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Greater London North West - London

One star - A pub interior of special national historic interest

Listed Status: Not listed

2a South Hill Park
London, Hampstead

Tel: (020) 7433 8322

Email: hello@themagdala.co.uk

Website https://www.themagdala.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Kentish Town

Station Distance: 1950m

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

On the right is the pleasant and remarkably intact room from the thirties, with wall panelling, bar counter and bar-back from that time.

This delightful pub follows the gentle curve of the street as it winds up from South End Green. It went up in the late 1860s to serve the developing neighbourhood but is included in this guide for its 1930s makeover. You can see clear signs of this outside in the buff faience tiling on the ground floor and the attractive strips of green glazing in the windows. Access to the two rooms is via a centrally placed lobby. The left-hand room was extended; however only the bar counter here survives from the scheme. Just inside the doorway stands a glazed angled baffle. The walls are elegantly panelled to half height and there is a low-key Art Deco frieze. The bar counter is panelled and  this follows the style of the wall panelling. The simple bar-back fittings look original. The picture is completed by a Tudor-style pink marble fireplace.

In 2021, the disused toilets at the back of this room were removed. Matching panelling was provided in the extended space, and stained glass in the  rear window. Without doubt, a wholly beneficial change.