It's been a long time coming but this weekend The Archway Tavern finally reopened its doors. Archway folk might have thought the day would never come when this iconic (in the true sense of the word) pub, which has been closed for five years now, would open its doors once more. But they are open and the place is looking rather lovely.
There's been a pub on this spot at the bottom of Highgate Hill since the 1700s, with the current pub dating
In a story so crazy you couldn't make it up, an Archway pub has had its application to open a wine bar/nursery rejected.
The Archway Tavern has been closed for four years now, but an application by leaseholder Dr Imtiaz Sarder was proposing to put a nursery in the back of the building whilst changing the pub to a wine bar.
Unsurprisingly that didn't cut much mustard with the planners who turned the drinking and daycare combo down, saying: "The