Tales from the Two Puddings

What's on in London >> January >> 30th January >> Tales from the Two Puddings

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 30th Jan 2013

In the four decades that the Johnson family ran the Two Puddings in Stratford, it became one of London's busiest and most fashionable pubs.

A magnet for a colourful cast of disparate characters, including renowned actors, writers, singers, musicians, champion boxers, infamous gangsters, television personalities, and World Cup-winning footballers.

Join landlord and author of Tales from the Two Puddings Eddie Johnson, in conversation with broadcaster Robert Elms to look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics, local villainy and punch-ups and discuss his recent book.

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Bishopsgate Institute,
230 Bishopsgate,
London, EC2M 4QH

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