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19 November 2011

Drink at the Half Moon, Herne Hill

Constructed as a hotel in 1896, and designed by architect J. W. Brooker, the Half Moon in Herne Hill is a beautiful Grade II listed pub, with an attractive interior and an interesting crowd.

The pub has thankfully been left largely untouched by the waves of modernisation that have afflicted other pubs, and it is known for its many mirrors - particularly in the snug bar - which were apparently constructed by W. Gibbs & Sons glass decorators of Blackfriars.

Today, the pub serves decent looking pizzas and hosts gigs and comedy nights in a larger room at the back. For more information, see http://www.halfmoonpub.co.uk/

^Picture © Matthew Black used under Creative Commons^


  1. Your photo reminds me very much of The Falcon which was built in Clapham Junction in 1887. Similar construction date, architecture, colours and preserved original fittings!

    Thanks for the link

  2. Your blog is a miracle, Tom! It's unfailingly interesting and in that truly reflects London. Who would want to live or be anywhere else? Keep it coming, thank you.