With all the pubs hovering around Colliers Wood Tube Station, it only seems right that one of them should be named after the man who designed so many of our London Underground stations. Born in Bolton, the English architect, Charles Holden moved to London at the turn of the century, and during the 1920s and 1930s, started work for London Underground.
The Charles Holden pub is on the High Street, just a minute's walk from Colliers Wood Station, and between the 24th - 26th May, they will be throwing a garden party for the Bank Holiday Weekend. I wonder how Mr. Holden felt about paella and jazz.
Whatever his or your taste in music may be, you are sure to enjoy the live performances, which not only include jazz, but classical, folk, and other genres as well. There will also be lots of tasty barbecue food and paella, served with fresh produce from their allotment.
A summer bank holiday is not truly complete unless you have a cold beer to go with it, so take your pick from their bar. There are always six choices, but they never stay the same.
The fun begins from 12pm with children's activities, and a charity raffle in support of the First Touch neonatal unit at St George's Hospital.