Next to Kentish Town station, the Assembly House was built during the late 19th century pub building boom. But itís not just another big old London boozer. Despite some aggressive stripping out, it still has notable original features that made it a fashionable and modern building of its day. The wealth and confidence of its owners shows in the highly decorated Flemish Renaissance style exterior, with its impressive 'tourelle' or rounded turret. The interior is no less opulent, the quality of the surviving French embossed and cut glass mirrors at the far end of the pub, the polished bar back with its sparkling decorated glass, and the ornate plaster ceiling, give an inkling of just how remarkable this pub must have been. The removal of the original partitions, long ago, now provides a massive open space with a mix of odd tables and chairs, and comfortable soft sofas. The vast back room with its substantial skylight was once the billiard room.
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