A Quirky Eastenders-Themed Pub Is Coming To South London

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Little Nan’s are launching a south London pub, and it’s a tribute to beloved soap opera, Eastenders.

Little Nan’s is up there with London’s quirkiest bars. It’s a super kitsch watering hole — actually there’s two, one in Deptford and one in Fitzrovia — filled with one lad’s grandma’s furniture, ornaments and treasured heirlooms. And now they’re opening a pub in south London, paying homage to Pat Butcher & co. (See also: the north London café that’s disguised as your grandma’s house.)

Photo: @ebiltcliffe
Photo: @ebiltcliffe

Taking over The Cavendish Arms in Stockwell, the new Little Nan’s will be as tacky and retro as can be. We’re talking doilies galore and kitsch cocktails served in teapots, each named after Eastenders characters and members of the Royal Family.

Photo: @littlenansbar
Photo: @littlenansbar

The Cav’s regular live music and comedy nights will not be compromised, and nor will their legendary pizzas – it’s just that now they’ll be served on Little Nan’s best china. You’ll also be able to visit for bottomless brunch and afternoon tea.

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There’ll even be a separate room, called Shirley’s Ballroom, available for private hire. It’s named after The Cav’s landlady Shirley Jane Errey and features a fancy dress and props room and a giant disco ball, which is rumoured to have come from Studio 54.

Little Nan’s and Shirley’s Ballroom opens on February 8 at 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 2HJ. Book here

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.