a Grade II listed public house at 114 Campden Hill Road near Holland Park, London.[1]

It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.[2]

It was built about 1826, remodelled in 1933, and the architect is not known.[1]

The pub was a music venue in the 1970's. Bands who played there and who went on to achieve mainstream success included Dr. Feelgood, The Jam and U2.[3] Joe Strummer, later of The Clash, played there a number of times as a member of the 101ers. The Clash song 'Protex Blue' was inspired by the condom vending machine in the pub's toilets.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Windsor Castle public house (1393696)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Brandwood, Geoff (2013). Britain's best real heritage pubs. St. Albans: CAMRA. p. 71. ISBN 9781852493042. 
  3. ^ a b "The Windsor Castle". Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°30′22.7″N 0°11′55″W / 51.506306°N 0.19861°W / 51.506306; -0.19861