Little Nan’s have taken over 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 chain of watering holes — there are two others, one in Deptford and one in Fitzrovia — filled with one lad’s grandma’s furniture, ornaments and treasured heirlooms. Earlier this year, they opened a third venue in south London, and this one, rather ironically, pays homage to Pat Butcher & co. (See also: the north London café that’s disguised as your grandma’s house.)
Taking over The Cavendish Arms in Stockwell, the new Little Nan’s is 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.
The Cav’s regular live music and comedy nights have not been compromised, and nor have their legendary pizzas – it’s just that now they’re served on Little Nan’s best china. You can also visit for bottomless brunch and afternoon tea.
There’s even 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 is open now at 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 2HJ. Book here.
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