'East End Pubs' is a heartfelt celebration of some of London's most iconic boozers

East End Pubs
The Palm Tree (Image credit: Tim George)

Hoxton Mini Press has just published East End Pubs – an endearing ode to some of the area's best-loved boozers. In a time when pubs in the UK are closing at an alarming rate, with London’s East End being one of the worst affected areas, pub lover Alistar von Lion and photographer Tim George hope to shine a light on how important it is to keep these historically rich and community-focused drinking spots alive. 

Von Lion’s passion for pubs started at an early age. He loved the feeling of entering another world, where the smell of old wood, stale beers and home cooking would engulf you as soon as you entered (as he explains on his website, London Pub Explorer). 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.