The Royal Oak pub, Columbia Road
- Original hand pulled screen print
- 7 colours
- 30 x 40 cm
- Heritage White 315 gsm paper
- Edition of 50
The Royal Oak is a Grade II listed public house at 73 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2. It was built in 1923 for Truman's Brewery, and probably designed by their in-house architect A. E. Sewell. The Royal Oak name comes from when King Charles II fled the Roundheads after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. To evade Cromwell’s troops, Charles found a large oak tree a short distance from Boscobel house, which he climbed, successfully hiding out in its branches for a day, before spending the next night cramped into a tiny priest-hole inside the house.
The tale captured the public imagination and people told and retold the story of the oak tree, so much so that when he later returned as King Charles II on the Restoration in 1660, many pubs were renamed The Royal Oak in his honour. Instead of being regarded as a symbol of defeat, the Royal Oak came to represent defiance and loyalty to the kingdom. Today The Royal Oak is the third most popular pub name in Britain (after The Red Lion and The Crown).
Located right in the centre of the exuberant Columbia Road, The Royal Oak is Bethnal Green’s best loved pub located right next to the bustling Columbia Road Sunday flower market. This East London pub has been used as a filming location for a number of TV series and movie scenes such as both Kray twins' films, the 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and the 90’s sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart.
The original interior and our awesome team both add to the homely feel, making it a favourite neighbourhood hangout.
Signed and numbered on the front at the bottom.
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