Next to Kentish Town station, the vast Assembly House pub was built during the great pub boom of the late 19th century. It could be dismissed as just another big old London boozer, but despite some aggressive stripping out, we can still see some of the original features which made it a fashionable and modern building of its day.
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The grand and highly decorated Flemish Renaissance style exterior, with its 'tourelle' or rounded turret on the corner, shows the wealth and confidence of its owners. The interior was no less impressive. 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 high 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.