After 32 years as pub landlord of The Churchill Arms, Gerry O’Brien is taking a well-deserved break.
Londoner or not, it’s likely you’ve seen a snap of this highly-decorated pub façade pop up on your Instagram feed. There’s no denying it: this place is a London legend.
The pub boasts an exterior covered with 100 flower pots, 48 window boxes and 42 hanging baskets, all filled to bursting with thousands of brightly-coloured flowers.
And the spectacle doesn’t stop there, because during the winter months, Gerry wows us all with an even more extravagant display. Last year it featured a whopping 90 Christmas trees, all sparkling with fairy lights.
We’re sure the fantastic floral tradition will continue to grow and thrive after Gerry’s departure, as he hands the baton over to general manager, James Keogh, but we’re sad to see him go all the same. Gerry steps down tomorrow, before returning for a proper send-off on 3rd August.
Thank you Gerry, for brightening up countless Londoners’ grey days, in so many wonderful ways.
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