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The Hawley Arms Pub

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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published April 18th 2014
The celebrity pub that feels like your local

There are certain places that become well-known. Some of these become legendary. Even less of these become iconic. The Hawley Arms is one of them.

The Hawley Arms is located just off a side-street from the also iconic Camden Lock bridge, and looks not unlike most other pubs you have seen. So why should you go here? Well, once you get inside the pub you realise you are entering music history. Looking around the walls you can see some of the people who have graced the pub over the years, with recent regulars including the comedian Noel Fielding (of the Mighty Boosh fame), and the late Amy Winehouse.

The pub as is came back from the ashes after a famously horrific fire that took place in Camden in 2008, which caused extensive damage to the building. After a long period of renovation, including a restructuring of the building interior, the pub re-opened to provide its happy punters with everything they had expected and more.

One of the most important things to happen was the moving of the toilets to the basement, which freed up space for live music and secret gigs - which they have really relished - with the likes of modern hipster favourites Jake Bugg and Laura Marling having graced the space in recent years.

Back to all things pub - they have plenty of food options to offer - in fact probably the best time to go would be a Sunday for their rather nice Sunday roast with all the trimmings - though you won't be disappointed with their burgers either - and they are available anytime.

To round things up then - whether you come for the Roast, the music, or just for a spot of people watching - the Hawley Arms has it all - looks like you've found your new Camden local...

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Why? The pub where the pretty young things of Camden go
When: 7 days a week 12pm - 12am (though this extends to 1am Friday and Saturday)
Phone: 020 7428 5979
Where: The Hawley Arms, 2 Castlehaven Road, Camden, London NW1 8QU
Cost: Reasonable prices (average meal prices for mains 7 to 10)
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