Before and after: The lost pubs around Hampstead and Highgate

The former Haverstock Arms (left) – now a hotel (right)

The former Haverstock Arms (left) – now a hotel (right) - Credit: Google

Here are 12 pubs around Hampstead and Highgate which have closed in the last decade. We compare what the old watering holes looked like then – and now. 

Haverstock Arms 

154 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park. Closed in 2012 and now a hotel. 

The White Horse

154-155 Fleet Road, Hampstead. Closed in 2017. Put up for sale last year by occupiers Cork & Bottle. 

The Magdala Tavern

2 South Hill Park, Hampstead. Closed in 2014. Reopening mooted last year.


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Rosslyn Arms 

48 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead. Pub later occupied by Café Hampstead, which closed in 2019. Landlord said pub reopening was in the offing last year.

The Victoria 

28 North Hill, Highgate. Closed in 2017

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The Winchester

206 Archway Road, Highgate. Closed in 2015. Turned into apartments after the local community rallied to save the pub.  

The Adelaide

143 Adelaide Road, Chalk Farm. Closed in 2012. Now housing.

The Black Cap

171 Camden High Street, Camden Town. Closed in 2015. Five years on, campaigners are still fighting for the LGBT+ pub's reopening. 

Minstrel Boy

156 Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill. Closed in 2015. 

The Hornsey Tavern 

26 High Street, Hornsey. Closed in 2018. 

The White Swan 

243 Golders Green Road, Golders Green. Closed in 2013 and demolished in 2017. Now apartments.

The Castle 

452 Finchley Road, Childs Hill. Now apartments.

*Images sourced from Google Maps

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