Laurie Arms

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The Laurie Arms, 2009

The Laurie Arms is a pub at 238 Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, London. It was next door to the Hammersmith Palais, a long running dance hall and music venue from 1919, which hosted The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols, but was demolished in 2013.[1]

It has been a pub since at least 1881.[2] It reopened in February 2015 as a branch of the Draft House pub chain, with the interior featuring original gig posters and photos from the Hammersmith Palais.[1][3] The refurbishment has retained the ten foot tall stained-glass windows at the front.[1]

Notable visitors have included The Pogues and Elvis Costello.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hammersmith's Local Community Web Site". Hammersmithtoday.co.uk. 51.490405 -0.232193. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Laurie Arms, 238 Shepherds Bush Road, W6". Pubshistory.com. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ Cumber, Robert (26 February 2015). "Take first look inside pub transformed into shrine to Hammersmith Palais". Get West London. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ Carol Clerk (4 November 2009). Kiss My Arse: The Story of the Pogues. Omnibus Press. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-85712-019-9. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

Coordinates: 51°29′39″N 0°13′27″W / 51.4941°N 0.2243°W / 51.4941; -0.2243